Meet Dr. Heller

Dr. Doug Heller is a Periodontist in Denver - Aurora, Colorado who is dedicated to treating gum disease, gingivitis and replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

Dr. Heller is a native of Denver and has practiced periodontics in Colorado since 1991. He continually teaches periodontics at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry and lectures with his partner, Dr. Versman, on "Periodontics for the 21st Century".

Dr. Heller has been named a Top Periodontist by 5280 Magazine from 2008-2013!


Education and Background

- B.S. Degree-University of Colorado, 1984
-D.M.D. Degree-Tufts University, Boston, MA, 1989
-Certificate in the specialty of Periodontology-University of Pennsylvania, 1991
-Assistant Clinical Professor-Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Dentistry, 1991-Present
-Assistant Clinical Professor-Department of Dental Hygiene, University of Colorado -School of Dentistry, 1991-Present
-Fellow-American College of Dentists
-Peer Review Committee-Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
-President-Aurora Dental Society, 1996-1997
-President-Alpha Omega Alumni Chapter, 1995-1996
-President Elect-Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists, 1997
-Board of Directors-Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, 1994-Present
-Board of Directors, North American Society of Periodontists
-Director-Colorado Interpore Implant Training Center
-Council on Dental Care-Colorado Dental Association, 1993-Present
-General Arrangements Chairman-Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, 1996
-Information Services Liaison-MDDS
-Young Dentists Society, 1991-1994

Committees served on:

  • MDDS Delegates
  • Ambassadors
  • Domestic Violence Dental Care Program Volunteers
  • MDDF Smile Again Volunteers
  • Aurora Dental Community Exchange


What they're saying about Dr. Heller: 

"I cannot say enough about the care I received! I found Dr. Heller to be very compassionate, patient and a wonderful surgeon. He explained everything in detail, gave clear instructions and was attentive in his follow-up. His staff was very friendly and thorough."

--Donna McGuigan

"When walking into Dr. Heller's office, beginning at the front entry a pleasant experience begins, a cheerful and courteous staff set the stage. Dr. Heller's friendly manner eased the tension of my visit and his skill made what could have been a very painful experience less troublesome. My recovery went very well thanks to his efficient care."

--Muriel Burke

"I have been impressed by the professionalism and courtesy expressed by both Dr. Heller and his office staff. Without question, I will refer friends, family, and patients to him in the future."

--Scott Resnick, M.D.

"I have been receiving periodontal treatment with Dr. Douglas Heller for the last 2 years. I started out having the deep cleaning which is called scaling. Then we had to proceed with the periodontal surgery. At first I was very scared to have this done just because I don't like having work done to my teeth.

"After the first section was done I thought to myself this is not that big of a deal, there is really no pain and I have never had anybody make me feel so comfortable before like Dr. Heller and his assistant. They are very nice, caring and also funny, which helps so much to get through what is going on.

"I am so glad to have been so lucky to have got such great people to go through this experience with and anybody I know that has to have this kind of surgery I will highly recommend Dr. Heller. It has really been a good experience for me."

--Tara Hinkle

"I wanted to thank Dr. Heller and his staff for the kind and professional treatment I received at his office. Thankfully, my gum grafts went well and with no complications. I appreciated Dr. Heller's thoughtful and helpful staff, and the follow-up to the surgery was top notch. I also wanted to say that the hygienist did a thorough and practically painless cleaning of my teeth--she's the best!

--K. Aboaf


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For more information please call 303-755-4500 or schedule an appointment online today!