Creating Beautiful Smiles Since 1982


WELCOME ABOUT 20th Ave Dentistry

Welcome to 20th Avenue Dentistry, the dental practice of Dr. Michael Unser.

At our office, we do our very best to give our patients what they want in the most comfortable way possible. It's because of this that we are one of the highest rated dentists in Lakewood.

Dr. Unser’s top priority is to help you achieve your best smile. He recognizes that your optimal dental health is a collaborative effort between himself, his dental care team and you. Your care is always individually designed based on your wants and needs while keeping your input, timeline and budget in mind


Meet Our Team

Dr. Michael Unser


Darci Cross

Office Manager




Dental Assistant




No-Charge Consultation

Get a free second opinion

$99 New patient special

Includes routine cleaning, Exam, and X-rays

$25 Emergency Visit

Have a toothache? For just $25 receive X-rays and diagnosis.


Porcelain Crowns

In many instances, a simple filling just isn’t enough. In those circumstances when a tooth is very badly decayed, or after a tooth has undergone a root canal, a crown …

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

For some people, simply whitening teeth or some other cosmetic procedure is not enough. For those patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile for whatever reason – …

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Dental Implants

A dental implant consists of an artificial “root” that is implanted into a patient’s jawbone. After the implant fuses to the bone, an artificial tooth is attached. A dental implant …

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Dental Bridges

If you’re missing just a single tooth, it can have a negative impact on how effectively you chew your food, and if you don’t replace a missing tooth, the long-term …

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Porcelain Veneers

Have you ever wondered how movie stars and celebrities get such perfect-looking smiles? Many of them have porcelain veneers – a thin layer of porcelain dental material that is applied …

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Cosmetic Products

It’s a simple fact of life: we all get older. And as the years go by, who doesn’t want a youthful, younger appearance? Many people do, which is why Botox …

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Smile Makeover

Many studies conducted over the past several years have shown that a beautiful smile can improve your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself and your place in the …

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is often an excellent way to approve the overall appearance of a patient’s smile or to repair certain dental issues, such as teeth that are chipped or misshaped. …

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Emergency Dentist

FAQ Q: What qualifies as a dental emergency?A: If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you might be experiencing an emergency dental condition:Severe toothacheKnocked-out toothTraumatic injury to the …

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Snoring Treatment & Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from disrupted sleep due to snoring or sleep apnea, it can have a negative impact on the quality of your life overall. Lack of sleep means that …

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Preventive Dentistry

You’ve probably heard the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That is certainly true when it comes to good oral health. Regular trips …

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Tooth Extractions

Most patients and dentists would agree on one thing – it’s almost always best to keep your natural teeth. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. For whatever reason, Dr. Unser may …

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TMJ Therapy

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a painful condition that impacts thousands and thousands of people throughout the US and around the world. The temporomandibular joint is located at the …

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Living without teeth would be a horrible way to go through life. Just imagine – it would impact your ability to enjoy food and even to speak clearly. Fortunately, dentures …

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Teeth Whitening

Several studies done over the past few years have shown that having an attractive smile can help to boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. One of the easiest ways to improve …

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What our patients are saying...

"The staff is super friendly & it's a very welcoming environment! Dr. Unser listened to my concerns & is helping to fix them."

"My experience was absolutely great. Darci, Ashley, Dr. Unser, and everyone else in the office are super friendly, professional. They make going to the dentist comfortable and stress-free!"

"Absolutely fantastic crew. They make you feel like family from the moment you walk in and calm your nerves with jokes and casual conversation. I dislike going to the Dentist and have to honestly say this was one of the best dental experiences I’ve had."

"Dr Unser and his staff are extremely talented at their job and turning what could be a scary procedure into a very comfortable and professional experience. I would recommend this office for anyone who wants a dependable, safe, and reliable dentist."

"I first started seeing Dr. Unser in the 80’s, moved away, then found him again many years later when I returned. So glad I did. Dr Unser and everyone in his office truly cares about their patients dental health and well being, as well as caring for them as human beings. He takes his time to educate…"

"Brilliant expertise, professionalism and personal attention!"

