Giving back to the community is something board-certified dentist Dr. Thomas Allen has been doing for decades. From the four years he spent with the US military in Vietnam to the numerous charities––including Halloween Candy Buy Back and Operation Gratitude––he supports through his dental office, All Family Dentistry, his service is apparent. He even gives his time as a professor at the University of Colorado, teaching soon-to-be dentists the techniques of modern dentistry and the tricks to changing a tire using only rubber bands meant for braces.
At All Family Dentistry, Dr. Allen and his skilled team enhance smiles with general and cosmetic dentistry, including crowns and bridges, Invisalign, and porcelain veneers. Advanced laser technology from Diagnodent helps promote safer dental procedures along with intraoral cameras, ultrasonic cleanings, and nitrous-oxide sedation. Each private treatment room comes affixed with a TV to help entertain and calm patients. Those experiencing high levels of anxiety can further be soothed with any of the office's anxiety-free options, including Dr. Allen singing songs in a choice voice.
Photographer Patti Watkins believes that everyone has a story to tell, and strives to elegantly and artfully capture their essence in timeless photographs. Her sessions' low-key vibes put subjects at ease and draw out their personalities, yielding natural-looking individual or group portraits. Patti also snaps images to commemorate significant milestones, such as senior year of high school, baby bumps, and jury-duty reunions. To add pizzazz to prints, she can create stylistic effects. Photos can also be emblazoned across the pages of coffee table books, printed on metal, or crafted into custom invitations and announcements. In addition to photographing families all over Colorado, Patti has captured professional portraits of 2012 Olympic gold medalists Jaime Gray and Kim Rhode, along with portraits of political supporters with 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Adler, the Boulder Center for Advanced Dentistry engages the latest technologies for a modern, efficient dental experience. With a new-patient exam and hygiene visit, chompers are treated to a comprehensive exam ($88), complete cleaning ($107), oral-hygiene instruction ($23), and nutritional counseling ($68). Mouth bones will also receive a complete set of intra-oral x-rays ($186), using digital technology that instantly provides high-resolution images with 90% less radiation than earlier x-ray methods, and a set of oral pictures ($38) taken by a mini video camera lets patients see the condition of their food-mashers and preps them for magazine spreads. Alternatively, opt for a $300 credit toward cosmetic or orthodontic services, including veneers, porcelain crowns or inlays ($1,604), tooth-colored resin fillings ($181–$343), root canals ($897–$1,123), and more.
In 2011, 5280 magazine named Dr. Colin Gibson one of Denver’s top dentists. Given the breadth of Dr. Gibson’s orthodontic services, this may come as no surprise to his patients. In addition to fitting kids, teens, and adults with traditional braces, he offers subtler options, such as clear ceramic braces, for patients who are sensitive about their developing smiles. He also straightens teeth with a series of nearly invisible clear plastic aligners from Invisalign and ClearCorrect. For patients who are concerned about the duration of orthodontic treatments, Dr. Gibson offers rapid orthodontic techniques such as short-term braces, which boast a higher mouth-adjusting success rate than taunting Mike Tyson.
At Dr. Jiwon Jeff Jung's office, clients can relax before appointments in a luxuriously outfitted reception area. Kids can keep themselves occupied with toys and games as adults enjoy beverages from the coffee kiosk. Dr. Jung's passion for emerging dental technologies and techniques—he takes continuing-education classes—means that he can ensure current, comfortable procedures for his patients, whether they're seeking general, surgical, or cosmetic dentistry services, including implants and Invisalign. For extra-jittery patients, minimal conscious sedation and laughing gas are also available.
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Brands Used: Allergan and Alma Lasers
Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
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