Meet Our Doctors

Our Mission

at Colorado Tongue Tie

We feel honored to offer the highest quality of care for patients with tethered oral tissues. We pride ourselves on our compassionate approach to tongue and lip tie release procedures, and we are dedicated to providing this life-changing treatment to patients of all ages. To ensure that we deliver the best care possible, we use state-of-the-art laser technology that reduces both treatment time and pain. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Meet Dr. Jesse Witkoff

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jesse Witkoff, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who has been practicing since 1993, is the founder of A Wild Smile Pediatric Dentistry in Denver. He has been treating infants, children, and adults with Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) and performing releases (frenectomies) for the last 6 years.

Throughout his many years as a pediatric dentist, Dr. Jesse has seen the positive impact that tongue and lip tie release treatments (frenectomies) can have on babies, youth, adolescents, adults and their families.

Frenectomies are particularly personal for Dr. Jesse because he suffered from numerous issues related to his own tongue tie that went undiagnosed well into adulthood. When he finally had a frenectomy in 2017, Dr. Jesse was amazed that much of his chronic neck and back pain was greatly relieved, and his breathing and airway issues (including obstructive sleep apnea) improved. After years of trying to chase down the cause of these issues to no avail, he was shocked to see that such a simple, minimally invasive procedure could solve so many problems – not just trouble with breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. That’s when Dr. Jesse knew that he wanted to provide education about tongue ties and airway issues and dedicate his whole practice to this life-changing treatment.

In August 2018, Dr. Jesse Witkoff founded Colorado Tongue Tie so he could focus specifically on tongue and lip tie releases. Our sole purpose at Colorado Tongue Tie is to help babies, children and their families thrive. Specializing in frenectomies and focusing solely on this procedure allows Dr. Jesse to spend an extensive amount of time with each patient and to really understand and support your individual needs while providing the highest level of care.

With a network of like-minded pediatric medical professionals, Colorado Tongue Tie prides itself on partnering with patients and parents to educate, diagnose, treat, and support families with any challenges related to tongue ties. Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jesse!

Meet Dr. Chad Fruithandler

General Dentist

Dr. Chad was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Biology. Upon graduation, he went on to attend dental school at The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.

Dr. Chad is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metro Denver Dental society. He has also participated in various volunteer efforts over the years where he’s donated his time and services to provide free dental checkups and treatment to children in need. He thoroughly enjoys giving back to the community and it is something he hopes to be able to continue doing in the future.

Dr. Chad brings a wealth of knowledge and compassionate approach to the care of his patients. He knows how important it is to find a provider you can trust and he is fully dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and service you’ve come to expect at our practice. “I love to help patients improve their oral and systemic health so that they can live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.” Dr. Chad also loves being a pioneer in the treatment of tongue ties continuing to learn and be a leader in the field.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Chad enjoys working on a passion project he started called the Miracle Molar. Dr. Chad created the Miracle Molar as a way to spread positivity and inspire everyone to “Brush, Floss, and Smile More!”

Dr. Chad is excited to meet you and your smiling faces!

Meet Our Team

Lonnie

Office Manager

I have 25 years’ experience in dental office management with a Professional Bachelor of Architecture Degree and a Master’s in Business Administration in Health Care. My background helps me in training the team and optimizing each person’s assets which I completely enjoy. Originally from Miami Florida, we live here now with our two daughters and two dogs. I enjoy anything that allows me to be artistic, traveling, hiking and paddle boarding.

Brittany

Dental Assistant

Hi, I have been a pediatric dental assistant since 2012. I love working with my patients and I’m always excited to further my education. I am a native to Denver Colorado and spend most of my time with my family which includes my husband, two sons and my three daughters. As a family we love playing softball, camping, and swimming.

Angela

Dental Assistant

I have a passion for supporting families. I have been a pediatric dental assistant for about seven years. Some of my other skills include being certified as a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a yoga instructor and specialize in prenatal asana. Being able to be a part of peoples healing journey is special, helping kids and adults overcome chronic issues is truly amazing. As a Colorado native and as a married mom of two we are always looking for new adventures, and love hiking, biking, and spending time in the mountains.

