Meet The Team

Dr. Tara Rathburn

My philosophy has always been to provide the best care possible.  I understand that individuals come to me with different needs and preferences and it is my job to educate and guide them through their treatment decisions.  I enjoy fixing someone's smile, but I also get great satisfaction in keeping them healthy.  My goal is to have my patients feel their experience has exceeded their expectations.

As a child I was blessed with very large teeth.  Unfortunately, they did not all fit in my mouth.  I grew up very self-conscious about my smile.  Like many teenagers, I had Orthodontics to fix my teeth.  This was a turning point in my life because not only did I gain a great smile, I found my calling.  I decided that I could help others by becoming a Dentist.

I graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1997 and achieved my Residency at the Denver VA Hospital.  I gained exceptional experience and enjoyed working with the many veterans who came through the program.  I joined Dr. Halek in 1998 as her associate, and loved the practice so much that I became her partner soon after. I live in Niwot with my husband and three children.  We love Colorado and enjoy all outdoor activities that it offers.

Dr. Milena Halek

I love practicing dentistry, seeing my patients every day, and treating everyone’s individual needs.  Keeping up with new dental technology and materials is very exciting and rewarding.  Treating patients as we would want to be treated has always been our office credo.  You will find our office relaxed, professional, friendly and caring.

I received my DDS degree from the University of Colorado Dental School in Denver and completed a general practice residency at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia.  In 1993 I opened my own practice in Boulder and have been at this same Broadway location ever since.  I was lucky enough to find an amazing partner in Dr. Tara Rathburn.  Together we strive to provide you with the highest quality of dentistry possible.

My husband, Dr. Brent Lang, is an orthodontist that also practices in Boulder.  We live in the country with our three children and assorted animals.  We all love outside activities and numerous sports, especially tennis.

Diane Mc Cool-Hygienist

Am I a perfectionist?  Yes, but only when it comes to your teeth.

Whether it’s been 6 months or 6 years, when you are here, you are my priority and my pleasure.  Your visit shows a commitment to your health, and that’s what I value most.  It’s my goal to make every patient feel differently about their mouth.  When you leave, I want you to feel you’ve had the most thorough (yet pleasant) cleaning ever, and that I took your personal concerns to heart.  You are not just a set of teeth.

My training at University of Southern California specialized in periodontics, but experience is everything.  After 20 years I know what patients like, what they don’t like, and what keeps people coming back to see me.  I still love this profession and all the wonderful people I treat.

Maybe you will be my next.

Marla Press-Hygienist

Fun, fun, fun!  Can you receive the highest quality professional dental care and have fun doing it?  Yes, yes, yes!!  Imagine coming in for your dental visit, choosing your favorite music, and joking about life’s pros or just putting aside your woes.  Your laughter is music to my ears.  Many people get so relaxed they fall asleep.  Snoring is music to my ears, too!  Meanwhile, I will be gently cleaning your teeth and gums until they reach their most attractive and healthiest state.

Driven to improve your overall wellness; I creatively use my dental hygiene and psychology degrees along with my extensive study of holistic health and nutrition to empower positive results.

With over 30 years practicing dental hygiene in Boulder, more than half of them have been with Broadway Smiles.  I look forward to seeing your smile and keeping you smiling!

Karen Cook-Hygienist

Have you ever been overwhelmed by all the dental products available?  Toothbrush models and flossers and varnish, oh my!  Potassium nitrate and tricalcium phosphate and fluoride, oh wow!  I look forward to personally helping you sort through dental products, choose the best ones for you, and learn how to use them effectively.  I enjoy getting to know my patients and making each visit as comfortable and satisfying as possible.

I received my dental hygiene degree at Union County Tech in New Jersey.  With over 30 years of expertise in Periodontal Care, I take a holistic approach to address your individual dental needs.  I’m a two time bronze medalist in the National Aerobics Championship and continue to teach fitness both in classes and in my conversations about health.

I feel fortunate to be a part of the caring and knowledgeable team at Broadway Smiles and to have a husband and daughter who bring excitement and many rewards into my life.

Shannon Baker-Office Manager

I have always had a desire to help others, and found my niche’ in dentistry.  Since 1998, I have been licensed in dental assisting and radiology.  After years of managing dental practices, I am blessed to be a team member and leader here at Broadway Smiles.  I continue to not only educate myself but our wonderful patients we compassionately care for daily.  Starting with your initial call, I’ll help you better understand your dental insurance benefits, finances, and any dental procedures and questions you may have.

Raised in Leonardo, New Jersey, I am the proud mother of a son who keeps me smiling.  We take advantage of all that Colorado has to offer athletically and spiritually.

I look forward to meeting you and caring for your family for many years to come.