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Dr. Gary Radz, DDS, Denver, Colorado

999 18th St, Suite 1300
Denver, CO 80202
phone 303-242-8319 
fax 303-298-8437

Email:care@downtowndenverdentist.com

Known internationally for his experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gary Radz is respected by local celebrities who come to him for a dazzling smile, as well as dental institutes in the US and abroad who call upon him to teach their dentists how to perform the newest procedures in cosmetic dentistry. His career as a dentist showed a brilliance in the field, and through his steadfast dedication in creating the best smiles possible for all his patients, he has earned a position of respect among other dental colleagues who call him a "dentist's dentist." Dr. Radz has been listed in 5280 Magazine as one of "Denver's Best Dentists." His experience in dentistry has been recognized by local and national media, and he has had the privilege of being interviewed by the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, the Boulder Camera, the Charlotte Observer, Wild Blue Yonder, and Parenting Magazine. Dr. Radz has been asked to be a contributing editor to Denver's BLOOM and SHINE magazines. Additionally, he has appeared on WBTV and Denver's "9News."

Over the past 16 years, Dr. Radz has presented at many regional, national, and international meetings. To date, he has given over 500 presentations in nine countries on four continents. He has presented at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's annual meeting 15 years in a row and in 2006, he was a featured speaker at the American Dental Association's Annual Meeting. In the 2004 through 2011 issues of Dentistry Today, Dr. Radz was named as one of the "Top Speakers in Continuing Education." Dr. Radz was recognized for the 5th time in 5 years in 5280 magazine in their Denver Top Dentists list.

Upon graduation from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Dr. Radz continued his education by completing two postgraduate residency programs. In the field of dentistry, this sets him apart because the residencies require an enormous commitment and considerable talent. In fact, his abilities as a dentist shined so brightly that he became the chief resident of both programs: the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of North Carolina and the General Practice Residence program at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

He relocated to Denver in 1999 after practicing in Charlotte, North Carolina, for nine years. When he moved here, he immediately focused his practice on cosmetic dentistry and continued taking advanced courses to learn more. He completed advanced education programs in cosmetic dentistry at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Esthetic Dentistry, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and most recently at the Kois Center in Seattle. Additionally, he has completed more than 1500 hours of continuing education in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Radz has written more than 150 articles on cosmetic dentistry materials and techniques, and he serves on the editorial board of seven dental journals, including the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Mentor and ACEsthetics magazines. In 2003 and 2011, he was the chairman of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's annual scientific meeting, responsible for the educational format of over 2000 of the world's most dedicated cosmetic dental experts. In 2008 and 2012, he was program chairman for the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics annual meeting.

Dr. Radz has also developed a reputation as an excellent photographer. His photography is used by manufacturers and dental laboratories for promotion and education. All the photographs on this website were taken by Dr. Radz, and they feature patients of his practice. Dr. Radz's photography has made the cover of several dental journals, including the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Because of his long experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Radz began to share his knowledge by teaching dental courses. For the last 16 years, Dr. Radz has lectured internationally on cosmetic dentistry. He has also served as an instructor for the Institute for Advanced Studies in Esthetic Dentistry, Ross Nash Seminars, and the Aesthetic Advantage programs. He was invited to become an instructor for prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. Dr.Radz is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, where he is helping with the cosmetic dentistry courses for third- and fourth-year dental students. He has been a trainer for dental manufacturers, to educate other dentists on how to use new materials and equipment properly. For the 10 years, Dr. Radz served on the REALITY Publishing Editorial Board, which evaluates new materials and equipment in dentistry, then publishes the results to help dentists and their patients benefit from the latest in dental technology. For the past 3 years he has worked with Catapult as a product evaluator and as a mentor to dentists looking to get into dental education.

Well vested in the professional dental community, Dr. Radz is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental Society, and Colorado Prosthodontic Society. He is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and a founding member of both the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry and Colorado Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2004, Dr. Radz was awarded fellowships from the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics. Dr. Radz was recognized as Denver Top Dentists list in 5280 magazine for the year 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

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Academy of General Dentistry, Member
American Dental Association, Member
Colorado Dental Association, Member
Metro Denver Dental Society, Member
Colorado Prosthodontic Society, Member
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Sustaining Member
Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry, Founding Member
Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, Fellow
International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics, Fellow

What this means for you the patient, is you couldn't be in more experienced hands to receive the best smile possible.

