Littleton, CO dentist Dr. Guy Grabiak and team celebrate case study award for long-term healthy results with their patient.
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Faqs

Why should I choose holistic/ biological dental care?

We believe to practice holistic or biological dentistry is to seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the goals of modern dentistry and to recognize the essential connections between oral health and overall health. Biological dentistry is concerned with the whole body effects of all dental materials, techniques and procedures. It unites the best clinical practices and technologies of modern dentistry with a wide array of modalities beyond the horizon of conventional practice.

Will I get a cleaning at my new patient appointment?

Typically a “cleaning” will not be completed at your initial appointment. Your first appointment at our office will be scheduled for approximately one hour. During that time Dr. Grabiak will sit down with you to discuss your concerns, health history, dental history, etc. He will then complete a comprehensive head, neck, and oral examination. Depending on your needs he may also collect data using salivary samples, high quality digital intraoral photos, radiographs, digital impressions, etc. All of the data collected will help us to customize a treatment plan that specifically meets your needs, and allocate appropriate time to ensure all of your needs are met.

What is the cost of a crown, filling, ozone therapy, cleaning, and etc.

Every person’s dental needs are different. Before discussing pricing for treatment Dr. Grabiak will need to do a comprehensive evaluation of the area of concern. Only after Dr. Grabiak completes an evaluation and discusses his findings and recommendations with you, a member of our team will review any costs associated with your treatment plan.

What insurances do you accept?

We accept all PPO policies with out-of-network benefits. Although we’re not in-network with any insurance companies, we never leave patients stranded to figure out their dental benefits alone. As a courtesy our staff will always submit an insurance claim on your behalf (you will never be asked to file your own claims!).

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, FSA, HSA, checks, and cash. We also offer financing through CareCredit and LendingClub.

Do you offer sedation?

Yes, we want to provide a relaxing environment for our patient’s while receiving treatment. Please express your level of anxiety with Dr. Grabiak and he can help you determine which type of sedation is best for your needs. Our office offers Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), Cannabidiol (CBD) specifically blended for dental anxiety, and pharmacological minimal sedation.

What is ozone?

An ozone molecule consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together to create a negatively charged particle that exists as a colorless gas.
Ozone therapy is not new. It has been regularly used for decades for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Ozone dental therapy is considered a safe treatment to help maintain a healthy mouth and teeth. The treatment is completely natural and free from side effects that associated with many medications – it is simply a gas, not a medication.

The ozone gas, when applied to the teeth and gums, removes bacterial waste products, halts the advance of cavities, and accelerates remineralization, strengthening the teeth. With no side effects reported and a treatment that is easy to experience, we believe this advanced treatment is of great benefit to those who are experiencing the early signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

Ozone is safely used in the gaseous form, or as ozonated water to irrigate sockets after a tooth has to be removed. Necrotic and abscessed teeth requiring root canal therapy can be safely disinfected with ozone gas insufflation into the canal spaces prior to sealing them. Decayed teeth are treated with ozone gas as well prior to final tooth restoration.

The benefits of ozonation of teeth is to reduce sensitivity of the tooth after decay removal and restoration, sterilization of the ‘infected’ tooth so a new cavity is less likely to begin again, and to prevent any residual bacteria from causing any further pulpal disease, inflammation, or infection.

The foundation of providing safe and personalized holistic care begins by getting to know you and your goals for your oral health and overall health, both short term and long term. Dr. Grabiak will then learn about your family’s dental and medical history, along with your dental and medical history. Afterwards, we begin your exam by taking a sample of your saliva (Sillha), checking for seven different biomarkers. That same day, we will send you home with a report showing how you scored in those different biomarker categories.

The head and neck examination is often overlooked by busy clinicians but it is as crucial as an element of the oral cancer examination. Dr. Grabiak begins his exam outside of the mouth by starting with a soft tissue check of the neck and the jaw. A thorough head and neck examination is essential for detecting early skin cancers, any overdeveloped jaw muscles that may be contributing towards bruxism, and enlarged lymph nodes that may indicate an active virus or infection.

After the extraoral exam, Dr. Grabiak begins his extensive intraoral exam. During Dr. Grabiak’s exam he is evaluating the teeth, uvula, mucosal tissues, tongue, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, and the oropharynx. Part of this exam includes taking high-definition photos of the mouth, all at different angles so you can see exactly what he is seeing. Our hygienist will then come in and complete a comprehensive periodontal assessment. In some cases, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist may recommend additional testing to get to the root cause of the evidence of symptoms they are seeing in your mouth. This entire process takes roughly an hour. In some cases, depending on what Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist had found during their exam we will invite you back for a follow-up appointment called review of findings.

In preparation for the review of findings, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist will take the time to evaluate all of the data that was collected from your examination and testing to determine your specific needs. At your review of findings appointment Dr. Grabiak will sit down with you one on one to review the data that was collected from your appointment, along with any recommendations. This allows you the time to ask Dr. Grabiak any questions that you may have about your treatment recommendations and expectations from treatment.

Jeromy Mulkey

Jeromy Mulkey

Operations Manager

Jeromy received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He moved to Colorado in 2015 from Hannibal, New York (a small town outside of Syracuse) and that is when his career in the dental field began. Jeromy started in corporate dental as a patient coordinator and quickly progressed to office manager and then running multiple specialty practices over the next 5 years. Holistic dentistry was an exciting new challenge and Jeromy couldn't be happier with his family at Denver Dentistry. Holistic dentistry was a breath of fresh air and gave a new excitement and passion for learning of all the new sciences and technologies the Denver Dentistry team has integrated into their practice. Jeromy currently lives in Sheridan and enjoys living close to the mountains. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, playing soccer and basketball, camping, and hiking. Jeromy is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and assisting the team in bringing more smiles to satisfied patients.
Chelsea White

Jazmin Contreras

Dental Hygiene Assistant

In 2020 Jazmin graduated from Colorado Mesa University at the top of her class with a degree in Kinesiology. From a young age Jazmin knew she had a passion and interest in the medical field which led her to gain various experiences in the medical field. However, when she first came to Denver Dentistry, she fell in love with dentistry and knew this was her passion. Dr. Grabiak and his team offered a unique holistic approach to the field; something Jazmin has always been highly interested in. She quickly realized this is where she was meant to be and Denver Dentistry instantly felt like home. In her free time she and her fiance enjoy traveling and participating in outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and kayaking.
Chelsea White

Chelsea White

Lead EDDA

Chelsea is a born and raised Florida girl and has now been a Colorado resident for 5 years. She has loved dentistry for a long time, and couldn’t see herself in any other profession. Knowing her career path, she went to school at Central Florida Institute to become a dental assistant with an extended program. Graduated in 2012 as a Dental Assistant and as an EDDA, she looks forward to esthetics and happiness with patients. As someone who has been in the field for almost 10 years, she strives to work as a team to meet all expectations with the patient. In her free time she loves to hike, and explore the beautiful places Colorado has to offer.

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