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Dr. Steven Carlson - Mountain Vista Dental, Colorado Springs

Dr. Steven Carlson

Steven W. Carlson, D.D.S. 


Dr. Carlson was born and raised in Colorado Springs, making him a native to the area.


Dr. Carlson attended Talbott Elementary and Watson Junior High, graduating from Widefield High School, just south of Colorado Springs. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a BS in Business Finance. After spending the next three years working for a Wall Street firm as a manager in their Denver office, he attended the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, graduating with a Doctorate in Dental Science degree in 2001.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Carlson is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association and the Seattle Study Club of Southern Colorado.


Dr. Carlson is married with two children and considers his family his greatest accomplishment. He is very active in his church, First United Methodist. He loves all aspects of home remodeling and construction, enjoys fly fishing and is involved in high performance driving at the various Colorado road course tracks.

Dr. Adrian LePendu - Mountain Vista Dental, Colorado Springs

Dr. Adrian LePendu

Adrian LePendu, D.D.S.

Background and Education

Adrian LePendu started into the dental field at the age of 17 as a dental assistant in the Army Reserves. This confirmed his love of dentistry and he continued to The University of the Pacific on a US Navy scholarship, where he was inducted into the Tau Kappa Omega Honor Society. After graduating, he served in the Navy for three years. In the Navy, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, and then he was the solo dentist on the forward deployed USS Harpers-Ferry, based out of Sasebo, Japan. His favorite part of the Navy was providing the troops with the care they deserve and the opportunity to provide dental care in impoverished areas of the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia.


Dr. LePendu is married to Christine, a wonderful hometown girl of Manitou Springs and a long time patient of Dr. Carlson and Dr. Ley. He and his wife enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Colorado by skiing and snowboarding, biking, hiking and climbing. He also enjoys volleyball, home improvement, motorcycles, and working on his ’68 VW.



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