Lakewood & Littleton Oral Surgeon, John Carroll, DDS
Born and raised in upstate New York, I graduated magna cum laude from LeMoyne College in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. I then attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. and received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982.
I returned to Syracuse in July 1982 for a General Practice Residency at St. Joseph Health and Hospital Center. In July 1983 I began my Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training at Denver General Hospital, and finished in June of 1986.
I began a solo private practice in August of 1987 here in Littleton. Many factors influenced my decision to stay in Colorado. Key among them is my love of the west. The climate is perfect for the activities I enjoy most, i.e. skiing, motorcycling, gardening and golfing. Also, practicing in Colorado afforded me opportunities to pursue aspects of my surgical training that I enjoyed most, i.e. facial trauma and reconstructive surgery. In 1996 I established the Facial Trauma Panel at Swedish Medical Center and served as its director (as well as Section Chief for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) for 9 years, until April 2006. The model I developed for multi-disciplinary facial trauma management has been adopted by other major hospitals in the Denver metropolitan area.
For more than 23 years I have maintained a productive and rewarding office based practice focusing on conventional outpatient oral surgery. My surgical focus is on wisdom teeth, dental extractions, dental implants and pathology. I continue to accept trauma cases on direct referral from dentists and physicians. I’ve been honored as a “5280 Magazine” Top Oral Surgeon for many years. I merged my practice with Peak OMS in early 2021 as I saw a shared vision in providing the best clinical care possible with an emphasis on open communication, empathy, and making the patient care experience as refined as can be. I am excited about continuing to provide for my close colleagues whom I have known for many years while also continuing to get to know many new colleagues and families of patients.