Learn More About Carlson Family Dentistry & Implants

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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. Ryan Mickle
Dr. Ryan Mickle is a native of Denver, Colorado. Growing up he was drawn to the medical field as he observed his grandfather, an infectious disease doctor and mother, a cardiac nurse. It wasn’t until he was attending his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University where he found dentistry and worked for his mentor Dr. Matthews. He grew to love the unique setting dentistry offers to forge lifelong relationships with his patients and team.  

Dr. Mickle graduated from the University of Colorado Dental School and was awarded the Academy of Esthetic Dentistry award for his attention to detail and esthetic outcomes for his patients. Dr. Mickle believes practicing dentistry requires constant improvement and learning. Since graduating, he has furthered his techniques and skills in cosmetic and general dentistry through continuing education from Spear Education and the Pankey Institute. These organizations emphasize continuing education as a integral part of providing high quality dentistry.  

His philosophy is simple: Deliver excellent patient-centered care. Dr. Mickle and his wife Morgan are high school sweethearts who met at Cherry Creek High School. They are the parents of three girls Caroline, Grace and Sophia. Outside of the office you can find him spending time with his family in the mountains hiking, skiing and working on his family ranch in southern Colorado.

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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.

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!

BERIK E.

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.

TIM O.

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.

SETH S.

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.

KATIE J.

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.

MARTHA F.

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.

ASHLEY D.

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