Mary Purinsh, DDS

Colorado Springs

Honors Graduate
Coronado HS

Bachlors of Arts
Honors Graduate
Magna Cum Laude
University of Northern Colorado, 1975

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
University of Iowa

Regis University

Dr. Mary Purinsh, Dentist and Owner

Dr. Mary Purinsh practices dentistry on Colorado Springs' west side and has been providing dentistry to families since 1980.  Dr. Purinsh was just the second woman to establish a dental practice Colorado Springs.  She started Westside Family Dentistry in 1980 in the Old Town Plaza in Old Colorado City. 

Her present office is located at 1330 West Colorado Ave., located on the North East corner of 14th Street and West Colorado Avenue.   

A Colorado Springs native, Dr. Mary (as many of her patients call her) graduated from Coronado High school in 1971, graduated with honors in chemistry with a BS from the University of Northern Colorado in 1975 and completed her doctor of dental surgery (DDS) from the University of Iowa in 1979. 

     She served as President of the Colorado Springs Dental Society in 2002 and helped write the chapter on dental history for Colorado Springs society's web site.

Dr. Purinsh has been married to Gene McHugh for over 35 years.  The two met while at Coronado High School.  Both grew up on the westside of Colorado Springs 

Gene is a private practice audiologist. His office is located in the same building as Dr. Purinsh. 
    Mary enjoys watercolor and acrylic painting, gardening, hiking mountain trails with her dog, and brewing beer (for her husband and friends to consume).

     Mary and Gene have a second home near the old Cuchara Mountain Resort they go to most weekends. 

Here is Mary with her dog, Gus, who is a resue lab - german shepard mix she has had since 2016.