On July 28, our practice suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of our founder Dr. Jeanne Salcetti. She leaves behind a legacy of personal, professional, and clinical excellence that will be impossible to fully replace.
Our practice is still reeling from this loss but is fortunate to have partnered with Dr. Adam Weaver, owner of Mountain Top Periodontics & Implants in Greenwood Village, CO, who has stepped up to carry on the legacy of this practice. He has been volunteering at the practice over the last few weeks and has agreed to join the practice permanently as the owner starting in October 2020.
Dr. Weaver personally knew Dr. Salcetti and will be doing his best to maintain continuity in the practice as he steps in. We look forward to introducing you to Dr. Weaver as well as his associate, Dr. Chetan Patodia, as he continues to build upon the legacy of Dr. Salcetti.
The Salcetti & Associates Team
Jeanne M. Salcetti, DDS, MS, completed her BS from the University of Maryland in 1980. She joined the UM faculty in the Dental Hygiene and Periodontics departments. In 1986, she received her MS in Adult and Continuing Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Earned her DDS from the University of Maryland in 1991 and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Adam Weaver graduated from Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. He then attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for his undergraduate studies. He took a two-year leave from BYU to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paraguay, South America. While on his mission he learned how to speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, and Guarani.
Dr. Chetan Patodia attended Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospitals where he received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University Of Colorado School Of Dental Medicine. He pursued a fellowship in the CU Department of Periodontics where he worked on complex implant rehabilitation cases.
Meet the Staff
At Salcetti & Associates, you not only get great care, you get first rate customer service. Our staff members are always friendly and eager to help you with any questions or concerns regarding your patient care. Take the time to meet our wonderful team …
Courtney, Professional Relations Director
Courtney is the professional relations director at Salcetti & Associates. Her main goal is to provide consistent communication between our practice and referral doctors to ensure smooth, positive, and successful treatment for all of our patients. She has worked in the dental field since 2000 and has been with Salcetti & Associates since 2007.
Courtney grew up in Colorado Springs and loves her hometown. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching sports, especially her beloved Kansas City Chiefs.
Denise is the registered dental hygienist at Salcetti & Associates. She has been with Dr. Salcetti’s practice since 2000. She loves working in a periodontal practice as well as educating patients on dental hygiene health.
Denise has two sons that keep her on her toes and a wonderful fiancé.
Ashley, Surgical Assistant
Ashley is a registered dental assistant at Salcetti & Associates. She has worked in the dental field for more than ten years. She has been with Dr. Salcetti’s practice since 2007. Ashley loves meeting and getting to know patients.
Ashley likes classic rock, muscle cars, and going to good scary movies with her husband.
Cindy, Surgical Assistant
Bio, coming soon …
Shay, Treatment Coordinator
Shay has been in the dental field since 2018 and we are excited to welcome her as our newest team member. She is originally from California but has lived in Colorado most of her life. Shay is currently studying at ASU to obtain her bachelors in nutrition.
In her free time she loves cooking anything and everything, spending time with her family, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
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Here is what a few of our patients said about us:
Dr. Jeanne Salcetti and her administrative staff are not just good, they’re THE BEST we’ve ever experienced. Believe me when we say we’ve experienced it all when it comes to dental work and related services. Radean and I both have spent our careers for the U.S. Army. This work took us to Korea, Germany, Thailand, Washington DC, Texas, Indiana, Hawaii, Japan, and now Colorado. We’ve been treated by almost an uncountable number of both military and civilian dentists, never had we experienced such professionalism and concern as with Dr. Salcetti and staff. They are truly models of perfection that others in the profession should strive to emulate. Dr. Salcetti, we salute you and your staff! – Nolan & Radean Brown
Thank you so much for the excellent care you gave to me over the course of my periodontal treatment. You have all been so nice & kind & helpful and that is much appreciated! I wish you the best, you are a great bunch of ladies! – Carrie B.
Great Dental Care! Was referred by Susanne Clark Foster from Dr. Sieler’s office and have had a great experience. The staff is wonderful and the dental care is second to none. In my opinion, Dr. Salcetti is the BEST! – Bill Farrell
When Should You See a Periodontist?
Your regular dentist refers you to a periodontist if they notice any issues with your gums during a regular cleaning. In addition, see a periodontist, like Dr. Jeanne M. Salcetti, DDS, MS, whenever you have problems with loose teeth, gum recession or missing teeth.
Do you Need a Referral to See a Periodontist?
No, you aren’t required to have a referral to see a periodontist, unless your insurance requires it of course. However, many patients are referred to periodontists by their dentists after they have seen them for an issue that is best handled by such a specialist.
What Does a Periodontist Do?
A periodontist is a specialist within the dentistry field, trained to recognize and treat dental problems associated with the jawbone or the gums surrounding the teeth. The American Dental Association recognizes periodontists as one of the nine specialties in the dental field. If you require any help with the tissues surrounding your teeth, such as the gums or your jawbone, you see a periodontist.
The name periodontist comes from the greek words ‘peri-,’ which means ‘around‘ and ‘odont,’ meaning ‘tooth.’ A periodontist, like Dr. Jeanne M. Salcetti, DDS, MS, goes through regular dental school and then continues their education for another three years. This is where they learn all about periodontal conditions and perfect the methods of treatment.
Does a Periodontist Perform Root Canals?
In general, periodontists don’t perform root canals. In some cases, you can let your regular dentist perform the procedure. However, if there are any complications or you would rather have a specialist to complete the process, you should see an endodontist. They are the dental specialist who are specifically trained to perform root canals.
Does a Periodontist Place Crowns?
A periodontist doesn’t typically place crowns. However, they do lengthen them. When a crown sinks below the gum tissue, it makes it impossible to clean the area or replace the crown. The crown lengthening procedures changes the tooth-to-gum relationship, allowing you to clean your crown or have it replaced.
Does a Periodontist Place Dental Implants?
Yes. Periodontist do surgically place dental implants. In fact, it’s one of their most specialized services. Dr. Salcetti has had extensive training in dental implant surgery, also known as implantology. This means she is aware of any breakthroughs in treatment options that could be implemented.
Does a Periodontist Extract Teeth?
Yes, we perform tooth extractions. We also typically add bone grafts to the sockets to help preserve the bone for future implants.
Does a Periodontist Fix ‘Gummy Smiles?’
Yes, periodontists are experts at fixing ‘gummy smiles.’ This is a condition where the gums come up too much on the teeth, making them look short or unattractive. Dr. Salcetti is specifically trained to repair the gummy smile look among other specialty procedures.
Does a Periodontist Repair Receding Gums?
Yes, periodontists are trained in treatment of the gums and bones surrounding the teeth. They often treat the problem of receding gums. In fact, it’s one of the many specialties of Salcetti & Associates.
Other reasons you might seek The help of a periodontist:
- loose or missing teeth
- any issues with your gums, such as recessed gums or overly gummy smile
- any other issue involving the tissues surrounding your teeth or your jawbone
We Look Forward to Hearing from You
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