Meridian’s Trusted Dental Home Since 1994

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Our Patients Are at the Core of Who We Are

For decades, our Meridian dentists and team have always put our patients’ needs first. We hope to build a trusting, long-term relationship with you and your family.

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Unmatched Expertise, Unrivaled Passion

We Go Above & Beyond for Your Smile

Our RidgeGate Dental team is comprised of two experienced and dedicated experts, Spear-trained dentist, Dr. John Ahern, and accomplished restorative dentist, Dr. Kara Arnold.

Unlike at other practices, our dentists take the time to sit with patients to better understand their needs and tailor their treatments, as well as ensure all of their questions get answered.

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Treating You Like Family
Because You Deserve It

Checkups & Maintenance

A Healthy Smile
Without the Hassle

What to Expect
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    Open Communication

    Our team will take the time to communicate any post or pre-appointment needs on our end to make visits smooth.
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    Detailed Examinations

    With an eye for detail, our dentists and hygienists make sure no stone goes left unturned at your examinations.
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    Patient Education

    If you have questions, our team will take the time to thoroughly answer them so you feel confident and comfortable.
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    Collaborate Planning

    We partner with patients in the treatment planning process so you’re never left guessing what the next step is.

We do everything we can to make maintaining a healthy smile as easy as possible. Our helpful front desk staff will set you up for success by letting you know what to expect at your visit, and our nearby dentists will provide you with seamless comprehensive service.

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Patients Love Us

Absolutely wonderful experience! The most thorough dentist I have ever been to…”

Melissa M.

...I have complete confidence in Dr Ahern and the care he has provided for almost 20 years!”

Melissa D.

Very professional, friendly and excellent dentist.”

Richard F.
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Amazing Transformations

Life-Changing Results

Our dentists are leaders in their field when it comes to complex restorative and aesthetic treatments. With decades of combined experience and post-graduate education, you’ll know that when you trust us with your smile, we will deliver outstanding results each and every time.

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Open the Gate to Your New Dental Home

Our beautiful, new, modern dental office is located just off of Lincoln Avenue on Lioness Way. We’re down the road from AdventHealth Meridian ER & Urgent Care as well as the Real Colorado Soccer Complex. If you’re located in the Denver or Lakewood areas, you can easily reach us via US-87 within 30 minutes or less. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need directions.

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