"Can’t say enough good about this place!! Have been going there for years and will keep going. They are always very professional and even in a pandemic I felt comfortable. Thanks so much for the great work, guys!!!"

"Dr Unser has been my dentist for at least 25 years! He has a great sense of humor and it is always fun to visit his office! If anyone has any fear of the Dentist, go see Michael- He’s great!"

"Despite the fact that I was a bit nervous to get a deep cleaning done, it was pretty smooth procedure, thank you for the kindness I was treated with, definitely recommend 😁"

"This is the best dentist I’ve been to in years! It seems like they actually care about dental care and not just up selling products/services. Always on time, great customer service and care. Highly recommend!"

"Best dentistry I have ever been to!!"

"Dr. Unser and his staff are always wonderful. I felt comfortable and safe at my first visit since COVID 19 began."

"I’ve been coming here for many years because of the people who truly make this a positive experience. Chris, Dr. Unser, and Darcy are all compassionate, caring individuals who treat people from their hearts. As strange as this may sound, I look forward to coming here !"

"Great experience! All of the staff are professional and courteous. Doctor Unser and his team are very thorough. I would highly recommend to anyone who needs to see a dentist."

"They are by far the best dentist office I have ever been. Dr. Unser and his staff are very professional and yet very personable in their approach to Dentistry."

"Excellent care. I wouldn't go anywhere else! Highly recommend!"

"They are always very upbeat and friendly. Dr Unser is always very gentle and complete. I highly recommend them!"

"Staff was extremely friendly and I felt at ease the entire time I was there. Would highly recommend to anyone that needs dental care."

"Friendly staff. Almost makes going to the dentist enjoyable."

"Dr. Unser and staff are the most kindest and easy going, dentist I have ever been too. Top notch care everytime!"

"Dr. Unser and his staff are awesome. I don't like going to the dentist but Dr.Unser is easy to talk with and is a overall great dentist. Thank you for making my visit so comfortable 👍"

"I have gone here for so many years. All the people listen to you and are very helpful in fixing your smile. I highly recommend them. They are very respectful and doing the right things for Covid. Love this place!"

"Absolute best dentist office I’ve ever been to. Awesome & knowledgeable staff! Love it there!"

"These guys are the Best! Always friendly and helpful. I used to dread the dentist but these guys made it bearable. I highly recommend these guys!! I will never go anywhere else!"

"Excellent dental practice. Caring and skillful and highly recommended!"

"I make the drive from Aurora to see Dr. Unser and Chris because they are always so friendly and caring!"

"I have been a customer of Dr. Unser for over 30 years. The fact that it has been that long should be an indication of my satisfaction with every aspect of the experience. I recommend Dr. Unser and all of his staff because of the skill, the friendliness, and the quality of work I have experienced …"

"I absolutely love Dr. Unser and his staff. I truly feel the care and compassion that he has for every patient he works with. His practice has shown me dedication mixed with fun and humor. I never thought going to the dentist could be this painless. Thank you for all you do Michael ❤️!"

"Dr. Unser and his whole staff are so wonderful!! I feel like I have known them forever. They make you so comfortable and so at ease!! I have always been scared to go to the dentist, but Dr. Unser makes me feel so calm and not scared. He is so funny and makes me laugh and so at ease!! Chris is…"

"Dr Unser is a great dentist - friendly and honest. Chris is a great dental hygienist - always does great job and is friendly as well. I highly recommend them."

"Always satisfied with Chris and Dr. Unser. What a great team."

"The staff is friendly and helpful and very professional. Got me in to my appointment on time."

"Dr. Unser and staff are simply the best!! Professional and friendly. That's why have been going for 30+ years. You will be happy, I promise!"

"I've been seeing Dr. Unser since I was an infant, and I would never go anywhere else. They've always strived to make the Dentist a positive experience and are always incredibly accommodating."

"Best dentist in town. Great staff and wonderful place. They are always willing to work with you. I drive all the way across the city to visit. I’ve been a customer for almost 30 years."

