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At Atwood Advanced Dentistry, we provide professional, advanced dental services that improve your health, well-being, and appearance. From basic dental maintenance and tooth whitening, to dental implants, dentures, and porcelain veneers, Atwood Advanced Prosthodontics can help you achieve a better smile and a healthier mouth.

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Our prosthodontist


Dr. Jake Atwood

Dr. Atwood is a caring and empathetic professional who has a passion for helping others and creating new smiles. He has the ability to bring a unique perspective to treating his patients due to his additional education and training as a prosthodontist, a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. This advanced understanding is a result of three additional years of training that allow prosthodontists to approach situations with a special vision a perspective completely unique from a general dentist.

Dr. Atwood grew up in Price, UT at the feet of his father who was a dentist. This is where he developed a love for dentistry at a young age. Later, he did his four years of undergraduate work in Human Development at the University of Utah. In 2008, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree after four years at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. There he was elected #1 in clinic for his class.

Immediately following dental school, he entered the Wilford Hall Prosthodontic residency program at Lackland Air Force Base. During his three-year prosthodontic residency, Dr. Atwood focused on comprehensive oral reconstruction and received extensive training in dental implants, removable prostheses (dentures and partials), and conventional fixed prostheses (crowns and bridges).

During residency, Dr. Atwood was trained in all aspects of dental laboratory work and fabricated his own dentures and partials from start to finish for his patients. This valuable laboratory training was key in helping him to customize each prosthesis in-office and monitor the work that returns from his dental labs. This additional customization ability and quality assurance review is why Dr. Atwood is able to provide the level of excellence that his patients deserve.

In 2011, he graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center with a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences and from the residency, receiving a certificate of completion in prosthodontics. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontists. He and his family were then stationed at Spangdahlem Air Force Base in Germany for three years.

Today, Dr. Atwood and his wife live in Grand Junction with their five children. They enjoy being together in the outdoors biking, jeeping, camping, and exploring.