Meet Dr. Karen Foster

Dr. Karen Foster

Dr. Karen Foster

Since the age of 8, I wanted to be a dentist. In order to further my dream, I worked in an orthodontist’s office in my teens. In 1997, I completed a Bachelor’s in Zoology at Texas Tech in order to meet the requirements for applying to dental school. After graduating from college, I worked as a dental assistant in first a general, then a pediatric office. I took another step toward fulfilling my dream when I was accepted into The Texas A&M University Health Science Center-Baylor College of Dentistry, completing my DDS in 2002.

I entered dental school with an open mind, but felt I was best suited for pediatric dentistry. After four years of dental school, I enrolled in two additional years of specialized residency training in pediatric dentistry at The University of Texas-Houston Dental Branch, receiving my post graduate certificate in 2004. After residency, I found a practice opportunity in Grand Junction, CO – part time in a non-profit clinic and part time in a private practice as an associate. I worked there three years before opening Saddle Rock Pediatric Dentistry in Aurora in 2008.

I became a Diplomate (board certified) of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2007. In 2012, I have been honored by being inducted as a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentist, all dental honoraries. I'm a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the Colorado Association of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a graduate of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

I attend American Dental Association meetings as a delegate from the Colorado Dental Association. I also serve on the executive board of the Colorado Dental Association and am a former member of the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society board.

I treat patients at Children's Hospital Colorado and I teach for the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine as a Clinical Associate Professor. I enjoy being an active member of our community and supporting Give Kids a Smile each February.

I am grateful for the success of the practice. I really enjoy getting to know all of our patients and families. I love to hear about your trips and adventures since I also enjoy traveling. When I am not visiting family or participating in organized dentistry, I take orders from my black lab, McKinley.

For three years running, 5820 has named Saddle Rock Pediatric Dentistry a Top Dentist! Congratulations to Dr. Foster for her dedication to our patients and families. You are much appreciated!



Dr. Foster has also been named in the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2017! Top 25