Dr. Fred Guerra's commitment to offering patients "a caring, gentle touch" grows out of a lifelong dedication to serving others. Dr. Guerra joined the Air Force after graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1976; his military career culminated in a post as the director of dental services at the United States Air Force Academy. Today, he gives back to the community by supporting organizations that help victims of domestic violence and conducting annual volunteer efforts on behalf of the Give Kids a Smile program, which provides underserved children with free dental care.
Dr. Guerra's patient-centered, compassionate approach to dentistry is also reflected in the office's many amenities, including pillows and blankets, iPods and flat-screen TVs, and soothing music. To further promote guests' comfort, he uses the latest technological advancements. He is one of the few dentists in the country to use a powerful surgical microscope during root canals and other services that require increased visibility. Dr. Guerra is also an avid golfer and fitness enthusiast, which enhances his ability to custom-fit Under Armour mouth guards for athletes in contact sports or technicians who repair batting-cage pitching machines.
There's strength in numbers at Colorado Springs Dentistry. For one, All Smiles Dental Group's team consists of general and cosmetic dentists, as well as four board-certified specialists. Woodland Park Dental Group boasts a dentist, orthodontist, endodontist, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The Woodmen Dental Group has a team of cosmetic and general dentists, two orthodontists, and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. South Springs Dental Group hosts a general dentist, oral surgeon, and endodontist for complex work. Finally, Colorado Dental Group's team features three dentists and a host of hygienists with flexible hours.
Combined, these medical professionals can cover most areas of dental care. They administer regular exams, perform orthodontic and periodontal work, and make over smiles with cosmetic implants or ultrathin Lumineers. The dentists and specialists also work alongside several hygienists, many of whom are working during most business hours.
Though this dental office is called Great Western Dental Escape, don't take the name with a grain of salt. Stepping into this old-west-themed office is like stepping through a portal linked directly to the days of Billy the Kid—from the decorative water mill to the rustic wooden furniture and the walk-in saloon. It seems like nearly everything in the office is either antique or a convincing replica.
Well, almost everything.
Once patients get to the treatment room, even the office's western decor can't overshadow the Escape's modern dental technology. Apart from the full arsenal of general dentistry equipment, such as x-rays and debriding tools, the dentists fill cavities with tooth-colored resins that are virtually invisible, much like the Green Giant's emerald earrings. The team also gently and effectively removes stains and yellowing with in-office whitening treatments.
Dr. Ronald Cockrell’s practice of general and cosmetic dentistry spans a jaw-dropping four decades. After graduating from dental school at Northwestern University, Dr. Cockrell spent those years building a private practice that continues to thrive. The office has made it a priority to keep up with the latest dental advancements, crafting custom restorations and veneers with computerized technology , fitting crowns, and brightening smiles with Opalescence Boost in-office treatments. The staff can also accommodate the twists and illegal u-turns of life with same-day emergency appointments. No matter what the dental need, Dr. Cockrell and his staff take the time to get to know each patient and their unique toothprint.
Rangewood Dental's owner and presiding dentist, Dr. Gary Hickenlooper, who has been practicing dentistry since 1982, fortifies cavitated chompers with natural or gold fillings, performs routine cleanings, or hides damaged teeth behind porcelain veneers. To ensure dental well-being, Dr. Hickenlooper includes oral-cancer screenings in every examination he performs and keeps his keen eyes trained skyward for the tooth signal, in the event of a late-night emergency.
Julia Arnold, DDS, of Interquest Dental Group has been caring for cuspids and mending molars in the United States and internationally for more than 20 years. She and her staff of hygienists practice general and cosmetic dentistry by mixing modern equipment and procedures with ancient floss-and-brush feng shui. The dental exam consists of a thorough visual examination, full x-rays, and any necessary diagnostic impressions. By scrutinizing x-ray images, dental gurus identify conditions that might later harm teeth if left alone, and the teeth-cleaning session evicts plaque and helps prevents disease. With custom-fit take-home whitening trays, patients improve both their smile’s luminosity and their ability to be spotted while stranded on a desert island.