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Welcome to Carlson Family Dentistry & Implants!

about us

Throughout the last 35 years, our office has earned a reputation in Littleton as a compassionate team of dental experts who have you and your familys’ best interest at heart. We care deeply about your comfort, so we go above and beyond to provide an enjoyable experience. Our team communicates in a way you will understand and appreciate, and you’ll never hear a sales pitch in our office. At Carlson Family Dentistry, you can always trust that we will do what’s best for you and your smile.

meet the doctors

Dr. Cade Carlson
Dr. Cade was born and raised in Denver. Growing up, dentistry was always a part of his life as he watched his father (Dr. Carlson) improve his patients’ health through quality dental work.

Dr. Cade’s journey to a dental career wasn’t linear. He first graduated from Fort Lewis College with degrees in Accounting and Finance. However, after spending 5 years in the finance industry, he realized that he wanted to impact peoples’ lives in a more tangible way. After reflecting on his father’s successful, fulfilling career, Dr. Cade decided to dive headfirst into dentistry.

He was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Colorado, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Cade Carlson graduated with an emphasis in rural health for his contributions treating  rural communities in the far reaches of Colorado. Dr. Cade was also presented with the Colorado Prosthodontic Society Award for demonstrating  exceptional ability in providing prosthodontic treatment to his patients. Dr. Cade has obtained advance training in implantology and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Now that he is practicing with his father, he feels honored to be a part of a family legacy and proud to provide personalized care for patients in Littleton. Ready to book an appointment with Dr. Cade? Get in touch today.

meet the doctors

Dr. Vance Carlson
Dr. Carlson has been practicing since 1983 and he genuinely enjoys interacting with patients on a daily basis. He loves that he has been able to develop meaningful relationships with families he has seen at our office for over three decades.

Originally from Littleton, Dr. Carlson graduated from Arapahoe High School then attended college at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. Dr. Carlson chose to become a dentist because he wanted to improve peoples’ lives in a meaningful way, and dental work seemed like the perfect balance between a fulfilling professional and personal life.

After earning his DDS from Northwestern University, he completed his residency at Denver General Health. He has been practicing for more than 30 years, and Dr. Carlson feels that it is very important to stay up-to-date with dental trends, materials, and treatments, as well as new equipment and technology. With his commitment to continuing education and his never-ending pursuit of dental excellence, you can trust that you’re in good hands with Dr. Carlson.

meet the doctors

Dr. Erica Odegard
Dr. Erica Odegard was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology at North Dakota State University. She then attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Odegard received The Dr. Solomon Averbach Humanitarian Award for demonstrating outstanding compassion and concern in patient care. This award reflects her involvement of being an active member of a rural dental outreach program in Haiti and volunteering for the Colorado Mission of Mercy. Dr. Odegard’s philosophy is to treat each patient as her own family and friends.

In her free time, you will find her doing all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer from snowboarding to hiking and camping. She enjoys traveling, cooking, working out and playing with her 1-year old Goldendoodle, Millie. 

Dr. Odegard is looking forward to meeting you and your family and is privileged to serve this community.

our patients say

Absolutely wonderful experience seeing Dr. Carlson. I was referred to him by a family member. As a dentist myself, I've had a hard time finding someone I trust especially since we've moved every few years. Dr. Carlson is extremely knowledgeable and has a very calming effect. His staff was also amazing! I highly recommend him as a dentist!


Me and my family have been going to Dr Carlson's office for almost 20 years. His expertise is without question, he has done an outstanding job on crowns for me and my wife both and his staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Dr. Carlson to anyone.


Great family practice. Been here for nearly 2 years and they've been wonderful. Dr. Vance has always been great. Yesterday I had the pleasure of Dr. Cade performing my exam for the first time, and his knowledge and professionalism was greatly appreciated. I believe my dental care is in good hands with Carlson Family Dentistry.


Friendly, good with teeth, made sure insurance covered new x-rays before taking them, and not too patronizing :) Everything you'd want from a dentistry.


Great great staff and Dr. Carlson is the best!!! He is easy going and talks to you about why your teeth care important but why it is also important over all health wise. My son who is afraid of all Dentist & Doctors did very well and it was a stress free visit.  Thank you for taking such great care of him.


Dr. Carlson and his staff are wonderful! After moving from Ohio I was recommended to give Carlson Family Dentistry a try. I am very pleased with the care I have received and highly recommend this practice.


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