David K. Walton, DDS, MS, PC
David Walton was raised in the Silicon Valley in Northern California. He grew up working for his father’s stained glass studio primarily beveling glass. Much of his recreational time was spent backpacking and camping in Yosemite and the Santa Cruz mountains as well as skiing in Lake Tahoe. He attended San Jose State University for his undergraduate work and completed a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Hong Kong. During his time there he became fluent in Cantonese.
Dave and his wife, Melissa, met while they were both in High School. They wrote to each other while he was away in Hong Kong and were married shortly after his return. Melissa started her own tutoring business, which helped put him through school. They have five children: Ashlyn, Sadie, Nate, Anna and Audrey. Dave loves spending time with his family, and particularly enjoys sharing his interests in the outdoors, reptiles, science and astronomy with them. He also enjoys playing the guitar, drawing, woodworking and trail running.
He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 2005, graduating with High Honors and was inducted into the OKU National Dental Honor Society. He accepted a scholarship from the U.S. Army and went into active-duty service upon graduating. He was accepted into the three-year U.S. Army Advanced Education in Periodontics Residency program located at Fort Gordon and at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. During this time he was trained in advanced surgical techniques for all aspects of periodontics as well as the most advanced techniques in placing dental implants. While in residency, he earned a Master’s of Science degree in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia. He graduated from both in 2008. Shortly after graduating, he achieved board certification by completing a series of written and oral examinations to attain diplomate status with the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Walton spent six years on active-duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He was assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia while in residency and then Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as the Chief of Periodontics. The military served as a forum to deliver the highest possible periodontal and implant care to our fine troops. After completing his time in the Army, Dr. Walton and his family moved to Fort Collins in 2011. They love being part of the community and are happy to have made it their home.
Dr. Walton has a passion for the field of periodontics and loves the one-on-one interaction with patients. He places the highest priority on quality of treatment and patient rapport.
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Board of Periodontology
- International Team for Implantology (ITI)
- American Dental Association
- Colorado Dental Association
- Larimer County Dental Association