Highly Rated Dentist in Denver CO – Meet Dr. Joshua Peter
Denver, CO – August 4th, 2021. Highly rated dentist Dr. Joshua Peter offers outstanding dental services to residents of Denver, CO.
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”
“Why would you want to work in someone’s mouth?” I was confronted with this question when I had decided on a career choice as a dentist during my High School days. That seems like a long time ago now. I graduated from Dental School for the first time in 2006, from India. After working for a year, I knew that I needed more and had to get to the United States to get married to the girl I fell in love with Dental School. After receiving my Master of Public Health degree from West Chester, Pennsylvania, I moved to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts married the girl of my dreams and worked towards getting back into dental school as I yearned to get back to the profession I was most passionate about. I moved to Colorado as I was accepted into the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. We were blessed with a baby girl the day before I started dental school. We uprooted the family and moved to this beautiful state with the four seasons and the mountains, it was a no-brainer to live and raise a family here. Upon graduating from dental school for a second time, I worked as an associate dentist in different settings both private and corporate for a few years. My philosophy of patient care gradually changed from what I was expected to do, to what I wanted to do. This feeling greatly increased after completing my post-graduate dental education in Complete dentistry at the Dawson Academy. I believe that every patient deserves dentistry at the highest standard of care, however, the pressures of insurance-driven dentistry did not let me offer the best the field of dentistry can offer.
This philosophy towards patient care led me to create an exclusive patient base that understood that dentistry was far beyond just teeth. I believe as a conscientious dentist I can provide dental care focusing on one patient at a time. This approach helps me predictably provide the best care for my patients because that is how I would like to be treated. This practice style also gives me time to spend with my wife and daughter and create memories that will be priceless. Looking back I would not change a thing to getting to where I am today. I look forward to seeing you as a patient and building a relationship where we trust each other as we would a family member and thirty years from now, we can sit back and laugh about our journey together as friends.
About Dr. Joshua Peter
Dr. Joshua Peter was born in India and grew up in Bahrain, returning to India to attend dental school. He received his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Madras. Dr. Peter practiced dentistry in India until he moved to the United States to attend college in West Chester, PA, where he earned a master’s in public health before gaining a doctorate in dental science from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Peter strongly believes that continuing education is essential, even for experienced dentists, and he has received post-graduate training in the treatment of occlusions and TMJ pain from the Dawson Academy.
Dr. Peter’s professional affiliations include:
- The American Dental Association
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- The American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The Colorado Dental Association
- The Metro Denver Dental Society
- Dawson Academy
Dr. Peters believes excellence in dental care and compassion for patients go hand in hand.
Dr. Peter and his team offer comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry, including the following restorative services:
- Fillings: Dental fillings are metal or plastic composites that are used to fill cavities caused by decay or to repair teeth that are cracked or broken.
- Crowns: Dental crowns are made of metal, porcelain, or metal covered by porcelain. They are fitted over the patient’s teeth to protect and strengthen them while perfecting their appearance.
- Bridges: These are permanent false teeth that fill gaps caused by missing teeth. Bridges are anchored by the teeth on either side.
- Dentures: These are removable replacement teeth. They can be full, covering the entire mouth, or partial, covering gaps between patients’ natural teeth.
- Veneers: These thin porcelain shells fit over the front of natural teeth to strengthen them while improving their appearance.
Treatment for TMJ and Other Head and Neck Pains
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and other head and neck pains are surprisingly common. They can have many causes, which sometimes make them hard to diagnose. However, Dr. Peter’s training at Dawson Academy has given him the tools needed to help patients make these types of pain things of the past.
The main causes of jaw, head, and neck pain are the following:
- Misaligned teeth
- Tooth clenching
- Tooth grinding
- Tooth decay
When a patient visits Joshua Peter, DDS, PLLC dental office with pains in their jaw, head, or neck, he performs a thorough evaluation of the patient’s stomatognathic system, which includes a detailed questionnaire and imaging. Models of the patient’s teeth might also be made to enable a closer study of the bite.
Dr. Peter always shares his findings with patients to ensure they understand the problem’s cause and all the options for treatment.
For More Information
To find out more about what makes Dr. Joshua Peter such a highly rated dentist in Denver, CO, contact Joshua Peter DDS, PLLC at (720) 664-2339.