Carmeliza Obana dela Paz (Dr. D) was born in Chicago, Illinois. After completing her undergraduate degree at Regis College, she went on to the University of Colorado where she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Having practiced dentistry for over 20 years, Dr. D has learned the importance of fostering success in others and she enjoys mentoring. This philosophy is Dr. D’s cornerstone of practicing patient-centric dentistry. She strives to provide her patients with a custom-tailored experience by listening to her patient’s clinical and emotional needs to create a safe and comfortable environment where patients feel like they can participate in their care. When not practicing dentistry you can find Dr. D spending time with her husband Michael and their two sons, Dominic and Matteo. The dela Paz family enjoys attending sporting events, going on road trips, and trying out the new restaurants around Denver.