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Periodontics | Male

Care Philosophy

My philosophy is simple: To try to always do the right thing. I try to have a practical approach to treatment, and to take care of people as people. And to me, that's the crux of the matter in any business, to treat people the way you would want to be treated the best part of my job is developing relationships with my patients. The real key for all dentists is to have a caring and a true passion for the well being of their patients. At the end of the day, the dentist often gets credit, but it's the whole staff that's responsible for success. I've truly been blessed with a great family, great dentists, great staff and of course great patients.

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Biography

Medicine wasn't a surprising career choice for Dr. Douglas Heller. Many of his immediate and extended family members work as medical professionals. The Denver native and proud graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School first became interested in dentistry from his uncle (Dr. Versman), who is now his partner along with Dr. Eric Beckman at Periodontal Associates. Dr. Heller earned his Periodontal Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and his D.M.D. Degree at Tufts University. He thoroughly enjoys practicing periodontics as it provides him with a great opportunity to work with a variety of patients, each who comes with their own diverse background.

Dr. Heller remains active in organized dentistry and has taken multiple leadership roles, both statewide and nationally. In 2013 Dr. Heller was recognized as Chairmen of the Year by the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. He has been named one of 5280's Top Dentists from 2008-2016 and was the first ever recipient of the 2015 Denver Post Strength in Health Dental Excellence in Health Care Award for specialists in dentistry.

Dr. Heller teaches periodontics at the University Of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Surgical Dentistry. He is a member of a monthly Spear study club with other local dentists in the Denver metro area. Additionally, for over ten years Periodontal Associates has hosted a continuing education Hygiene Study Club for local dental hygienists and a Dental Implant Seminar speaker series. The Implant Seminars brings local and national experts to speak on the ever-changing dental implant technology and methods.

Dr. Heller family consists of Amy and his kids, Rigley and Teigan.  Being that the kids are both young, much of his free time is spent chasing monsters, looking for dinosaurs and doing random art projects.  If he does get a chance to have some time himself, he can be found fly fishing in the Carbondale area or in the winter doing some skiing.  He tries to stay active and most recently has picked up playing hockey.

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Dr. Heller's Reviews

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Dr. Heller's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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I needed an implant where a tooth had been extracted a decade ago. I was terrified and in the consultation, he assured me i would feel very little if any pain. He was quick, efficient and indeed, no pain. His office staff are great too - knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help. Thank you for what could have been a nightmare, become just another day at the dentist
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Dr. Heller says...

Medicine wasn't a surprising career choice for Dr. Douglas Heller. Many of his immediate and extended family members work as medical professionals. The Denver native and proud graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School first became interested in dentistry from his uncle (Dr. Versman), who is now his partner along with Dr. Eric Beckman at Periodontal Associates. Dr. Heller earned his Periodontal Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and his D.M.D. Degree at Tufts University. He thoroughly enjoys practicing periodontics as it provides him with a great opportunity to work with a variety of patients, each who comes with their own diverse background.

Dr. Heller remains active in organized dentistry and has taken multiple leadership roles, both statewide and nationally. In 2013 Dr. Heller was recognized as Chairmen of the Year by the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. He has been named one of 5280's Top Dentists from 2008-2016 and was the first ever recipient of the 2015 Denver Post Strength in Health Dental Excellence in Health Care Award for specialists in dentistry.

Dr. Heller teaches periodontics at the University Of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Surgical Dentistry. He is a member of a monthly Spear study club with other local dentists in the Denver metro area. Additionally, for over ten years Periodontal Associates has hosted a continuing education Hygiene Study Club for local dental hygienists and a Dental Implant Seminar speaker series. The Implant Seminars brings local and national experts to speak on the ever-changing dental implant technology and methods.

Dr. Heller family consists of Amy and his kids, Rigley and Teigan.  Being that the kids are both young, much of his free time is spent chasing monsters, looking for dinosaurs and doing random art projects.  If he does get a chance to have some time himself, he can be found fly fishing in the Carbondale area or in the winter doing some skiing.  He tries to stay active and most recently has picked up playing hockey.

Dr. Heller's Care Philosophy

My philosophy is simple: To try to always do the right thing. I try to have a practical approach to treatment, and to take care of people as people. And to me, that's the crux of the matter in any business, to treat people the way you would want to be treated the best part of my job is developing relationships with my patients. The real key for all dentists is to have a caring and a true passion for the well being of their patients. At the end of the day, the dentist often gets credit, but it's the whole staff that's responsible for success. I've truly been blessed with a great family, great dentists, great staff and of course great patients.

Dr. Heller says...

I enjoy practicing periodontics as it provides me with a great opportunity to work with a variety of patients, each who comes with their own diverse background as well as a wonderful assortment of other dentists who I get to work with in a team approach to dentistry. The nuances of dentistry keeps me very busy in learning state of the art techniques and treatment alternatives.

I have been fortunate to have taught and continue to teach periodontics at the University Of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Surgical Dentistry. I like to remain active in organized dentistry and have taken multiple leadership roles, both statewide as well as nationally.

I am humbled to be one of 5280's Top Dentists from 2008-2016, and the first ever recipient of the Denver Post's Strength in Health Dental Excellence in Health Care Award for specialty dentistry. I was also recognized as Chairmen of the Year by the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society in 2013.

Dr. Heller's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Periodontics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Bleeding Gums
  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Gingivitis
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Periodontitis
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Colorado

    Graduated in 1984

  • Other Education
    University Of Pennsylvania / School Of Dental Medicine

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Periodontics

Procedures Performed

  • All-on-4™ Procedure
  • Bone Grafting
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
  • Dental Implant
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Gum Surgery
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Limited Gum Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Pocket Reduction Surgery
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Planing
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling