Since the inception of the practice, Whole Family Dentistry has developed a highly respected reputation for providing excellence in a broad scope of services for its patients.
Dr. Nicole W. Kent
Dr. Kalfas, Retired 2018
MEET OUR STAFF
I have been in the dental field since 1995, I started as an assistant and moved to the front desk position in 2009. I became part of Whole Family Dentistry in 2017 when Dr. Lisa Kalfas and our team merged with Dr. Kawulok and his team. Dr. Kalfas retired in 2018 and Dr. Nicole Kent joined the family. I feel blessed to be able to continue to serve not only the long-time WFD patients but the patients that came over with Dr. Kalfas that I have known for many years. We truly have the best patients!
My husband and I are high school sweethearts from South Dakota, we moved to Boulder in 1990. We have four children, a son-in-law, and a precious granddaughter. Outside of the office I have always enjoyed volunteering, watching our kids play sports and riding on the back of my husband’s Harley.
I joined the team as a dental assistant in 2019 but you may occasionally find me at the front desk as well. In the short time I’ve been assisting, I’ve quickly gained a love for dentistry and feel fortunate to be a part of a team that encourages growth and provides opportunities to further my education. What I enjoy most is creating a positive environment so each patient walks in and out with a smile.
Growing up, I was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader. College led me to Hawaii, where I was a cheerleader for the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I later moved back to Boulder and had a son, Manu.
I have enjoyed a great dental career which began in the 90’s in California. After moving to Denver in 2014 I felt drawn to the mountains and eventually landed in Boulder County. I love to teach and inform patients of the condition of their oral health, and what can be done to remedy a less favorable condition. When not in the office, I enjoy laughing with friends and family, and the great outdoors with hiking, biking, running, and skiing.
I was born and raised in Colorado. In 2006 I earned my degree in Dental Hygiene, in Denver. I make it a priority to frequently take courses to further my knowledge in providing comfort and care for my patient’s individual needs. When not providing preventative dental care, I am actively leading and serving in church and Bible study with my husband, Brian. Together we daily instruct and encourage our 3 kids in school, swim team, baseball, basketball, volleyball, flag football and artistic swimming. I also enjoy jogging and paddleboarding with my Golden Retriever and playing board games with my family and friends, especially when I win! Proverbs 3:5-6
I am from Northeast Montana and grew up on the Fort Peck Reservation. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in Sheridan, WY and also took courses prior at EMC in Billings, MT. Besides getting my degree, I also met my wonderful husband, Brian in Sheridan. We moved to Boulder in 1995 when I began my career as a hygienist.
I enjoy hiking, running, some mountain biking and started strength training recently and have come to love that. My passion is being a role model to the younger teens, especially the Native Americans on the reservation. I also like writing when I make the time. My husband and I enjoy spending time with family, especially our son and grandkids who live nearby. I have met so many wonderful people over the years practicing in Boulder. I love the relationships I have developed with patients. I enjoy hearing about other people’s lives.