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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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.
Dr. Richard Koch, a former army captain whose family refers to him as a human encyclopedia, and Dr. Doug Koch have been filling cavities, installing implants, and straightening teeth for more than two decades. The dental professionals describe themselves as conservative, ensuring that every procedure they do is necessary, instead of yanking out every tooth with spinach clinging to it.
They work in an office that eases anxiety with treatment massage chairs, and offers a toy tower that rewards children who didn’t eat one of the dentist’s fingers. They use advanced technology such as digital x-rays and a soft tissue laser, and they update their equipment every 1–2 years.
Dr. Dan Spencer and Aspen Leaf Dental's experienced staff utilize years of experience with the body's visible bones to treat teeth to a smorgasbord of cosmetic- and family-dentistry services that emphasize preventative cuspid care. Pearly whites' pampering starts with a thorough cleaning, which nixes buildups of plaque, tartar, and hot sauce (a $90 value), before a comprehensive exam monitors mouth health, keeping an eye out for disease, abnormalities, and decay (an $85 value). Aspen Leaf Dental gives chompers two types of x-rays?four bitewing x-rays (a $62 value) and a panoramic-film x-ray destined for release in IMAX theaters next winter (a $107 value). Groupon-holders will also receive $20 off a second cleaning at the clinic, and Aspen Leaf Dental is donating a portion of the total Groupon proceeds to Global Dental Relief, an organization that gives free dental care to impoverished children.