Meet the Doctors at Sugar Bugs Pediatric Dentistry
Dentists in Arvada
Dr. Tandi Donaldson
Dr. Tandi is a Colorado native who grew up in the Golden/Arvada area, attended Wheat Ridge High School, and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1995. In 2004, she graduated cum laude from dental school at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and, in 2006, she completed her Pediatric Residency at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, where she trained at Children’s and Texas Scottish Rite Hospitals. She received her degree of Master of Science in 2006 and became board certified in pediatric dentistry in 2007.
She started working as a dental assistant early on and worked in several capacities in different offices to complement her formal training. She brings that experience and knowledge to her own office. Her experiences resulted in the belief that each and every patient deserves the care she would give her own children. She and her team work to ensure every parent and child receives the quality care they deserve, and they believe that dental education promotes a lifetime of good dental oral health. Together they strive to establish a personal and positive dental experience for each and every family.
Dr. Tandi is an active member on the national level with the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry as well as Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. She is also local member of the Colorado Dental Association, Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.
In her free time, Dr. Tandi enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim, daughter Evelyn, and son Greyson. She also enjoys skiing and snowboarding, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Julie Vuong Taylor
Dr Julie grew up in Northern Virginia and completed her undergraduate study at the University of Virginia. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. She has always had a gift and love for children and completed her pediatric specialty training at the Children’s Hospital (now known as Children’s Hospital Colorado). She became board certified in pediatric dentistry in 2007.
Dr. Julie’s strong commitment to education and philosophy of treating every child as if they were her own has won her recognition from both her colleagues and the community. She was the recipient of the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3% on the national written board exam. Since 2008 to the current year, she has been voted annually by her peers as one of Colorado’s top pediatric dentists by 5280 magazine. Additionally, the office has been continuously voted by families as one of Colorado’s Top 5 pediatric dental offices by Colorado Parent magazine.
Dr. Julie is an active member in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Metro Denver Dental Society. She believes giving back to the community is important and participates in organizations that provide care to underserved children.
In her free time, Dr. Julie takes advantage of the Colorado sunshine by doing anything outdoors. She and her husband, Joe (a general dentist), and their two children, Presley and Jackson, enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, and traveling. Fun facts about Dr. Julie: she takes a jumping picture everywhere she goes and has a goal to run a half marathon in every state. Additionally, she loves corny jokes so if you have one, please share it with her!