Meet the Doctors

Dr. John Montoya

Dr. John Montoya’s mission is to provide value and choice to his patients. He believes that individuals should be free to choose the treatment option that best suits their needs. Put simply, this office is driven by value rather than insurance minimums. At our office you will find the finest quality materials, a caring team of professionals, and a skilled dentist with an artistic eye.

An exceptionally well-trained general and cosmetic dentist who makes helping others his priority, Dr. Montoya helps his patients have the best experience possible through the use of the latest advancements in dentistry. He is most content when giving others a reason to smile.

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelors of Science, Biology – University of California San Diego
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Creighton Universit

Dr. Montoya is passionate about keeping up with the latest advances in dentistry. To stay on top in his field, Dr. Montoya completes hundreds of hours of postgraduate dental education every year, studying with the best dentists in the world. Dr. Montoya also mentors students from the local universities who are considering the field of dentistry.

Past and Present Professional Memberships

Outside the Office

Dr. John Montoya & wifeDr. Montoya is committed to his community and volunteers his time in many different organizations. As a health provider that is well trained in his field, Dr. Montoya feels a strong sense of duty to give back where he can, not only morally but professionally as well. Dr. Montoya realizes that a lot of organizations function strictly by volunteers and he enjoys providing his time and service in ways that he can. Dr. Montoya is a past member of Rotary International and Kiwanis International. He actively commits his time to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and collects Halloween candy and letters to send to the troops every year through Operation Gratitude. He also takes dental mission trips when possible and donates his time to give care to those who do not have access to care. He has been to the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua so far and is hopeful to visit again in the future.

His favorite leisure activities include but are not limited to, spending quality time with his family, mountain biking, fishing, reading, golf, tennis, racquetball, photography, travel, riding motorcycles, and relaxing with friends. He is most passionate about his faith, his family, and his education.

Dr. Peal Lai

Dr. Pearl Lai is a Colorado native. She attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. She then went on to practice general dentistry in the Denver-Metro area. During that time she discovered her passion for periodontics, the specialty that focuses on the gum and bone that is the foundation around teeth. She then moved to Minnesota and completed her periodontics residency at the Mayo Clinic. After completing her specialty training she returned home to Colorado to practice periodontics. Dr. Pearl strives to provide patients with the most modern and comfortable treatment choices through technology and innovation. She provides procedures such as laser gum surgery known as LANAP, pinhole gum rejuvenation, bone grafts, and dental implants among other dental treatments.

As a practicing periodontist Dr. Pearl enjoys her relationships with her patients and her colleagues as much as the care she provides. When she is not involved in dentistry she enjoys camping, practicing archery, mountain biking, snowboarding, and keeping a marine reef tank.

“The best part of my career is the people. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their dentists. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by a wonderful dental team. Thank you!” – Dr. Pearl Lai

Our Location

Valmont Dental Boulder
4770 Baseline Road, Ste. 310
Boulder, CO 80303
P: 303-444-1914


Our mission at Valmont Dental is to allow our patients a satisfying dental experience by providing a safe, pleasant and relaxed environment. Understanding our patients' individual needs and wants is the fundamental priority. With a sense of family and a sense of humor, our team will strive to make our valued patients feel better about themselves when they are in our presence.