Dr. Gary Radz has made his reputation locally and internationally as an expert in the area of cosmetic dentistry. He has published extensively in this area as well as traveled the world teaching other dentists. Locally, he is consistently recognized by 5280 Magazine as one of Colorado’s Top Dentists. On a national level he’s been recognized every year since 2004 in Dentistry Today as a Leader in Continuing Education.
Dr. Radz discovered oral sleep appliances 6 years ago. Diagnosed with severe apnea, he was placed on a CPAP machine. Quickly he found that he was unable to wear this device. For a year, he just continued to suffer (as did his wife) with his apnea with no treatment. Then after reading a dental journal, he discovered that dentists were using oral appliances with excellent success on patients with severe apnea. He researched, studied and eventually made his first sleep appliance for himself. The results were immediate and amazing. For the past 4 years Dr. Radz has worn an oral sleep appliance with excellent if not dramatic results. Upon seeing the huge change this made in his life, he dedicated himself to learning more and providing this care for his patients to help provide life changing, if not life saving, treatment for people that suffer with sleep apnea and snoring.
Dr. Radz is the program director of sleep apnea studies at the Rocky Mountain Dental Institute, along with being a dedicated student of dentistry. He belongs to the following organizations:
Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines
Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Society of Dental Aesthetics
Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
Canadian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics
Metro Denver Dental Society
Colorado Dental Society
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Glenn Thompson has lived in Colorado since 1976. He graduated from Metropolitan State College with a degree in Healthcare Management. After a brief stint with HealthOne he decided that this was not the direction he wanted to take. He then packed up and headed to Boston, MA where he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine graduating towards the top of his class with a degree in Dentistry. Upon completion, he moved back to Colorado and started private practice in Colorado Springs. Suffering from sleep apnea himself Dr. Thompson started to learn as much about the cause and how to treat sleep apnea as he could.
Dr. Thompson shares Dr. Radz’s dedication and interest in helping fellow sleep apnea sufferers. Dr. Thompson has been working with Dr. Radz and Downtown Denver Sleep Solutions since 2015. Together they have hundreds of hours of sleep apnea education and have successfully treat hundreds of patients.
When not working, Dr. Thompson enjoys the outdoors as much as possible skiing, camping, hiking and fishing with his wife, Yvonne, and their two daughters, three year old Maci and five year old Morgan. Dr. Thompson is an active member of American Dental Associtation, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines.