At Water Valley Dental, our mission is to provide phenomenal high quality dental care in an environment that inspires both our patients and our team to love their time at the practice. We promise to treat you with honesty and integrity like you are a part of our family.
As a genuine, caring team of humans who aim to make dental visits refreshing and all-inclusive, we’re constantly inspired by the growing community of Water Valley, and we love serving the families that comprise it. Whether your little one’s first tooth has just popped up or you’re an empty nester with the freedom to improve your grin, we’re honored to help you celebrate great oral care habits and create lasting friendships along the way.
Here, we embrace patient curiosity and an enthusiasm for learning. Conservative by nature, our goal is to keep your dental treatments minimally-invasive and insightful! We’ll equip you with the knowledge and encouragement you need for a thriving bite, so you can always feel confident you’re making the best choices for your smile. If you’re looking for honest, compassionate family dental care, Dr. Danny Banks and Dr. Amy Banks can’t wait to meet you!
Yes, we love dentistry. But what really gets us excited is the opportunity to give back. Along with his two brothers, Dr. Danny was raised by a single mother. She decided that the best chance they had as a family was for her to get an education. Dr. Danny saw first hand how hard it was for her to balance all the responsibilities of a single parent with being a full time student. That's why we've partnered with Project Self Sufficiency to create the “20 For Hope” scholarship to help bring the power of education to single parent families. For every 20 new patients we see, Water Valley Dental will donate a scholarship that helps single parents achieve their goals of having a career. The scholarship will go to the foundations necessary to stabilize the families. This includes housing, child care, transportation, bills, and more to allow single parents to focus on achieving their career goals.
Growing up surrounded by Colorado’s diverse outdoor glory, Dr. Danny Banks is passionate about providing family dental care for his home state. His excitement for dentistry was first sparked in middle school by his mom, who was a hygienist. With his hands-on, entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to help others succeed in their health, it was clear that dentistry was a natural fit.
Dr. Danny attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Denver, where he earned his DDS and met the love of his life, Dr. Amy. After dental school, a brand new adventure was ignited. Dr. Danny began restoring smiles as an Army dentist for 5 years, and was stationed in Kentucky and Washington State. Throughout years of traveling, Dr. Danny and Dr. Amy always knew they would make their way back to home sweet home: Colorado.
As an avid adventure enthusiast, you can catch Dr. Danny hiking, snowboarding, exploring new food spots, soaking up mountain landscapes, and being near the water (usually lakes, because of his unrealistic fear and love of sharks).
Dr. Danny’s favorite part about dentistry is bringing back confident smiles, and he’ll always place your wellbeing at the forefront of his care. He couldn’t be more thrilled to meet you!
Dr. Amy grew up in Colorado Springs near the Garden of the Gods. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, and graduated with her DDS from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Denver (where she met Dr. Danny!). After dental school, Dr. Amy finished a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Seattle, Washington. She then spent several years as a general dentist in both the public health and private practice sectors before deciding to specialize as a pediatric dentist.
Dr. Amy matched to her top choice pediatric dental residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where she spent the next 2 years training. In her last year at the program, she had the honor of serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Amy is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Outside of caring for her patient family, Dr. Amy loves spending time with Dr. Danny, their daughter, Emma, and pup, Keagan. You can find her exploring local food spots, enjoying time outdoors, going to live sporting events, and traveling.
Dr. Jacob Dunham grew up riding tractors and helping his dad on their family farm right here in Colorado. After spending his childhood in Wiley, Dr. Jacob attended Colorado State University (Go Rams!) where he graduated with a degree in soil and crop sciences (which he swears he uses every day in dentistry). Staying close to home, he went on to attend and graduate from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Dunham is seriously passionate about dentistry and providing exceptional care for his patients. Dr. Jacob is an elite Dawson Dentist, which means that he has dedicated many hours of continuing education learning how to care for patients at the highest clinical and ethical level. From cosmetic veneers to Invisalign to dental implants, Dr. Jacob uses the latest in dental techniques and technology to deliver exceptional outcomes for his patient’s specific needs. It is important to Dr. Jacob that each patient feels comfortable and cared for, prioritizing communication and patient experience above all else.
We’ve fostered a tight-knit team of helpers, encouragers, and go-getters who will always treat you like family. Our friendly crew will go the extra mile to ensure your stay is fun, inspiring, and comfortable, so every visit to our office feels like home. Our team would love to meet you and your family, so come by and say hello today!
There’s no doubt about it - ambiance matters. And this couldn’t be more true when it comes to dental offices. We believe a thoughtful, beautiful space invites opportunities for genuine connection and the freedom to simply sit-back. Our peaceful office features TVs, a refreshing beverage station, and comfy chairs — all to help you and your family feel relaxed and entertained throughout your stay!
At Water Valley Dental, we're excited to simplify dental trips by creating stress-free, upbeat patient experiences for you and your family. During each visit, our friendly team will greet you, check you in for your appointment, and will always be happy to answer any questions you may have. Next, our doctors will get to know you and design a personalized treatment plan based on your lifestyle and budget. Dr. Danny and Dr. Amy are always happy to provide you with honest and empathetic guidance, so you move forward with the utmost peace of mind.