Our General Dental Team
Our Lakewood dental team will go above and beyond to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel a positive energy and experience a high-quality team of people dedicated to making sure you have a great experience.
Cathy A. Fermelia, DDS
For Dr. Cathy Fermelia, dentistry is more than just treating teeth; it’s about treating patients like family. Her passion for dentistry and for helping others is something that has driven Dr. Fermelia to giving her patients first-class care in every way.
Dr. Fermelia graduated from Creighton University in 1981 with a degree in mathematics, and then earned her dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1985. After graduating, she worked at the Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital, and a rehabilitation center at Oklahoma Medical Center. From her time at the Oklahoma Medical Center, Dr. Fermelia is qualified and experienced in treating young children and elderly patients. Since her graduation and residency, Dr. Fermelia has continued her education by attending continuing education courses and receiving training in endodontics, orthodontics, implants, and dental laser use.
In 1991, she bought her practice in Lakewood, Colorado, and has been the recipient of the Spectrum Award for Customer Service, has won the Award from North America Center for Dentistry, and has been named one of America’s Best Dentists. Dr. Fermelia is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metro Denver Dental Society.
Dr. Fermelia has been married to her husband since 1986. She and her husband have two adult children, a son in engineering and a daughter in medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Fermelia enjoys running, skiing, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and learning trivia. She and her husband also enjoy taking yearly motorcycle trips together.
Rick E. Martin, DDS
Dr. Rick Martin believes that building relationships through dentistry is just as important as treating teeth.
It is very important to me to develop a genuine trust between patients and myself. I endeavor to treat everyone with respect, kindness, and understanding. I never make a treatment recommendation that I would not make for a member of my own family.
A successful result can be achieved for all involved by learning each person’s unique concerns, wants, and needs. I want more than a passing interaction with patients; I want to know people and expect friendships to develop with my patients.
My underlying philosophy is the more educated people become about the special conditions within their own bodies, the more able they are to maintain their health.
Dr. Martin has quite the unique background! Originally from Alaska, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. After teaching for a few years, he completed a Master of Science degree in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, also from the University of Idaho. While working on his master’s degree, Dr. Martin met a program alumnus who went on to become a dentist. After learning more about the dental field, he shadowed the dentist for two weeks; he applied to dental school shortly after that. Dr. Martin graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska in 2001; the rest is history!
When he is out of the office, he can be regularly found mountain or road biking. Fun Fact: he once biked 148 miles in a span of 24 hours! He also enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with his Fiancé Lindsey, son Francis, and 2 pups – Mowgli and Denali.
Peter Qui, DDS
Dr. Qui graduated from Marquette University in 1987 after which he finished a residency program in general dentistry two years later. Dr. Qui has served as President and Treasurer for the Colorado Academy of General Dentistry. In 1992, he earned a Fellowship award in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) which is an advanced study in post-graduate dentistry. He continues to work towards his Mastership award, signifying the pinnacle of post graduate education and training in general dentistry. When he’s not spending time in the office, Dr. Qui enjoys golf, scuba diving, and photography.