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Our Approach & Mission

Dental Care Built on Trust

At Carlson Family Dentistry, we believe that stellar dental care is built on a close rapport between doctor and patient. For more than 30 years, we have developed meaningful relationships with our patient family and it is our honor to provide comfortable, warm dental care for everyone who walks through our door. We will always offer honest advice and treatment, and you can always trust that you will leave our office feeling happier and healthier than when you walked in.

Meet Dr. Cade Carlson

Dental Care with Heart

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.

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 Dr. Vance Carlson

Expert Dental Care in Littleton

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.

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Our Friendly, Approachable Team  

Expert Dental Care

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Patient Coordinator

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What to Expect

Whether it’s your first time ever stepping foot in a dental office or you’re simply in need of routine care, our team will make you feel right at home from the time you walk through our door. We will discuss your needs, goals, and expectations in a comfortable environment, and our team is always more than happy to answer any questions you have about your dental health or our treatments.

One of our hygienists will thoroughly, gently clean your teeth and gums. Then, your dentist will perform a comprehensive exam. If any dental issues need to be addressed, you can always trust that we will communicate with compassion and respect. After we give you honest advice and a personalized treatment plan, we’ll give you time and space to make a decision that is best for you and your dental health. We’ll schedule any necessary follow-up appointments and send you home with all the toothpaste and floss you need!

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