About

The Spruce Dental Mission

Dr. Valenta and Dr. Driskill uphold the excellence of care established under Dr. Steve Enea’s leadership. We are focused on maintaining a practice where you will find affordable dental care, honest advice, and exceptional work. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and quality, as well as the trust we help to foster between patient and doctor.

Dr. steve enea's Legacy

From the beginning, the practice that is now Spruce Dental was known throughout Colorado Springs for dental excellence. Dr. Enea has provided countless patients with healthy, beautiful smiles over the past 15 years and carefully selected Dr. Valenta and Dr. Driskill to continue providing patient-centered dental care that meets his high standards. Dr. Valenta and Dr. Driskill are also tasked to innovate and utilize modern techniques and technologies to give Dr. Enea's patients the best dental care.

Get To Know Dr. David Valenta

Dr. David Valenta grew up in farm country in rural Western Maryland as one of seven kids. As a teenager, he frequently shadowed his father, a physician. After seeing his dad find so much happiness in helping patients, Dr. Valenta decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to helping others as well, and set out on his dental journey.

He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Biotechnology from Frostburg State University before heading to the University of Maryland, Baltimore for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. At 24, Dr. Valenta graduated from dental school as the youngest person in his class and then completed a General Practice Residency at York Hospital in Pennsylvania, where he met Dr. Driskill while she was completing an externship.

When he’s not at the office, he enjoys cooking and playing board games, or getting out and traveling, hiking, backpacking, and skiing.

Get To Know Dr. Maddie Driskill

Dr. Madelaine Driskill grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC, where she had the same dentist from her first tooth until she went to dental school. Her dentist became a great mentor and friend to her family (she even went to Dr. Driskill and Dr. Valenta's wedding!). Then, when she was 19, Dr. Driskill cracked a tooth and needed a root canal and crown. The endodontist let her watch the root canal on a computer monitor and it was at that moment she realized dentistry might be a good combination of many of her interests. She decided she wanted to be the dentist to her patients that her childhood dentist was to her.

Dr. Driskill earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Science from The Ohio State University and her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors in clinical dentistry. She then completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Fort Carson before heading to Korea for a year with the Army. When she returned to Fort Carson, she led the Infection Prevention and Control team for four years, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

When she’s not improving her patient’s lives, you can find her baking, cooking, playing board games, making pottery, doing house projects, or breaking out her skis and hitting the slopes.

The Spruce Dental Team

We’re nothing without our team of dedicated dental professionals. A true dental family, some of our team members have been with the practice since it opened over 15 years ago! Their commitment to dental excellence and to making every patient feel right at home in our Colorado Springs office is something that makes our team truly special.

Associate Dentist

Dr. Dylan Arens

Hygienists

Angela B.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Jessika S.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Kay W.

Lead Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Kristi H.

Hygienist

Andrea E.

Hygienist

Joan T.

Hygienist

Jennifer O.

Office Manager

Hannah W.

Insurance Coordinator

Shanna G.

Front Office Team

Shannon C.

Front Office Team

Danielle S.

Hygienist

Amanda J. Serdel

What To Expect At Your First Visit

When you walk through our doors you’ll be greeted by the friendly faces of our wonderful team members. They’ll check you in before you head back to the operatory, where you’ll receive any necessary x-rays and a professional cleaning. One of our doctors will then perform a comprehensive exam and take a thorough look at your x-rays before discussing further treatment options with you. We take the time to get to know our patients and their unique dental needs so you’ll never feel pressured into unnecessary treatment and always leave feeling like you received the excellent dental care that you deserve.

Digital Imaging

We utilize digital x-rays and scanners in order to create crisp, accurate images of your teeth, gums, and jaw bone. No messy impressions, less radiation than traditional x-rays, and more efficient dentistry. That’s modern dentistry at Spruce Dental.

Digital Imaging

Dental Imaging

Same-Day Crowns

With CEREC PrimeScan technology, we can restore your smile in a single visit! Replace those missing teeth and stop the spread of decay without waiting weeks for lab-made crowns and implant restorations, so you can get back to living your life with a smile.

Same-Day Crowns

Crown forging

Precision-Guided Implant Placement

Using advanced computer technology, we’re able to accurately plan and execute implant placements more efficiently and effectively than ever before. At Spruce Dental, you can rest easy knowing that your implants will be placed right the first time.

Precision-Guided Implant Placement

Dental Implant

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