Our Team

Our team of dentists will make sure your smile is brighter than when you came in.

Meet The Aurora City Dental Team

Aurora City Dental is a brand new office in Aurora City Center with an experienced team of dental professionals.

If you are new to our office, learn more about our special offersinsurance accepted & payment options for patients without insurance.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr Etasam Khan

Dr. Etasam Khan

General & Family Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Khan graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis TN in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and graduated with Honors in 2008.  After graduating, Dr. Khan practiced in West Tennessee, East Arkansas, and Southeast Texas and has gained experience in many different clinical practice settings.

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Dr. Michael Dougherty, DDS

Dr. Michael Dougherty

General & Cosmetic Dentist

Michael Dougherty, DDS graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He moved to the Denver area after a tour in the US Air Force during which he served as a chief dental surgeon at an Air Force base overseas.

He has served both his profession and community by offering comprehensive dental care to families and individuals, educational sessions to other dentists, chairing committees, establishing dental study club activities, directing dental care for hospitalized patients, volunteering for health fairs, and donating dental care services annually to the Colorado Division for the Handicapped. Dr. Dougherty has been instrumental in improving methods and delivery of dental services through the use of unique clinical education programs and dental equipment. He has presented at both national and international dental conferences.

In conjunction with a highly trained office staff and highly qualified dental laboratories, and the use of only quality dental products and materials, Dr. Dougherty optimally addresses the oral health care needs of patients of all ages.


  • American Dental Education Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Global Network for Systematic Health Care
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Medical Center of Aurora, Medical Staff


Dr. Dougherty is a native of Clarion, Iowa and lives in Aurora. He and his wife Jackie have a son, a daughter, and a grandson. In his free time, Dr. Dougherty enjoys hiking, camping, scuba diving, and traveling to locations around the world.

Meet Our Staff

Office Manager Autumn


Front Office Director

Autumn manages all front-office duties, including scheduling appointments, coordinating financial plans and insurance, and answering any questions our patients may have. She loves that she is always learning something new in dentistry. Dr. Dougherty is dedicated to keeping the office up to date with the latest and greatest in dental technology. She also enjoys getting to know the patients on a personal level and talking with them about what is going on in their lives. To her, it’s fun to learn about their work, school, and family.

Autumn is originally from Kansas and moved to Colorado in 2008. She absolutely loves living here. She enjoys going to the mountains, going on hikes, skiing, and just enjoying the outdoors. She is also scuba certified and always looking forward to her next dive trip.

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