"Dr Unser has been our family dentist for a very long time—since he first got out of school. He’s always prided himself on being a “gentle dentist.” And he is. And his hygienist Chris has been cleaning our teeth for...a while. He and his staff are the best. If you want a great, funny, frie…"

"Always a great experience, considering your going to the dentist... Dr Unser has many years of experience, and demonstrates that knowledge and skills in his work... you can see he takes pride in his work every time you smile in a mirror. Staff is very friendly and professional. I recommend th…"

"Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Highly recommend."

"Pleasant surrounding and personal"

"I have been a very satisfied patient of Dr Unser for 24 years. Prior to my first visit to this office, I had a phobia of dentists. Dr Unser is a very real and down to earth person who immediately made me feel comfortable about the dental experience and I have returned for cleanings and routine proc…"

"Amazing team! I recommend Dr. Unser to almost everybody I meet."

"I may have had a better dental experience, but I cannot remember one. Over decades of experience and many dental procedures 20th Avenue dentistry is the best. 🤗"

"excellent staff, cheerful atmosphere"

"I have been a very satisfied patient of Dr Unser for 23 years. Going to the dentist is usually someone's least favorite thing to do but Dr Unser and his staff have made me look forward to every visit. I highly recommend Dr Michael Unser and 20th Avenue Dentistry"

"I am very happy with everyone at the office. Glad I found them."

"Great dentist. Straight shooter. Excellent staff. Very comfortable in his chair! Highly recommend."

"Best dang Dentist I've ever had, friendly staff, courteous and helpful."

"Highly recommend! The staff is incredibly friendly and inviting. They understand not everyone loves going to the dentist and were very accommodating. Great service for my cleaning! Will absolutely be back!"

"All was done in a professional manner and they are all very friendly and polite. I recommend this place to all"

"Incredibly warm staff! Family feel. Also long time experience and the knowledge is more than apparent across the board. I’ve been going here for years and that will not change. As good as a dentist experience can get!"

"As always, my experience was positive. Fast and friendly!"

"Dr. Unser and the entire staff at 20th Ave Dentistry are wonderful! Everyone is so kind, knowledgeable, and helpful!"

"I absolutely love this place... I haven't been to the dentist in years and they take great care of me everytime making sure I'm comfortable. They are very personal there they get to know you, remember your name and they are efficient but also give you all the time and attention you need! Highly rec…"

"Always a smile when I come in, willing to work on higher costs for their patients, fast and friendly. The only dentist I will go to now."

"Superb dentist and great people!"

"Dr. Unser and his team are always so caring and wonderful about giving accurate and helpful information! I wouldn't go anywhere else"

"Overall very good atmosphere, you can tell they have your best interest in mind. A friend recommended Dr. Unser. And so far am very pleased. I think you will like him and his staff."

"I've had extensive dental work over the years so I'm a little 'dentist shy'. I found Dr. Unser many years ago and would NEVER go anywhere else. I can only hope my dental work is all taken care of before he retires."

"My fist visit was my best dental experience in a very long time. Everyone was was pleasant and personal and very competent. I recommend them very highly."

"This is the ONLY man I trust to do any dental work on my mouth. I've had extensive issues with my teeth over the years and he's had to fix what others have left behind. Absolutely painless experience every time - no matter what work he's doing, even the shots don't hurt! Dr Unser is compassionate,…"

"Dr Unser and his staff are always great!"

"Look Ma! No stains! Love everyone at 20th Ave Dentistry!"

"Awesome group, everyone works together to meet all your needs!"

"Outstanding first visit. Very impressed with overview of my dental issues and goals. State of the art equipment, good prices. Would highly recommend."

"Great dentist and staff. They are very courteous and kind!"

"Exceptional care, down to earth staff, very welcoming and professional staff. Made to feel comfortable and at home immediately. Superb staff. highly recommend."

