Dr. Amy M. Riffel is a periodontist specializing in periodontal disease and dental implants. Dr. Riffel grew up in Burlington, Iowa. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration and pre-dental course work at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Riffel received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Iowa.
Immediately following dental school, Dr. Riffel completed a general practice residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with an emphasis on comprehensive dental treatment as well as advanced training in oral surgery and anesthesiology. Then, Dr. Riffel completed her Periodontics certificate and Masters of Science with a specialty in Oral Medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. Riffel is a Diplomate of the Board of Periodontology since 2013.
Dr. Riffel enjoys yoga, road biking, hiking, skiing, traveling, attending college sporting events, and spending time with family and friends.
1. Favorite sports team? Iowa Hawkeyes
2. Favorite color? Pink
3. Person, you admire the most, and why? My grandmother bc she was always so giving and generous in spite of coming from poverty.
4. Favorite prophy paste flavor? Peppermint
5. Dream bucket list trip location? Bora Bora
6. Favorite food? Thai
7. Why do you love dentistry? I love connecting with people and helping ease their anxieties about treatment.
8. Favorite thing to do on the weekend? Spending time with my husband and pups.
University of Iowa College of Dentistry (2008-2011) Periodontics Residency, Masters of Science
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2007-2008) General Practice Residency
University of Iowa College of Dentistry (2003-2007) Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Iowa (1999-2002) Bachelors of Business Administration
Southeastern Community College (1998-1999) Prerequisite Course Work
Periodontics of Cherry Creek, Associate Periodontist (April 2013-Present)
Mountainview Periodontics & Dental Implants, Associate Periodontist (April 2013-Present)
Summit Dental & Orthodontics, Associate Periodontist (April 2012-Present)
Aspen Periodontics, Associate Periodontist (July 2011-March 2013)
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Special Care Lab Monitor (August 2009-June 2011)
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Senior Lab Monitor (November 2006-May 2007)
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (2013)
Frank I. Molsberry Award for Excellence in Periodontics (2007)
University of Iowa Dean’s List (2001, 2002)
Citizens Scholarship Award (1999)
Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society (1999)
Southeastern Community College Dean’s List (1998, 1999)
Master’s Thesis: Osteoblast Aggregates Cultivated in a 3-Dimensional Culture Environment Rigorously Respond to Porphormonas Gingivalis Culture Supernatants
5280 Top Periodontist (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)
American Academy of Periodontology (2008-present)
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (2013-present)
American Dental Association (2003-present)
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (2008-2013)
American Student Dental Association (2003-2007)
Colorado Academy of Osseointegration (2014-present)
Colorado Dental Association (2011-present)
Colorado Springs Dental Association (2011-present)
Hispanic Dental Association (2003-2007)
International Team for Implantology (2013-present)
Metropolitan Denver Dental Society (2013-present)
Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists (2011-present)
Spear Study Club (2013-present)
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at the University of Iowa (1999-2001)
University of Iowa Alumni Association (2003-present)
Ronald McDonald House (2000-2001)
Geriatric Mobile Unit (2007)
KIND (Kids in Need of Dentistry) Clinic (2011-2012)
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (2012)
Interests and Hobbies
Yoga, road biking, hiking, skiing, traveling, attending college sporting events, spending time with family and friends.