Castle Rock, CO Cosmetic Dentist

Get to Know Dr. Gary Radz

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Known internationally for his experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gary Radz is a Castle Rock cosmetic dentist who is respected by local celebrities who come to him for a dazzling smile, as well as dental institutes in the U.S. and abroad who call upon him to teach their dentists how to perform the newest procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Through his steadfast dedication to creating the best smiles possible for all his patients, he has earned a position of respect among other dental colleagues who call him a “dentist’s dentist.”

Dr. Radz has been listed in 5280 Magazine as one of “Denver’s Best Dentists” 15 years in a row. His experience in dentistry has been recognized by local and national media, and he has had the privilege of being interviewed by the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Boulder Camera, Charlotte Observer, Wild Blue Yonder, and Parenting magazine. Dr. Radz has been asked to be a contributing editor to Denver’s BLOOM and SHINE magazines. Additionally, he has appeared on WBTV and Denver’s “9News.”


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Upon graduation from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Dr. Radz continued his education by completing two postgraduate residency programs. In the field of dentistry, this sets him apart because the residencies require an enormous commitment and considerable talent. In fact, his abilities as a dentist shined so brightly that he became the chief resident of both programs: the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of North Carolina and the General Practice Residency program at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.

He relocated to Denver in 1999 after practicing in Charlotte, North Carolina, for nine years. He immediately focused his practice on cosmetic dentistry and continued taking advanced courses to learn more. He completed advanced education programs in cosmetic dentistry at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Esthetic Dentistry, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and most recently at the Kois Center in Seattle. Additionally, he has completed more than 2,000 hours of continuing education in cosmetic dentistry.


Doctor Radz holding dental microscope in classroom

Because of his extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Radz began to share his knowledge by teaching dental courses. For the last 25+ years, Dr. Radz has lectured internationally on cosmetic dentistry. He has also served as an instructor for the Institute for Advanced Studies in Esthetic Dentistry, Ross Nash Seminars, and the Aesthetic Advantage programs. He was invited to become an instructor for the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Radz is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, where he is helping with the cosmetic dentistry courses for third- and fourth-year dental students.

Dr. Radz has been a trainer for dental manufacturers, to educate other dentists on how to use new materials and equipment properly. For over 10 years, Dr. Radz served on the REALITY Publishing Editorial Board, which evaluates new materials and equipment in dentistry, and then publishes the results to help dentists and their patients benefit from the latest in dental technology. He has also worked with Catapult as a product evaluator and a mentor to dentists looking to get into dental education.


Doctor Radz on the cover of Colorado Top Dentists Magazine

Dr. Radz has written more than 200 articles on cosmetic dentistry materials and techniques, and he serves on the editorial board of five dental journals, including the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Mentor and ACEsthetics magazines. In 2003, 2011 and 2013, he was the chairman of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual scientific meeting, responsible for the educational format of over 2000 of the world’s most dedicated cosmetic dental experts. In 2008 and 2012, he was program chairman for the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics annual meeting.

Dr. Radz served for 10 years as an evaluator for Reality Publishing and is a clinical consultant for numerous dental manufacturers. By working with dental manufacturers, Dr. Radz has contributed to the evaluation and development of dozens of dental products. He had the original idea and worked on the development of the first auto-mix composite resin build-up material. In conjunction with dental manufacturers, he has provided photography and written instructions for the use of five different dental products.

Dr. Radz has also developed a reputation as an excellent photographer. His photography is used by manufacturers and dental laboratories for promotion and education. His photography has made the cover of several dental journals, including the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.


Doctor Radz featured in Dental Economics magazine

Dr. Radz takes pride in giving back to the profession of dentistry. He was on the education committee for 5 years assisting the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, and on a similar committee for the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics for over 10 years. In 2002 he was awarded the MetroDenver Dental Society Volunteer of the Year award. Recently he served a 3 year term on the Clinical Advisory Board for Signature Dental Partners. For the past 7 years he has been on the Board of Directors for SmileSource.

Professional Memberships

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Well-vested in the professional dental community, Dr. Radz is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental Society, and the Colorado Prosthodontic Society. He is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and a founding member of both the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry and the Colorado Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2004, Dr. Radz was awarded fellowships from the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics. In 2014 he received his fellowship in the American Society for Dental Aesthetics.

What Do You Like to Do Outside of the Office?

Doctor Radz with his family at a football game

My wonderful wife Nora and I have shared 27 incredible years together and have raised our three amazing children in the south Denver suburbs. Our twin boys have brought us great pride with their achievements (3 state football championships, 2 trips to the state track finals, Division 1 football) and are both currently in college (CU and Texas State University) and pursuing their dreams. Our daughter recently graduated high school, and may carry her love of dance (earning state and national championships in Poms in high school) with her to college. Nora, an attorney by education, has dedicated the past 15 years of her life to the dental industry. As we look ahead to the next chapter of our lives as "empty nesters," both Nora and I are very excited to become part of the warm and vibrant Castle Rock community.