Meet the dentists
Dr. Garrison & Dr. Janda
Friends for a decade, sharing the experience of dental school and working together for the past four years in a community health clinic, Drs. Janda and Garrison are excited to plant roots in their community.
From the moment you walk through the door of City Roots Dental, you will notice kindness, compassion, and a true sense of connection. Dr. Garrison and Dr. Janda welcome you to experience the friendly and comfortable atmosphere in their office. They look forward to meeting you - not only as a patient, but also as a neighbor.
Dr. cody garrison
From early childhood, Dr. Cody Guy Garrison has had a passion for practicing dentistry and performing as a concert pianist, and has dedicated his life to mastering both.
The child of a farming family in rural North Dakota, Dr. Garrison first became interested in dentistry after realizing that his childhood dentist was a central part of the community. For Dr. Garrison, developing relationships with neighbors was a natural inclination, as his hometown (with a population of 350 people) was tight-knit. Knowing that dentistry would allow him to help his neighbors reinforced in his mind that dentistry would be his future profession.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Jamestown in North Dakota and then attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, graduating with a DDS. Upon graduation, he began practicing in a rural Colorado community health clinic before moving to Denver to practice as a staff dentist and later as the director of a community health clinic in the inner city. During his time in these clinics, Dr. Garrison saw firsthand the positive impact of a confident smile on a person’s life.
In order to ensure his patients receive the best care, Dr. Garrison actively seeks out courses that help him develop the new techniques and skills needed in this continuously changing profession. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metro Denver Dental Society.
The piano became a part of Dr. Garrison’s life at age of seven. He is fortunate enough to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally, performing with a wide range of musicians. Locally, some of his work includes serving as a collaborative piano faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver, a pianist for Opera Colorado, and a recent performance of a piano concerto with the Boulder Symphony. He firmly believes that both music and dentistry allow the practitioner to develop his or her artistic side while improving the lives of others, and finds that the two blend perfectly.
When Dr. Garrison is not in the clinic treating his neighbors or practicing the piano for innumerable hours, he can be found on his road bike, at concerts, catching up with friends, or meandering aimlessly around the Highlands, enjoying a new podcast; he always welcomes suggestions on the new best band, most captivating new author, or the next great podcast. He has called the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood home for the past five years and is looking forward to meeting many more of his neighbors in the years to come at City Roots Dental.
dr. carley janda
Dr. Carley Janda has always been intrigued by the human smile. She understands its ability to improve health and overall quality of life. She believes a confident smile, with its ability to elevate the energy in a room, is the most simple and powerful expression. With this belief in mind, Dr. Janda has devoted her professional and personal life to lifting the smiles of others.
After pursuing a Bachelor’s in Science at Creighton University, Dr. Janda earned her DDS at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. She then completed the highly renowned General Practice Residency program at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Since moving back to her home state, she has settled in the quaint neighborhood of Edgewater, a community that she proudly calls home. Dr. Janda knew the Sloan’s Lake community embraced all things important to her: diversity, small business appreciation, and a neighborly feel.
Dr. Janda began her career in the field as a Dental Assistant 13 years ago, though has been exposed to dentistry her whole life. Raised in a small town in Colorado, her father is a dentist. Perhaps it was fate - Dr. Janda fell in love with the delicacy and art of dentistry. Her path has been unique, with experiences as the dentist at Buena Vista Correctional Facility, volunteer dentist in rural Guatemala, resident dentist of complex dentistry in a hospital setting, and dual-staff dentist in a private practice and community health setting. Dr. Janda understands and appreciates the complexities dentistry offers, with her favorite part being each patient’s distinct individuality. With her diverse background, Dr. Janda looks forward to providing a different dental experience, customized just for you. She is excited to plant roots and looks forward to serving the people with whom she shares a grocery store.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Janda enjoys spontaneous bike rides and BBQs, local craft brews, camping and float trips (really, anything in the Colorado sunshine), experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, and crafting (although currently taking a much-needed breather following her recent Do-It-Yourself wedding). Dr. Janda married on a goat farm in September of 2016. Though plenty of hobbies, she admits spending Sundays at home with her family tops the list.
Dr. Janda was awarded “Top Dentist 2017.” She seeks consistent continued education with the following professional associations to ensure her and the team at City Roots Dental is always providing the latest, clinically-proven care:
- American Dental Association
- Colorado Dental Association
- Metro Denver Dental Society
- Spear Education
On behalf of the entire team at City Roots Dental, we look forward to meeting you and your family.
City Roots Dental will be offering a full range of general, comprehensive, and specialized dental services in a relaxed setting. As a community-minded practice, we welcome you to stop by upon our opening and say hello. Let us show you the uniqueness of City Roots Dental.
In today’s world, it’s uncommon to establish an independently owned dental practice outside of the corporate umbrella. Dr. Garrison and Dr. Janda both hail from small towns and shared a dream of opening a family dental practice with a small town feel in their neighborhood.
To provide customized, conservative dental care while fostering community with our neighbors.
Desirae Edwards-Ruvalcaba, Front office manager
Desirae is a fourth-generation Colorado native who recently married her high school sweetheart. They have a sassy daughter, Dalilah (4), and two dog daughters, Babee and Moana.
Her hobbies include shopping, DIY crafts (thank you Pinterest!), cooking/baking, reading, and chasing around her preschooler. She bleeds orange and blue as a diehard Broncos fan, and can watch Grease on repeat.
When not in the office, you can find her listening to oldies, prepping for the next upcoming holiday, or catching her favorite TV show.
Angelina Parrish, Dental Assistant
Angelina is a Colorado native who is married and has three lovely children. Her oldest, Noah, just graduated from Bear Creek High School. Blake is her 13-year-old who enjoys playing baseball, basketball, and football. Her youngest, Dyani, is ten and plays basketball and softball.
Her hobbies are her children! They all are very active in sports and she takes pride in attending their events and help them to achieve their goals.
As a dental assistant, she is dedicated to her patients. She sees every patient as part of the City Roots family and wants to help them achieve their perfect smile!
"Dr. Garrison is wonderful! He has a hilarious sense of humor and is very caring." - M. Garcia
"I'm normally very nervous, but Dr. Janda made me feel very comfortable from the moment I met her. It's the first time I look forward to seeing the dentist!" - J.B.
"Dr. Garrison is the best dentist I've been to. He gave me my smile back and he did it while keeping me relaxed." - M.H.
"Dr. Janda's kindness and knowledge are amazing. She treats my whole family and everybody loves her." - J.J.
P: (720) 428-8916
4433 W. 29th Ave, Suite #206
Denver, CO 80212
Sat: By Appointment