Dr. Willden is a Colorado native who came to Montrose because she loves the outdoors and appreciates small town values. Dr. Willden was introduced to Montrose as a kid through family camping trips and family reunions. Following a clinical rotation in Gunnison, she knew she was destined to practice in the area.
Dr. Willden earned her B.A. in both International Affairs and Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2008. She earned her dental degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU) in 2015. Dr. Willden is committed to being a clinician of excellence. This is why she elected to enhance her training through a one-year General Practice Residency at CU. Dr. Willden's hospital-based residency provided her with advanced skills and training in oral surgery, root canals, implant placement and restoration, moderate sedation, dentures, and emergency medicine. Dr. Willden continues to gain clinical knowledge and skill through her commitment to continuing education and is proud to practice according to evidence-based principles.
Dr. Willden is passionate about building relationships with her patients. She is committed to tailoring treatment to each individual's needs and providing honest care in a safe, non-intimidating environment. Dr. Willden believes that the keys to success are trust, training, tenacity, and treating others with respect.
In her free time, Dr. Willden enjoys hiking and paddle boarding with her husband. Dr. Willden is an animal lover. She is especially fond of beagles.