Dr. Higgins has Retired

January 10, 2022

To My Dear Patients and Friends,


It has been a wonderful 40 year career in dentistry. From Kathmandu, Nepal to Boulder, Colorado. And I have loved it. 


For many reasons, I have decided to retire from dentistry and pursue other interests. At 67, I feel great and I do not want to delay spending more time with my family and dear friends. My hilarious and striving sons have flown the coop and now they are hard to keep up with. I feel this is the perfect time for me to create more space in my life to play with my sons. Many great adventures and extended trips with my family and friends await me. My big dumb boat is coming up from Guatemala soon. So many things and not enough time. 


As this is a well regarded practice in the Boulder Community, I had several choices in the sale of this practice. I picked Dr. Moynier because of his sense of integrity and for his passion to learn and grow. Please give my careful choice the same respect and gratitude for service you gave me. 


Dr. Mark Moynier (Moyn-yay) brings 15 years of clinical experience to this practice. His undergraduate degree in Chemistry was earned at Middlebury College in Vermont. He received his doctorate in dental surgery in 2005 from Columbia University in New York. Like me, Dr. Moynier loves to travel and explore the world. While in dental school, he participated in an externship in Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. Dr. Moynier is an avid backpacker. He has visited over 35 countries, including India, the Middle East, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Dr. Moyneir has been a resident in the Boulder community since 2013. When he is not doing dentistry, you can find him dancing with his 5 year old daughter, running marathons, skiing and cycling. 


He is eager to continue providing the same procedures and services that you expect from 

Pearl Street Dental. In the next few months, I will be around as a resource so he learns all of the nuances that make this practice so special. I am excited to have you meet Dr. Moynier, as I am confident he intends to carry on the tradition of empathy and quality care that you have known. Our office will be offering a 10% discount on services with Dr. Moynier in the month of January and 5% in February (this excludes exams and cleanings). This email must be mentioned to receive the discount.


I hope to see many of you in the days to come. I will begin to have a diminished role in the office beginning December 15, 2021. I so want to thank ALL of you for your trust and good will. You have been a wonderful part of my life. You have influenced me greatly. I cherish your stories and the experiences we have shared together. It has been a joy to be involved in your care.


Please take care of yourselves and enjoy life to the max!

Sincerely and with joy,


Dr. Elliott Higgins 

eldogpsd@yahoo.com