Meet the Haerters

Dr. Jonathan Haerter

meet dr. haerter


  • Grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, home of the Mayo Clinic
  • Earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Gustavus Adolfus College in St. Peter, Minnesota
  • Graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2000
  • Opened Basalt Dentistry in 2019


  • Fellow at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Colorado Dental Association


  • After graduating from Gustavus Adolfus College, Dr. Haerter spent a year as a fly fishing guide and managed a sporting goods store.
  • Enjoys hobbies such as fly fishing, mountain biking, golf, flying, snow skiing, and water skiing
  • An active member of the community and is involved in the Vail Valley FoundationThe Youth Foundation
  • Is actively involved with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, his 2 daughters, and Nordic and Alpine Ski Racing
meet dr. haerter
same day crowns from cerec


In 2003, Dr. Haerter was one of the first dentists in Colorado to implement the CEREC CAD CAM 3D technology into his daily practice. This incredible technology allows us to craft your crowns in one visit!

las vegas institute for post graduate dental training


Dr. Haerter is a graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). In 2014, Dr. Haerter completed his fellowship at LVI and now treats patients from all over the world, using the latest neuromuscular and advanced technologies.

Evolving Dentistry

Dr. Haerter practices at the forefront of the ever-evolving field of dentistry and is continually providing the most advanced services such as Invisalign, TMD treatment, veneers, and full mouth dentistry.

sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry

Do you have dental anxiety? That’s okay – you’re not alone. Your comfort is our top priority, so our sedation dentistry methods can help put you at ease.


basalt dentistry dental hygienist bethany haerter

Bethany Haerter

basalt dentistry dental hygienist bethany haerter

Office Manager and Registered Dental Hygienist

Bethany Haerter was born and raised in San Clemente, California. After playing college volleyball for Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Bethany transferred to the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelors of Science Degree. Bethany attended the University of Minnesota Dental Hygiene Program and was honored with the 1998 Procter and Gamble CREST Oral Hygiene Excellence Award and was the recipient of the 1999 University of Minnesota Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award. It was during dental hygiene school that Bethany met her future husband, Dr. Jonathan Haerter. In 2000, Dr. Haerter and Bethany pursued their dream of living in the mountains and began practicing dentistry in Colorado. Bethany has been both the office manager and a dental hygienist at Vail Dentistry since 2000 and is now at Basalt Dentistry since 2019. She has completed hundreds of hours of advanced training in both dental practice management and clinical hygiene practice.

In her time away from the office, Bethany enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding, golfing, and spending time with her two ski racing daughters.


This dental team has developed a caring and gentle reputation throughout Aspen, Basalt, Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield, Edwards, Vail, Avon, and other areas.


We LOVE dentistry. We believe a healthy smile leads to a healthy lifestyle, and our goal is to ensure you love your smile for life. Visit us to see the difference.


If you walk out of our office with a huge smile while feeling comfortable throughout your entire visit, we know we’ve done our job right.

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