About Our Office

Meet Dr. John (Jay) Barta

General Dentist

Dr. John Jay Barta Portrait

History & Education

Growing up in Flushing, MI, Dr. Jay Barta began his journey to a career in dentistry at the young age of 13. After having a tooth knocked out, he – as would many 13-year-olds – thought it was the end of the world. Under the kind and attentive care of his dental team, a career choice was being born. His interest had always been in the medical field, but the care he received to replace his missing tooth steered him to the health field of general dentistry.

In 2010, Dr. Barta earned his undergrad degree in biology and biochemistry from Michigan State University before enrolling in their School of Dentistry where he earned his dental doctorate in 2014. 

Practice Focus

Dr. Barta has focused his efforts on giving his patients high-quality results, delivered with integrity and compassion. Providing a wide variety of treatments is his priority so you can enjoy your care from one familiar team instead of being referred to unfamiliar offices. He has a strong desire to bring you the latest evidence-based treatments for your oral health and smile, so he continually upgrades his skills with continuing education and training.

Away from dentistry

When not providing his family of patients with a wide variety of options for their dental care, Dr. Barta participates in numerous activities to fuel his health, growth, and maximize his leisure time. You can find him on the slopes snowboarding, on the trails hiking, or playing team sports including soccer, basketball, softball, or disc golf. Dr. Barta also enjoys scuba diving, traveling, playing trivia games, and reading – for both pleasure and for his growth and development. 

Meet Dr. Mark Mollner

General Dentist

Dr. Mark Mollner Portrait

Education & Experience

Dr. Mark Mollner has been practicing dentistry in Colorado Springs for 24 years. Born and raised in Denver, Dr. Mollner attended Creighton University in Nebraska for both his undergraduate degree in biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Creighton’s prestigious dental school. 

Dedicated to others

Dr. Mollner has served as the president of the Colorado Springs Dental Society and belongs to several local and national study clubs. He is a regular participant in the Colorado Mission of Mercy and donates his time and skills to help the underserved through organizations such as KIND (Kids in Need of Dentistry) and Give Kids a Smile.

Outside of dentistry

An avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, Dr. Mollner enjoys spending as much time being active and in nature as time allows. For over 30 years, he has been happily married to his high school sweetheart. He and his wife have two boys who are the pride of their lives. Dr. Mollner loves his patients and transforming their lives through dentistry.

Mollner and Barta Dentistry team photograph

(From left to right) Hailey 6 yrs / Dr. Barta 6 yrs / Angela 24 yrs / Dr. Mollner 34 yrs / Arianna 3 yrs / Alyssa 4 yrs / Amy 18 yrs

About Our Team

Kind, compassionate, and dedicated to your needs, our team of dental professionals is here to help you through every step of your oral healthcare journey. Whether you need an emergency dentist in Colorado Springs, are looking for a new family dentist to take care of your regular dental care, or are seeking cosmetic solutions to one or more aspects of your smile, we are here to help!

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