Our doctors are conservative in their treatment and would never offer anything more than what was needful. They are very concerned with your well being, and will work continuously to provide you dental care with professionalism and integrity.
Dr. Valstad received his doctorate in Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois University in 1998. He spent the next two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Public Health Service working as a senior assistant dental surgeon for the Indian Health Service in Shipwreck, New Mexico. He is pleased to have been practicing in Northern Colorado since 2000.
In a constant effort to improve patient care, Dr. Valstad dedicates time out of the office pursuing the latest developments in technology and treatment modalities. He participates in continuing education opportunities focusing on esthetic excellence, implant restorative dentistry, and restoring worn dentition. He regularly attends the Spear Learning Continuum at the Spear Center for Dental Education in Scottsdale, Arizona.
When Dr. Valstad is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. He especially enjoys camping with his wife and young daughter and son. You may see him at the gym and on the local bike trails.
Dr. Alexa Crete graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona- “BEAR DOWN!”- with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics & Nutritional Science. She then went on to earn her doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where she simultaneously served as the class President.
Throughout the past 12 years, Dr. Crete has dedicated herself to the medical profession through various externships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities both locally and abroad. She is fluent in Spanish and is committed to being a life-long learner, always looking for ways to better herself for those she serves. She loves the challenge of taking something complicated and learning how to make it simple.
Born and raised in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Crete grew up enjoying competitive dance and horseback riding. She is a self-proclaimed “homebody at heart” and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two dogs – Otis, a 5-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, and Willow, an 11-year Chocolate Lab rescue. Besides dentistry, cooking and animals are her passions. Her goal is to own a hobby farm one day with chickens, cows, horses, and goats! You can find Dr. Crete trying new recipes on the weekends or having her family over for a competitive game night.
Dr. Crete is grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Sterling community!