Celebrating 20 Years in Castle Pines
Castle Pines Dental Care will celebrate 20 years in the community in August. Dr. Matt Rolfson attributes the success of the business to personal attention to each patient and the advances in technology and knowledge to make dental treatment easier and less complicated.
“I don’t believe that dental treatment should be based on dental office sales and production, but on honestly treating the needs and wants of each individual patient,” stated Rolfson.
In addition to running a busy office with more than 3,000 patients, Colorado-native Rolfson is a family man, volunteer, churchgoer and outdoorsman.
Born in Wheat Ridge, Rolfson grew up in Littleton and went to Columbine High School. Attending Brigham Young University (BYU) and earning a Bachelor of Science in business management, Rolfson fulfilled his two-year mission for his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). He then served in the military for five years as a dental officer – in the U.S. Navy at Camp Pendleton and at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (California). While at Camp Pendleton, Rolfson furthered his education in general practice residency at the naval hospital.
In 2002, Rolfson returned to Colorado and opened his dental practice at 250 Max Drive. “We want to provide the highest quality treatment in Castle Pines,” added Rolfson, who has nine employees, one of whom has been with him for 20 years and another for 16 years.
Rolfson said the biggest challenge as a dentist is knowing how best to treat and restore diseased or worn down teeth and gums, curtail further deterioration, and not be too aggressive and over treating areas that don’t need it.
“There is the saying, ‘Don’t fix things that aren’t broken,’” added Rolfson. “But the challenge is knowing what will break in the future at an inconvenient time for the patient and trying to prevent that from happening.”
Rolfson’s practice has earned several accolades – the team has been nominated for the 5280 Magazine “Top Dentist” award by peers every year since 2010. He has been a fellow of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry dental implant team since 2015.
Awards aside, Rolfson regards his wife and family as his greatest successes. He has been married to his “amazing” wife, Stephanie, for 29 years, and they have raised four “incredible” children. His oldest two are married and the youngest two are attending BYU.
When Rolfson isn’t fixing teeth, he serves his community. He has been a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America for five years and served as a bishop of his LDS congregation from 2013-2018. Currently, Rolfson and his wife teach an early morning bible study to students before high school and he volunteers his dental services at Step 13, a substance abuse and addiction recovery center in Denver.
Rolfson also enjoys the typical Colorado lifestyle – he runs, mountain bikes, skis, hikes and paddleboards.
“At Castle Pines Dental Care, you will get honest and quality treatment,” concluded Rolfson. “We are very friendly and caring and know that good and proper dental treatment contributes to your overall well-being and health.”
By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of Dr. Matt Rolfson