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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