Dr. Gary Radz
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 found oral sleep appliances 10 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 several dental journals, he found that dentists were have been using oral appliances with excellent success on patients with obstructive sleep apnea. He researched, studied and eventually made his first sleep appliance for himself. The results were immediate and amazing. For the past 8 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 from sleep apnea and snoring. For the past 7 years Dr. Radz has been working with patients and their physicians to provide an proven alternative for people that suffer with sleep apnea.
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
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 a 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 they have successfully treated 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 Association, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines.
Andrea has worked with Dr. Radz since 2003. She worked with Dr. Radz in his general/cosmetic practice as the patient care coordinator. In 2017 she agreed to assume a similar role at Downtown Denver Sleep Solutions. Her dedication to customer care is unparalleled. She prides herself on taking time to provide the extra care and attention every patient needs to guide them through the process of sleep apnea treatment. She is committed to being sure that each patient feels comfortable and understands every step of treatment, including financial/insurance assistance.
The past 2 years Andrea has dedicated her continuing education to gain an understanding of sleep disorders and the insurance process so that she is able to provide her patients with the best information available. We are excited to have someone of Andrea’s experience to be able to help all of our patients.