Do you suffer from a functional or cosmetic issue affecting your gums or jaw bone? Perhaps you’re missing a tooth or several teeth? If so, it’s time to see a board-certified Colorado Springs periodontist. And you’ve come to the right place! Dr. Salcetti has more than 25 years experience in periodontology … changing lives one smile at a time!
Dr. Jeanne Salcetti is a highly trained and practiced periodontist in Colorado Springs. She diagnoses and treats a wide range of periodontal procedures. Dental implants, gum recession issues and gummy smiles are just a few of the many treatments offered. Our services include:
- scaling and root planing
- antibiotic therapy
- bite adjustment
- splint therapy
Implants Surgical Services
- bone grafting
- sinus lift procedure
- ridge expansion
- ridge preservation
- dental implant placement
Periodontal Surgical Services, Laser Surgery
- cosmetic periodontal surgery
- crown lengthening
- exposure of impacted tooth
- osseous surgery
- guided tissue bone regeneration
- tissue grafting
Choose the Right Specialist with the Right Training and Experience
To reduce your risks and best assure you get optimal results, be sure to choose a dental specialist with the appropriate training and experience. Especially when it comes to a procedure such as dental implants. Give our office a call today to schedule your first appointment:
Keep reading to learn more about our team at Salcetti & Associates and what a periodontist can do for you …
Meet Dr. Jeanne Salcetti
Jeanne M. Salcetti, DDS, MS, has practiced periodontics since 1995. She 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, Maryland.
Jeanne then earned her DDS from the University of Maryland in 1991. After graduating Magna Cum Laude and completing a one-year GPR program in York, PA, Dr. Salcetti attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There she completed her 3-year periodontics residency and received her certificate in periodontics and MS degree. In 2000, she was board certified by The American Board of Periodontology.
Watch this video interview to learn more about Dr. Salcetti’s medical background and what you can expect when you choose Salcetti & Associates for your periodontal care:
Dr. Salcetti was president of the Colorado Dental Association (CDA) from June 2007-June 2008. She is the CDA’s first female president. She was also appointed by Colorado governor, Bill Ritter, to serve as the sole dentist representative to the Collaborative Scopes of Care Advisory Committee in 2008. Dr. Salcetti was also appointed by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) to represent them on the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC) board.
Dr. Salcetti is an appointed member of the AAP Oversight Committee in Continuing Education. She is currently chair of this committee. She was a member of the Dental Hygiene Task Force AAP Oversight Committee, member and chair of the AAP/ADA Liaison committee, co-chair of the Council on New DDS-CDA, as well as being the president of the Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists.
In 2002, Dr. Salcetti was recognized as a “Colorado Springs Top 25 Dynamic Business Women”and “2014 Woman of Influence” by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. She is a faculty member at Spear Education as well as the leader of the only Colorado Springs Spear Study Club. In addition, she is the co-founder for The Colorado Springs Interdisciplinary (multi-specialists) Study Club.
Her memberships include:
- American Dental Association
- Colorado Dental Association
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Pierre Fauchard Academy
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American College of Dentists
- International College of Dentists
- Colorado Springs Dental Society
- Denver Academy of Clinical Dentistry
- North American Society of Periodontist
- Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists
- Academy of Osseointegration
- Spear Study Club
- Spear Faculty Club
Dr. Jeanne Salcetti is a skier, runner, and loves spending time with her two adult children. She loves living in Colorado with the exceptional mountains at her doorstep. During the colder months, she is usually on the mountain as an avid skier. In the warmer months, she runs gorgeous trails.
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. Her favorite part about dentistry is interacting with patients. She really loves teeth, too!
Courtney grew up in Colorado Springs and still lives here with her two kids and fiancé. She loves good food, spending time with her family and watching sports, especially her beloved Kansas City Chiefs.
Trisha, Treatment Coordinator
Trisha is one of our treatment coordinators. Trisha has worked in the dental field since 2000 and returned to Dr. Salcetti’s team in May 2016 after a few years away from the practice.
Trisha is a Colorado native and loves the outdoors. She and her husband have three boys and three hound dogs, so there is never a dull moment around their house. When she is not being a ‘football mom’ she is routing on her favorite home team, the Denver Broncos.
Rhonda, Treatment Coordinator
Rhonda has been in dental since 1989, starting out as a dental assistant then moving into the front office/insurance side of the business. Rhonda’s dental career started in high school processing dental claims through the FBLA program. She has worked in General Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics. Rhonda might look familiar to some of you because she was part of our team in 2011 -2012 and returning in March of 2017.
Rhonda is a life long Colorado Springs Native. Rhonda is happily married to her husband Greg and together they have 5 beautiful children, 4 boys and 1 girl. When not at work, Rhonda loves to travel, visit her favorit brewery or take a wine tour. Rhonda truly cherishes her time with all of her family and friends, especially her two new Shih Tzu’s Benji and Tobi.
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.
Autumn, Surgical Assistant
Bio, coming soon …
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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