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We tell our patients what we are doing, and do so in an honest, kid friendly way. Children do much better with explanation followed by immediately doing what is shown to them.

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Do you have questions about your child’s habits? Is your child anxious about going to the dentist? Are you unsure about what is safe for their teeth? Check our FAQs to learn more.

Sedation Dentistry For Dental Anxiety, Parker CO

IV Sedation/General Anesthesia

Our office is unique in that we exclusively offer our anesthesia services during weekend hours, the only office in the state of Colorado able to do so!

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We also offer In House Orthodontics!

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Check out 5280 Pediatric Dentistry featured on 9news. Dr. D was interviewed Wednesday, July 27th, discussing some of the do’s and don’ts of your child’s first visit to the dentist. To learn more about what you should expect at your child’s first visit… check out our FAQ’s.

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5280 Pediatric Dentistry is a proud partner of Valor Christian High School. Dr. D (left) and Dr. Craig (right) are pictured with George Gwozdecky (center). Coach Gwozdecky led the University of Denver Pioneers hockey team for 19 seasons and won national championships in both 2004 and 2005. He also assisted coaching for the Tampa Bay Lightening of the National Hockey League. Currently, coach Gwozdecky is the Valor Christian varsity ice hockey coach.

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Meet The Dentists

Learn more about 5280 Pediatric Dentistry by getting to know Dr. Derek Owens ” Dr. D” and Dr. Craig Owens.

  • Dr. Derek ”Dr. D” Owens
    Pediatric Dentist, Parker, CO

    Dr. Derek “Dr. D” Owens, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was born and raised in Colorado.  He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. D attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Biology. After his four years at Georgetown, he attended The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

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  • Dr. Craig Owens
    Pediatric Dentist, Parker, CO

    Dr. Craig Owens is an experienced board-certified pediatric dentist and was born and raised in Colorado. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He completed his advanced training in pediatric dentistry through the prestigious NYU-Lutheran Medical Center where he gained specialized skills and became proficient in treating both healthy and medically compromised infants, children, and adolescents. 

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    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Fluoride and Your Child

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  • Your Child's First Teeth

    Your child’s first tooth is a big developmental milestone, so it’s important for you to know what to expect and how to maintain your child’s teeth when they start coming in. It’s just as vital to take care of baby teeth as it is permanent teeth, even though the baby teeth eventually fall out. ...

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  • Space Maintainers

    One of the many functions of baby teeth is to hold space for the adult teeth that will eventually push them through. When baby teeth are lost prematurely, the permanent teeth that are coming in on either side can actually drift into the space that was reserved for another tooth. This can cause teeth ...

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  • Thumb Sucking

    Thumb sucking is a common habit that babies develop before they’re born. While most children naturally stop thumb sucking between the ages of two and four, some children might struggle to break the habit. If your child is still thumb sucking around the age of four, it’s important to help them stop. Thumb ...

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  • Your Child's First Dental Appointment

    As soon as your child’s first tooth has erupted, which generally happens between six months and a year, you will need to schedule their first appointment with a pediatric dentist. The first visit often involves very little treatment. It is more for the child to meet their dentist, for the dentist to ...

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  • Sealants

    The most likely location for a cavity to develop in your child's mouth is on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The deep and varied crevices in these teeth make it easy for food particles to hide, and it can be difficult to keep these teeth clean, even with regular brushing. Your child’s dentist ...

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  • Sleep Apnea in Children

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by the recurrence of interrupted breathing during sleep and results in a chronic lack of deep, restful sleep. When adults have this disorder, they are likely to experience daytime sleepiness, but when it occurs in children, they are more likely to have behavioral ...

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  • Nitrous Oxide for Children

    Sometimes, children are too fearful to receive necessary dental treatment. When this happens, conscious sedation with nitrous oxide may be recommended to help make your child’s experience of dental treatment stress-free. Conscious sedation involves medication to help ease tension and block pain during ...

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What Our Patients Say About Us

    We have been coming here since they first opened their doors and couldn’t be happier. Everyone is absolutely wonderful with scared children and we’ve never needed to have any of the work they’ve done corrected or fixed. Plus the massage chairs, while we wait, are nice.

    Maria L.

    My husband and I have twin daughters and are so thankful to have a pediatric dentist who genuinely cares about our children and their individual dental goals. Dr. D and his staff have made going to the dentist and taking care of your teeth fun! I would give 5280 Pediatric Dentistry 10 stars if I could. It is such a relief to have Dr. D in our lives!

    Ten N.

    It was our 1 and 3 year olds first time to the dentist, and I was very surprised at how well they did from the X-rays (for the 3 year old), brushing, flossing and cleaning. I owe it all to the amazing staff and doctors. They made them feel comfortable and knew how to handle if they started becoming too ancy or upset. It was a much better experience than I had anticipated!

    Tara W.

    Took our 3 year old in for his first trip to the dentist today and I couldn't be happier with the with the staff. It was refreshing how much they love working with children.

    Zeb L.

    Dr. Derek made sure my child's teeth were in tip top shape and not a single tear was shed. My wife and I still get asked, "when will we see Dr. Derek again?" We reply, "only every six months if you keep up with your brushing, bud. And lay off the fruit snacks."

    Brian A.

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11960 Lioness Way Ste 170, Parker, CO, 80134, US

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