Dr. David A. Edlund

Proudly Serving the Denver Metro area and surrounding areas

Welcome to Hampden Dental Care, where we have provided quality, comprehensive dental care since 1982. Dr. David Edlund is proud to offer a full range of dentistry in Lakewood, Colorado, and we are happy to also welcome patients from the Denver-metro area, including the surrounding cities of Wheat Ridge, Aurora, Arvada, Littleton, and Englewood, Colorado. We are committed to providing the best possible service by going the extra mile to treat your needs and by utilizing cutting-edge techniques such as CEREC same-day dentistry, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, and LANAP® laser treatment. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about us and schedule your appointment with our experienced and skilled dentist.

His passion for dentistry is evident in that his office offers state-of-the-art dental care, utilizing 3D digital imaging, digital 2D radiography, Nd-YAG laser periodontal therapy and Zeiss microscopy, as well as CAD-CAM dentistry. Dr. Edlund was the first Denver area dentist to complete LASER certification (2005) using the patented LANAP procedure for treating gum disease. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implants and a graduate of the Misch International Institute of Implants.

Dr. Edlund is the program director and instructor for Dental Careers of Colorado LLC, an educational entity focused on providing students the latest in dental technology. He also works for Planmeca Corporation and Henry Schein Corp as a consultant in the area of 3D digital radiography, teaching other doctors how to implement this technology into their practice.

Dr. David Edlund was invited to join the acclaimed MIT imaging lab in August 2015. He is part of a six-member team focusing on developing new, high-speed imaging systems. Dr. Edlund has completed a number of post-graduate courses at MIT, including “Mastering Innovation and Design Thinking,” “Additive Manufacturing,” “Advances In Imaging”, “High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis”, “The Invention Process” and “Computational Photography.”

Dr Edlund co-invented an apparatus for the illumination and transillumination of oral structures using infrared light. This device was tested in his office with two MIT researchers. It does not use harmful radiation, only light energy.

Dr. Edlund was also instrumental in helping Formlabs develop and test the Dental SG resin used to fabricate dental surgical guides. He worked with Formlabs testing the Dental SG resin using the latest stereolithographic 3D printer (Form2). He is currently working part-time as a Clinical Collaborator and researcher for MIT. His current research interests are in the area of high-speed imaging using non-ionizing radiation and utilizing 3D Stereolithographic Printed devices for guided surgery.


Yauney, G., K. Angelino, D. Edlund, and P. Shah, Convolutional neural network for combined classification of fluorescent biomarkers and expert annotations using white light images. 17th annual IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, 2017.

Angelino, K., P. Shah, D.A. Edlund, M. Mohit, and G. Yauney, Clinical validation and assessment of a modular fluorescent imaging system and algorithm for rapid detection and quantification of dental plaque. BMC Oral Health, 2017. 17(1): p. 162.

Angelino, K., D.A. Edlund, and P. Shah, Near-Infrared imaging for detecting caries and structural deformities in teeth. IEEE J Transl Eng Health Med, 2017. 5: p. 2300107.

Angelino, K., D. Edlund, G. Bhatia, S. Wu, and P. Shah, Near-infrared transillumination guides administration of dental 2D radiography and CBCT imaging. 17th annual IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, 2017.

Dr. Cassidy Mennen

Dr. Cassidy Mennen hails from a small town in rural Pennsylvania. She attended the University of
Pittsburgh where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in chemistry,
graduating summa cum laude in 3 years. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of
Dental Medicine earning her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. She chose the dental field as she found
it was the perfect way to combine her love of science and art. 

During Dental School she was awarded the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and
commissioned into the United States Air Force after graduation. She was selected to attend the
Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
While there, she received advanced training in many complex dental procedures including; crown
and bridge, 3-D imaging, 3-D same day crowns, dental implants, bone grafts, sinus augmentation,
root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, intravenous sedation, and sleep apnea.

Dr. Mennen has completed a wealth of Continuing Education including the rigorous fellowship
from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi course 2022-2023; Wherle Implant
Immersion Course 2023; Gide Surgical Soft Tissue Master Course: PHAST Start Training by
Fotona, Solea Laser Certified 2023; Dawson Academy Mini Residency 2024
Dr. Mennen served at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama for 4 years. She was then selected to be
the Chief of Dental Services for Buckey Air Force Base in Colorado where she led a team of 5
dentists, 15 assistants and 2 lab technicians serving 4000 active duty personnel for 4 years. She
received the Air Force Commendation Medal and Meritorious Service Medal for her efforts. 

Dr. Mennen and her family, including her husband Doug and 2 young girls, Shae and Signy, fell in
love with Colorado and decided to make Denver their home. She is an avid runner, qualifying for
the Boston Marathon 3 times. She also enjoys spending time on the slopes both snowboarding
and skiing, and is halfway done with her conquest to climb all of Colorado’s 14ers.

Dr. Mennen enjoys working at Hampden Dental Care as we focus on providing high quality care
and treating our patients as we would our own family.