Alan Goral, DDS
Dr. Alan Goral enjoys helping others. He and his team at Ken Caryl Dental Center have provided over $100,000 in dental care to victims of domestic violence through the Metro Denver Dental Society’s Smile Again Program. He has also volunteered over 500 hours to Kids In Need of Dentistry and served on its board of trustees. Dr. G is a native of Colorado and loves the outdoors, fishing, biking, hiking, and camping. He is an accomplished musician and still plays clarinet, currently with the Lakewood Symphony. He is married and has three children. Gretchen, Geoff, Matt, and Maddie share Dr. Goral’s love of Colorado’s outdoor offerings.Get to know Dr. Goral by following his blog combining the wonderful worlds of music and dentistry: Dental Notes!
Jason Rand, DDS
Dr. Jason Rand is a Colorado native and was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. He attended Colorado State Univeristy where he was awarded a Biochemistry Degree and graduated with Honors. He is also a graduate of the University of Colorado-School of Dental Medicine where he received an award for outstanding achievement in the field of dental anesthesiology. After his graduation from dental school, he was selected to pursue additional training in an advanced one-year certification in all aspects of general dentistry. In this advanced program, he was trained in IV sedation, wisdom teeth extraction, and dental implant placement. Jason became a dentist because his training would enable him to improve the lives of his patients, and form meaningful relationships with them. Jason’s treatment philosophy is to improve the lives of his patients by understanding their expectations, serving their comprehensive dental needs, and providing them with a comfortable dental experience. As a dentist at Ken Caryl Dental Center, Dr. Rand looks forward to improving his patients’ oral health and quality of life. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing golf and tennis, working on cars, skiing, exercising, and traveling.
Meet Our Team
At Ken Caryl Dental Center, our team is devoted to helping you have the most pleasant dental experience possible. From the moment you enter our office, our team will work hard to make each of your appointments with Dr. Alan Goral as pleasant as possible. If you have any questions about how our dentist in Littleton, Colorado, can help you attain the smile you have always envisioned, we invite you to contact us soon.
Jammi has been involved in dentistry since 1999 and enjoys helping her patients with their dental needs. Her ability to foster a comforting environment for our patients (and staff!) has made her an invaluable member of Dr. Goral’s team for many years. Jammi has received extensive training on our E4D crown-making software and was honored to accompany Dr. Goral to Vail in 2013 to assist him with an important presentation on 3D imaging equipment, software, and procedures. Outside of the office, she enjoys gardening at home and spending time with her husband and two boys (not to mention shuttling them to lacrosse, flag football, and baseball games). Jammi also co-owns a catering business called Kiss and Cake Up where she enjoys cooking and baking for special occasions.
Michaela has been assisting in the dental field for over a year, and she enjoys helping patients conquer their dental phobias. She worked hard to graduate from high school and dental assisting school simultaneously, all while maintaining a 3.9 GPA. She employs her communication skills and her positive outlook to help patients through tough procedures, thereby increasing those patients’ self-esteem and confidence. When she is not working hard, you can find Michaela hiking, camping, snapping photos of nature, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Raina has been helping patients overcome their dental fear and anxiety for 7 years, and she has enjoyed it tremendously. After graduating with honors at the top of her class from Everest College in 2010, she began her career as a dental assistant providing comfort and education for all of her patients. In 13 years of gymnastics training, she has maintained the discipline and energy to participate in activities such as snowboarding, hiking, and keeping up with her young son.
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For over 20 years, Cheryl has been helping to educate patients and assist them in making good decisions for themselves that benefit their overall health. Even after more than two decades, she still loves what she does and enjoys connecting with the people she services. She began her career as a dental assistant, and she then attended hygiene school in her hometown of Rochester, New York, where she received the Patient Education Award. Cheryl has received her laser certification and regularly attends continuing education courses to stay current on all of the latest research and technology. She is an avid cyclist, skier, reader, and moviegoer who loves spending time with her family back home. You might also find her riding her Ducati or working out at the gym. Despite a major sweet tooth, she’s proud to say that she’s never had a cavity!
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Kim began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in her hometown of Yuma, Colorado. She then went on to Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado, where she graduated in 1996 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. A few short years later in 2001, she began working with Dr. Goral and has enjoyed being a part of the team ever since. Kim excels in efficient and quality care and strives to provide the best treatment possible for all of her patients while also getting to know them on a personal level. When not in the office, you can find Kim running (if you can catch her – her record time for a 5k race is 28:32!), taking photos, or attending the baseball and softball games of her two children, Heidi and Trevor.
Karen has a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry where she also received the Clinical Excellence Award. She has been practicing hygiene for twenty years, six of which were spent working in a periodontal office with a focus on periodontal therapy. Karen has worked for Dr. Goral on and off since 1997. She truly enjoys meeting patients and developing a strong relationship with them alongside maintaining their oral health. Her goal with each patient is to be as thorough as possible with their needed treatment, while offering suggestions to improve or maintain their best oral hygiene efforts. When not at the office, Karen can be found hitting the slopes in the winter time (she is an avid skier) and spending most weekends with her husband and two sons in the mountains. She also enjoys traveling and hiking.
Laurie graduated from the dental hygiene program at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 2007. In 2012, she donated her time and expertise to a dental mission in Ecuador, helping 5 through 16-year-olds achieve improved oral health. Laurie excels in delivering exceptional care while providing a comfortable experience for all of her patients. Whether it’s a gentle touch, listening to their concerns, or explaining procedures thoroughly, Laurie is committed to taking the very best care of her patients. She really enjoys being able to connect with them and building relationships based on trust, but what she loves most is watching her patients’ dental health benefit from her care and education. In her free time, Laurie enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, crocheting, and photography. She also loves competitive sports – she has played soccer, volleyball, softball, and ice hockey.
Becky became a part of the dental community when she joined our team in September of 2013. During her attendance at the University of Colorado (Colorado Springs), she took an assortment of classes with a focus on interpersonal communication. With a diverse background in the service industry, accounting, human resources, social media, recruiting, training, and security, Becky has many skills to contribute to our office and to our patients. She enjoys getting to know new people, making them feel comfortable and welcome, and helping guide our patients through financial decisions that allow them to choose the best care possible. Outside of her work life, you can find Becky running, walking, hiking, or camping during the summertime or just spending time with good friends and family. She also enjoys cooking, crocheting, and reading.
Gretchen is a Colorado native. She earned her undergraduate accounting degree and MBA from CU – Boulder. After a career as a tax accountant with Coors, she concentrated her energy on raising three children. Since Dr. Goral opened his office in 1989, she has worked as the business manager for the practice. Now that the kids are leaving the nest, she enjoys more free time for biking, hiking, skiing, gardening, and cooking. Her goal at Ken Caryl Dental Center is to provide the necessary “behind-the-scenes” support to keep things running smoothly.