Why We’re Unique
The Cody Dental Group is a true group practice modeled on the Mayo Clinic’s philosophy of generalists teaming with specialists to offer patients a full spectrum of care under one roof. Our collaborative approach to dental health has been one of our hallmarks over the past eight decades. Today, Cody is the oldest continually operating dental group in Colorado and, to our knowledge, the entire United States.
Though each of our dentists conducts their own unique practice within the group, we believe the “group” environment has enhanced the standards of care and convenience for our patients. The daily interactions of general practitioners, dental specialists, lab technicians, hygienists and assistants — all working within the same facility — helps ensure a smooth flow of information across the dental health disciplines. Patients have the option of combining consultations and treatments from separate practitioners into the continuity of a single appointment, in a single location.
We have noted increasing evidence that the overall health and well-being of every individual is significantly influenced by their oral health. Heart disease, diabetes, stroke and auto immune diseases are systemic conditions that have been correlated with dental diseases. Since 1946 the Cody Dental Group has been dedicated to treating each patient’s specific dental needs from a perspective of their overall health.
In today’s dental marketplace, where some offices seem to place more emphasis on patient volume than on patient relationships, the Cody Dental Group stands apart. Our goal is high quality, not high volume. We are self-owned and operated — always have been. We have been told by many of our patients that what makes our practice unique is the friendly, caring people on our team and the pleasant, peaceful atmosphere in our office.
We want you to feel right at home during your visit to the Cody Dental Group.
History of Cody
In January of 1946, Dr. Glenn Cody and his partners opened the doors of the Cody Dental Group. Their vision was straightforward. At a time when most people expected to lose their teeth as they aged, Cody dentists wanted to help their patients keep their teeth for a lifetime.
Inspired by the example of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Cody brought a group of general dentists and specialists together under one roof in order to pursue their vision of optimal oral health. As their vision caught on, the practice grew. Patients appreciated the convenience of “one location” dentistry, and the results now speak for themselves. The original 1946 “shingle” hung out by Dr. Cody and his partners is lovingly preserved in our lobby today.
As the years have gone by, the momentum has continued to build. Innovative thinking, technical expertise and a commitment to the traditional doctor-patient relationship have kept the Cody Dental Group on the leading edge of the profession. Past and present dentists have served and continue to serve as faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, presidents of national and local dental organizations, as well as editors of local and national dental journals.
We are dedicated to the preservation of health through dental care for a lifetime of service in optimum function, comfort and aesthetics. We seek to ensure the maximum longevity of dental health through a minimum of dental procedures.
We understand that the confidence, trust and long-term relationships necessary to maintain Nature’s gift of health require the education, motivation and cooperation of our health delivery team and our patients.
Acceptance of the responsibility to obtain and preserve health is the natural result of these relationships and ideals.
The Doctor-Patient Relationship
While scientific advances continue to improve and transform the dental profession, we maintain our utmost respect for the traditional doctor-patient relationship.
We remain dedicated to preserving the sanctity of this relationship. We regard professional diagnosis and treatment as being most valuable under the guidance of the examining doctor in an environment that allows clear freedom of choice to the patient.
Accordingly, we are less than enthusiastic about certain insurance plans that restrict the freedoms of their subscribers, and which favor the determinations of insurance agents over those of experienced dental clinicians. Though we work actively with the great majority of insurance programs, we believe there are some programs that remain incompatible with our traditional vision of the doctor-patient relationship.
New Patients Welcome
Our practices continue to grow through word-of-mouth communication between our patients and their friends and family. New patients are always invited, always welcome at the Cody Dental Group.
Contact us at (303) 758-5858 to schedule an appointment.
We look forward to meeting you!