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About the Doctors

All of our doctors are specialist Dentist Anesthesiologists and have completed an accredited dental anesthesiology residency programs. All doctors are, or are in the process of becoming, Board Certified Diplomates with the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

 

During their training at level I trauma centers, they received extensive training in various anesthesia techniques including intubated general anesthetics, spinal/epidural/regional anesthetics, non-intubated/open airway anesthetics and many moderate/conscious sedation anesthetics. Patients ranged from ASA I to ASA IV undergoing a multitude of medical and dental procedures. They have also completed rotations in both internal medicine and cardiology. A particular area of focus in the program consisted of delivering specialized and individually tailored anesthetics to pediatric patients and patients with different special needs.

 

CarePoint is one of the largest and most experienced and respected dental anesthesia groups in the state of Colorado. It is also one of largest groups in the country made up entirely of Dentists Anesthesiologist specialists. CarePoint Anesthesia has built a solid foundation and continues to set high standards within a growing specialty of dentistry.

 

In Colorado, our doctors have continued to stay involved in the academic realm, as Clinical Associate Instructors at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and Course Instructors at the Community College of Denver Hygiene Program. They also lecture for the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Dental Anesthesia and for the Advanced Education of General Dentistry programs.

Dr. Joshua Jackstien

Dr. Jackstien grew up enjoying the Rocky Mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended college in Utah where he studied business and medical biology. He spent two years living in Guatemala serving his church and when he returned he graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Business Administration. Dr. Jackstien and his wife Jessica then moved to Philadelphia where he attended dental school at Temple University. Dr. Jackstien graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple along with other awards and accolades.

 

Dr. Jackstien and his family moved to Columbus OH in order to attend The Ohio State University’s Oral and Maxillofacial Anesthesiology program. Currently, Dr. Jackstien is one of the lead anesthesiologists at CarePoint Anesthesia and also teaches Anesthesia and emergency management at the CU’s school of dental medicine. He also travels throughout the country to lecture on the topic of anesthesiology, most notably Harvard school of dental medicine. He has served on many dental anesthesia related boards and committees including the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. He also serves as one of Colorado’s State Dental Anesthesia Permit inspectors.

 

Dr. Jackstien, his wife Jessica and their two young girls Everest and Hadley enjoy everything outdoors and the mountains of Colorado are their playgrounds. Dr. Jackstien and his family enjoy skiing, Mt Biking and spending time together exploring the great outdoors.

Dr. Kristopher Smith

Dr. Smith grew up in the Reno Tahoe area of Nevada. He studied medical biology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After studying in Australia he completed his doctrine in dental medicine at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Smith moved to Los Angeles where he completed a dental anesthesia residency at UCLA. Dr. Smith grew up snow boarding near Lake Tahoe was excited to be back in the mountains enjoying biking, camping and snowboarding. Dr. Smith is a board certified diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Rebecca Rees

Dr. Rees grew up in the Southwest, living in both Prescott and Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Justice Studies. Dr. Rees was accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society during her time at ASU. Upon graduation, Dr. Rees had a change of heart and decided that the medical field, not the legal field, was her calling. She attended dental school at the University of Colorado Denver and graduated in 2012. Dr. Rees was drawn to the rewarding sense of service that comes with providing anesthesia to dental patients who otherwise would not be able to complete their much-needed dental treatment. She attended and completed her anesthesia residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In the future, she plans on serving the needs of patients in both Colorado and abroad; it is her philosophy that no patient, children and special needs populations in particular, should go without dental treatment out of fear or the inability to ‘make it through’ an appointment.

 

Dr. Rees is thrilled to be living back in Denver and enjoys all that Colorado has to offer. In her free time Dr. Rees enjoys hiking, camping, dancing, reading, cooking, trying new restaurants, and, most of all, traveling. She also has a special place in her heart for any four-legged creature; her dog Ella came from the Boulder Humane Society and has proven to be a wonderful study companion and roommate.

Dr. Christopher Singh

Dr. Christopher Singh grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. He attended high school at Cheyenne Mountain and attended University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Christopher then attended Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Singh practiced for nine years in Colorado, in private practice and with the US Army. After multiple deployments he became interested in anesthesia and attended a fellowship in anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine. Afterwards Dr. Singh was accepted and completed a three year residency at New York University Langone in Dental Anesthesia.

