Glen Dean, DDS, MS
Dr. Glen Dean has practiced as a board certified pediatric dentist in Grand Junction since 1979. He loves working with children! In addition to a friendly smile, he offers moderate sedation dentistry and has a pediatric sedation permit. It is important that adults and children have a comfortable and positive experience during dental treatment. Dr. Dean enjoys the challenges and rewards of treating children with special needs and believes that education for parents and children will help kids enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime.
Dr. Dean is bilingual in English and Spanish. He has traveled to Guatemala twice a year since 2009. He has a 7 chair portable dental clinic that he and his team use to care for some of the poorest children and adults in Guatemala.
Dr. Dean received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After a three-year tour of duty with the United States Air Force, he completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital and received his Masters in Pediatric Dentistry from Marquette University. Dr. Dean is also a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Dean opened Fun at the Dentist in 2012 to exclusively serve Medicaid patients through the Health First Colorado Insurance program. Fun at the Dentist has multiple dentists, which helps patients be seen more quickly.
J. Patrick Ford, DDS
Dr. Ford has practiced general dentistry in Grand Junction from 1975 until 1995 when he retired from private practice to begin a teaching career in dentistry. As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado Dental Hygiene program at Rangely, CO, he taught both head and neck anatomy and dental materials. Dr. Ford also taught denture construction and wrote the state approved curriculum for accreditation requirements for a local dental technical training program. In 2006 he entered a one-year surgical externship program to further his knowledge and practice skills in clinical oral surgery and was awarded U.S. and foreign patents for dental surgical equipment. Dr. Ford has held surgical privileges at both St. Mary’s and Community Hospitals.
Re-entering clinical dentistry in a group setting and as a clinical dentist for the Colorado State, Mesa County and Garfield County Correctional facilities, he practiced general dentistry until 2010.
Dr. Ford currently owns James Laboratories, LLC, a removable dental prosthetics laboratory, located at the ‘Health First Dental Care’ adult dental program and specializes in proprietary DNA/Stress Axis designed removable dental appliances.
Past or present dental organizations include: American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Western Colorado Dental Association, the Mesa County Dental Association (past president), the Columbine Periodontal Study Group, the Chen Laser Institute, the World Clinical Laser Institute, the Denver Study Group for Myofunctional Gnathology, the Denver Crozat Study Group, and the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. In 1996 he received a gubernatorial appointment for the Colorado State Region 11 Planning and Management Dental Subcommittee. He is currently a practice monitor with the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners.
Dr. Ford is married, has three children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys hiking, gardening, and small-acreage farming.
Gary Andreoletti, DDS
A 1976 graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry, Dr. Andreoletti adamantly believes that patients’ needs are best met when the most proven techniques and materials are combined with the responsive and personal service that is often lacking today. His focus is on dentistry for adults, with a goal of achieving a high degree of dental health for his patients by helping them maintain their oral health while ensuring they get the smile they have always wanted.
Dr. Andreoletti’s philosophy toward the practice of dentistry is simple – fix what’s wrong and provide a proactive program of preventive treatment to minimize urgent dental needs. He has devoted hundreds of hours of continuing education to keep current with the latest technologies and best techniques, as well as basic patient care.
A member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society, Dr. Andreoletti’s time in the field of dentistry has allowed him to develop a patient care philosophy that is truly centered around the needs of the patient, not on the desires of the dentist. In order to ensure each patient receives the highest quality oral heath care he sees fewer patients than most so he can take the time to assess your needs and comfort, design an appropriate regimen of treatment, and provide comprehensive dentistry for a lifetime of good health. He wants you to feel and look good for decades to come – it’s Life Changing Dentistry!