- Earned a BS in Biological Science from Colorado State University in 1982
- Graduated from University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 1986, DDS degree
- Completed GPR Residency, received certificate at University of Colorado Hospital in 1987
- Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education
- Seattle Study Club
- Spear Study Club
- International Academy of Gnathology
- Colorado Prosthodontic Society
- Colorado Academy of Oseointegration-Implant Study Club
- American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
Family & Free Time
- Married for 30 years to his college sweetheart Collette
- Has two grown children. Brooke is married and is living in Stockholm, Sweden with her husband Danny. Michael is living in Denver
- Enjoys golfing, skiing, playing ice hockey and travel
- Loves to cheer on the CSU Rams, Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche!
- Named “Top Dentist” by 5280 Magazine, 2008-2019
- President of Colorado Prosthodontic Society, 2002
- Fellow American College of Dentists
- Fellow American Association of Hospital Dentists
- Fellow Delta Sigma Delta
- President, International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Delta 2016
- Part-time Faculty and Student Advisor for CU School of Dental Medicine, 1987-present
It can be embarrassing to have spaces in your mouth where teeth are missing. Some people lose teeth due to injury, tooth decay, or periodontal disease (infection of the gums and bone surrounding teeth.) Others may not have had all their teeth grow in. Whatever the reason, dental implants can help replace missing teeth.
If you want a dental restoration that looks and feels as though its really part of your mouth, dental implants may be right for you. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. Your jawbone fuses with the implant to provide a secure platform for a prosthesis (artificial tooth). If you are missing many teeth, several implants can be used to support a particular or complete denture.
To learn whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, you will have a dental evaluation. The eval includes a dental exam, a dental and medical history, and imaging tests. As part of the exam, the health and structure of your mouth are studied. This helps the dental team understand where to place implants.
If you are a good candidate for implants, the dental team will talk with you about a treatment plan. You’ll also discuss the costs and time that may be involved.