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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.

Tuesday
Jun102014

Dental Veneers, With Dr. Gary Radz, Dentist, Denver, Colorado

 

Porcelain veneers is one of the exciting ways Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado, does a smile makeover.  A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that goes over the top of the tooth to change shape, color and size so that the effect you're looking for can be achieved.  Because the veneer is so thin, the amount of tooth structure removed is minimized, Dr. Radz says, which is a more conservative way in changing someone's smile and still achieving the ultimate smile makeover one is looking for.

Dr. Gary RadzWhen using veneers, the final outcome is a very natural-appearing smile and it doesn't look like someone's had something done, which is one of the biggest reasons Dr. Radz enjoys using veneers.  Porcelain veneers should last 10-20 years, he says, and their longevity is really dictated by three things, how good of a job the dentist does, how good of a job the ceramist does and how well the patient takes care of them.  Dr. Radz does the best he can to educate his patients on how to take care of them so that the veneers can last a long time.  

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

The Benefits of Joining the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

When Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado, first started studying sleep apnea, he was looking for an organization where he could get some education to bring him up to speed and develop expertise.  He found the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Discplines, which not only provides education online but they also put on conferences.  Early in his education, Dr. Radz was very impressed with the first conference he went to because it not only included dentists, but also physicians, sleep therapists and a wide variety of healthcare professionals all there for a common cause.  Dr. Radz found it very beneficial to talk with other healthcare professionals above and beyond dentistry, which is where his focus and studies had been.  

Dr. Gary RadzAlong with enjoying the interaction, Dr. Radz liked the fact that everyone at the conference was there to help each other get better.  By joining the Academy, it's allowed Dr. Radz to work in an inter-disciplinary nature, which provides him the opportunity to talk with physicians and find out what their challenges are in treating sleep apnea and how the communication between dentist and physician can be better.  

Dr. Radz also enjoys the fact that there is no politics in the Academy.  In being a member of other organizations, Dr. Radz says people have their own agendas which he believes gets in the way of learning, growing and getting better.  

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.  For more information on the ACSDD, go to www.acsdd.org.

Tuesday
Jun102014

Financing Available for Dental Patients, with Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

Sensitive to the fact that dental costs can be expensive for people, Dr. Gary Radz wants to be sure people get the dental care they need by offering several sources of financing for his patients.  Dr. Radz is a dentist in Denver, Colorado with Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado.

Dr. Gary RadzTypically, the procedures that patients will get financed are cosmetic procedures, such as smile make overs or orthodontics and implant procedures.  Dr. Radz says it's usually those things that go "above and beyond" what dental insurance will normally cover.  He gets the finance companies to help his patients get the financing they need so they can move forward with the procedure.  

For those patients seeking treatment for sleep apnea, a majority of them will receive coverage through their medical insurance and for those with a high deductible or those with medical insurance that won't cover an oral appliance, Dr. Radz utilizes a finance company to help them.  

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
May132014

How to Treat Sleep Apnea, With Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause some health consequences, to include high blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks, according to Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado, who treats sleep apnea.  One of the biggest concerns with sleep apnea is that one will die in their sleep, he says, because most likely, one will stop breathing, have a heart attack and never wake up.  

Dr. Gary RadzAlong the way, in treating sleep apnea, dentists and physicians have the opportunity to help people get healthier.  They can help those with high blood pressure, diabetes, decrease the risk of stroke because a lot of health-related illnesses can be traced back to the fact that one is not getting a good night sleep.

Dr. Radz says that of the three treatment options available for those with sleep apnea, the most common and effective one is a CPAP device, which creates continuous positive airway pressure into the lungs to breath for you during the night.  The problem with a CPAP, however, is its low compliance rate, as people are often not comfortable wearing it.  For someone who can tolerate the device, it's a great option because it can cure the sleep apnea.  

Surgery is another option, where the soft tissue is removed from the back of the throat to allow air to get in and out through your lungs.  Dr. Radz says it is surgery with a hard recovery and statistics show about a 50% success rate with the surgery.  

The last option is an oral appliance, fabricated by a dentist, which moves the lower jaw forward and thus the tongue forward to open up the airway, which makes it easier to breath throughout the night.

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
May132014

Sleep Apnea Treatment, With Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

Sleep apnea is a disease that exists on a continuum and is classified by mild, moderate or severe, according to Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado, with Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado.  One's treatment is dependant upon where they are on this continuum and Dr. Radz works with physicians and sleep labs to determine that.  

Dr. Gary RadzDr. Radz says there was a physician paper written in 2006 that patients with mild and moderate sleep apnea should be trying an oral appliance first, which is where dentists come in, as they create the oral appliance for their patients.  Patients with severe apnea are recommended to try a CPAP device first and even though there's aobut a 50% compliance rate with this device, with their severe case of apnea, it's important to try it first because it's proven to be effective.  

For those patients who find the CPAP to be intolerable, they can see a dentist to get an oral appliance made.  There are some patients, Dr. Radz says, who wear both a CPAP and oral appliance because their apnea is so severe.  In working with the physicians and sleep labs, Dr. Radz can figure out how to treat his patients.  

"The great thing about treating sleep apnea patients is seeing how they get better," says Dr. Radz.  Once someone is sleeping better, many other health issues get better as well.  People find their energy level and mental clarity return and people who are on anti-depressants find they don't need to take them as often, if at all, because their mind is well-rested and they feel better.  People with high blood pressure have been able to get off their medication because they're their hearts aren't as stressed at night, due to the patient sleeping better.  Dr. Radz says that there are studies showing those who get better sleep will live, on average, 7-10 years longer because the health implications of not sleeping well are so significant that it will shorten their life one way or another.  He says it's an interesting study to see how sleep is correlated to one's longevity.

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.