Meet Our Specialized
Thank you for choosing us to restore your smile and save your natural teeth! Our patient-focused team is dedicated to providing you with a smooth and comfortable experience from the moment you walk in the door.
Creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere is important to us, too. Recognized locally as a best company to work for by the Colorado Springs Gazette and Colorado Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council, we’re proud of our team and can’t wait for you to meet them.
Dr. Bradley Ross, D.M.D, M.S.
Hometown: Harrisburg, IL
Undergraduate College/University: Southeastern Illinois College, Southern Illinois University (SIU)
Dental School: Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
Post-Graduate General Residency: Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1, Great Lakes Naval Station – Great Lakes, IL
Endodontic Specialty Residency: National Naval Medical Center Bethesda – Bethesda, MD
Military Service: Veteran – United States Navy Dental Corps
Military Service Locations: Great Lakes Naval Center – Great Lakes, IL; Marine Corps Air Station Miramar – San Diego, CA; Deployed with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Unit to Fallujah, Iraq; National Naval Medical Center – Bethesda, MD; Naval Station Newport Rhode Island – Newport, RI
Favorite thing to order from Starbucks: Grande iced soy latte with one Splenda
Most inspiring part of my job: When I’ve completed a root canal, and the patient looks at me and says, “Is that it?!”
Favorite weekend activity: Riding bikes downtown along the Santa Fe Trail and trying new restaurants with my family.
Favorite place to visit in Colorado: Skiing at Steamboat in the winter
Favorite chess opening: The London System
Favorite chess defenses: King’s Indian Defense and Sicilian Dragon
Dr. Bradley Robert Ross received his doctorate in dental medicine from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. While on active duty, he completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency with the US Navy at Naval Station Great Lakes in 2004.
Stationed with the US Marines in Miramar, California, and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, as a clinic director in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dr. Ross received specialty training and a Master of Science in health sciences from the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
After being recognized as the Navy’s top dental resident with the Chief-of-the-Dental-Corps award, Dr. Ross finished his Navy career in Newport, Rhode Island, where he served as the endodontic specialty advisor for the Naval Health Clinic New England.
Dr. Ross relocated to Colorado Springs in 2012 with his wife, Karen, and their two children, Alexandra and Garrett. He is a proud member of the USOC Volunteer Dental Program, and enjoys the active lifestyle that Colorado Springs allows. Along with hiking and skiing, Dr. Ross is an avid Broncos fan.
Dr. Julie Be, D.D.S.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Undergraduate University: University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS)
Dental School: University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine – Colorado Health Science Center
Endodontic Specialty Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio (UTHSCSA)
Military Affiliations: Mother of a United States Marine Corps Veteran
Top bucket list item: Travel to Scotland and Ireland
Most inspiring part of my job: Making root canal treatment a positive experience for my patients
My first paying job: Wrapping gifts at a boutique in the Broadmoor Resort
What I wanted to be when I grew up: A neurosurgeon
Favorite place to visit in Colorado: Ouray
Colorado Springs native Dr. Julie Be has worked in general dentistry and endodontics since 1995. She received her D.D.S. with honors from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where she was actively involved in research. From there, Dr. Be attended the endodontic program at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and received her certificate in endodontics.
Dr. Be earned her board certification and was named a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE) in 2017. Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Colorado Springs Dental Society.
Cherishing the mountains, Dr. Be enjoys traveling, running, hiking, camping, and doing anything outdoors.
Dr. Matthew B. Thompson, D.D.S.
Hometown: Spring, TX
Undergraduate College/University: Spring Hill College – Mobile, AL
Dental School: Texas A&M HSC Baylor College of Dentistry
Endodontic Specialty Residency: U.S. Army Dental Activity – Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA
Military Service or Affiliations: Veteran – United States Army Military Intelligence, US Army Dental Corps. Currently Serving in the Colorado Army National Guard Dental Corps
Military Service Locations: Fort Huachuca AZ; Fort Lewis WA; Fort Polk LA; Deployed to FOB Rustamiyah – Baghdad, Iraq; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Sam Houston, TX; Endodontics Residency at Fort Gordon GA; Fort Lee, VA
Top bucket list item: Become fluent in Spanish
Most inspiring part of my job: Having an anxious patient relax enough to fall asleep during the root canal treatment
My first paying job: Host at JoJo’s Restaurant and Bakery
Favorite place to visit in Colorado: Enjoy traveling to Buena Vista with my family
Favorite thing to do in and around town: Hiking with my son’s Cub Scout den or finding a new jogging path around my neighborhood
Following assignments as an Army officer in military intelligence, Dr. Mathew B. Thompson was accepted to the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry where he earned a D.D.S. in 2007. He completed the US Army’s endodontic residency at Fort Gordon in 2013 and joined Endodontic Specialists in 2016.