"It’s a pleasure to come and get my dental work done here. They do good work in a relax setting"

"Thanks for getting me in for a cleaning during the shutdown. This after fixing a broken crown just the week before. I loved the crown being made on site and no need for a temporary one!!! Great service by the entire staff and of course Dr Unser."

"I've been looking for a good primary dentist for a while and I finally got to go to Dr. Unser's. The staff is so friendly and knowledgable. The hygienist Chris was very personable and listened to all my dental concerns. I would recommend this office to anyone looking for a dentist. I now drive 45mi…"

"Dentistry. I honestly look forward to going to appointments... who says that about dentist appointments?! They are so kind and caring and keep up with the happenings in your life! They are gentle with their practice and always keep your comfort a top priority. They look out for you and your wallet …"

"I have seen Dr Unser and his team for many years and always been very happy w their service and professionalism. As a result I have also referred friends and family."

"I think my teeth have never had it so good"

"The team at Dr. Unser is fantastic. So thorough and knowledgeable. I am a family doctor and waa impressed by all of the things they checked me for. Combine that with how funny and personable they are, especially Chris, and I dont want to go elsewhere."

"I LOVE the staff and Dr. Unser. They have a wonderful gift in calming my nerves. They all have a way with humor and I can tell that the team has special bond with each other. I was not nervous getting my first Botox treatment and intuitively trust Dr. Unser because he is not only a perfectionist…"

"Dr Unser was extremely patient and willing to take the time to discuss my dental needs and everything that he was going be doing. He also took excellent care of my dad which ended up being a significant job. He and his staff are wonderful!!"

"I have an anxiety disorder and one of my biggest fears is the dentist. I neglected going for years and as a result, have had several visits to Dr. Unser to make up for years of damage. Initially I expected to have a really difficult time working with the dentist to keep myself comfortable and pain …"

"Dr. Unser and his staff are phenominal!! Every visit is epic!!!!"

"These guys have been cleaning and caring for my teeth for almost 6 years now! They take great care of you, and I recommend them to all my friends who need a dentist! Keep up the great work Chris and Dr. Unser!!"

"I don’t tend to change dentists very often, but finally had to make a move and found Dr. Unser through a friend’s recommendation. My experience with him and his staff has been like working with a family. They are all so positive, professional and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Unser especially if y…"

"Excellent care and service"

"Had a teeth cleaning today with Dr. Unser and staff and they are wonderful as usual. I not only enjoy the atmosphere of the office, but they are very knowledgeable and reasonable and they take really good care of you."

"gentle and very friendly."

"I’ve gone to Dr. Unser most of my life and decided to try a new dentist only due to my insurance change. After my experience with the other dentist, I went back to to Dr. Unser without any hesitation . He is simply skilled at what he does and better then any other dentist that I’ve tried! There …"

"Yesterday I had an old crown taken out decay taken out and a new crown. It was the most comfortable treatment. Excellent design ,made it in office, great fit. So timely,one visit. Appreciate Darcy and Dr. Uncer's caring attitude and amazing skill."

"Going to the dentist is not my favorite pastime. However, Dr. Unser and his team provide a very pleasant experience. They are all very professional and do their utmost to make an otherwise stressful experience as less stressful as possible."

"Dr. Unser and team are always friendly and make visiting the dentist pleasant and enjoyable! I have been going here for 25 years plus!"

"Awesome staff! Wonderful pain free care. Thank you for up front reasonable pricing and for being available for answering questions before and after care. We love you guys, you’re the BEST!"

"I had been going to Dr. Unser for a long, long time. The I moved about 30 miles away. I looked for someone closer to home and went to him for about a year. Then I realized how awesome Dr. Unser really is. I went back and have never been happier. I trust him completely and he will be my dentist…"

"Art and I (Barb) have been patients of Dr. Unser's (and Dr. Baumgart who has since retired) practice. They are always professional, caring, and efficient. And, they are great people to chat with! Outstanding!"

"It's no surprise that this office has a perfect 5.0 ranking on Google (at least, as of today they do!) Great dentist, great staff, great experience every time I interact with them."

