Meet Our Doctors

Derek Dean, DDS

Derek Dean, DDSDr. Derek is passionate about providing patients with customized, comprehensive dentistry utilizing the latest techniques & technology. Born & raised in Grand Junction, Dr. Derek is glad to call the Western Slope home & to work with his father, Dr. Glen Dean, in delivering quality dental care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Derek attended Brigham Young University (BYU) & then transferred to the University of Colorado (UC) where he finished up his Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Sciences. He continued his dental education at the University of Colorado Denver & received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the School of Dental Medicine.

After completing dental school, Dr. Derek completed a residency at the University of Colorado Hospital with advanced training in conscious sedation, dental implants, & oral surgery. He continues learning by participating in continuing education courses. These courses help increase his knowledge & skills so that he can offer exceptional treatment to his patients.

Dr. Derek & his wife, Shelley, have five sons. Dr. Derek is active in his church & likes coaching his sons’ soccer team & enjoying the beauty of Western Colorado.

Glen Dean, DDS, MS

Glen Dean, DDS, MSDr. Glen Dean has practiced as a board certified pediatric dentist in Grand Junction since 1979. He loves working with children! In addition to a friendly smile, he offers conscious sedation to help children have a comfortable & positive experience during dental treatment. Dr. Dean enjoys the challenges & rewards of treating children with special needs & believes that education for parents & children will help kids enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime.

Dr. Dean received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After a three-year tour of duty with the United States Air Force, he completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency at the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital & received his Masters in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Dean is also a Diplomate & Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

When Dr. Dean is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Alison, his three grown children, & his twelve grandchildren. He also likes riding his bike, running & cross-country skiing.

Grant Butler, DMD

Grant Butler, DMDDr. Grant Butler received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio & then completed a general practice residency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. While in his residency, Dr. Grant received training from some of the top professionals in the dental field. This advanced training included techniques in implant placement & restoration, endodontics, periodontal procedures & surgery. This allows him to help you restore your smile with cosmetic & restorative dental treatments!

Dr. Grant also has training in sedation dentistry, which allows him to accomplish your dental treatment while making the experience comfortable. He has continued to learn & expand his skills, attending many continuing education courses every year. He is a member of several advanced education societies & participates in learning & teaching programs. Dr. Grant has also traveled to Guatemala on several occasions to provide dental services with humanitarian groups.

Dr. Grant & his family enjoy traveling, biking, boating & their pets.


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