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.
Protecting smiles is a time-honored practice. However, Dr. Heather Stamm and Dr. Kai Kawasugi take a modern approach to this practice by embracing cutting-edge technologies whenever possible. The dentists and their staff are capable of providing general as well as cosmetic care, either catching troublesome conditions early and preventing them from becoming larger issues or correcting existing signs of damage, all with the use of modern dental technology. The E4D system, for example, creates custom-fit crowns, inlays, overlays, and veneers on the same day as the patient's initial visit. Medical-grade lasers can whiten teeth or remove cavities. Additionally, Dr. Stramm and Dr. Kawasugi can use tiny cameras to show patients the insides of their mouths or the interior of a tube of toothpaste. Although these options only represent a handful of the services available at Stamm Dental, the doctors always maintain their commitment to use advanced technology and compassionate care to make patients feel as comfortable as possible.
Drs. Stuart and David Bennett can see the future. Whereas most dentists look into patients’ current dental states, the father-and-son team at Bennett Signature Dentistry uses advanced equipment to both read and help direct patients’ dental destinies. Diagnodent can detect cavities a full year ahead of traditional x-rays, and computer bite analysis measures tooth positioning and helps guide corrective treatments with digital modeling.
One might expect such technology inside a cold, sterile environment, such as a hospital or an android couple’s honeymoon suite. Although Bennett’s graphite hues and stainless-steel fixtures do reflect a commitment to modernity, the clinic also contains an array of anxiety-soothing comforts. Complimentary food and drinks emerge from the countertops of the kitchen, and patrons sink into comfortable fireside chairs. In each operatory, massaging dental chairs work to knead out tension, and flat-panel televisions in front of patients stream Netflix movies and shows.
Armed with seven years of experience in the healthcare industry, Aspiring Laser Renewal owner and founder Lonnie Beard helps clients reach their individual skin-renewal goals with personalized laser services. With the help of laser-treatment expert Dr. Jerald Searle, the center's staff harnesses a diverse arsenal of light-based technology, wielding IPL devices to rejuvenate skin and remove varicose veins, MedLite C6 lasers to erase tattoos, and powerful, follicle-banishing equipment to remove unwanted hair. Before appointments, clients can kick back in the sleek waiting area amid large plants and framed pieces of art depicting the comic-book villains foiled by the specialists' benevolent laser beams.
As a former active-duty dentist in the Coast Guard and a current practitioner for the Colorado Air National Guard, Dr. Josh Wyte knows how to defend mouths against microbial agents. At Wyte Smiles, his focus on preventive care and friendly demeanor earned him a spot on 5280 magazine's 2010 Top Dentist list. In treatment rooms with plenty of natural light, staffers put patients at ease with complimentary beverages, Internet access, headphones, and blankets. The office has a spacious waiting area where guests can watch television or draw up a short quiz on the origins of wooden teeth for Dr. Wyte, who received his undergraduate degree in history before completing his dental studies.