Highland Smiles
Kara Arnold, DDS:
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Highland Smiles
Kara Arnold, DDS
Denver, CO













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Lucinda S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Highlands Smiles provides the best dental care in Denver! They go above and beyond with their safety precautions necessary during COVID-19 times, yet, it’s not burdensome. I’ve been going there for several years now and have always been impressed by their professionalism and impecable work. They are amazing!  Thank you for your service during these uncertain time.

Ginny S (Source: Google)


Wonderful place to get your chompers cleaned and worked on! Very professional and caring technicians, hygienists, and doctors! They have always taken great care and consideration when working inside my mouth. Just today I thanked them for all their COVID precautions while maintaining kindness and positive dental experiences. I really appreciate how they knew I had sensitive teeth, so they made sure to spray the rinse water on my lips/gums rather than directly on my teeth. Thank you Highland Smiles!! See ya in 6 months 🙂

Alyson H. from Northwest, Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I’ve loved my 2 years and Highland Smiles! I’ve had dental work and also teeth whitening done and they’ve made me way more comfortable than I’ve felt at previous dentists. The women that work there, from the front office to the techs to the two doctors, are warm and friendly. I’ve received great medical care without the judgement or guilt that I’ve at times felt from other dental practices.

Rebecca M. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Received excellent service. The dental hygienist, Jen, provided the best service I’ve had during a cleaning in a very long time. I greatly appreciated the following services I received by Jen or the qualities I really appreciated included: 1. Appointment started on-time 2. Friendly greeting 3. Frequently asked if I was comfortable or experiencing any pain 4. Informed me of any issues in a manner that I could understand 5. Educated me on cleaning methods that could help address the issues she observed or preventive methods in an understandable way 6. Took time to listen and talk to me about the issues, where I didn’t feel rushed or pushed through the appointment I plan to use her routinely, which is my first, and I highly recommend her.

Megan Somers (Source: Google)


My husband and I have been going to Highland Smiles for years and have always had a very good experience. The whole crew is great. They’re super friendly and they get the job done. They check all the boxes but I never thought to write a review until today. It was my second visit with our daughter and she left as their biggest fan. After she dug into her post cleaning goodie bag (toothbrush, kiddie floss, timer and a couple of small toys) she exclaims, completely delighted, “The doctors nailed it!” She’s 3 and officially loves the dentist!

Melissa L. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


To be perfectly transparent, I’ve only been here twice so far. However, both times have been really great experiences. The front desk staff has been very friendly, and more than happy to explain how things work at their office. The dental hygienists have all been thorough, considerate, friendly, and great at not causing pain. I’ve been to some places where they are pretty aggressive with the cleaning, and I haven’t felt that way here yet. I’ve seen both dentists so far, and both have been very kind and more than happy to offer explanations or suggestions. The scheduling process is really easy. The online check-in, reminders, and text notifications are really helpful. Don’t have enough good things to say really!

Daniel F. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Good people, great dentists. My wife and I were being taken advantage of by a different dentist in LoDo. We have excellent health insurance, but somehow were always being up-charged and coerced into procedures that were, in retrospect, unnecessary. Dr. Arnold is transparent, friendly and exceptional. We highly recommend Highland Smiles.

Cassy Clayman (Source: Google)


I really like this dentist. I came from a place that I had been going to since childhood which provided me a poor experience. Highland Smiles totally saved the dentistry experience for me. They are always prompt, friendly and clear. I appreciate the chill atmosphere, and the front desk staff to the dentists provide top quality, patient-centric care. I even drive out of my own neighborhood come here!

John Bortscheller (Source: Google)


I’ve reviewed this practice before and given high marks, but that was then (pre-Covid 19)… Highland Smiles saw me today for an emergency appointment. I am so impressed with the health and safety protocols that are present to allow staff and patients to work together as safely as possible. Keep up the great work, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Mona K. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


This place is great. I have going to Dr. Arnold for over 4 years and trust her, her partner and their staff. The front desk is very friendly in person and over the phone. I recently had issues with my implant and they got me in right away to figure out a plan of care and now everything is better. I would recommend this place to anyone needing a dentist.