Dr. Paul Wilson

Dr. Wilson is an anesthesia provider with CarePoint. He completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University before attending dental school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Following his dreams of seeing the bright lights of the Big Apple, he furthered his education by completing a general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center and then a dental anesthesiology program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Dr. Wilson and his wife enjoy hiking and outdoor adventures of all kind, especially those that allow them to bring their dog Siri along. Dr. Wilson is also a big fan of college football, and looks forward to watching the Auburn Tigers play during the Fall.

Dr. Celine Taller

Dr. Taller grew up splitting her time between Northern New Jersey and Sunny San Diego. After falling in love with California, she decided to study at a university where she would see the ocean from the library, UC Santa Barbara. At UCSB she completed her BS in Environmental Studies.  Dr. Taller continued her studies in Arizona at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where she completed a dual DMD/MPH degree. Moving cross country once again she completed her GPR at St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. At St Barnabas she found her 2 biggest loves… Dental Anesthesia and her husband! Dr. Taller continued at St Barnabas Hospital as chief resident of Dental Anesthesia. After 4 years in the Bronx, Dr. Taller was ready for a big change and brought her new husband out to Colorado for the adventure of a lifetime.

In her spare time Dr. Taller enjoys cooking, snowboarding, trying new things, traveling, and snuggling up on the couch reading (sometimes cheesy) novels. Dr. Taller can’t wait to experience all Colorado has to offer!

Dr. Tyler Tomkinson

Dr. Tomkinson is very excited to be a part of the Carepoint team. He has a passion for anesthesia and patient care in a multitude of settings. Currently he lives in Phoenix AZ where he can spend time with his family.

 

Dr. Tomkinson received his dental training at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona California. He continued his dental training at St Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown Ohio. During this year of hospital-based dentistry he developed a stronger interest for clinical anesthesia and wanted to be able to provide this necessary service to the population in need. He continued his anesthesia training at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island New York.

 

Dr. Tomkinson is providing anesthesia service for both the adult and pediatric population in Colorado and Arizona. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors exploring new running trails, theatre and podcasts.

 

Education

Stony Brook University Hospital – Dental Anesthesiology
St Elizabeth Hospital- General Practice Residency
Western University of Health Sciences – D.M.D
Arizona State University- B.S

Dr. Kevin Croft

Before earning his DDS at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Dr. Croft graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah. He completed a hospital-based, CODA-accredited, residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the Stony Brook University Medical Center and is licensed to provide all levels of sedation/anesthesia. During his residency Dr. Croft completed rotations in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Pediatric Medicine, Pain Management, Post-Anesthesia Care, Ambulatory Anesthesia and Office-Based Anesthesia. On a daily basis he anesthetized patients for medical and dental procedures across the spectrum of medical complexity, working in the main operating room, the emergency setting, and in private offices throughout New York. With this training Dr. Croft is uniquely prepared to provide anesthetics specifically in ambulatory settings like dental offices. He is also Director at Large for the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and the Dean of the Institute for the Management of Pain and Anxiety. When there is time between chasing dreams with his wife Michelle and raising their five lively children, Dr. Croft can often be found trail running the back country of the rocky mountains.

Dr. Seth Arnall

Dr. Arnall was raised in the mountains of Northern Arizona which is a large part of who he is, it’s there that he gained a love for the outdoors and working with his hands. This love of nature inspired him to become a biology major at Northern Arizona University, which he then continued at East Tennessee State University after serving a two year church mission. At ETSU, he continued to work with his hands by pursuing a minor in jewelry and metalsmithing. This naturally evolved into an interest in dentistry which combined his love of biology and crafting with his hands.

 

During his time at ETSU he met and married his lovely wife Brandy and they started a family. He then attended the Case School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with honors. After graduation he worked as a dentist in the Verde Valley of Arizona, and eventually acquired a dental practice there. While in the Verde Valley he enjoyed his time serving his patients and living in the beauty of the surrounding mountains.

 

Dr. Arnall was introduced to IV sedation during his time practicing in Arizona and it became his next professional love. He noticed however that many patients with deeply rooted anxieties and those with complex special needs required a level of anesthesia beyond what he then could provide. This drove him to take his love of anesthesia farther than just IV sedation. He was accepted to New York University Langone-Brooklyn for a three year anesthesia residency. He moved his wife and four kids, to the Big Apple where he learned the skills to safely provide all types of anesthesia in both office based and hospital settings. There he enjoyed treating thousands of patients, many of which were children and those with complex special needs.

 

Dr. Arnall loves serving the good people of Michigan, and providing an increased access to care in our communities is one of his top priorities. To Dr. Arnall anesthesia is nothing less than providing profound comfort and mercy to those that need it most.