Dr. Thompson earned his board certification in 2019 and became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE). While in dental school, Dr. Thompson volunteered in the Dallas Big Brother Program, provided pro bono dental care to the local community earning the Annual Dental Student Award for Service, and served as class president.
Dr. Thompson loves mentoring general dentists interested in the field of endodontics and has given numerous lectures and presentations. He is published in both the Journal of the American Dental Association and the Journal of Endodontics.
Currently serving in the Colorado National Guard, Dr. Thompson enjoys outdoor activities with his wife, Alicia, and son, Caleb. He also spends time playing the piano, participating in church events, and playing with his two miniature schnauzers.
Dr. Bryan L. Horspool, D.D.S.
Hometown: Yucaipa, CA
Undergraduate University: Brigham Young University – Provo, UT
Dental School: University of Southern California School of Dentistry (USC)
Post-Graduate General Residency: Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 – Fort Sill, OK
Endodontic Specialty Residency: U.S. Army Dental Activity – Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA
Military Service: Veteran – United States Army Dental Corps; Currently Serving in the United States Army Reserves Dental Corps
Military Service Locations: Fort Sill – Lawton, OK; Fort Riley – Manhattan, KS; Deployed to Victory Base Complex – Baghdad, Iraq; Fort Gordon – Augusta, GA; Fort Eustis – Williamsburg, VA
Top bucket list item: To scuba dive in the Red Sea or Palau
Top book: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Most inspiring part of my job: Removing a small amount of suffering from someone’s life
My first paying job: At 14 years old I was a soccer referee.
Favorite place to visit in Colorado: The Great Sand Dunes National Park. It’s breathtaking!
Born and raised in southern California, Dr. Bryan L. Horspool received his D.D.S. from the University of Southern California School Of Dentistry in 2008.
After dental school, Dr. Horspool completed the one-year advanced education program at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. For the next three years, Dr. Horspool served as the 2nd BCT dentist for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, and deployed to Iraq in 2010.
Dr. Horspool completed the advanced endodontics program at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and received his certificate in endodontics in the summer of 2014. He remains affiliated with the United States Army by serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Southern Endo Study Group, and the American Association of Endodontists. Here in Colorado Springs, Dr. Horspool serves athletes as a proud member of the USOPC Volunteer Dental Program.
Outside of his professional career, Dr. Horspool enjoys spending time outdoors discovering Colorado with his wife, Jamie, and their four children.
Dr. Tyler Schuurmans, D.D.S., M.S.
Hometown: Madison, SD
Undergraduate University: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dental School: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Post-Graduate General Residency: Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1, Offutt Air Force Base – Omaha, NE
Endodontic Specialty Residency: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Military Service or Affiliations: Veteran – United States Air Force Dental Corps
Military Service Locations: Offutt Air Force Base – Omaha, NE; Kadena Air Base – Okinawa, Japan; Kirtland Air Force Base – Albuquerque, NM
Top bucket list item: A Colorado-style trifecta: snowboarding, playing golf, and heading to Coors Field for a Rockies game, all in the same day!
Favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs and Pueblo: In Colorado Springs, Shuga’s for the eclectic atmosphere, worldly menu and amazing customer service. In Pueblo, Sushi Garden, an awesome spot for an authentic bento-style traditional Japanese lunch, fondly reminding me of my time spent overseas in Okinawa Japan as a dentist for the US Air Force.
What I wanted to be when I grew up: Easy one! Starting shortstop for the New York Yankees (I’m a big Derek Jeter fan)
Favorite place to visit in Colorado: Ouray Hot Springs and the nearby “Million Dollar Highway” are awe-inspiring. I consider myself truly lucky to live within driving distance of such beautiful surroundings.
Favorite things to do in and around town: Walking to nearby parks to hit baseballs with my two young boys, exploring new hiking trails, biking around town, visiting the animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and grabbing a tasty cup of strong, black coffee (no cream!).
Born and raised in southeastern South Dakota, Dr. Tyler Schuurmans grew up around his dad’s small-town dental practice and earned his D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2009. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Air Force and completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Offutt Air Force Base.
While stationed at Kadena Air Force Base, Dr. Schuurmans practiced dentistry on the beautiful island of Okinawa, Japan. During his time overseas, Dr. Schuurmans completed an advanced general dentistry clinical preceptorship program and served as the executive officer for the 18th Medical Group, one of the largest outpatient medical facilities in the USAF medical service. Following six years of general dentistry practice, Dr. Schuurmans received his advanced specialty training certificate in endodontics and a Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota where he published his research thesis on utilizing MRI for tooth crack/fracture detection in the Journal of Endodontics. Having passed both his written and oral national board exams, he is board-eligible and on target to soon achieve diplomate status from the American Board of Endodontics.
Dr. Schuurmans is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Colorado Springs and Southeastern Colorado Dental Societies.