Christina D. from Arvada, CO (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a great dental practice look no further. Dr. Kara Arnold has been my dentist for 10 years here in Denver, even before she opened her own practice – Highland Smiles. Dr. Arnold and her staff are experts in their field, striving for perfection at every appointment and doing what’s best for their patients not just their practice. They are friendly, prompt and always make scheduling a breeze (text reminders, emails, etc.). Dr. Arnold and her team make everyone appointment easy, fun (yes even at the dentist) and timely. I highly recommend scheduling your first appointment with this lovely practice and get yourself in the door to have these amazing DR’s work on bettering your smile

Meg B (Source: Google)


I was in a car accident on Monday and have had an incredible amount of pain since. I called Tuesday and was seen Wednesday and they helped me get over to a specialist today as well and less than 2 hours later I was walking out with a completed root canal. I have a huge fear of judgement from dentists and they made me incredibly comfortable, so much so that I am not worried at all about returning for my cleaning!

Pamela H. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


As someone who was lucky enough to have a dental hygienist for a mother and a dentist for a father, I’ve never had to go to a dentist outside of my family. After moving to Denver, I was very apprehensive about finding a dentist. Several friends of mine recommended Dr. Arnold at Highland Smiles and I am glad I followed their recommendation. Dr. Arnold is very friendly, knowledgeable, and reassuring. I have sensitive teeth from gum recession as well as TMJ and Dr. Arnold and the dental hygienist were both mindful of these issues during the exam and cleaning. I felt very comfortable during my visit and end even my dad was impressed with Dr. Arnold when she was able to fit him in for a dental emergency while he was visiting Denver. Highland Smiles is the next best thing to family!

Kate P. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Arnold’s since Highlands Smiles opened its doors.  Whether I am there to see one their hygienists for a cleaning or Dr. Arnold for an exam or treatment, I always feel like I am getting the best care.  And just to note, I have had complex dental needs since I was kid.  Dr. Arnold is quickly responsive when there’s an emergent issue with my teeth and has made wonderful Endodontist and Oral Surgeon referrals as I’ve needed them. The practice is organized and everyone is so professional – would recommend Highlands Smiles’ care to anyone!

Anne H. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I love Highland Smiles! Like most people, I hate going to the dentist, but everyone here made me feel very comfortable despite that I’m not the world’s best at flossing. I knew coming in as a new patient that I needed a lot of work. The staff helped me make informed decisions. They were patient and friendly along the way. I needed two crowns, and they squeezed me in so that I could get the work done before the end of the year (despite my own poor initial scheduling) allowing me to use my FSA money before it was no longer available. I look forward to visiting Highland Smiles for many years to come!

Lindsay M. from Northwest, Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I always have a great experience at Highland Smiles after I sought them out specifically for their sensitivity to my self proclaimed “dentist office anxiety” from having a nerve drilled a few times in the dentist chair.  Even with the extra precautions they have everything planned out very well so that you arrive, text the hygienist, take your temperature and are in the seat in just minutes. The two cleanings I’ve had during quarantine have gone as normal and the team at Highland Smiles is taking extra care to keep things safe for visitors.  Highly recommend if you’re looking for a safe, reliable place to get your teeth cleaned during COVID!

Megan M. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


The best! I had a new crown put on one of my front teeth. Dr. Arnold, Nicole, and Nancy in the front office worked so hard to make sure that it looked great and would not let me leave until we were all 100% happy with its appearance. Front teeth can be especially hard to match and make look natural and they went above and beyond to make sure that mine was perfect. I went to Highland Smiles specifically because of the reviews and descriptions (I was unhappy with how my old crown turned out at my last dentist). and I was not disappointed! The hype is real.

Amy Ketterling (Source: Google)


I have been coming to Highland Smiles for years, and I absolutely love the entire dental team here! I primarily see Dr. Arnold, but have also see. Dr. Rohleder, and they are equally fantastic. They work with you to come up with a great plan of care for your teeth, and are extremely knowledgeable. Office staff is friendly & helpful, and the hygienists are efficient and do a through job cleaning. Highly recommend Highland Smiles!

