Dr. Bentele accomplished his orthodontic residency at The Ohio State University which is allied with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Craniofacial Disorders
Dr. Bentele is on staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology, faculty member University of Colorado Medical School and a member of the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA). He is the orthodontist for the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at the Colorado Springs campus.
Due to scientific studies showing improved cleft treatment outcomes, it is recommended that cleft patients are seen in a team environment. Treatment carried out by clinicians not associated with a team can be done at the wrong time, in an inappropriate manner or not integrated with a comprehensive plan. Our team also includes an otolaryngologist, oral-maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeon, pediatric dentist, speech therapy, audiology, occupational therapy, social worker, nurses and many ancillary personnel. A craniofacial surgeon and geneticist are available at the Aurora campus. The cleft team sees patients together on the first Thursday of the month and most patients are seen annually. This clinic is for evaluation, testing and collaboration between the specialties. Clinical treatment occurs at Children’s Hospital clinics, operating rooms or at Community Health Providers like Bentele Orthodontics.
To a new parent this list may seem overwhelming but please consider that you don’t need to remember all of this. Our team has worked together for many years, and we have a systematic, science-based approach to treatment. Your responsibilities as a parent are to stay engaged with the team and attend appointments as required. Our social worker can help navigate public assistance programs and the military Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). We will guide you on what needs to be accomplished, when and by whom. Some of the treatment items on the list need to be accomplished within certain narrow windows of time for optimal success.
Since 2007, Dr. Mark Bentele has treated many patients like you in the Colorado Springs area, creating healthy smiles that can last a lifetime. In addition to our advanced technology and extensive experience, you can also count on the numerous extra steps we take to give you an outstanding orthodontic experience. Our office prides itself on our complimentary smile assessment, convenient appointment times, flexible financing, and more.
To experience our 5-star-rated orthodontic care, schedule your Complimentary Assessment today by calling (719) 268-7138 or by clicking the side chat panel to speak with a live agent. This assessment covers:
We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightfoward, evidence-based plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment. We look forward to meeting you!