Practice Staff


Amanda is our office manager and expert on insurance issues, billing, scheduling and in general keeping the practice humming. She is from Connecticut originally but her father moved to Ft Carson and she graduated from Mitchell High School. After a stint in the US Navy as a firefighter she started her career in general dentistry with Dr. Jim Nelson. Due to her great people skills and grasp of practice administration, she rose rapidly to the office manager position. Eventually she joined the dental corporate world for 5 years and managed specialty services all over Colorado. Starting a family brought her back to the friendly environs of private practice and we benefit greatly from her wide-ranging experience. She enhances her leadership expertise as a member of the Colorado Springs Dental Practice Management Group and taking Fred Pryor seminars. Amanda and Luke are the beaming parents of Spencer.


Krista is a certifiable JerseyGirl growing up in Clinton, NJ. She started her career in the Air Force as a dental assistant in 1996 and retired as a MSgt from the Air Force Dental Service in 2013. She graduated from the Air Force dental assisting school at Sheppard AFB, the NCO Academy, the Community College of the Air Force and Brandman University. Krista also deployed with an expeditionary medicine unit to Iraq so she especially enjoys the quiet beauty of Colorado. With her wide-ranging experience, Krista is our do-it-all employee working reception but filling in on the clinical side whenever needed. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three dogs hiking, RV camping, and traveling. Dr. Bentele and Krista were stationed together at RAF Lakenheath in England and at the USAF Academy.


Casey is our lead orthodontic assistant. She is a graduate of Vista Ridge High School and Pima Medical Institute. Her other work experiences prepared her perfectly for a career in orthodontics working as a hostess at Texas Roadhouse and as a nanny. She is our consummate multitasker. In addition to running the clinical side of the clinic, Casey manages many of the behind the scenes tasks such as our infection control program, inventory and the laboratory. Since Casey was born in Colorado Springs she loves being outdoors skiing, hiking, camping and would love to try sky diving, bungee jumping or hot air ballooning. Casey loves seeing “the change that happens physically with the teeth during orthodontic treatment but especially how happy patients are at the end of treatment when they see their new smile”.


Bree was added to our team in 2017 after completing her dental assistant schooling at Assist to Succeed. She was born in Texas but grew up in Woodland Park so she is a great resource on our satellite office location in the mountains. Caring for people is a family trait as her twin sister is a nurse. After mastering the demanding skills of an orthodontic chairside assistant, she is continuing to increase her capacities on the increasingly important digital side managing photos and doing 3D intraoral scans. In addition to making sushi at Tokyo Joe’s, son Preston is always on the go so you know her day is never done. Bree loves the sense of accomplishment and the bonds that are formed with patients over the course of treatment. She likes the challenges of orthodontic care and working with our great team “doing awesome things everyday”.


Caitlyn is our newest addition. She moved here from Parkland, FL to be closer to her sister whose husband is stationed at Ft Carson. She is currently enrolled at Pima Medical Institute and will be doing some of her training here. She enjoys hiking, creating music on the piano, family time and cooking. Her eventual goal is to be an orthodontist so the life changing work we do in cleft/lip palate care and orthognathic surgery is especially intriguing to her. “I love my job working with Dr. Bentele and my amazing team!”.

Montebello Drive West
2575 Montebello Drive West,
Suite 101, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Tel: (719) 268-7138
Fax: (719) 599-5107
Woodland Park
791 W Kelley's Rd,
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Tel: (719) 687-6129
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What our patients say...

We went to an evaluation at an orthodontist before this one and the price seemed kind of high so then I came to an evaluation here & not only was the price lower but immediately we felt very comfortable and loved the atmosphere of the office. The staff is wonderful, always on time & Dr. Bentele is a great Dr. - very knowledgeable, friendly & with excellent communication. I would recommend this practice to everyone!

We highly recommend Dr. Bentele and his practice. He is honest, friendly, skilled & timely - you name it. He and his staff are wonderful! Angela at the front desk is especially kind and helpful. Best of all - Dr. Bentele creates a wonderful outcome of beautiful teeth. I've experienced two other orthodontists with other children and Dr. Bentele definitely outshines all - in every way - even in cost! I can't speak highly enough about Bentele Orthodontics!

This office is extremely thorough in explaining all aspects of orthodontics from finances to procedures. I'm very confident in this office.

Dr. Bentele makes the patient feel comfortable with his skill and calm confidence. He's honest about the treatment needed and tries to keep the patient informed of the treatment.

Dr. Bentele is our orthodontist for our two children. He provided clear treatment plans with a practical approach. Dr. Bentele does all of the banding and bonding himself and the office appointments are appropriately scheduled. Our children get in and out quickly and the office is never overscheduled, resulting in short waits and unhurried treatment. We're very satisfied and would recommend our friends to see Dr. Bentele!

Dr. Bentele and all staff have been very professional and the cost was reasonable. The approach of not having braces on longer than necessary is one area where I have seen other children suffer (children who went to other orthodontists). The way Dr. Bentele explains what he is doing and why has been good for my daughter to learn the importance of her treatment. I appreciate Dr. Bentele's patience with us as we experienced a difficult financial time during the beginning of our process.