Iris Pediatric Dentistry - Denver

Children’s Dentistry in Denver

We want to be there for every milestone and offer flexible scheduling to accommodate you and the whole gang.
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A lifetime of smiles starts with a good foundation

Healthy smiles are an important part of your child’s development all the way through their teenage years and into adulthood but it’s not always easy to juggle that busy family lifestyle. Between work, school and everything else, sometimes it feels like you can’t catch a break.

We want your trips to the dentist to be as smooth and effortless as possible. We would be happy to accommodate your busy family with flexible hours and appointments that are grouped together.

As your child grows up, they’ll pass many dental care milestones including their first appointment, losing their baby teeth, getting their adult teeth and one day coming to the dentist by themselves to continue their routine dental care. We can’t wait to be there for each new step.

Our Children’s Dentistry services

Child’s First Appointment

A child's first dental visit sets the stage for a lifetime of good oral hygiene.

Fluoride Treatment

Protect and strengthen tooth enamel and shield molars from cavities and decay.

Pediatric Treatment & Education

Ongoing care from infancy to teenage years tailored for children and their parents or guardians.

Teeth Cleaning for Kids

Regular pediatric dental checkups track the progress of a child's oral health and work to prevent potential issues from arising.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your child will start to cut their first teeth at around 6 months. It is recommended that children visit the dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months of getting their first tooth. If you suspect something might be wrong or your child might be experiencing discomfort or pain, please book an appointment as soon as possible. It’s never too late for a child to have their first dental appointment.
Baby teeth are no less important than adult teeth. Parents should understand that baby teeth do so much more than hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth. Children’s teeth can permanently affect how their face appears, how they smile and how often they smile. Children who are free to develop confidence and smile big in their early years tend to hang on to those habits. Dental pain, even mild pain that children learn to normalize, will have a lasting negative impact on children’s eating habits including how they chew, what kind of food they prefer and how much food they eat.
The length of the appointment will depend on the needs of the child and how cooperative they’re feeling during the exam. That being said, an appointment typically lasts about one hour.
Your toddler, child or teen should come to the dentist as frequently as you do. We recommend a checkup and cleaning every 6 months unless otherwise specified. If your child has a tooth or jaw ache if you notice them rubbing or nursing their jaw a lot or if you notice them avoiding hard or cold foods please book an appointment sooner.
A cavity is a hole in the tooth that gets bigger with time. A cavity may or may not hurt or cause sensitivity. It’s important to get cavities repaired before they become more serious or lead to infection, even in baby teeth! Cavities are caused by bacteria and dental plaque and made worse by sugary or acidic foods and drink. Some people are more prone to cavities than others.
Your mouth isn’t just your teeth. It’s a whole system including teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bone and more. When one aspect of your oral health sugars, your whole mouth suffers. Swollen itchy, sore or bleeding gums can be an early indicator of a much more serious problem.
We understand how hectic family life can be! We can serve the whole gang by booking multiple appointments side-by-side. Please give us a call and we would be happy to accommodate you.

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    Melina Luevano
    2 weeks ago
    Absolutely amazing staff !! My daughter isn’t a fan of dentist or doctor visits and they did their best to make her feel welcomed and comfortable. They have toys and Dino’s to take back for comfort! The cutest ! They went out of their way to make sure she had the best visit ! I definitely recommend this dentist.
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    Kelli Woodard
    1 month ago
    I have brought 3 of my teens to Iris and am continually impressed with Dr. Murray. She takes time to make sure they understand exactly what is happening and why. She welcomes their questions. She also listens to me as the parent so that we are working together to make sure my kid’ needs are met. She is trauma-informed and compassionate.
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    Kelly Hunt
    1 month ago
    Iris is the perfect find for kids! The whole experience is catered to kids (translating to an easier overall experience for caregivers!). I think all my kids want to be in the dental field because of this amazing place and practice 🤣
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    Ama HaRo
    4 months ago
    Amazing! Highly recommend. There are so many wonderful things to say about this office and entire staff. My child ENJOYS going to this dentist and leaves the office HAPPY, even after dental work. The staff is knowledgeable and kind. The office is exceptionally clean and comfortable. The staff thoroughly explain all procedures to the child and parent, and provide clear treatment plans. You can make appointments online and they have Spanish speaking staff ❤️
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    Donna Keren
    1 year ago
    My first visit was wonderful. The staff was very helpful seeing I had more than one kiddo. My kids didn’t mind waiting for their cleaning seeing the waiting room had just enough toys to entertain but not be overwhelming.. The office was VERY CLEAN & TAILORED TO TODDLERS. I was shocked by the quality of the exam rooms. 5 stars! Great quality healthcare! Doctor Leslie was great with my kids and made them super comfortable before proceeding with the check up. My kiddos came home excited to bush! Thank you for a wonderful first experience with pediatric dentistry. Excited to learn more about growing little teeth at our next visit!
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    Melina Luevano
    2 weeks ago
    Absolutely amazing staff !! My daughter isn’t a fan of dentist or doctor visits and they did their best to make her feel welcomed and comfortable. They have toys and Dino’s to take back for comfort! The cutest ! They went out of their way to make sure she had the best visit ! I definitely recommend this dentist.
    More
    Kelli Woodard
    1 month ago
    I have brought 3 of my teens to Iris and am continually impressed with Dr. Murray. She takes time to make sure they understand exactly what is happening and why. She welcomes their questions. She also listens to me as the parent so that we are working together to make sure my kid’ needs are met. She is trauma-informed and compassionate.
    More
    Kelly Hunt
    1 month ago
    Iris is the perfect find for kids! The whole experience is catered to kids (translating to an easier overall experience for caregivers!). I think all my kids want to be in the dental field because of this amazing place and practice 🤣
    More
    Ama HaRo
    4 months ago
    Amazing! Highly recommend. There are so many wonderful things to say about this office and entire staff. My child ENJOYS going to this dentist and leaves the office HAPPY, even after dental work. The staff is knowledgeable and kind. The office is exceptionally clean and comfortable. The staff thoroughly explain all procedures to the child and parent, and provide clear treatment plans. You can make appointments online and they have Spanish speaking staff ❤️
    More
    Donna Keren
    1 year ago
    My first visit was wonderful. The staff was very helpful seeing I had more than one kiddo. My kids didn’t mind waiting for their cleaning seeing the waiting room had just enough toys to entertain but not be overwhelming.. The office was VERY CLEAN & TAILORED TO TODDLERS. I was shocked by the quality of the exam rooms. 5 stars! Great quality healthcare! Doctor Leslie was great with my kids and made them super comfortable before proceeding with the check up. My kiddos came home excited to bush! Thank you for a wonderful first experience with pediatric dentistry. Excited to learn more about growing little teeth at our next visit!
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