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We understand military families because we're part of the family. Doc is a retired AF Colonel and our Office Manager Amanda is a Navy veteran. Dr. Bentele did a hospital residency at Offutt AFB and completed his orthodontic residency at Ohio State under AF sponsorship so he feels a great debt of gratitude for his AF career. His other assignments were to: RAF Bentwaters, UK; Chief of Professional Services - FE Warren AFB, WY; Support Flight Commander - Altus AFB, OK; Clinical Flight Commander -RAF Lakenheath, UK and Chief of Orthodontics - USAF Academy. He is also a veteran of 2 deployments, to Saudi Arabia as CENTAF Forward Dental Surgeon for Desert Storm and as Expeditionary Medical Group Commander, Al Udeid AB for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Providing orthodontic care for the military community requires special consideration and experience. For our active duty patients, we understand how to work around deployments and your work schedule to provide the best care possible. For the family members who have experienced frequent moves we understand how important it is for you to find a place you trust where there is a special bond with the military community. Transfers from other orthodontic offices are a part of a PCS that we know how to manage well. We rarely need to remove the other office's braces to complete your treatment. A transfer requires special attention to keep you on track to a timely and excellent finish. Ideally, the start of orthodontic care is timed to be completed prior to your next anticipated PCS. The orthodontic evaluation is a good time to discuss the best time to fit orthodontic treatment into your busy military life. If you happen to get a military assignment overseas while in treatment, Dr. Bentele can advise you on the location of military orthodontic clinics and procedures. Our office manager is an expert on your TRICARE Dental benefits. She will inform you of what benefits you have available and file all necessary forms for you. TriCare Dental Program

We are the primary referral location for orthognathic surgery cases from the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at Evans Army Community Hospital. The soldier will receive a referral form from OMFS and will contact us for a records appointment. We’ll help you with your approval paperwork which will include a letter from this office. Your case will be reviewed at the Orthognathic Surgery Board with the Ft Carson surgeons and the records will be submitted to SAMMC for approval. Once you are approved for treatment we will reappoint you for a treatment plan conference to go over the procedures and timeline. This is a great opportunity to obtain highly specialized treatment available only at a limited number of military installations. For family members who require orthognathic surgery, Dr. Bentele frequently works with the OMFS surgeons at the US Air Force Academy.

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.