Danyel

Dental Assistant

I graduated from the Pima Medical Institute in 2018 and started as a surgical assistant. I absolutely love working with babies and kids now! It is amazing to see how much we can change a person’s life with one procedure. I’m a Colorado native. When I’m not at work I enjoy hanging out with my husband, daughter, and fur babies. Spending time with the rest of our family is very important to us which keeps us busy.

Shelly

Office Administrator

Hello, I love working with Colorado Tongue Tie. It warms my heart to see all the babies and kids with caregivers invested in their wellbeing. My background is in social work, and I have always had a strong desire to help families and children of all ages. My husband and I started our family in Idaho and have now been married 28 years with two grown children. Like most natives, I too enjoy being outside walking or gardening.

Mary

Patient Care Coordinator

Hi! I have been in the dental field for 17 years as a surgical assistant, EDDA, assistant manager, and patient care coordinator. I studied at Metropolitan State University in organizational communications and nutrition. I love the opportunity to help people better understand their options for treatment and towards their health. As a Colorado native I love to garden and am constantly looking for new recipes to make. When I’m not busy with my garden I enjoy spending time with my husband and fur babies.

Our Comfortable Office

Quality Care in a Warm Environment

At Colorado Tongue Tie, your comfort is one of our top priorities. We want you and your family to feel welcome and at ease in our office, so we offer amenities to ensure that your visit with us is a positive experience. Our refreshment center includes a coffee bar and bottled water to keep you hydrated in the waiting room. We also have tranquil breastfeeding rooms for mothers, so you can try nursing immediately after your baby’s treatment. This keeps you and your little one comfortable, and allows our team to immediately measure the effectiveness of treatment.

Hear What Our Patients Are Saying

Ashley Elizabeth

"Wow! What an amazing place! We drove 2 hours to have our 5 month old daughter’s lip tie released because we heard such great things. It was all true! Dr. Jesse and his staff were extremely professional and beyond helpful. They are clearly experts in ties and made us feel very comfortable, answered all of our questions, and took their time. We came to find out our daughter also had a tongue tie. They also squeezed in our 2.5 year old who didn’t have an appointment because we wondered if she had the same problem, sure enough, she did. The procedure for our infant was quick, and I was able to nurse her right after. We’re going to follow up for our 2.5 year old. After care instructions were very clear, and Dr. Jesse even called that night to check on our baby. We couldn’t be more impressed!"

Brooklyn C.

"Dr. Jesse was nothing short of amazing! He was so kind, gentle and understanding. He answered every question and concern we had very thoroughly with great knowledge about lip and tongue ties. We traveled 4 hours each way to be under his care and it was worth it. Our family highly recommends Dr. Jesse and his very caring staff."

Jamie h.

"I am so happy we followed recommendations and use Dr Jesse and the amazing team. They were amazing using laser technology for my son’s numerous oral tie releases when he was just weeks old. The whole team does such a great job of making my son and our whole family welcome, and calm, and prepared. I wish they could be my dentist as an adult!"

Sarah h.

"Dr. Jesse and the staff are amazing! My sweet 6 week old just had her tongue and lip tie repaired and they were so great! I’m glad I found them on the tongue and liptie support network because they were totally worth the drive!"

Jodie R.

"Brought my 11 week old son in for a tongue and lip tie release we thought had been corrected by an ENT when he was just five days old, turns out it wasn’t! This place is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone. Kind and caring staff. Clean office. Amazing follow up and they were even able to get us in quickly since we are heading to day care in a couple weeks. The doctor even provided his cell phone number in case we need him over the Christmas holiday. Incredible! This place was wonderful!"

Andrew L.

"This place is outstanding for all the important reasons. The entire staff is 100% focused on you during your time in the office. All of them!! I’ve never experience that level of service. They really listen to where you are at, have amazing fancy equipment to check your kid out, and make sure parents and children are comfortable. And most importantly, they do a great job. I was in the room for my sons tongue/lip laser procedure and they were done in 2-3 minutes tops. He recovered without much pain at all and we’ve been sleeping well ever since. Can’t recommend them enough."

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I want my patients to feel like they’ve found answers.

- Dr. Jesse

Get in Touch

At Colorado Tongue Tie, our compassionate team loves meeting new patients, and we would feel honored to be a part of your journey. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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