In his spare time, he enjoys comedy, photography, coffee, hiking, biking, snowboarding, scuba diving, cheering on his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers and traveling around the mountain west with his wife Alison and two young sons, Henrik and Louie.
Dr. Scott A. Johnson, D.M.D, M.S.
Hometown: Villa Park, CA
Undergraduate University: University of California, Riverside
Dental School: Oral Roberts University, School of Dentistry
Post-Graduate Fellowship: One Year Advanced Clinical Program in Endodontics, US Navy
Endodontic Residency: Baylor College of Dentistry
Military Service: Veteran – United States Navy Dental Corps
Military Service Locations: NTC – Orlando, FL; USS Yellowstone – AD41; Naval Station–Norfolk, VA; NAS–Dallas, TX; Marine Corps AGCC–29 Palms, CA
Top bucket list item: A four month cruise around the world
Favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs and Pueblo: Chick-Fil-A with my grandkids
Top book: What’s So Great About America by Dinesh D’Souza
My first paying job: I was a fanfare trumpet player at Disneyland
What I wanted to be when I grew up: A military pilot
Dr. Scott Johnson earned his dental degree from Oral Roberts University School of Dentistry in 1983. He then served in various capacities as a U.S. Navy Dental Officer on land and at sea during his 11 years of service. While on active duty, Dr. Johnson completed a one-year advance clinical program in endodontics at Naval Dental Clinic. He was subsequently selected to attend a two-year civilian endodontic residency program at Baylor College of Dentistry where he received his specialty certificate and Master of Arts in 1991. Before joining Endodontic Specialists as the third partner in 1994, Dr. Johnson served as endodontic department head at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, California.
Dr. Johnson and his high school sweetheart, Suzan, are proud parents of two daughters, Sarah and Stephanie, and their husbands who have or are currently serving as officers in the US Army and US Air Force. Dr. Johnson enjoys traveling, water sports, collecting military memorabilia, singing in the Colorado Springs Chorale, and serving in church leadership, but is proudest about his recent promotion as “Papa” to his grandchildren, Henry, Eliza, Madeline, and George.
Shannon Lundy, Practice Administrator
Top bucket list item: Visit England and Ireland
Three words that describe me: Animal lover, compassionate, and loyal
Most inspiring part of my job: Working alongside a team of passionate, intelligent and all-round genuine people who I consider my family
What I wanted to be when I grew up: A lawyer
Who or what inspires me: My children
Shannon Lundy serves as our practice administrator and joined Endodontic Specialists as a business assistant in 2011. Over time, she gradually transitioned into managing the day-to-day operations of the practice. A people-oriented leader, Shannon applies her passion for people to support and develop her team. She is a Colorado native and has remained in Colorado Springs her entire life. Shannon earned her MBA in 2014, just two years after completing her bachelor’s degree in business management.
Shannon is happily married with two adult children and one grandson who has officially stolen her heart. She brings a love for people and animals (especially cats) and continually strives for personal and professional growth. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and close friends.
Cindy Hudson, Marketing Representative
Three words to describe me: Optimistic, determined, and diligent
Most inspiring part of my job: The ability to be creative
What I wanted to be when I grew up: A nurse
My first paying job: Dipping ice cream at Bressler’s Ice Cream at the Citadel Mall
Favorite place to visit in Colorado: River Bend Resort in South Fork, CO. It’s a beautiful mountain town and we love spending a lot of time in the summer up there cabining and riding ATVs.
Cindy Hudson, born in Rapid City, South Dakota, spent most of her childhood traveling the world with her Air Force family. She settled in Colorado Springs in 1977. After graduating from high school, she worked in banking for 25 years prior to joining Endodontic Specialists in 2007. She brought her considerable knowledge and great organizational skills to Endodontic Specialists and has become an integral part of our marketing team. Cindy loves to do crafts, scrapbook, read, and ride ATVs.
Ashley Young, Marketing Representative
Top bucket list item: See the seven wonders of the world
Three words to describe me: Compassionate, charismatic, and reliable
Favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs and Pueblo? Coors Tavern in Pueblo
Most inspiring part of my job: Helping people, personal growth, and creation
Favorite thing to do in and around town: Take our boat out on the lake!
Ashley Young is a Colorado native and has been in the dentistry field since 2011. She has both chairside and front office experience and brings a friendly smile to our office every day. Ashley enjoys all aspects of dentistry. From serving as a Practice Management Track Organizer for AAE 2020 to working as a Course Coordinator for the International Partnership for the Study of Occlusion. She also has served with the Colorado Mission of Mercy, helping provide free dentistry to those in need in our communities.
Ashley has two beautiful children, Liam and Jade. She enjoys spending every chance she can with them and her husband. In her free time, they enjoy traveling, boating, camping and soaking up all Colorado has to offer.