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Our Philosophy


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.

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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.

When Should Dentist Visits Start

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.

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

    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

    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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Featured Articles

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  • Invisalign for Adults

    When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind? Probably a young teenager whose teeth are covered by a latticework of metal. There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description. However, there now exists an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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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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