Lively Smiles

First Visit

What To Expect


At Lively Smiles in Arvada, we treat every patient with care and attentiveness.
It is important for every person big or small to maintain their oral health. Our experienced staff is prepared to educate you and your children on the proper techniques to take care of your teeth and gums.

For adults, our goal is to earn your confidence and ease any apprehension you might have, so that you can look forward to visiting our dental practice in the future and we can develop a relationship of trust. Our team will review your medical and past dental history to get a clear picture of your overall health history. Then, we will perform a comprehensive oral exam to determine the current state of your oral health, and work with you to determine a dental plan best suited for your individual needs. We want to be certain that each of our patients has a clear understanding of their own specific oral health, and the benefits that personalized treatment plan options can provide.

For children, our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place for dental care other than the Emergency Room.

How are appointments scheduled?

The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with them for their comfort. School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason. Dental appointments are an excused absence. Missing school or work can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.

Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient, who needs our care, could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.


Our Services

At Lively Smiles, our quality dental services are unsurpassed. We use only the most up-to-date technology and instruments. We can help patients with a variety of treatments including cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, implants, oral surgery, and orthodontics. We are prepared to care for patients with dental phobias, as well as any young smilers who experience varying levels of anxiety when they visit the dentist’s office. Dental hygiene and restorative dental care are important facets of overall health, so it pays to call a dentist you can trust.

Contact us about our FREE child screenings (and orthodontic and wisdom teeth consultations) or to schedule an appointment.

  • Preventative Care
  • Space Maintenance and Arch Development
  • Emergency Care
  • Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Analgesia
  • Orthodontics
  • Operating Room Dentistry Under General Anesthesia
  • Crowns
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Behavior Management
  • Minor Oral Surgery
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Simple & Surgical Extractions
  • Cosmetic Bonding (Veneers)
  • Implants
  • Special Needs Care