Dr. Derek Dean, DDS

Dr. Derek Dean, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Derek Dean, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Grand Junction, CO and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado Denver School Of Dental Medicine in 2009 and practices dentistry, orthodontics, and more.Read his story

2552 Patterson Rd

Grand Junction, CO 81505

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Dr. Dean's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dean "Dr. Derek is passionate about providing patients with customized comprehensive dentistry utilizing the latest techniques and technology. Born and raised in Grand Junction, Dr. Derek is glad to call the Western Slope home and to work with his father, Dr. Glen Dean, in delivering quality dental care to patients of all ages. Dr. Derek attended Brigham Young University (BYU) and then transferred to the University of Colorado (UC) where he finished up his Bachelor's of Science in Medical Sciences. He continued his dental education at the University of Colorado Denver and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the School of Dental Medicine. After completing dental school, Dr. Derek completed a residency at the University of Colorado Hospital with advanced training in conscious sedation, dental implants, and oral surgery. He continues learning by participating in continuing education courses. These courses help increase his knowledge and skills so that he can offer exceptional treatment to his patients. Dr. Derek and his wife, Shelley, have five sons. Dr. Derek is active in his church and likes coaching his sons' soccer team and enjoying the beauty of Western Colorado."
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10  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Family Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

8  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Gingivitis
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache

18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Colorado Denver School Of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University Of Colorado Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Dean has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Dean has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dean's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dean to family and friends
2 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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Dr. Dean's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Dean and his staff are amazing. He spends time, comes up with reasonable treatment plans, is flexible, available and my entire family goes to Ruby Canyon Dental.
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I found that this practice is more about getting the most from the insurance companies than spending time with the patient. Out of three visits, I only saw the dentist twice, and these were brief visits. On two separate occasions, they billed the insurance wrong. Twice they tried to upsell me...more
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We appreciate your feedback and are sorry that you were dissatisfied with your care. Our goal is to create a good experience for our patients, but it sounds like we fell short in your case. It seems there are a few different concerns that need clarification. Unfortunately your review is anonymous, otherwise we would have reached out to you personally. However, we would love to meet with you to discuss how we can improve and answer any of your questions. Please contact us at your convenience

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