About Us 2017-09-21T17:56:35+00:00

About Us

Dental’s Dental ER Since 2007

Treating Dental Emergencies 365 Days a Year.  We are the Denver toothache care providers  after hours, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

We have a licensed, experienced emergency dentist waiting for you when you need dental care the most; walk-in emergencies are welcome. Call us or come in if you have a toothache! We can provide fillings, crowns, extractions, repair of dentures and other services.

We are a non-franchise ER Dental Clinic owned and operated by Dr. Kate Hakala, D.D.S.. She also has a traditional practice, Hakala Family Dentistry.

Dental 911 dentists are all licensed by the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners. (http://www.dora.state.co.us/Dental/).

We are graduates of University of Colorado, Marquette, University of Michigan, University of Florida, Indiana University, Toronto, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. All of our dentists have a D.D.S. or D.M.D.


3 of our dentists each have been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. One is a part-time faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry Medicine, and another has advanced training as a general dentist for extractions,  and is comfortable extracting any teeth, even impacted wisdom teeth.

We are experts at treating toothaches, broken teeth, and abscesses.

Our dentists can repair dentures, usually in 1 visit. We can do root canal treatments, extractions, repair fractured teeth, re-cement permanent and temporary crowns, place fillings, and stabilize teeth that have been knocked loose.  All are caring, gentle and thorough,  and will review the various options that may be possible for treating your dental emergency.

Most dental emergencies can be stabilized to reduce pain and improve eating and appearance without having the final treatment done.  We can prescribe antibiotics and pain medications for infections, start root canals, provide temporary crowns and fillings, and even provide temporary bridges and partials (sometimes called “flippers”) to hide a broken or missing tooth for a special occasion.

We’re your go-to Weekend Dentist or Holiday Dentist when you need relief!

We are available to talk to you 7 days a week and holidays during our office hours! Our Dental 911 Emergency Dentists are here to help you during hours that fit your busy schedule.

Our Dentists

Dr. Kate Hakala

Dr. Kate Hakala graduated Cum Laude from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 1989. Prior to that, she received a BS in dental hygiene, also from CU, and currently she is at the school part-time, supervising students in the clinic.

Dr. Kate grew up in east Denver, the oldest of 7 children. Her father, Dr. Joe has been a dentist since 1960 and still pops into the office several times a week to repair dentures and visit with patients. Dr. Kate feels fortunate to be able to practice with him.
She and her husband have 2 kids and have hosted several exchange students. They enjoy skiing and also like to hike with the family dog, Indy.

If you visit Dental 911, you may notice a funny red vehicle on the front patio of the office building. This is Dr. Kate’s “ELF”, which is a solar-powered electric tricycle. The ELF has a passenger seat, a trunk for storage, brake lights and turn signals, and can reach speeds up to 25 MPH. Best of all, it does produces zero emissions.

Dr. David Gryzick

I did a general practice residency at Muhlenberg Hospital in Bethlehem, PA and an oral surgery fellowship at University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. This education plus 22 years in private practice leave me prepared to handle most dental emergencies! And I have seen a wide scope of emergencies in my 8 years at Dental 911!

Dr. Parminder Dulay

Dr. Parminder was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She completed her D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan in 2014 and then moved to Denver to complete her general practice residency. Dr. Parminder received additional training in treating dental emergencies and oral surgery during her residency at Denver Health. She looks forward to providing you with an excellent dental experience.

Dr. Daniel Valicevic

A native of metropolitan Detroit, Daniel attended Michigan State, then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He completed a General Practice Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

Our Dentist Assistants


Kika is one of our experienced dental assistants. Originally from Kosovo, she now lives in Denver with her husband and 2 college-age children. Her daughter is a business student at UCD and her son is attending UCCS on a basketball scholarship.


Susan is one of our dental assistants and she has many years of experience in the dental field. Originally from Ohio, Susan enjoys living in central Denver with her 2 cats.