Frank Avason III, DMD, MS, is a periodontist and general and cosmetic dentist with a private practice in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy before attending the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he graduated 8th in his class in 1998. After graduation, he completed a three-year periodontal residency at the University of Kentucky prior to obtaining a Master of Science degree. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the North Carolina Dental Society as well as several other local and state dental societies. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Periodontology, he continues to keep an active pharmacy license to stay abreast of the ever-changing advances in healthcare.
Education and Training
DMD at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Master in Periodontics at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
American Board of Periodontology
Frank Avason DMD MS PA's Expert Contributions
There is no magic bullet to restore saliva flow which, the lack of, is the reason for dry mouth. Both aging and medications induce dry mouth (AKA xerostomia). Best to drink a lot of water and stay hydrated, and also Biotene does help many patients. READ MORE
Usually in 3-5 days, most patients return to eating. There is still healing left to happen, but really after 3-5 days, if it doesn't hurt to eat the food, then no problems. READ MORE
Most likely this is a front tooth. The best option is an implant, although a tooth borne bridge is another option. READ MORE
Yes and yes. What's your A1C? How controlled are you? Also, are you seen by a hygienist for routine maintenance (cleanings)? You are at a increased risk for periodontal disease due to being a diabetic (although well controlled diabetics don't always develop periodontal disease). Bleeding is a sign of inflammation. READ MORE
Not typically a common complaint by patients. See a dentist for evaluation. READ MORE
Potentially a periodontal abscess (infection) setting in. See a dentist for evaluation. Have you been diagnosed with periodontal disease previously? READ MORE
You can eat currently and after removal of sutures. There still is healing to be done in the area after removal of sutures. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard work, diligence of helping his patients.
Hobbies / Sports
- Snow Skiing, Golf
Favorite professional publications
- Dental Economics
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Visiting Dr. Avason's office is like going to someone's house for dinner! Everyone is so friendly and I leave wearing the prettiest smile in town!
Best dentist ever!
It is always a nice experience coming here which I'm sure isn't a typical review for a trip to the dentist! The staff is friendly and the services provided are exceptional. I always recommend this office to family and friends.
Great visit. Great care.
Best dentist ever!
Love me some Dr.Avason!!! Not only is he the best dentist, he's also the best boss!!! Avason Family Dentistry is my second family and I love them!!
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