Erie Business Spotlight - May 2019
Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
On Highway 7 next to Anthem Ranch3200 Village Vista Dr., Suite 110, Erie
1. Tell us about your business.
At Hardy Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Erie, we are committed to providing comprehensive pediatric dental care, along with child and adult orthodontic services. We are both board-certified specialists in our respective fields. Dr. Nam Hardy is our pediatric dentist and Dr. TC Hardy is our orthodontist. Only a little over 50% of pediatric and orthodontic specialists can say they are board certified.
We know you will love our doctors and walk away with a smile on your face. Our wonderful doctors aren't the only things you'll love about your time in our office! Dr. Nam is currently the only pediatric dentist in the Northern Colorado area providing laser dentistry for both your gums and your teeth! This means a lot of your fillings can be done without shots or drills, the two things your child doesn’t like! This makes for a truly amazing experience.
2. When, why and how did you start your business?
We started in the summer of 2016. Dr. TC Hardy was born and raised in Colorado. His great grandfather was actually an oral surgeon in Denver during the early 1900s, so dentistry and Colorado are in his blood. It was easy enough to convince his wife, Dr. Nam, to come out this way from the East Coast! As so many people agree, there is nothing like Colorado! We chose Erie because we love the small-town community. Erie also allows us to be close to so many of Colorado’s great activities from Downtown Denver to Boulder to the mountains and more! We are proud to be Erie’s first pediatric dentist.
3. Give us an example of a time you went above and beyond to provide good customer service.
Hardy Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics really is about our whole team as there is so, so, so much more to an office than just the doctors. This is true for just about any pediatric dental office, but it really is something that makes this setting unique. Dentistry can be a very scary thing for a little one, especially when they have had tough experiences in the past. It makes our staff feel amazing to have a nervous child come in and leave with a smile because we spent the time and have the knowledge to make their experience a positive one. We want to set all of our patents up for a lifetime of successful oral health because that is really what it is all about.
4. Give us an example of a time an Erie-based business went above and beyond to provide YOU with good customer service.
It is not an Erie-based company exactly…. But we really have to give a shout out to all the staff at the Erie Chamber. They have been so incredibly welcoming and supportive we don’t know what we would do without them. They go above and beyond to help us get set up at events and to make sure all the countless events they do are second to none. We are so proud to be a part of the Chamber!!!
5. Where is your favorite place to eat in Erie?
You will probably see the doctors at the Lazy Dog often. The food and atmosphere are great! The staff is always friendly. There is also a great Mexican restaurant, Si Senor. Sakura Sushi and INJOY are great restaurants as well. We have a really fun enjoyable strip down on the south side of Erie that we hope people have been able to visit. It is our home away from home.
6. Tell us about a chamber event you enjoyed and found memorable-and why.
Obviously, we are a little biased. We are in a building with Larkridge Family Dentistry, Farmers Insurance, and Vista Animal Hospital. For our ribbon cutting, we brought out all the stops! We had food trucks, activity tables, an air castle and carnival games for the neighborhood. It was a really fun time with amazing support from the chamber.
7. What do you do in your free time?
We are big on family time, with two young boys at home they keep us busy! We love going to parks. Our oldest boy could spend hours on a slide. We also love biking and exploring nearby trails. Grandparents and cousins are not too far off in the Castle Rock and Colorado Springs areas and are frequent visitors.