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.