Meet the Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care Team


Ralph Parkin, DMD
Dr. Ralph Parkin

At Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care, we are a team of caring, experienced dental professionals who use only the most advanced technologies, materials & procedures. At our community-focused practice, your comfort & satisfaction come first. We offer early morning, late evening & Saturday appointments, so you don’t have to miss work or school for your care, something our team feels strongly about.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen & get to know each patient as an individual. The entire team at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care looks forward to seeing you soon & developing a relationship with you to build the bridge toward long-term trust & successful dental care. See why our patients can’t stop smiling!


Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.

Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!


Christina Haifley, RDH, BS
Christina Haifley

Christina completed her Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She loves building long lasting relationships with her patients through education of not only their dental health but their overall health & how those two are connected.

Christina’s hobbies include hanging out with her two great danes, outdoor sports & activities, gardening & traveling with her two children & husband exploring new places.


Ariel, Hygiene Assistant

Hi I’m Ariel, I graduated from Everest college in 2016. I am currently a hygiene assistant here at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care & I love every minute of it! Making others smile & laugh is my passion. Working as a hygiene assistant has inspired me to become a hygienist & I have set that as a future goal. I love to cater to those who have had a bad experience in the dental chair, my goal is always to make sure my patients have a awesome experience.


Tanya Edda, Dental Assistant
Tanya Edda

Hi my name is Tanya, I am an expanded duties dental assistant. I was born & raised in southern California, north of Los Angeles in the Antelope Valley. I started my dental assisting career in 2012 working in pediatric dentistry for two years. The military brought my husband Steven & I to colorful Colorado. I have 3 fur babies, my cat Yuki, my lab Lady & my golden retriever Peach. On my free time you can find me sewing, drawing, or exploring the town with my dogs.


Mahogany, Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Mahogany. I am a dental assistant for Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care. I have a passion for working with others as well the ability to interact with patients & help out when I can. I take pride in my work & couldn’t ask for a better dentist to work with as well as a great team. I am a Colorado native. On my spare time I enjoy spending time with my four daughters who definitely keep me busy. I am currently engaged & enjoy spending time with my fiancé & his two children as well. I welcome the opportunity to meet you & provide you with a wonderful & caring experience here at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care.


Jessica Cardenas, Clinical Administrator
Jessica Cardenas

Hi My Name is Jessica! I am the clinical administrator here at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care. I have been in the dental field for over 10 years, dentistry has always been a passion of mine. We have an amazing team here at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care & I am very proud to be a part of it! Colorado is a place I am proud to call home I have been lucky enough to have lived here my whole life. I value family time & enjoy spending time with my amazing husband & three beautiful children.


Breana, Receptionist

Hi! I’m Breana, receptionist at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care. It goes without saying that I’ve always been a people person so it’s no surprise that I feel right at home as the first smile you see when you walk in the door. I do my best to give a friendly feeling & genuine conversation to every patient, providing the experience I would expect to receive.

I attribute my love for people to my mom who always taught me that every person you meet has something to give you, you just have to be open to receiving it. Words of wisdom that lead me to meet my husband who was meant to give me our two perfect children & the crazy, beautiful life we’ve created.


Mary, Benefits Coordinator

Hi, I’m Mary, benefits coordinator for Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care. I have worked for this practice for over five years. In those five years I have learned so much about the importance of working with great people. We are a family here. Working together to make a difference in the lives of our patients makes us even closer.

On my time off it’s important for me to make the best out of every minute I have. I love to spend time with my children who mean the world to me & always manage to keep me young at heart. When the days seem long or a bit of stress sets in I find that a walk in the dog park, or a day spent window shopping & restaurant hopping in Manitou is a great way to recharge.


Jessica F., Lead Assistant
Jessica F.

Hi, I’m Jessica the lead clinical assistant. I have been a certified Expanded Duties Dental Assistant for 13 years, & absolutely have a passion for helping people. I graduated with an associate’s degree in Biology & will be attending the pre-med program at UCCS this coming August. I’m looking to expand my knowledge in the dental field & become a dentist. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 12-year-old daughter, & 4-year-old son. I look forward to helping you with all your dental needs.


Brittany Rand, Registered Dental Hygienist
Brittany Rand

In 2013, I moved to Colorado from Maine where I was born, raised & graduated from the University of New England Dental Hygiene program. I have been a hygienist for 7 years & enjoy it very much. My goal is to work together with patients, sharing ideas & information on both sides. Patients can feel at ease in my care & know that I am confident in my work. It’s something I am passionate about & if I can get them even a little bit excited about their own healthy mouth, then it’s a win!

Outside of the dental office, I am an artist, a dog owner/lover & a yogi. Drawing, painting, sculpting (the list goes on) are things that I have enjoyed since I was a kid & I have held onto this talent as an adult. Kingston is my 7-year-old Boston Terrier. He has been my traveling, hiking, Netflix-watching buddy through it all. Yoga is something I became interested in right after I moved to Colorado & I am still discovering all of its benefits. Mind, body, spirit. It’s all connected!


Megan Abreu, Hygiene Coordinator

Hello, my name is Megan. I am the hygiene coordinator at CMDC. I have worked in the health care field for ten years. I left home health care about three years ago to start a career in the dental field. I have a strong passion for helping people. I am a proud mother of four wonderful children & have an amazing significant other. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family; we love fishing, hiking, watching our favorite shows & exploring new places.


Yunique, Scheduler

Hello, My name is Yunique. I am the scheduler here at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Care. I started my dental career five years ago when I decided to transition from the medical field after fifteen years. I have a new found passion for dentistry. In my spare time, I love spending time with my two children & my husband. We love playing sports, reading, watching TV & being outdoors. I am also an avid volunteer here in the Springs; I am dedicated to giving back to the community I love so much!

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