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Welcome to Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team in Aurora, Colorado. For over forty years we have been the Denver metro area’s premier provider of dental implants and periodontics. We extend to you a very warm welcome to our practice. Be assured that we will do our utmost to live up to your trust and provide you with the same fine dental care on which our reputation has been established.

About

Periodontal Associates is a periodontal health practice in the Denver Metro Area in Colorado with a focus on dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth, and the treatment of gingivitis and gum disease to restore patients’ oral health. When you visit our office, your dental implant and periodontal health and comfort is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to the gentle, personalized care that you deserve.

Meet the Doctors

dr-versmanDr. Kenneth J. Versman
Dr. Versman grew up in Rock Island, Illinois and has wanted to be a dentist since he was in 5th Grade. While pursuing the dream in dental school Dr. Versman decided to specialize in Periodontics. Dr. Versman is a periodontist in the Denver Metro Area who is dedicated to treating gum disease, gingivitis, and replacing missing teeth with dental implants. He and his wife Linda have two daughters, Rebecca and Allison as well as 2 golden retrievers, Kirby and Teddy. Both Linda and he love to fly fish (catch and release) and have enjoyed numerous traveling experiences. His number one passion, after love for his family, is his interaction with his patients.

Education
-B.S. from University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 1968
-D.D.S. from University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 1970
-M.S. of Periodontology University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1972
-Certificate of Periodontology from University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1972

dr-hellerDr. Douglas A. Heller
Dr. Heller is a native of Denver and has practiced periodontics in the Denver Aurora community since 1991. He has taught periodontics and dental implants at the University Of Colorado School Of Dentistry in the department of periodontics for over 25 years to both the graduate program and dental students. Dr. Heller has been and currently is chairman of the peer review committee for the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. He has received numerous awards for his leadership and commitment to Dentistry both nationally and locally. Dr. Heller has been recognized by 5280 and his peers as a top periodontist/ dentist for each year the recognition has been published (Currently the 10th year). He was recognized by The Denver Post as the only recipient of the Denver Post “Strength in Health Leadership Award for Dental Specialists”. He remains active in many dental organizations throughout the country including, but not limited to the American Academy of Periodontology, The Academy of Osseointegration, The International College of Dentistry, The American College of Dentistry, and Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is one of the past presidents of the North American Society of Periodontists as well as the Denver Academy of Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Heller has lectured nationally along with his partner Dr. Versman. Additionally, they have hosted the popular radio show “Tooth Talk”. All of this is a nice summary of Dr. Heller’s professional life, but what really energizes him is his passion for his family; Amy and his 2 kids, Rigley & Teagan. In his spare time, Dr. Heller likes to stay active by running, playing hockey, and whenever possible a little fly fishing and skiing. Currently he is trying to perfect the art of bike riding with his children.

Education
-Tufts University D.M.D.
-University of Pennsylvania Certificate in the specialty of Periodontology

dr-eric-200x300Dr. Eric M. Beckman
Dr. Beckman is a native to St. Paul, Minnesota.  He was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare at an early age as his father is a pediatric dentist and mother is a neonatal physician. Dr. Beckman prides himself on being a conscientious and caring periodontist.  He became a periodontist to offer assistance for patients who have been affected by gum recession, losing bone support, or losing teeth. Dr. Beckman also became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics in May 2013.  Completing the rigorous examinations before a panel of internationally respected peers demonstrates Dr. Beckman’s competence in his specialty.  This accomplishment is held by only a fraction of the active periodontists worldwide.

Education
-University of Minnesota Dental School D.D.S.
-University of Minnesota Dental School M.S. with focus on biochemical engineering of titanium surfaces
-University of Minnesota Certificate of Advanced Education in Periodontology

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Thank you for your interest in Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team. Please fill out the form below and one of our treatment coordinators will get back to you. If you have any questions please call us at 303-755-4500.

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not accept appointment rescheduling or canceling via online appointment request. You must call our office at 303-755-4500 to reschedule. 

For your first appointment please bring any insurance information you may have, in addition please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your appointment time to fill out paperwork. We look forward to seeing you!

Office Forms:
– Health History
– Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)
– Medicare Opt Out (updated July 2016)

Dental Implants

Denver dental implants: At Periodontal Associates, The Dental Implant Team we we are the market leader located in Aurora serving the Denver metro area and we are driving the development of new dental implants standards and protocols.
Diagram of how similar a dental implant is to a natural tooth

At Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team, Drs. Ken Versman, Doug Heller, & Eric Beckman pride themselves  on preserving the health and function of natural teeth.  When natural teeth cannot be saved, we look to dental implants as the ideal option for replacing lost teeth.

Even if you have lost just one tooth – whether it is a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Drs. Versman, Heller, and Beckman are uniquely qualified to provide a full range of implant dentistry procedures. As one of the first dentists in the United States to study directly with the inventors of today’s implants, they have taught dentists, periodontists, and dental students about dental implants. They have brought that knowledge to their practice in Aurora, serving all of the Denver metro area. What are the benefits of dental implants? Learn from the Denver Dental Implant team and schedule an appointment today.

Once you learn about dental implants, you will finally realize that there is a way to improve your quality of life.

 

Did you know:
– Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.
– Dental implants provide comfort, convenience and confidence. These modern miracles of tooth replacement can also be matched exactly to your own teeth, restoring your smile to its optimal state. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
– Our doctors team with your dentist to provide the restoration for your implants. They plan and work very closely together to create a very pleasing outcome to your tooth replacement needs.
– Our team of Dr. Versman, Dr. Heller, and Dr. Beckman are uniquely qualified to provide a full range of implant dentistry procedures.They have been performing a full range of implant dentistry for more than 20 years in the Denver/Aurora, Colorado area.
Drs. Versman and Heller were one of the first U.S. dentists to study directly with the inventors of today’s implants. They have also educated dentists, periodontists and dental students about dental implants and implant procedures for many years, and have lectured on the subject in the Denver/Aurora, Colorado area, nationally and internationally!


Dental Implants – Explore the links below to learn more about dental implant procedures:
Full Arch Replacement | Multiple Teeth Replacement | Single Tooth Replacement

Testimonials

Nikki shares her personal experience regarding her recent tooth extraction by Dr. Heller.

Nikki reviews a recent visit to periodontal associates

Nikki

Dr. Beckman and everyone I interacted with in this office are amazing. I couldn’t have had a better experience. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed my gum graft, but given how easy of a process it was from start to finish, thanks to being in such capable hands, I didn’t mind it too much. Dr. Bekcman’s stitch work is flawless. I think this definitely helped speed up the healing process. Melissa, Dr. Beckman’s assistant, has such an engaging personality and I really enjoyed getting to chat with her each time I went in. They are a great team!

Mariam B.