Sunday
Aug032014

Cosmetic Orthodontics, With Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

Cosmetic orthodontics is cosmetic dentistry limited to the teeth in the smile, according to Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado.  Conventional orthodontics is concerned more about the alignment of the teeth and the bite.  Most adults are not interested in doing two years of orthodontics to correct a bite when they already feel comfortable and what they're looking for is to have their teeth straight.  With cosmetic orthodontics, Dr. Radz focuses on getting the teeth aligned to get the appearance the patient is looking for.  

Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, ColoradoThe benefit of doing this orthodontically, explains Dr. Radz, is that the teeth that are rotated or out of alignment can be put back into alignment without having to do something more drastic, like porcelain veneers or crowns.  As such, the tooth structure isn't altered, which is always in the best interest of the patient.  By concentrating on the front six or eight teeth, many times Dr. Radz can get the patient what they're looking for.

When doing limited orthodontics for cosmetic reasons, Dr. Radz says there are a couple of different options, the most popular of which is Invisalign.  Invisalign, which Dr. Radz provides, is a clear tray that can push, pull and rotate teeth to line them back up.  For adults, Invisalign is very popular because it is virtually invisible, making them socially more comfortable. 

Six month smile is another option for adults, which is a variation of conventional orthodontics in that wires and brackets are used but the brackets are clear and the wire is white and the treatment time is six months or less.  Because of the short treatment time, Dr. Radz says a lot of adults are interested in this type of treatment.  As opposed to Invisalign, the wires and brackets with braces allows for greater force on the teeth, for faster results and as a result, Invisalign can take 9-12 months to accomplish the same goal.  

For patients that have just one or two teeth that are just slightly out of line, Dr. Radz offers a removable appliance, similar to a retainer, called an Inmen Aligner.  This treatment plan usually only takes 6-8 weeks and isn't an expensive procedure.  

Dr. Gary Radz is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, a featured network of Sequence Media Group.  Dr. Radz practices dentistry in Denver, Colorado at Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado.  Sleep Better TV provides online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  

Sunday
Aug032014

Cosmetic Dentistry, With Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

Very often, patients will come into Dr. Gary Radz's dental office in Denver, Colorado embarrassed by their smile and there are a number of different methods that can provide them with the smile they've always wanted.  Dr. Radz finds cosmetic dentistry very rewarding because his patients want to do it and not because they need to.  This creates a more enjoyable atmosphere in which Dr. Radz works and it's very rewarding for him to help people change their lives. 

Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, ColoradoCosmetic dentistry covers a wide spectrum of procedures, according to Dr. Radz.  It can be as simple as just bleaching the teeth or it can include limited orthodontics.  Veneers and bonding are extremely popular forms of cosmetic dentistry and even implants and dentures can fall into cosmetic dentistry.  Dr. Radz works with every patient as an individual in identifying their concerns and figuring out their goals and with that in mind, assign a treatment that would provide the outcome they're looking for.  

With the advent of exciting technology, Dr. Radz says he's able to create something that looks just like natural teeth, as opposed to years ago when people would refer to cosmetic dentistry as "big white teeth."  Today's cosmetic smiles are undetectable, Dr. Radz says, so people notice a beautiful smile, rather than notice that work has been done.  

"It's an exciting time to be in cosmetic dentistry," because of all the changes and how good the materials are now, Dr. Radz says.

Dr. Gary Radz is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, a featured network of Sequence Media Group.  Dr. Radz practices dentistry in Denver, Colorado at Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado.  Sleep Better TV provides online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  

Tuesday
Jul292014

No-Prep Veneers, With Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

Minimal prep or no-prep veneers are very exciting for Denver, Colorado dentist, Dr. Gary Radz because for those just wanting to change the appearance of their teeth, it is not an aggressive technique.  Dr. Radz's objective is to always leave as much tooth structure as possible and to add on with porcelain to enhance the smile. 

Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, ColoradoIn using the very thin porcelain veneers, Dr. Radz doesn't have to "drill away" the teeth and for an ideal patient, he would look to do no-prep veneers.  Sometimes, however, the position of the teeth doesn't allow for this technique and in those cases, he may have to alter a tooth or two to make room for the porcelain that's placed on top of the teeth.  By minimizing the amount of the tooth he needs to take away, it adds to the longevity of the veneers, it's healthier for the teeth and the very thin veneers look very natural.  

When a patient comes in and it's determined after the consultation that they will be receiving porcelain veneers, a complete exam is performed to check the health of all of the teeth, gums and joints.  This will ensure the patient is a good candidate for veneers.  At the same appointment, molds that are taken of the teeth will be sent to the lab, so they can make a wax up to make the patient see what their mouth will look like when the veneers are placed.  When Dr. Radz gets the wax up back, he uses that opportunity to communicate back to the patient and make alterations as necessary.  

Once the design has been agreed upon, a two appointment process will start where the minor alerations will be made on the front part of the teeth to make room for the porcelain that will go on top, after which temporary veneers will be made so the patient can get a really good idea what their smile will look like when it's done.  

At the final appointment, the temporaries come off and the veneers are tried on, without cementing them into place until the patient is happy with the result.  The patient can still make changes at this point, which Dr. Radz feels is important because he wants to achieve the patient's personal goal.  After the veneers have been approved, they get cemented into place and the patient has a new smile they've been looking for.  

Dr. Radz follows up with the patient a week or so later to make sure his work "is as perfect as he can get it."  He will also make sure the bite is good, it's comfortable and that the patient is able to floss.  Instructions will also be given to the patient as to how to care for the veneers so they last as long as possible.  

Dr. Gary Radz is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, a featured network of Sequence Media Group.  Dr. Radz practices dentistry in Denver, Colorado at Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado.  Sleep Better TV provides online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  

Tuesday
Jun172014

The Role of a Dentist in Treating Sleep Apnea, With Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

When someone comes into his office thinking they have sleep apnea, Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado with Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado, will do a quick survey, called an Epworth Survey, to see if there are enough factors to determine if further testing is warranted.  

Dr. Gary RadzDr. Radz says that dentists get involved in treating sleep apnea because they can offer patients an oral appliance.  Only a dentist can fabricate the oral appliance and take the impressions and make the calculations to make the device to help open the patient's airway.  After the physician and sleep lab determines if the patient has sleep apnea, that's where Dr. Radz gets involved in treating the patient and getting them fitted for an oral appliance.

Dentists have a unique advantage in the role of treating sleep apnea because as they're always working in the mouths of patients, they can see in the back of their throat the entire time they're working.  They can see enlarged tonsils or a big tongue and know they've might have trouble sleeping and many times, will just ask the patient if they are experiencing any sleep-related problems.  Dr. Radz works really hard with all of his patients to screen them to see if they may have sleep apnea and not even know it.  In diagnosing sleep apnea in patients who may be unaware they have a problem, Dr. Radz feels he may be able to extend their lives significantly.

Dr. Gary Radz is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, a featured network of Sequence Media Group.  Dr. Radz practices dentistry in Denver, Colorado at Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado.  Sleep Better TV provides online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  

 

Tuesday
Jun102014

Comprehensive Finance Company, With Dr. Gary Radz, Dentist, Denver, Colorado

Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado, has had the opportunity to work with Comprehensive Finance for the past couple of years.  It has been a great way for him and his staff to get their patients the money they need for more complex dental care.  

Dr. Gary RadzDr. Radz's patients find the application process very simple and the results are returned quickly.  There's also the unique ability for Dr. Radz to see if his patients get accepted.  Comprehensive Finance will give him the opportunity that if somebody may not be credit-worthy for other companies, but he knows the patient and that they will pay him back, he can help them get financing where others may not be able to.  Dr. Radz would recommend Comprehensive Finance to anyone.

Dr. Gary Radz is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, a featured network of Sequence Media Group.  Dr. Radz practices dentistry in Denver, Colorado at Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado.  Sleep Better TV provides online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.