About Us

At Durango Kids Pediatric Dentistry, our team work to provide the best dental care for your child.  We hope your experience is fun, enlightening, and comfortable. Our staff are highly trained in behavior management, special needs, and sedation dentistry to facilitate a safe and enjoyable learning environment. Together, we will build a positive and healthy relationship with your dentist and your smile!

Meet Dr. Angela Pinkerton, DMD

Dr. Angela Pinkerton was raised in small town Kentucky and started her career in dentistry after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2000 by serving in the United States Navy.  As a naval officer, she cared for active duty and family members in Norfolk Virginia, mainland Japan, Soeul Korea, and Okinawa.  She also received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2001 and completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University and Riley Whitcomb Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis in 2004 during her time in the service.

With three children and a yearning to be rooted in a community, Dr. Pinkerton separated from the military.  Having the ability to choose anywhere in the United States to live, she chose Durango to be her family's new home.  Beautiful mountains, historic value, a river to kayak, and amazing community members in Durango are hard to resist!

Dr. Pinkerton associated with Dr. Larry Suazo and Dr. Doug Holmes under Animas Pediatric Dental Group and in 2012, she purchased the Durango office from the parent company to establish Durango Kids Pediatric Dentistry.

Like most Durangotangs, Dr. Pinkerton enjoys four seasons of outdoor activities; whether it is skiing at Purgatory, music festivals in Telluride, art galleries in town, or floating the Animas River.  She is very active in the Colorado Dental Association and was the San Juan Basin Dental Society President for 3 years.

Meet Dr. Edie Weststeyn, DDS

Dr. Edie Weststeyn

Dr. Edith Weststeyn was born and raised in Farmington, NM.  Upon graduating from Piedra Vista High School she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico in 2010.  She worked in Albuquerque for 3 years as a dental hygienist before moving to Kansas City, MO where she went to dental school.  Upon graduating from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2017, Dr. Edie served as part of the National Health Service corps providing dental care to underserved patients in Lexington, MO.  She is currently completing her 2 year pediatric residency program at the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital in Ohio.

She is happily married to her husband Justin and together they have a 2 year old son, Bennett, and two miniature australian shepherds Harvey and Quinn. They are expecting a second baby in March 2022 and are elated to add to their family. Together, as a family, they enjoy being outdoors, riding bicycles, going for runs, and finding new local restaurants to try.  While Dr. Edie has loved her time in the midwest, her heart has always been in the southwest and she is excited to return home.  

When thinking about moving back to the area the things she is most excited about include being closer to family again, going to Navajo lake in the summer, and of course being a season pass holder at Purgatory mountain.  

She is anxious to move to Durango, dust off her snowboard and fishing poles and serve the dental needs of children from a community she knows and loves. Dr. Edie will join the practice in late summer 2022!