Our compassionate team is here to promote oral health in a healing and comfortable environment.
Dr. Toan Chung, DDS
Dr. Toan Chung grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas and is the 10th of 11 children. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry after graduating from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Linguistics and a minor in Biology. He practiced family dentistry in Texas, then moved to Colorado Springs to enjoy all the excellent qualities it has to offer.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Chung has many hobbies and interests. He has a strong passion for music and plays the guitar, bass, drums, piano, and cello. He also enjoys building guitars, refinishing furniture, and modifying cars. Dr. Chung participates in Team World Vision as both a runner and a sponsor to support global humanitarian efforts. Dr. Chung and his wife enjoy spending time with their two children.
Dr. Chung serves on the board of the Colorado Springs Dental Society and is an active member of the American Dental Association and Colorado Dental Association. He has been voted a Colorado Springs Top Dentist since 2018.
Dr. Rahul Batra, DDS
Dr. Rahul Batra grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and has one brother. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in Economics. He completed his residency program at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where he further advanced his dental techniques and utilized cutting-edge technology to optimize patient treatment.
Dr. Batra and his wife enjoy hiking, skiing, playing tennis, watching movies, and cheering on Husker football! He loves all that Colorado offers for outdoor adventures.
Dr. Batra is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Erin Bates, DDS
Dr. Erin Bates was born and raised in Jefferson City, Missouri. After graduating with honors from the University of Missouri, she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Colorado-Denver and has practiced dentistry in Missouri and Virginia for several years. She has gained valuable skills that furthered her use of technology to provide excellent patient care. She is currently pursuing a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and is an active member of various local and state dental societies.
Dr. Bates enjoys running, singing, and traveling with her husband. Dr. Bates has a passion for volunteering in community dental clinics both domestically and abroad. She is excited to be serving the Colorado Springs community with the Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics team!
Dr. Isaac Chung, DMD
Dr. Isaac Chung grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and is the youngest of eleven children. He obtained his B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University in sunny Palo Alto, California. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania as a Dean’s Scholar, where he received his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry with multiple honors. He continued his training at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a rigorous orthodontics residency. This specialized training provided Dr. Isaac with the knowledge and clinical skills needed to provide his patients with beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.
Dr. Isaac is proud to call Colorado his home, where he continues to enjoy the beautiful mountains, some of the greatest snowboarding conditions in the world, and most importantly, proximity to his family. Dr. Isaac enjoys staying active playing basketball, snowboarding, rock climbing, and running marathons. He is also an avid Stanford football fan. Dr. Isaac and his wife have a daughter and an energetic dog. They enjoy cooking, baking, and going on outdoor adventures as a family.
Dr. Isaac serves on the Dental Advisory Board for Project Worthmore, a Colorado-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide empowering programs and services to foster community, self-sufficiency, and increase the quality of life among Denver-area refugees. Dr. Isaac is also an active member of the Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Metro Denver Dental Society.
Tammy – Dental Hygienist
Tammy is originally from the South. Having grown up in a military family and being a military spouse, she has lived in many different cities. She is happy to now call Colorado Springs her home, where she earned her degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children, reading, and attending her children’s extracurricular activities. Tammy loves taking care of all patients and looks forward to being your partner in achieving excellent oral health here at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics!
Sharona – Dental Hygienist
Sharona is originally from Guam. She served in the Air Force as an optometric technician before becoming a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children visiting new places, exploring new restaurants, and trying new recipes. Sharona loves helping patients achieve a healthy smile that they are proud of. She makes sure each patient experiences the compassionate care that we provide here at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics!
Dianna – Dental Hygienist
Dianna is from New Mexico. She has been in dentistry for 20 years, starting as a dental assistant and then completing her training as a dental hygienist. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, Orangetheory workouts & learning more about nutrition. She enjoys hiking and would like to check off as many 14ers as possible. She prides herself on building lifelong trusting relationships with all of her patients at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics!
Gretel – Patient Coordinator
Gretel came to Colorado Springs from Miami, Florida. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog. Gretel loves to travel, go to the gym, go hiking, and watch movies. She has over five years of dental experience, which she brings to delivering an excellent patient experience at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics.
Keelie – Patient Coordinator
Keelie grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended the University of Central Arkansas. She and her husband lived in New York for a year before moving to Colorado Springs. She enjoys hiking with their fur baby and finding new adventures around Colorado. She plans to begin dental assistant training. She strives to provide the best care to all patients at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics.
Sheridan – Patient Coordinator
Sheridan is from Montana and the beautiful Colorado mountains help her feel at home here too. She completed her dental assisting certificate, then found that she loves helping patients feel comfortable and confident as a patient coordinator. She enjoys cooking, trying new foods, and keeping up with her energetic daughter. She always has a warm and friendly smile for everyone that comes in at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics!
Delaney – Patient Coordinator
Delaney is a proud Colorado native. She completed her dental assisting certificate and then found her passion helping patients as a patient coordinator. She enjoys spending time with her fur babies and family, traveling and discovering new adventures. Her goal is to provide the best patient experience possible here at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics!
Bobbie – Dental Assistant
Bobbie is a southern gal at heart, coming to Colorado from South Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her four-legged friends and spending time motorcycle riding and hiking with her fiancé. Bobbie completed her training through PIMA and looks forward to helping all patients at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics.
Candace – Dental Assistant
Candace is originally from Detroit, Michigan (Go Wings!). She was drawn to the artistry and crafstmanship of dentistry which led her to complete dental assistant training. She enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, attending concerts and hockey games, baking, and amateur photography. She loves helping all of our patients achieve their best oral health here at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics!
Alyssa – Dental Assistant
Alyssa is from Yuma, Arizona. She moved to beautiful Colorado because her husband serves in the military. Her interest in everything related to teeth led her to become a dental assistant. She, her husband, and two kids like hiking and traveling to new places together. Alyssa enjoys helping all patients at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics.
Karen – Dental Assistant
Karen is from Honduras and has been in Colorado Springs for more than 16 years. She enjoys camping, comedy clubs and mountain biking with her husband. She is currently studying to become a dental hygienist. Karen takes pride in helping all patients at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics.
Connie – Operations Director
Connie grew up in New Jersey. She earned her B.S.F.S in Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University then completed her Ph.D. in Public Health Informatics at Columbia University. Connie has implemented city-wide efforts to promote preventative care and to improve patient outcomes. She brings this experience to promote excellent oral health at Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics.
The Apple Grove Dental and Orthodontics family is here to take care of you and your family!
About our Community Support Efforts
At Apple Grove Dental, we consider it a privilege to serve our wonderful Colorado Springs community. We support local programs including school initiatives and food banks as well as international efforts to provide clean water, necessities, and medical supplies to underserved areas.
We support World Vision, the world’s largest Christian humanitarian organization that serves poverty-stricken and oppressed children, families, and communities in over 100 countries. Each year, we also participate and run in Team World Vision to provide clean water across Africa.
Drs. Toan and Isaac Chung have experienced first hand the impact of World Vision’s life-changing efforts. Their family was rescued by World Vision from the South China Sea when they fled Vietnam as boat people.