"I have been a patient here for years. The staff is very friendly and they truly care about you. Dr. Unser is a great dentist he is patient, kind and has a good sense of humor."

"My husband. Steve, and I moved to Platte Park in 2000 and needed to find a new dentist. Could not believe our luck when we found Dr. Unser within walking distance of our new home. Not long after, he moved his practice west to Lakewood. 18 years later we live east of Platte Park and love this p…"

"Friendly, Warm, Knowledgeable Staff, Who Truly Care About Your Smile & Put The Patient First"

"It was a pleasant experience as it has been for 25 plus years. Thank you for taking such good care of me and my teeth. You and your staff are very much appreciated..."

"I have been putting off the dentist for 5 years, people don't like it, it makes them nervous, etc etc. Dr. Unser and his whole staff was fantastic in easing my nerves and doing a great job. I even made a follow up appt. to return. No more waiting 5 years. Fantastic"

"Everyone is beyond friendly. The staff truly cares about your well-being. I felt like I had been there for years; it's such a warm and familial experience."

"Skilled, friendly and efficient folks. Latest technology. Best dentist I've ever been to!"

"From the minute we walked in the door we felt welcome and appreciated. I was nervous about my 3 year old son having a procedure done but Dr. Unser took great care of him and showed him all the tools before using any of them in his mouth. My son wasn't scared, shed no tears, and can't wait to get …"

"I wouldn't go anywhere else! The entire team has become invested in my family and our healthcare. Scheduling is easy, every single member of the office is friendly and welcoming and I trust their expertise!"

"I've been a patient of Dr. Unser's since 2007 these people they're like family to me and they do great work!"

"I’m always at ease knowing that I’m in the best possible hands for my dental needs!!"

"have been going to Dr. Unser for my dental care for over 15 years even though I now live far from his office. His staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always makes me feel welcome. He keeps up with the latest techniques and technology in dentistry, which makes me confident I am receiving the bes…"

"I always have a very pleasant experience at Dr.Unser's office. Everyone is extremely friendly and professional! I NEVER dread going to the dentist. Always a wonderful experience!"

"Yes just wanted to say how great Michael E. Unser is a great dentist I have nothing but good things to say about this dental office I've been having issues for 2 years with my teeth been to 6 different dentists and all of them were no good until I met Michael Unser the dentist who did all the work …"

"Best dentist anywhere ever!"

"Best dental office and team for amazing dental work!! Dr. Unser works smile miracles!!"

"We love the team at Dr Unser's office!! We always feel welcome, we always know it'll be an amazing experience and most importantly we always feel like family when we're there. Dr. Unser is the ONLY dentist to go to. Thanks for being so amazing to my little family!"

"Friendly staff, informative. Seem to care a lot about my dental health."

"Everyone I met was so incredibly warm and welcoming. I always get crazy anxiety before going to the dentist, but my first visit to 20th Ave Dentistry completely changed how I feel about the whole experience. The receptionist, the dental hygienist and Dr. Unser all made me feel really at ease as i c…"

"I would recommend Dr. Unser to anyone. I've had some really bad experiences with Dentists, but never with Dr. Unser."

"I have been coming to Dr. Unser for over 15 years now. I love this establishment, they are not only great at what they do, but they make you feel like family while they are doing it. The staff is friendly and honest. You never feel like they are trying to just make money off of you, they truly care…"

"All of these folks are like family to me! They do wonderful work! And they have never put me in any kind of pain. Loyal patient since 2007!"

"Best dental office I have been in, in the last 40-45 years! Glad I finally found a dental office I can call "mine". What a relief!"

"Have gone to dr. Unser for many years. Always excellent service, fantastic ancillary staff, and reasonable prices"

"Dr. Unser and his staff are the best! Always a fun and completely painless experience!"

"I always look forward to my dental appointments. The staff is very helpful and caring. Dr. Unser and all the staff are like family, you visit a couple of times a year."

