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The Process: How we come up with the Top Dentists list.
This list is pulled from the 2021 topDentists database, which is created using peer evaluations and includes listings for more than 900 dentists and specialists in Colorado. To create its list, topDentists asked dentists and specialists a personal question: “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer him or her to?” The nomination pool comprised all active dentists listed online with the American Dental Association as well as with dental academies and societies. (Dentists could also nominate others who may not be on those lists.) Respondents were asked to consider experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and physical results. After the responses were compiled, dentists were checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have active licenses and are in good standing. We realize there are many fine dentists who are not on this list; a dentist’s inclusion is based on the subjective judgments of fellow dentists. For more information, visit usatopdentists.com.
Dental Anesthesiology: Manages pain and anxiety during oral surgery or other dental procedures using general and/or local anesthesia
Endodontics: Treats issues related to nerves and the inner portions of the tooth; root canals are a common procedure
General Dentistry: Performs preventive dental care and basic upkeep of teeth, including cleanings and X-rays
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Removes impacted teeth (such as wisdom teeth) and performs reconstructive surgeries, like rebuilding broken jaws
Oral Pathology: Studies, identifies, and treats oral diseases ranging from potentially cancerous leukoplakia to canker sores
Orthodontics: Modifies your bite or coaxes unruly teeth into alignment using braces and other devices
Pediatric Dentistry: Provides therapeutic and preventive care for kids
Periodontics: Specializes in the periodontium, or supporting tooth structure, and treats gum disease and receding gums
Prosthodontics: Deals with dentures, dental implants, and bridges as well as complex crown work