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Paul Northup Paul Northup, D.D.S.

Dr. Paul Northup received his undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended dental school at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and completed his residency for endodontic certification at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Northup has been practicing endodontic dentistry in western Colorado since 1994 and is a member in good standing of:

  • The American Association of Endodontists
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Colorado Dental Association

In 2008, Dr. Northup was named by his peers as one of Colorado’s best dentists as reported by topDentists, a firm that gathers listings of the best dentists across the nation.

Dr. Northup lives in Grand Junction, Colorado where he enjoys hiking, biking and golf, and spending time with his three daughters: Kristi, Stephanie and Susie.


BarnhurstEric Barnhurst, D.D.S.

Dr. Eric Barnhurst grew up in Southern Colorado.  He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.  Dr. Barnhurst graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry.  He then attended a general practice residency program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Denver.  Upon completion of the residency program, he accepted a staff position at the hospital to assist in training new residents.  He then decided to specialize in endodontics and completed an endodontic residency program at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Barnhurst worked as an associate in a specialty office in Philadelphia before returning to Colorado to continue his career.

Dr. Barnhurst was awarded by 5280 Magazine one of the Top Dentists in Colorado in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is a member in good standing of:

  • The American Association of Endodontics
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Colorado Dental Association

In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, fly fishing, snow boarding and spending time with his wife, Megan, and their three children.


BarnhurstPaul Hilfer, D.D.S.

Dr. Paul Hilfer was born and raised in Minnesota but fell in love with Colorado while completing his Bachelor's at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  After graduating from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry, Dr. Hilfer completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency.  Following assignments in Illinois, Korea, and Germany, Dr. Hilfer completed his endodontic training at LSU/Keesler Medical Center.  Dr. Hilfer was chief of Endodontics at Aviano Air Force Base in Italy and served as an Endodontic department chair at one of the Air Force's largest AEGD programs.

Dr. Hilfer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has multiple publications in the Journal of Endodontics.  

Now back in Colorado, Dr. Hilfer is looking forward to skiing, snowboarding, and playing and watching hockey with his wife Julia, and two daughters, Vivian and Clara. He is a member in good standing of:

  • The American Association of Endodontics
  • American Board of Endodontics
  • The American Dental Association
  • United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates