Our General Dental Team
Willow Creek Dental
When it comes to your smile and the smiles of your family members in the Lone Tree area, we take our job very seriously. We do our part in making the smiles of our patients as bright and beautiful as possible using the latest techniques in family dentistry. Our treatments include extractions, fillings, cleaning, root canals, bridges, sealants, cosmetic dentistry, InvisalignⓇ, and more. Your comfort and satisfaction mean everything to us, and we’ll always go the extra mile Forging long-lasting relationships with our patients and doing everything we can to keep you coming back to our Lone Tree location is our goal, and we accomplish this by delivering the best care possible to those who choose our dental office for their family dentistry needs. We’ll help educate you and your family on the best practices for their dental health in a friendly and informed fashion, so your teeth will be strong and beautiful for the years to come. Schedule your appointment with Willow Creek Dental today!
Mary Blakeley, DDS
Dr. Mary Blakeley, the owner of Willow Creek Dental, has been practicing dentistry for over 22 years. Her dedication to quality care and gentle approach has helped thousands of patients improve their oral health.
Dr. Blakeley is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and also has advanced training in dental implantology, neuromuscular dentistry, sleep apnea treatment and TMJ disorder therapy. She is a fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is also a Premier Provider for Invisalign® clear aligner therapy. Dr. Blakeley is a member of the ICOI, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association and Metro Denver Dental Society.
A steadfast believer in using advanced dental techniques, Dr. Blakeley has invested in the latest technology for her patients. From digital x-rays, laser therapy and impression-free scanning to same-day crowns and 3D imaging, she believes that dentistry constantly evolves. Dr. Blakeley enjoys providing her patients with a full range of services, from general restorative dentistry to full-mouth reconstruction, and works with a team of doctors so all services can be done in the comfort of our office.
Personally, Dr. Blakeley grew up on a ranch in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming and it was there that she became interested in dentistry when she worked for the local dentist as a teenager. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney as a scholar-athlete, studying Biology and playing on the collegiate volleyball team. She was then accepted into the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 1993. After completing her DDS degree in 1997, she moved to Denver and worked as an Associate Dentist for one year before starting Willow Creek Dental in 1998. Outside of work, Dr. Blakeley is dedicated to her family. She and her husband stay busy keeping up with their 6 children and attending their many sporting events. She also tries to find time to coach and play volleyball whenever possible.
From the start, her goal has always been to provide her patients with the highest quality care while delivering exceptional customer service. She feels fortunate to have built a team of friendly, talented and experienced professionals to not only take great care of patients, but also to make them feel at home.
Elizabeth Trepka, DDS
Dr. Elizabeth Trepka grew up in Wickenburg, Arizona. She was a student-athlete at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. She went on to get her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Dr. Trepka also worked as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant for five years prior to starting dental school.
Dr. Trepka attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2016. While in school, she was involved in the Women’s Dental Club and received the “Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics.”
Personally, Dr. Trepka married her husband Gregg in 2013 and they have two young daughters, Macie and Joanna. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts, baking, and playing volleyball and basketball.
Eugene Liu, DDS
After moving to Colorado, Dr. Liu began the first two years of his career in Pediatric Dentistry. Working with children and helping them overcome their fears allowed him to become proficient in working with high anxiety adults, particularly ones who have had not had great experiences in the past. He then went on to practice General Dentistry to focus on providing comprehensive care to his patients. Dr. Liu is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metro Denver Dental Society.
Personally, Dr. Liu got married to his wife Naoko in 2016. They have a young daughter, Felicity, and they are expecting a baby boy in August of 2021. Prior to having a daughter, you could find Dr. Liu enjoying nature by hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, and backpacking. He still enjoys nature, but now he spends his free time taking evening strolls with his family in search of insects and bunnies. With what free time Dr. Liu has on the weekends, he spends it crafting his other hobby, woodworking.
For nine years in a row, Dr. Liu has been voted as one of the Top Dentists in Denver’s 5280 magazine. His meticulous and detail-oriented nature allows him to provide exceptional and personalized care to his patients. Dr. Liu stays up to date with the latest research and technology in dentistry to be able to provide the best general and cosmetic services to his patients.
Conan Zhu, DDS
Dr. Zhu is proud to say that he married his high school sweetheart, Ariel, in 2019. They have two fur babies, Blitz the German Shepherd and Lola the Dachshund. Despite being in Bronco country, Dr. Zhu stays faithful to his Kansas City Chiefs. Additionally, he has a passion for cooking gourmet meals, riding motorcycles, skiing, camping, back packing and hiking with his wife and their two dogs.
Growing up the oldest of four children, Dr. Zhu has always had a kind heart and compassionate soul with a desire to care for those around him. Dr. Zhu is excited to work with you to achieve your dental goals at Willow Creek Dental.