Brian Batson (Source: Google)


Always a great experience (as good as visiting the dentist can be :)). I initially wasn’t sure about seeing the dentist for my general checkup during a pandemic, but the practice has procedures down pat. Questionnaires are sent out prior to the visit, you text when you arrive, you are greeted at the door to have the opportunity to make changes to your questionnaire answers, and are escorted out. Well done, Highland Smiles!

Kate D. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


When I move to Denver I searched and SEARCHED for a quality dentist office. After a few misses, I lucked out when I choose Highlands Dental. The staff is amazing, the care is second to none. Anytime, I have had an emergency issue they have gotten me in straight away. In addition, I’m impressed with how they are able to track down my ins and explain back my benefits.

Scott H. from Northwest, Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I switched to Highland Smiles several years ago and have been extremely satisfied.  I’ve had several of my past dentists sell out to corporate dental chains, so it’s nice to do business a well run private dental practice. All of their hygienists are great and have been seen by both dentists and they are fantastic. I’ve had multiple checkups and 2 crowns replaced, all with great service and results. Their prices seem in line with other dentists and everything is upfront and available. Their receptionists are well educated regarding any insurance plans available to me.  I highly recommend Highland Smiles Dentistry.

Bob S. from Redwood City, CA (Source: Yelp)


From the moment I walked in, it was an excellent experience. Positives: 1. People are incredibly friendly, courteous and professional. 2. I was surprised at how large and modern their facilities and operation are. Because I’d filled out the forms online in advance, my wait time was very short. 3. The four words I’d use to describe this dental office: Friendly; Courteous; Professional; and Efficient. Challenges: 1. The only real challenge I found was parking in the 32nd Street area. The office is next to the trendy restaurants. So be prepared to make a loop around the block to find a parking spot.

Chuck Hitt (Source: Google)


I came into Highland Smiles today as a new patient. My first impressions were the safety measures in place to protect the staff and patients during this Covid virus period. I was greeted promptly at the front door by my hygienist to review my health and explain what my visit would include. The equipment and X-ray machines were high tech and comfortable to encounter. Emily did a great job on my check up and cleaning, and Dr. Arnold did a thorough exam to make sure I had no problems. Everyone including the front desk were friendly, courteous, and concerned with providing a good experience to my dental care now and in the future.

Nikki Read (Source: Google)


Before Highland Smiles, I had had a terrible experience getting a filling. I expressed this to the staff at highland smiles and everyone did their best to make sure I felt comfortable prior to the procedure. The fillings themselves went very well, and Highland Smiles were efficient and professional. I will happily keep them for all my continued dental needs!

Mary H. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I had to go back from a crown, after my root canal.  I have a very sensitive mouth, and usually require extra numbing, and they listened to my concerns, and addressed my worries.  I am SO happy I made the switch over to them, from my prior dentist.  I need to go back for a few more fillings, and now I will be handled in a great manner!

Rachel W. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Highland Smiles for over five years now and will never go anywhere else for my tooth-related needs! 🙂 Dr. Arnold has been wonderful to work with over the years – she’s kind, genuine, honest, and makes going to the dentist infinitely more pleasant. I’ve had everything done here from cavity fillings, crowns, night-guard molding and just basic cleanings; they are true experts who care about their patients and the work they do. They go the extra mile in regard to scheduling as well – they’ll always do everything they can to get you in, even at the last minute. I would recommend Highland Smiles to anyone in the market for a great dental team…they are true professionals!

Elise P. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


What to say. I have been going here and to Dr. Kara Arnold for years. As a nurse, I am very particular about my health care needs—-doctors, dentists, other nurses, etc. Having lived in many states and cities I can honestly say the care that she and her staff give is comprehensive, meticulous and clinically sound. I have referred many friends and coworkers to her practice and all have been highly satisfied. Again, my fellow nurses are hard to please. This speaks volume that we all trust, like and value her clinical and judgement skills. Dentistry is a profession that places a high emphasis on customer service, bedside manner and overall knowledge—Dr. Arnold embodies these three elements. The reason I am just now writing a review is because of a particular situation today. My Mom is in town visiting from Florida and her veneer tooth became dislodged with eating yesterday. I left a message at the office (in a panic because my Mom was in a panic) and was called back in a timely and professional manner by the wonderful Amy at the front desk. They squeezed my Mom in, listened to her many teeth woes and assured her that the problem is fixed and not her fault. They put my Mom at ease until she returns to her home base in Florida. My Mom is a tough sell—-and she said that when she is in Denver next time and needs dental work she is most definitely going to this dentist for care. This speaks volumes….. Likewise, I find their follow up phone calls for future appointments helpful (especially when I do not have a set day to day work schedule), value that they respect my time while I am there (they are never late and practice direct communication), and am impressed by the varied types of patients that they provide dentistry too (no dental job is too small or too big, no one is too young or too old). They have my vote time and time again.

