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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.

Monday
May122014

Alternatives to CPAP Devices for Sleep Apnea, With Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

The most common alternative to a CPAP device when treating sleep apnea is an oral appliance, which is a piece of plastic that fits over the lower teeth to reposition the lower jaw forward to remove the tongue from the back of the throat.  This allows the air to move in and out so a person can breath while sleeping.  

Dr. Gary RadzDr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado, says that the over the counter oral appliances are "pretty risky," as you're relying on someone with no medical background to fit those things.  They're bulky, uncomfortable and more often than not, they're not even effective.  The danger with them is there can be a false sense of security because the snoring associated with sleep apnea may decrease some but they still have sleep apnea, which leads them to a downward spiral of poor health.  

When Dr. Radz makes an oral appliance for his patients, they are fitted very exactly and he works with the patient and sleep lab to find the optimal position for the lower jaw to allow for the most amount of air to go in and out.  There's a significant benefit for a dentist to do this in measuring and being able to tell if it's working vs. someone doing this on their own and not getting the results they're looking for.

Dr. Radz says that an oral appliance can be covered by medical insurance and his staff works with patients to be sure they get the maximum benefits allowed under their plan and minimize the expense to the patient.

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.

Monday
May122014

Sleep Apnea Signs and Symptoms, With Dr. Gary Radz, Denver, Colorado

Sleep apnea is when, during the course of the evening, a person will stop breathing for a period of time, usually 10 seconds or more, according to Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Colorado with Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado.  This is a concern because if this happens over and over during the course of the night, you're not getting a good night sleep and it puts a lot of stress on your body.

While there are many causes of sleep apnea, the most common cause that Dr. Radz is most concerned wDr. Gary Radzith is obstructive sleep apnea, which is when the soft tissue in the back of the throat blocks the airway and prevents air from getting in.  Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea and it's when the soft tissue in the back of the throat gets in the way of the air and the soft tissue makes that vibrating noise.  Dr. Radz says that people are told by the people they sleep with that they stop breathing during the course of the night and that is called observed apnea.  

Fatigue is also another common symptom of sleep apnea, where people wake up and don't feel well-rested, even after a good night's sleep.  High blood pressure is also another big indicator of sleep apnea as many people with high blood pressure have sleep apnea, Dr. Radz says.  People who have diabetes and are overweight are some of the other things physicians and dentists can look for to see if someone's predisposed to sleep apnea.

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.

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