Best Dentists in Cañon City

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The Staff of Royal Gorge Family DentalFrom the first minute you walk into Royal Family Dental in Cañon City, Colorado, you can be sure to expect genuine, compassionate, and respectful treatment from the entire staff. Even if it's been a while since your last dental cleaning, we are a no-judgment zone. We build our patient relationships on integrity and kindness while looking forward to providing you with dental care throughout your life. 

Our exceptional team loves making a difference in patients’ lives. Our goal is to put a smile in your life – one that looks and feels great. At our modern and comfortable facility, you’ll find all the comprehensive smile care you need, from dental cleanings to full-mouth restoration with dental implants.

Comprehensive Dental Care

The team at Royal Family Dental loves helping their patients get back on track with their oral health, as well as working in a fun and engaging environment with patients of all ages. When you visit our friendly office, our caring and experienced dentists take the time to get to know you and thoroughly understand your oral health needs and smile goals before providing you with personalized treatment.

We work hard to maintain a friendly, positive atmosphere in which you can feel at ease, and we utilize the latest dental technologies to enhance your comfort. Dr. Michael Darais, DDS and his team of dentists, assistants, and office personnel work hard to provide you a welcoming, calm and enjoyable dental experience. Dr. Darais, DDS has hand-picked a phenomenal team whose top priority is to give you your best dental experience.

Michael Darais, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Michael Darais

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Michael Darais was born in Provo, Utah spending most of his time outdoors, hiking, biking or fishing up Provo Canyon. During high school, Dr. Darais was awarded multiple times in art contests where he excelled in architectural designs and renderings, pottery and woodworking, which would later spark his interest in dentistry.

After high school, Dr. Darais served a two-year church service mission to Recife, Brazil. Upon return from his service, he graduated from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah with a degree in Biology where he met his wife Elise who had moved to Utah from Toronto, Ontario Canada to attend school. They were married two years later and Dr. Darais then achieved his dream of attending University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. Since dental school, Dr. Darais has taken several continuing education courses to strengthen his dental technique as well as staying up to date with the latest dental procedures.

Dr. Darais is passionate about dentistry and is very detail-oriented, caring and loves his patients. He enjoys a profession that allows him to grow and constantly improve in patient care. Dr. Darais prides himself in knowing that our office provides only the best treatment to all of our patients, and is constantly seeking ways in which to improve our office and our care for our patients.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Darais enjoys mountain biking, camping, skiing, dirt biking, spending time with his family and working on building his custom motorcycle. Dr. Darais looks forward to meeting you and hopes to serve you and your family with all of your dental care needs.


Dr. Tyler Madsen, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Tyler Madsen

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr Tyler Madsen grew up in Alpine, Utah as the youngest of 8 kids, where he loved snowboarding, climbing, mountain biking, playing piano, guitar, drums, and goofing off with friends. In high school, he took an EMS class which is where he learned he had a passion for the medical field and helping people.

After high school, he spent two years overseas helping the people in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine where he served a church mission. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Brigham Young University, where he met his beautiful wife Bethany.

They then both moved to San Francisco so that Dr. Madsen could attend the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. After graduation, they have lived in Oregon, Texas, and now the great state of Colorado with their daughter Ashlyn and two dogs. Dr. Madsen loves to learn, and has taken continuing education courses to stay up to date on the latest research and procedures. He is passionate about implant dentistry and has also honed his skills with local anesthesia to give you the most painless injection you’ve ever had!


Dr. Madsen loves to serve people. He has gone to Jamaica to provide free dental care to those who can’t afford it, and he has spent four months in China with his wife teaching English for free.

Dr. Madsen is very excited to help and serve the people of Colorado.


Dawn R, Office Manager

Dawn R

Office Manager

Dawn has been in the administrative field for 21 years. Dawn is a native to Canon City, enjoys all things outdoors and being in God’s county. She loves to watch her children play sports, running, fly fishing, and being with her husband and their three children. Dawn also loves her three dogs; Bullett, Arrow, and Moose.


Morgan D, Expanded Duties Assistant

Morgan D

Expanded Duties Assistant

Morgan was born in Arizona but has lived in Colorado now for most of her life. She grew up with her mother being in dentistry, and because of that, she was able to find the same love and passion she has for this kind of work. Morgan has a little boy and an amazing husband that supports everything she does. Her family is her everything. Morgan wants to make sure you come in and leave with the smile you have always wanted. She would love to be a part of your dental health journey. 


Brittney H, Expanded Duties Assistant

Brittney H

Expanded Duties Assistant

Brit was born and raised in Colorado, and has no plans to ever leave! Brit has been a dental assistant for 14 years and counting. Brit is currently in school to further her dental knowledge as a dental hygienist. Brit is outgoing and has often been told her laughter is contagious. Brit enjoys helping people of all ages with a special love for kids. Brit is very family oriented and spends as much time with her loved ones as possible.


Jude S, Dental Hygienist

Jude S

Dental Hygienist

Jude moved to Colorado 5 years ago (2018) from Iowa. Jude is married with 3 grown children. Jude’s husband works for Union Pacific RR. They have 3 dogs; 2 german shepherds and 1 little yorkie. They love to ride their Indian Motorcycles, go jeeping, and explore the beautiful surroundings here in Colorado. Jude has been a dental hygienist for 43 years and strives to help her patients have a positive experience.


Laura S, Front Desk / Expanded Duty Assistant

Laura S

Front Desk / Expanded Duty Assistant

Laura is originally from Arizona and moved here with her daughter in 2007.She started her dental career working with children for 6 years then working in adult dentistry. She has worked in both the front and back office. Your smile represents
so much about a person. She wants everyone to feel confident about their smile. Knowing she can help someone smile again with that confidence means the world to her. In her spare time Laura loves to be with her animals, camping, gardening and doing crafts. Laura’s family is everything to her.


Regan -, Expanded Duties Assistant

Regan -

Expanded Duties Assistant


Patient-Centered Focus

The Best Family Dentistry in Cañon City

Whether visiting for routine preventive care, or for cosmetic or reconstructive treatments, the comfort, calm, and safety of all our patients, of all ages, is of paramount importance. Royal Family Dental in Cañon City, Colorado offers a full array of dental services to help you and your family maintain superior dental health. No matter your goals or care needs, our office can help you achieve your ideal smile.

With years of experience working with families, Royal Family Dental is the best choice as your family dental team. Our staff can help you and your family make informed decisions on your oral health. From cosmetic dentistry to teeth whitening, you will leave us with a beautiful smile.

Wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. Dr Mike is so easy going and caring. Makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience and he’s considerate with how you are feeling and pain levels. And when ever I get my teeth cleaned from his assistants it’s like I’m at a spa. Such a relaxing environment. Glad I found a dentist that I enjoy going to and can trust.

Madyson C Cañon City, Colorado

Dr. Mike goes above and beyond with his treatment, very friendly, and caring about how to treat you best. He explains the process very well, and the best treatment plan for you. I would refer family and friends to him every day. Also, everyone at the office was so friendly. Had a great experience.

Nathan D Cañon City, Colorado

I have used Dr. Mike for years now. He really is personable and the best at what he does. I am so happy to hear about the new location and I can't wait to see it in person. I'll be scheduling my next appointment in Cañon City.

Victor D Cañon City, Colorado

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