Hayley M. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Dr.arnold has been my dentist for almost 10 years even before she started this practice and I would not trust anyone else to work on my teeth. I followed her to highland smiles after she was really in tune with what I needed in a dentist. I have so much sensitivity and anxiety when going to a dentist and have always struggled with bad genes when it comes to teeth and she has made the whole process for me much more enjoyable. Her newer practice is state of the art and I love the fact that I don’t need multiple appts to get crowns- they make them in house so I didn’t need to have a temp then a crown so I only needed to go once after diagnosis. She is very professional as is her staff and timely which is important to me. I would suggest this practice to anyone who needs a friendly, knowledgable and professional dentist.

Ken Porter (Source: Google)


New to the Highlands / Denver area and needed a new Dentist to call “my Dentist”. I was impressed with the level of care and concern for my dental health. Mackenzie did a great job cleaning and Dr. Arnold explained her plan my teeth well. Definitely will go back, glad to have found a great dentist on the first try.

Kendra Sand (Source: Google)


I really like this dental office. I’ve been going to either DDS Arnold and Roehleder for a few years. They are both knowledgeable and kind. The hygienists are awesome. They take their time cleaning and always ask if you’re comfortable. I had my 10-year old amalgam fillings replaced here successfully. I also had a night guard made. When the first night guard didn’t old up, they ordered a stronger one at no extra cost. I’m really happy with the service and care here!

Melissa S. from Henderson, CO (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Highland Smiles for a few years now and they have always been very friendly and efficient. I like that you can make appointments online and also confirm appointments in this manner. The front desk is also fantastic and kind. I’ve been seen by Dr. Rohleder and Dr. Arnold and they are both fantastic! Any work that I’ve needed has been done in timely manner and with the utmost care. They have also been able to see me on short notice if I’ve had any tooth pain or discomfort. Their office has great energy overall and I trust them to take care of me and my husband for all our dental needs.

Scott C. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


This place is great! I wanted a nice local place that I didn’t have to drive forever to receive good, relaxed dental care and I found it. The staff is very mellow and explained everything they were doing. Dr Arnold was, quite honestly, amazing. She was not ‘salesy’ at all. Explained everything and asked what I wanted to do and explained the costs of treatment options. All in all, a great place to go.

Paige B. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


It has been a year so I needed the cleaning and checkup.  Everyone was very Covid conscious.  They got me at the door.  They all mask masks and shields.  The hygenist didn´t use the water machine for cleaning my teeth to avoid aerosols in the air.  Everyone is so pleasant and happy,  it´s nice to see life can continue with caution.  If you are new, Highland Smiles is great!  Very updated office, they make their own crowns.  I felt safe.  It´s cold in the office though so I took a blanket.  They have to wear so much stuff it´s the only way they could handle it.

Bre Patterson (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient at Highland Smiles for several years and I have always had a great experience. Before that, It took me a while to find a good dentist I liked. Dr Arnold is highly skilled. Her crown work is painless and quick. She also has a great network of other dentists she has referred me or my family to for wisdom tooth extraction and root canal. We love Highland Smiles and feel we are part of their family.

Dabion B. from North Alameda, Lakewood, CO (Source: Yelp)


I just had my first appointment with Highland Smiles! When walking in I was greeted by a very happy staff and was impressed with the friendliness of the front crew. To make things better there was no delay for my scheduled cleaning and evaluation with Alicia. Alicia really sealed the deal with making this visit an exceptional one. She was professional and went above the standard in explaining what she was doing, why, and shared the steps needed to improve and maintain my dental health! Once again thank you Highland Smiles for the excellent business!