Dr. Kenneth Pollary – General Dentist
Dr. Pollary has owned the practice for 9 years. He gained his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He then continued onto the University of Michigan School of dentistry, which has been consistently rated one of the top 10 schools, and graduated in 2007. He has served as President of the Pikes Peak Study Club, and stays active in the American Dental Association (ADA) and Colorado Springs Dental Society. He continues his education yearly at the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention. He has also completed the Biomet 3i Implant Synergy Training Program, and the Dawson Academy Functional Occlusion course. Dr. Pollary thoroughly enjoys health care and working with his hands. He also enjoys improving smiles and giving patients the ability to eat the foods they love! Dr. Pollary strives for patient comfort and making them feel welcome. He spends quality time with his patients and gives them the best recommendations that will help preserve their oral health care long-term. He is fluent in both English and Spanish allowing him to be able to accommodate to each of our patient’s needs. Dr. Pollary is married to his beautiful wife Amy, and they have three kids. When he’s not in the office he enjoys skiing, camping, mountain biking, and watching sports.
Meet Our Team
Valentina Acosta – Receptionist
Valentina has been with the practice since May of 2017. Valentina is fluent in English and Spanish, and able to assist a larger demographic of patients, making scheduling appointments at our office a breeze! What she loves most about working at Pollary Family Dentistry is that the staff is like family and we treat the patients with the utmost quality and respect. Valentina is Colombian, but was raised in Miami, FL. She moved to Colorado Springs 2 years ago and loves it. Valentina is a senior in college studying for Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies. Valentina has, 2 cats, and 1 dog. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and star gazing.
Ashley Dawn Hayworth – Dental Assistant
Ashley has been with the practice for 7 years. She graduated from Remmington College in Nashville, TN, with a 4.0 and perfect attendance in 2010. Ashley focuses on giving excellent patient care. She enjoys working at Pollary Family Dentistry because Dr. Pollary is the best boss and a fantastic dentist. She takes comfort in working for someone who performs great dentistry and patient care. She loves showing up to work knowing she is making a difference in our patients lives. She enjoys working with her hands, and sharing her life with coworkers “Pollary Family Dentistry is a pretty cool place!” Ashley has been married to her awesome husband Justin for 8 years and they have a son named Bryson who just turned one year old! Their family also consists of 2 blue healers named Dixie and Dickie. When not at work you can find Ashley and her family hiking or doing anything outdoors.
Gina Ekstrom – Registered Dental Hygienist
Gina has enjoyed being a dental hygienist for over 23 years. Her hygiene training was at Pueblo Community College, where she also earned an associate degree in applied sciences. She loves being a mom to her twin girls who are her number-one priority in life. She is originally from Alberta, Canada, but has lived in Colorado Springs since 1992. She enjoys beach vacations, hiking, cooking, being outdoors, traveling, listening to music, and dancing.
Jessica Whitaker – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jessica has been with the practice for 5 years. She graduated from Amarillo College in Amarillo, TX, in 2004. Jessica enjoys helping patients overcome their dental fears with her gentle touch. She thoroughly enjoys working at Pollary Family Dentistry because of the great team that we have, and the wonderful patients that she has been able to create friendships with. Jessica has been married to her outstanding husband Lanny for 13 years, and have been blessed with their sons Calvin and Henry. Their family also consists of one cat named Barley. When Jessica is not at work she enjoys spending quality time with her family, camping, and going on walks.