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We care about you, Your Teeth and Your Health We Focus on Healthy, Beautiful Dentistry

Sunrise Dentistry in Durango practices holistic dentistry. We specialize in mercury-free, whole-body health and dental care. We believe that by choosing us, you have taken an important step toward the very best care and materials that holistic dentistry offers. We will work with you to design a plan to help you reach your goals for vibrant, optimum health and a beautiful smile. We also work extra carefully to ensure your visits are short, comfortable, and as stress-free as possible. Sunrise Dentistry serves the entire family.
We offer teeth cleaning and preventative services, restorative services, cosmetic dentistry and digital x-rays. We do accept many dental insurance plans and can work with you on different payment options. Seniors get a 5% discount. We also have a 2nd location in Mancos. Our diverse and experienced staff is here to give you the best service possible.

Very Best Care, Whole-Body Health, and Mercury-Free

There is a lot to be said for the practice of holistic dentistry in Durango. In this fast-paced age of specialization, we tend to view dimensions of our health separately. We see a dentist for our teeth, a podiatrist for our feet, and other particular practitioners for specific aspects or parts of our body. While there is value in narrowing focus to a specific detail or system in the body, often what is lost is the interrelated whole. Our teeth do not exist separately from our digestion, our skeletal system, or our entire cellular environment. Each sub-system is an integral part of the whole. Affect one area and you affect everything. Sometimes these effects are subtle and we might not be fully aware of them as they progress, but they are always operating, adjusting, and changing in every moment of our lives.
So we view the foundation of dental health as a complete part of whole body health. For instance, making a change in diet and exercise can have a dramatic effect on the incidence of tooth decay. This principle also flows in the other direction: address and clear up inflammation or an infection in the teeth and this directly affects the organ systems, digestion, and the general condition of the whole body.
It is with this holism in mind that we practice modern dental care. We consider every procedure we offer and material we use from the perspective of how it will beneficially and sometimes stressfully affect the whole body. In this way we can maximize the health benefits and minimize the impact of dental procedures. We can recommend Biocompatibility testing to determine the materials most compatible with each individual.
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We can also recommend vitamins and minerals that can help support a more vibrant recovery. We take specific care to reduce the stress some people feel around dental work.
We are committed to the highest quality dental care possible, while always keeping in mind the larger context, the interrelated organic systems within the body that dental care is inseparably part of.
We also work closely with numerous other health practitioners who are like-minded in understanding how often dental health affects your overall health and happiness. We would be happy if you would consider us your holistic dentist in Durango, Colorado.

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What our clients say

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Casandra Lloyd 3 months ago

"Only dentist in Durango that would talk to us. my husband had an emergency tooth pain. Sunrise dental are getting him taken care of. The staff is friendly and helpful. Were willing to help even though the office is closed due to the virus. They absolutely won my business and reference."

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Julie Prugh 11 months ago

"Dr. Strietzel and his team are exactly what we had been looking for in a dentist for our family. They are genuinely caring, knowledgeable, professional. Dr. Strietzel is the rare dentist who incorporates dental health with whole body health and vice versa. He took the time to educate us about how diet and other factors can have an effect on our teeth. Thank you for serving our community, Sunrise Dentistry, we are grateful!"

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Jules Masterjohn 4 years ago

"Dr. Dale and his team are kind, holistic-minded professionals that have the patient's well-being at the center of their care. I was most impressed when I received a phone call from Dale the day after a difficult extraction of one of my molars - I thought, Gosh, how dentist offers 'house calls!"

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Sharon Melville Wright 3 years ago

"Professional and kind staff who work to put you at ease. The closest thing to pain free dentistry I have ever seen."