Dr. Cassy Wiggins is a country girl who grew up in Lawrenceburg, KY, a quaint historic community located in the heart of Kentucky. With a population of not quite 10,000 residents, it was a friendly town in which to grow up. Always driven to be her best, Dr. Wiggins knew from a young age that she wanted to be in the medical field. She was not sure if she wanted to pursue being a medical, dental, or veterinary doctor, so she began her quest to see where her passion might lie.
At the age of eight, Dr. Wiggins became an orthodontic patient of Dr. Craig Wiggins in her hometown of Lawrenceburg. She first started her orthodontic treatment with an expander and then eventually was placed in braces. Because of her desire to identify what career in the medical field she wanted to pursue, she took her first job at age 16 as a sterilization tech in the orthodontic practice of Dr. Wiggins. She began her first job training in the orthodontic lab with Dr. Wiggins’ son, Paul, where she learned model trimming, tracing X-rays, and other jobs. During her high school years working with Dr. Wiggins, she found her love for orthodontics and never looked back.
After high school, Dr. Wiggins’ decision to attend the University of Kentucky in Lexington to become an orthodontist was easy. While attending the university she ran into someone who had a familiar face, Paul Wiggins. A few years later, they were married. Paul received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Cassy received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, her Master's of Science degree, and Certificate in Orthodontics all from the University of Kentucky. Needless to say, they are huge Kentucky Wildcat basketball fanatics!
Upon graduation, it was decided that they were ready for a change from Kentucky rural living to Colorado mountain living. In 1996, Dr. Wiggins began her career as an associate at Aurora Orthodontics. In 2000 she opened her own practice, Summit Orthodontics, in Parker, CO. Paul, on the other hand, decided to pursue his passion in teaching. He received another Bachelor’s degree in Education, as well as a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Colorado in Denver. Paul is currently a math teacher at Chaparral High School in Parker.
Having established their roots in the Parker community for the last 13 years, Dr. Wiggins is known for her never-ending support of the local schools, sports organizations, and the community itself. She truly cares about seeing success with the children in the Parker community, as well as surrounding communities. Her outreach can be seen in Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Elizabeth, and Kiowa, to name a few.
One thing that Dr. Wiggins holds close to her heart is that everyone has an opportunity for a beautiful smile. The Colorado Orthodontic Foundation (COF) is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality, affordable orthodontic care to children in need throughout the Front Range. Dr. Wiggins has volunteered her time for the last three years to provide orthodontic care to these kids in need. Every other month, Dr. Wiggins and her staff visit he COF clinic to deliver treatment for 50 patients. Dr. Wiggins is so dedicated to serving these children that she takes care of some of these patients in her practice in Parker.
Dr. Wiggins is known as being welcoming, friendly, and family-oriented. She provides excellent orthodontic care for her patients by creating beautiful smiles and healthy bites that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. One of her best qualities is her sense of humor. You can always hear laughter in her practice. You’ll often hear the small town Kentucky girl accent come out as she welcomes her patients during each visit.
Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Colorado Dental Association, and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, in addition to several dental study groups. She was also a past board member of the Colorado Orthodontic Summer Meeting and the Colorado Orthodontic Association. She is currently a board member for AAOF (American Association of Orthodontists Foundation) and also the aforementioned COF (Colorado Orthodontic Foundation). She taught at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado from 1998-2003 in the Department of Orthodontics as a clinical and lab instructor.
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
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American Dental Association (ADA)
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American Board of Orthodontics® (ABO)
The mission of The American Board of Orthodontics is to establish and maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence in orthodontics.