Improving Lives, One Person at a Time
As a dentist, I am passionate about the health and happiness of my patients. I want each to achieve their healthiest, most amazing smile and to improve their overall health, too. There’s a strong connection between the health of the mouth and the health of the body: they affect each other, so it’s important to have a comprehensive approach to dental care.
My team and I spend a lot of time educating patients about the body and mouth health connection and empower them to take control of both. We teach proper home dental hygiene techniques, and talk about nutrition and developing positive habits. When I can see a patient has made healthy changes in their life, I’m thrilled!
Changing Feelings about Dentistry
My team and I understand that dentistry sometimes gets a bad rap. We’re united in working to change that reputation. Today’s advanced techniques allow us to deliver treatment that’s comfortable and virtually pain-free! Taking care of your oral health should not be something a person stresses about, ever.
I’m attentive to each person’s concerns. I listen without judging and encourage patients to talk with the team and me about their fears. If we truly understand a patient’s worries, we’re able to address those issues and help the person work through them. Assisting a patient move from dreading dental visits to looking forward to coming to see us is our greatest reward!
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Colorado College, 1990
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1995
- General Practice Residency, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, 1996
- Chief Resident, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, 1997
- Graduate, Kois Center for Advanced Dental Learning, 2009
- Mentor, Kois Center for Advanced Dental Learning, 2011
Our patients trust me to provide advanced dental care and I am committed to exceeding their expectations. I actively pursue world-class continuing dental education, learning from the best and brightest minds in our field.
As a graduate from and Mentor with the Kois Center, in Seattle, WA, I stay current with developments in dentistry. The Kois Center is a didactic and clinical program that presents the latest advances in aesthetic, implant, and restorative dentistry. Patients can feel secure knowing they will receive only the best of modern dentistry in my practice.
- American Dental Association
- Colorado Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Outside the Office
I grew up in Parker, CO and now live in Denver, in the Bonnie Brae area. My wife, Dr. Ann Somers, is a Periodontist who practices in downtown Denver. We have a teenage daughter, Carolyn, and a Portuguese Water dog, Paris.
When not caring for patients, you’ll most often find me with my family. We might be home relaxing or up in the mountains enjoying the outdoors. We enjoy traveling, skiing, working on home improvements, and spending time with family and friends. I am also the team manager of our daugher's competitive soccer team.
I believe in helping those in our community who need assistance. I’m a volunteer with the Metro Denver Dental Foundation, providing dental care for battered women and also help with the Cancer League of Colorado.