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James Toliver Craig biography: 13 things about Aurora, Colorado dentist

Dr. James “Jim” Toliver Craig practiced dentistry at Summerbrook Dental Group in Aurora, Colorado, United States. His services included orthodontics, emergency dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, dentures, general dentistry and temporomandibular joint treatment.

Craig is a former professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He taught courses in clinical dentistry, biochemistry and histology.


Both originally from Kansas, USA, Craig and his wife Angela Craig have six children together. Aside from Aurora, they lived in other parts of Colorado including Denver.

Jim is Mormon and he enjoys mountain biking, trail hiking and rock climbing. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA.
  2. He is 2 years older than Angela. They have six children together.
  3. He is 4 years younger than Dr. Karin Forsman Cain, an orthodontist from Marble Falls, Texas, USA. While married to Angela, he traded raunchy emails with Cain.
  4. In 2001, he married Angela.
  5. In 2003, Angela gave birth to their first child.
  6. In 2006, he earned his PhD in dental surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry.
  7. In 2015, Angela gave birth to their sixth child.
  8. On July 1, 2020, he filed for bankruptcy and was represented by Michael C. Barnhill.
  9. On February 27, 2023, he ordered arsenic online and received it at his house in Aurora on March 4, 2023, the same day he purchased flights for Cain to visit Colorado from March 16-20, 2023. He later allegedly placed the arsenic in Angela’s pre-workout shakes along with potassium cyanide to poison her.
  10. Angela was hospitalized from March 9-14, 2023. When she was discharged from the hospital, she accused him of poisoning her. On March 13, 2023, one of his employees in his office received a canister marked potassium cyanide.
  11. On March 15, 2023, he drove Angela to the hospital after she complained of dizziness and severe headaches. She was placed on a ventilator in the intensive care unit and was declared brain dead.
  12. On March 19, 2023, doctors decided to take Angela off life support and Aurora Police Department officers arrested him.
  13. He was 45 years old when he was arrested on March 19, 2023. He was charged with first -degree murder.

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