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Dr. David J. Axelrod, DDS

2 Years
Experience

Locations

A P Dental Care
7373 West Jefferson Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado
Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm  
Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm  
Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm  
Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm  

Biography

Dr. David Axelrod grew up in New Jersey and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Biology. He continued to the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where he earned his DDS. After dental school, Dr. Axelrod served as a dental officer in the United States Army Dental Corps for five years. Dr. Axelrod began his Army service at Fort Benning, Georgia, with a Residency in Advanced General Dentistry. From there he went to serve as the Brigade Dental Surgeon in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and deployed to South Korea. He finished his service at Fort Meade, Maryland and was honorably discharged from the US Army. Dr. Axelrod received many awards for his service including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Korea Defense Service Medal. Dr. Axelrod is dedicated to treating patients with respect and compassion. He knows that a visit to the dentist can be overwhelming, so he always puts the needs of his patients first and foremost. Dr. Axelrod is a lifelong student of dentistry and participates in continuing education courses to keep his skills current and innovative. As he is no stranger to being a dental patient himself, Dr. Axelrod treats his patients as he would want to be treated. Dr. Axelrod is married to the love of his life, Victoria. They enjoy hiking, skiing, and being in the beautiful Colorado outdoors together. In his free time, Dr. Axelrod plays guitar and practices yoga.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

I truly want what is best for my patients and hope to see them for decades to come. Although Colorado only requires 30 hours of Continuing Education per year, I average well over 100 hours each year. This way, I am up to date on the latest evidence and best procedures in dentistry. Lastly, my patients can rest assured that I will only recommend treatment that is necessary.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

Dental implants, wisdom teeth, and root canals.

What are you proud of in your practice?

We are a caring, honest, and ethical dental office. I started my career as a dental officer in the US Army and Dr. Parver started her career at a community health center in rural Texas. We hold true to the values that we learned in those formative years of practicing in a public health setting. Namely, providing gentle, compassionate care and only doing that which is in the best interest of the patient and not recommending unwarranted, excessive treatment.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

I enjoy all facets of dentistry. The most rewarding experiences in my career are when I can relieve someone of their pain or restore a smile in need of repair. These treatments mean that both patient and dentist can reflect on a job well-done with tangible, measurable results. Helping a patient return to comfortable normalcy, or rebuilding a smile that has been missing for hours or even decades, means that I am making a difference in the life of my patients.

