Golden Kids Dental & Orthodontics

Welcome

Golden Kids Dental & Orthodontics is located in beautiful historic Golden Colorado. Our patients come from all surrounding foothills cities (Lakewood, Littleton, Arvada, Evergreen, Wheatridge) for our quality pediatric dental care, teen dentistry and orthodontics for all ages. Conveniently located for all of Jefferson County, we pride ourselves on the level of “kid-friendly” services we provide with an emphasis on building a long term relationship with our patients and their families. Our board certified pediatric dentists guide your children's oral healthcare every step of the way. Our doctors and team provide a large range of treatment options, from education , prevention, restorations and orthodontics too. Our orthodontist has the advantage in personally knowing and communicating with our pediatric dentists, giving a higher level of care.

         

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DENTAL TREATMENT

Finding the Right Dental Home for Your Child

Children who have a dental home are more likely to establish routine oral health care, receive preventative care and be educated in preventative measures all contributing to a child's dental health. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) to establish a dental home for children by the age of one year. Our practice offers your child experienced doctors who provide specialized care for young children to teens. Our team of experts are highly trained in kids dental treatments and can provide a welcoming dental home to your loved ones.

Prevention

It is one of our goals to educate, guide and offer services that promote cavity prevention. We work with you and your child to assess risk factors, oral health habits and kids dental treatments to provide an individualized plan for success.

Sealants

Sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect the cavity prone areas that have pits and fissures/grooves. Tooth brushing cannot always reach down all the ways in these areas and decay can easily start. Sealants are painlessly painted on with a plastic resin bond and quickly cured with a light. Once applied, sealants act as a protective barrier to keep out plaque in these vulnerable areas.

Dental radiographs

X Rays are a necessary part of checking eruption of teeth, detecting cavities, planning for orthodontic treatments, evaluating the health of jaw bones and in the evaluation of teeth and jaw if injury has occurred. As pediatric dentists, we are mindful to minimize exposure. We use contemporary safeguards and use digital equipment for all of our different radiographs.

Composite Resin

We do not do amalgam restorations. We use composite resin dental materials for a natural look that is mercury free. Composites are bonded to the tooth. This allows for less tooth structure removal and for smaller restorations.

Glass Ionomers

Glass ionomers are tooth colored materials made of acrylic and fine glass particles. This material contains fluoride that can be released to the tooth structure around the material and to help reduce the chance of a new cavity occurring. They can be used for small cavities in non-load bearing areas (areas that do not undergo extensive forces from chewing) or may be used recommended as a temporary filling material if a child has a cavity in a tooth that may come out soon.

Crowns

A crown is used when there is not enough tooth structure remaining after the decay has been removed to support a composite filling, or if a nerve treatment is performed. A crown covers the whole tooth and prevents from further decay occurring. It is cemented into place and if the crown is on a baby tooth, it comes out naturally as would a tooth without a crown. We offer several varieties of crowns and will discuss these options with you if your child is in need of this procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide may help reduce the anxiety that your child has towards dental treatment. We will discuss this option with you if we feel your child would benefit from its use during a procedure.

Hospital Dentistry

If your child has many dental needs or requires extensive kids dental treatments, is very young or has anxiety issues that would prevent dental treatment in our office, we may recommend your child’s dental treatment be performed at Children’s Hospital Colorado while under general anesthesia.

Fluoride

When ingested, fluoride is incorporated into the enamel of developing teeth before they erupt, making them more resistant to decay. After teeth erupt, topical fluoride continues to strengthen the tooth structure to further prevent decay by reversing the early stages of decay and promoting the remineralization of enamel.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

SDF is a colorless liquid containing silver particles and fluoride ion. SDF kills the bacteria that cause decay. This is an alternative treatment to traditional fillings and offers a non invasive way to control certain cavities. This painless treatment can buy time until a child can tolerate a restoration in the future or until the baby tooth falls out. SDF is often recommended for young children, children that cannot tolerate restoration treatment and people with disabilities. The downside is that the decay turns black in color.

Our Doctors

Dr. Jon Sierk

Dr. Jon Sierk joined our team in the Summer of 2014. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and has been serving the children of Colorado since 2003. Jon graduated from Northwestern University in 1996 where he divided his time between studies and the varsity soccer team. He returned home to attend dental school and complete his pediatric dental residency at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Jon comes from a family of dentists, his father and two brothers also graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is proud to have been named to “Denver’s Top Dentists” by 5280 magazine yearly since 2011. He loves to travel and hike with his fiancée Stacey, golf, read, and cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals.