"I felt very comfortable as a new patient and I was SO happy with my care when leaving. I had a great experience at check in, as well as the cleaning with the hygienist, and meeting with Dr. Unser. They explained to me everything that they found along the way, and also explained my options in a very…"

"Dr. Unser and the 20th Ave Dentistry team are amazing!! They always want and do what's best for their patients. Great place and great people. Makes for an excellent experience!! Definitely recommend."

"Great dentis!!, I've been going to Dr. Michael Unser for years. Always a good experience."

"Dr Unser and his team are fantastic! The team is very caring and works with you to solve any dental issues that you are experiencing or ways to improve your dental into the future. Chris is a wonderful hygienist and very personable. I would highly recommend their team to anyone looking for a new de…"

"My husband and I have been with Dr. Unser for years. He, and the rest of his staff and professional and kind. I have a real phobia about having work done on my teeth but Dr. Unser not only makes it painless but pleasant. We are moving out of state and will probably never find a dentist of his cali…"

"Dr. Unser is the best dentist! He is kind and very gentle! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great dentist"

"Dr Unser and his staff are amazing. I've always been given the utmost care and they always explain what they are doing. Their knowledge and understanding are beyond reproach."

"Dr. Unser and his team are competent, friendly, And honest. I'll never go anywhere else!"

"Best dental office I have been in, in the last 40-45 years! Glad I finally found a dental office I can call "mine". What a relief!"

"Love this office! Dr. Unser and his staff are the best! Always painless!"

"I've been a patient of Dr Unser's since 1986. I can't imagine having my teeth cared for by anyone else. He better not ever reitre!"

"I have been coming to Dr Unser for over 20 years. I can't imagine trusting my smile to anyone but Chris and Dr Unser!"

"'ve been a patient here for years and Doctor Unser is skillful, gentle and an all-around good guy. The rest of the staff is also excellent - professional and kind. I can't recommend this place enough. It's also easy to get to from anywhere on the west side."

"Dr Unser's excellent care has prevented what could have been an awful outcome for me. I truly appreciate his expertise and concern for each and every patient!!"

"Dr Unser and his team are fantastic! The team is very caring and works with you to solve any dental issues that you are experiencing or ways to improve your dental into the future. Chris is a wonderful hygienist and very personable. I would highly recommend their team to anyone looking for a new de…"

"The staff is awesome and Dr. Unser is a pleasure! Everyone is positive, fun, and friendly. They make me feel like family and treat me with the highest respect. Our entire family goes to Dr. Unser. Our sons look forward to their visits."

"I have been a patient of Dr. Unser for the past 25 years. I can't even imagine going to anyone else. He is an amazing dentist. I love my smile now. I never take a photo without smiling. And Chris and Darci are like family. If you want a really good dentist with a staff who love what they do, go to …"

"Lez and I have been loyal patients of Dr. Unser for years due to the high level of dental care and expertise afforded to us. Dr. Unser and his highly competent staff make both of us feel comfortable and at easy. The icing on the cake is we always have a blast chatting about most every subject you c…"

"They do great work and have done so for many years. No one else I would trust with my smile."

"Very professional and caring staff! Would definitely recommend."

"Dr. Unser is the BEST! I've been going to him since 1986 and wouldn't even think about going anywhere else. His staff is FABULOUS!!!!"

"Best dentist I have ever had. Worth the drive from the mountains."

"Truly the best dentist office I've been to. Terrific, talented and very professional staff ... I would recommend everyone I know to visit this office. You will not be disappointed. Kate -"

"The process for getting crowns at 20th Avenue Dentistry is unbelievable. No temporary crown while you wait for the final ill-fitting permanent crown! Using photogrammetry, they were able to create a 3-dimensional image of my original tooth and carve it on the spot! The finished crown fit perfect…"

"The staff has always gone out of their way to insure that my visits have always been the best possible. The gentle care that is given is very much appreciated as I had always dreaded going to the dentist before I started going here. I have been a patient for over 20 years now. Keep up the good work."

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Lakewood, Colorado

7575 W 20th Ave, Suite A1, Lakewood, Colorado 80214

Email: [email protected]

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • WednesdayClosed
  • Thursday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed