Mineral County Dental Clinic - 719-658-0322

Dr. Mike Martin comes to us with over 35 years of experience in general dentistry in and around the Grand Junction area. Dr. Martin has been enjoying Creede and Mineral County for 40 years! Having been introduced to the area by Dana Quiller, DDS while they were in Dental school together, a lasting connection to the area has developed over the years. So much so, Dr. Martin and his wife, Pat, built a second home here 10 years ago. His love for back country skiing, fly fishing and hiking makes Mineral County a perfect place to be. "I have wanted to be more involved in this community for a long time and look forward to giving back to a community that I have such an appreciation for" stated Martin. Dr. Martin received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansa Wesleyan University, followed by a Doctor of Dental Science Degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Western Colorado Dental Society and received mentor status from the Kois Center, Advancing Dentristy Through Excellence in 2007.


Mineral County is seeking a part time dental assistant for the Mineral County Dental Clinic.  Experience is preferred, however, will train an enthusiastic person with strong communication skills.  The ideal candidate will have dental or medical experience, be a team player, reliable and committed.  We see patients 4 to 6 days per month.  Hourly rate is dependent on experience and mileage might be available.  Please send letter of interest and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Position will be open until filled.

Dec. 31, 2014  (Denver) – The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) will launch a new statewide child abuse and neglect hotline – 1-844-CO-4-KIDS on Jan. 1. Governor Hickenlooper’s Child Welfare Plan “Keeping Kids Safe and Families Healthy” called for the creation of the hotline to promote greater safety for Colorado’s children.

Designed to provide one, easy-to-remember phone number for individuals to use statewide to report suspected child abuse and neglect, the hotline serves as a direct, immediate and efficient route to Colorado’s 64 counties and two tribal nations, which are responsible for accepting and responding to child abuse and neglect inquiries and reports. All callers will be able to speak with a call-taker 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect,” said Reggie Bicha, executive director of the CDHS. “The statewide hotline is one more tool to help us keep kids safe and families healthy.”

The new hotline system will capture critical information and ensure that calls across the state are handled quickly and appropriately with the ultimate goal of ensuring that no child is harmed.

To learn more about the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, go to www.colorado.gov/cdhs

Women, infants, and young children should avoid raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products, according to a statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the December 15, 2013 issue of Pediatrics.  A summary of the statement follows.

Raw milk and milk products from cows, goats, or sheep are a source of bacterial infections that are especially dangerous to pregnant women, fetuses, the elderly, young children and people with compromised immune systems.

The popularity of raw milk and raw-milk products, such as soft cheeses, has been growing in recent years, in part due to claims of health benefits. But those claims have not been backed up by science.

However, there is a scientific record of diseases and illnesses from raw milk, mostly caused by contamination of the product with E. coli, Salmonella, or Campylobacter.  The illnesses caused by such bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever, cramps, nausea and vomiting. From 1998 through 2009, there were 93 recorded outbreaks of disease resulting from consumption of raw milk or raw-milk products, causing 1,837 illnesses, 195 hospitalizations and two deaths.
The full press release can be found at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/sumc-puc121013.php

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Creede, CO 81130 
Phone: 719.658.2331
Fax: 719.658.2764

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