Dr. Nancy Chang

Dr. Nancy Chang completed her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in 2003 and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2009. She obtained an additional year of training at a General Practice Residency program at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2010. Dr. Chang comes from a family of dentists including her grandfather, father, brother, and sister-in law. After practicing as a general dentist in Northern Virginia for six years, Dr. Chang decided she wanted to exclusively treat kids and pursued specialty training in pediatric dentistry from the Children's Hospital Colorado in 2017. Dr. Chang enjoys hiking, cooking, yoga, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Dr. Lauren Busch

Dr. Lauren Busch earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees at the University of Michigan in her hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed her Residency and Master of Science in Orthodontics at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. When a patient’s treatment requires other dental specialties, she enjoys connecting with other doctors and working in a team environment. A mother of a beautiful little girl, Dr. Lauren treats her patients as she would her own daughter, with compassion and conservatively. Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, running, cooking, traveling, skiing, and Michigan football. She plays the violin and even does some archery too!

Dr. James Busch

Dr. James Busch was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in 2007. In 2013, he graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He received his specialty training in pediatric dentistry from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Busch is a board certified pediatric dentist who has worked in private practice, not-for-profit, and hospital settings over the past 6 years. He and his wife, Lauren have an 18-month old baby girl who keeps them very busy. Dr. Busch loves to ski but enjoys most sports and anything outdoors.

Dr. Liz Shick

Dr. Elizabeth Shick completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry and Masters of Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After spending four years in a private practice, she moved to Denver to begin an academic career. Dr. Liz has been a director of the Cavity-Free at Three Program and now serves as Director of Global Health Initiatives. She also continues to work at CU School of Dental Medicine as an instructor. She travels to Guatemala to treat the underserved as well. Dr. Liz enjoys time with her two children, hiking, snowboarding and traveling.

OUR TEAM

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Robyn, Cherie, Brandy B., Holly, Miriam, Heather A., Brandy R. Kristy, Kadrian, Rami, Heather R., and Denise.

We are "The Golden Team", we specialize in working with toddlers to teens. You can be assured that we understand your concerns as parents/family, because our children and family members are patients too. We combine a lot of experience with special techniques, to make your child's visits is as productive and enjoyable as possible. We appreciate you trusting us to serve your child's dental and orthodontic needs.

ORTHO TREATMENT

Finding an Orthodontic home

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that an initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of problems or no later than age 7. Orthodontic treatment at this age may not be yet necessary, but an evaluation can help predict the best time to start, if treatment is needed. We will make recommendations based on your child’s age and dental development. Our pediatric practice will watch your child as they grow, to anticipate their orthodontic needs.

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Interceptive orthodontics is a term used to refer to the early intervention of pediatric dental problems. Crowding, narrow upper jaw, crossbite, protruding front teeth, and preserving space, are all examples of the need for early orthodontic treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later.

Phase II Treatment

The goal of phase II treatment is to position all the permanent teeth to maximize their appearance and function. Due to the improvement made in Phase I treatment, there is usually less time spent in full braces during Phase II.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment is undertaken for problems that involve alignment of the teeth, how the jaws function and how the top and bottom teeth fit together. The goal of comprehensive orthodontic treatment is to correct the identified problem and restore ideal occlusion (bite). Comprehensive treatment usually begins when all permanent teeth are present.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type and are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of a clear material to minimize the look of metal in the mouth. This type of bracket is popular with adults and teens and have unmatched quality. In some cases we do not recommend ceramic braces because they are a more fragile than the metal.

Self- Ligating Braces

Self–ligating braces offer several benefits for patients. They use a self-ligation technique using lighter wires and lower friction brackets to move teeth, resulting in faster treatment times due to its slide mechanism, strong mechanical base bonding, and solid walls structured to control tooth movement with speed and efficiency.

The Wilson Appliance

The Wilson appliance is a system of braces, wires, and rubber bands used to push the upper molars back into a better bite with the lower teeth. This appliance corrects what is known as overbite. One of its benefits is that it allows the doctor to correct overbite before all the braces are on, therefore the patient does not have to wear full braces as long a period of time.

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone really noticing. You can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. There are no wires or brackets. This is another popular orthodontic treatment choice for adults and teens.

Adult Braces

Braces aren’t just for teenagers. It’s never too late to improve your dental health and beautify your smile. Some adults wore braces in their youth, and have had movement since then that they want to correct. Other adults never received orthodontic treatment as children to correct their bite. Orthodontic treatment can help with perfecting your bite to create not only a great looking smile, but correct bite problems that can cause numerous issues.

Retention

The retention phase of treatment comes after tooth movements have been completed by your braces, aligners, or other orthodontic appliances. Compliance with our recommended retainer wear schedule is extremely important if you are to protect your hard work and investment made during active treatment.

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CONTACT US

Golden Kids Dental & Orthodontics

2421 Ford St,
Golden, CO 80401

Office: 303.216.1108
Fax: 303.216.1248

Emailgoldenkids1@gmail.com

Monday-Friday 8:00 to 5:00

After Hours Emergency: 303.335.7661

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