Offered Services 14 Services

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Languages Spoken

English

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  • Reviewed on August 5th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    FYI, the building is a bit old and run down, but the office itself is very clean and offers water to clients. I had hoped to meet with David's wife (the other practicing Dr. here) as I tend to feel a bit more comfortable with female care providers but she went on maternity leave just a few weeks prior. Luckily, my hygienist Carly was very kind and very thorough with my x-rays and cleaning, making me feel comfortable. After meeting David, there were no longer any worries-- much more down to earth than many men in his profession. David was very genuine, seemed interested in me and my life and even mentioned a few things about my teeth no other dentist has noticed. The ladies working the front desk were extremely attentive, informative and nice.
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  • Reviewed on July 17th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I hadn’t been to the dentist in a shameful amount of time, there was no judgement, and I felt comfortable the entire time. They took their time and I never felt pressured or pushed for additional procedures. They were patient with me and I have another appointment scheduled- I have already recommended them to friends.
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  • Reviewed on July 3rd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Going to a new dentist is a little nervewracking but Dr. Axelrod and his entire team were so kind. I'm so thankful to get established with their practice :)
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  • Reviewed on June 25th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Everyone was delightful!
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  • Reviewed on March 11th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Great experience! Best cleaning I’ve ever had! I will go back.
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  • Reviewed on February 20th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had a great experience at AP Dental. Dr. Axelrod was personable and honest with me. When he told me I had issues with my wisdom teeth, he gave me treatment options and estimates but didn’t pressure me into anything. He made sure all my questions were answered before leaving. Will definitely be going back!
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  • Reviewed on February 19th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    From the front desk to the hygienist to both of the dentists the care and explanation of services was excellent.
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  • Reviewed on February 18th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Was quick and attentive and explained the results very well. Felt comfortable and secure in my care.
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  • Reviewed on February 18th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Great visit to the dentist! Its been quite a few years and their staff took time to explain everything and future game plans. Great pricing options for people without dental insurance!
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  • Reviewed on February 13th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    he was the best to take care of my needs, and not try to sell me on thngs I did not need. I could not be happier the way everything went. I will never go anywhere else (or my family)
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  • Reviewed on January 30th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Everyone in the office is super helpful and attentive, they all asked me several times if I had any questions or concerns. The checkup and cleaning was very thorough and not painful at all.
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  • Reviewed on January 29th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    David was kept very pleasant conversations and was full of information. Got a great cleaning and x rays. Office was clean and everyone was very friendly which made for a very smooth process. Would highly recommend.
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  • Reviewed on January 27th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had a very pleasant first appointment here and would recommend others to visit as well! Insightful, thorough yet not overly aggressive treatment and cleaning. Very impressed.
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  • Reviewed on January 22nd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had a great experience at AP Dental Care. Dr. Axelrod made sure I had all my questions answered and all concerns addressed. He took time to make me feel like a person and not just a patient. I think I found my new dentist!
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  • Reviewed on January 16th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I hadn't been to the dentist in 2 years and I was very nervous about going. I had a wonderful experience, the staff was welcoming & Dr. Axelrod was very personable and informative. I would highly recommend his office to anyone looking for a new dentist.
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  • Reviewed on January 16th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Honestly, this was one of the most comfortable and hassle free dentist visits I’ve ever had. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The dentist was genuine and I love the fact that she explained to me every step that she was performing. Overall I had a great visit, I would definitely recommend this facility and I will be back again.
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  • Reviewed on January 7th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Axel rod was very inviting and gentle, it was a great experience visiting his office.
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  • Reviewed on December 30th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Everyone in the office was friendly. My dentist was thorough, hygienist was incredibly pleasant and my overall experience was great. I recommend AP Dental Care!
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  • Reviewed on December 21st, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I was greeted warmly and taken back very quickly. However overall I felt strange and somewhat uncomfortable with the experience.
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  • Reviewed on December 20th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    very nice love it so much
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  • Reviewed on December 19th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Everyone at A P Dental Care was very helpful and communicative in getting my insurance sorted out and welcoming me in for my first dentist appointment in over 2 years. The building in which their office is located is a little odd as there aren't really any exterior signs to guide you. Nonetheless its not too challenging to figure out where they are. I got my paperwork mostly filled out beforehand and took care of one last piece upon arrival. They got me in in a timely manner. I got full xrays done of my teeth and a cleaning. All the staff were very very nice and informative. They were very transparent about the issues that came up (cavities, swollen gums, etc.) and they were quick to get me all estimate information for fillings and future visits. And I was on my way in no time.
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  • Reviewed on December 17th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Great experience--extremely friendly staff and great dental care. Would highly recommend!
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  • Reviewed on December 12th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Extremely friendly and easy process for getting an appointment. The staff made me feel comfortable and were easy to talk to. Rachel was great when working on my teeth and made me feel better about coming to the dentist, Dr. David J. Axelrod was also very friendly and knowledgeable, I'll definitely be coming back!
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  • Reviewed on December 11th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Love the careful and educational approach this team took with my teeth! I've been a naughty tooth owner, and hadnt been to the Dentist in an unreasonably long time. Every single person who I interacted with was kind, explained what they were dog, and just made me feel like it was great I was there. The experience was better than I could have hoped.
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  • Reviewed on November 4th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very welcoming staff and great practice. They were attentive when it came to comfort and had great suggestions. Front desk was receptive to insurance needs and made things transparent. I’ll be returning.
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  • Reviewed on October 29th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    ApP Dental Care offers a friendly experience where you are taken care of. Further, you can tell that they genuinely care about your well being by giving great instructions on how to care for your teeth. Dr. Parver and Dr. Axelrod are personable and want you to feel like they're going to be partners in your dental health. When leaving, Dr. Parver made it a point to introduce Dr. Axelrod to further welcome me to the practice.
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  • Reviewed on October 24th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Parver was very sweet and explained everything.
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  • Reviewed on October 23rd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Great visit nice staff!
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  • Reviewed on October 18th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Super friendly and knowledgeable staff and doctors, will be bringing my whole family here.
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  • Reviewed on October 4th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very friendly office was very clean and staff was very professional.
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  • Reviewed on September 25th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Axelrod and all the staff I came in contact with were all so great! Dr. Alexrod made me feel very welcome and comfortable for my first time visit. He addressed all of my questions and made sure I left with all my answers. He was great at explaining the cleaning process to me and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I had a great experience and left the office in a better mood.
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  • Reviewed on September 23rd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    The staff at AP dental are so friendly and compassionate. They made me feel comfortable from the moment that I walked in, through my procedure, and up to the end. I am gladly choosing them for all my next care.
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  • Reviewed on September 16th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very thorough. Explained in detail, what would be needed. All of his team were prompt and respectful.
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  • Reviewed on August 19th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very patient, kind, explains things thoroughly, appointment started on time.
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  • Reviewed on August 6th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Axelrod and his wife, also a dentist at this practice, are warm, welcoming people, along with all the staff. Everyone was friendly, explained everything they were doing and made me feel at home. I was much more at ease after we discussed my x-rays and treatment plan. After being told by a previous dentist that I needed a deep clean, I avoided going back until today. I don't regret it one bit. This practice is wonderful and I definitely plan to visit them again in 6 months for my next regular cleaning. Oh, and that deep cleaning? Didn't need it - some dentists just want to bill you for everything insurance will cover. These guys, not the case. They just want you to be healthy and happy!
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  • Reviewed on August 6th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I had a great appointment today! Dr. Axelrod was so nice and made me feel welcome and at ease. He had a great assistant. I had a great exam and a good report. Doctor didn’t push anything unnecessary on me. His front office was friendly and very helpful with my insurance. I would definitely recommend this office to my friends and family! Thank you Dr. Axelrod!
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  • Reviewed on July 22nd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    AP Dental Care’s Team provided a great experience for me as a new patient. The staff was all smiles, very kind, and most of all helpful dealing with my insurance! Dr. David and his team are amazing!
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  • Reviewed on July 20th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I have been looking for a dentist for quite some time now, and I found A P Dental through OpenCare; I called them before I made an appointment to see if they accepted my insurance and their receptionists’ were so kind and informative (they answered all my questions too). When I walked into the office, I was greeted with smiles and was checked in quickly. Before I had my teeth cleaned, Dr. Axelrod introduced himself, told me a little bit of his background in orthodontics profession, and wanted to know a little bit of who I am; he is very professional and personal. During my cleaning, Dr. Axelrod made sure I was comfortable and in no pain. I am proud to be a patient with A P Dental. Thank you for making me feel welcomed, Dr. Axelrod and staff!
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  • Reviewed on June 19th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. David was very welcoming and considerate of my time and well-being. He explained that for first-time patients, he is hands-on throughout the appointment to better get to know the patient and any questions or concerns they might have. This made for a great experience and I will definitely recommend Dr. David Axelrod and A P Dental Care to friends.
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