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James W. Makowski

Denver Dentist

James W. Makowski was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended Whittier College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology upon graduation in 1978. Then, he attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry and obtained his DDS in 1983. Since then, he has been providing individuals and families across Colorado with high-quality dental services.

Dr. Makowski served as a preceptor at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver from 1992 to 1995. He has also worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School since 1993. His knowledge and experience has been acquired by completing hundreds of continuing education hours through prestigious schools like The Dawson Academy, Orognathic Bioesthetic International, Spear and Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, Seattle Study Club and Spencer Study Club. As a result of his extensive experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of dentistry. He has successfully treated countless patients over the past 35 years, and he can help you, too.

Committed to Excellence

Dr. Makowski is dedicated to providing personalized and proficient dental services to all his patients. He truly cares about them and will do everything he can to help them achieve their dental goals. From cosmetic dentistry to periodontics to general dentistry and more, he can handle it all. Using cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, he can help you resolve all your dental problems quickly and efficiently. Also, he knows how stressful and intimidating it can be to visit the dentist’s office, which is why he will work hard to make your visit with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Curriculum Vitae


College or University | Whittier College, Whittier, California
  • Degree: BA, 1978 – Biology
Professional School | University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, Denver, CO
  • Degree: DDS, 1983
University | University of California, Los Angles
  • Mini-Residency - Dental Sleep Medicine
Private University | University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
  • Mini-Residency - Dental Sleep Medicine

Faculty Position

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School, Denver, Colorado
  • Clinical Instructor 1993 to 2000
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Preceptor 1992 to 1995

Hospital Appointments

St. Josephs Hospital, Denver, CO | 1992-1996

Licensed to Practice



Colorado Dental Association | House of Delegates
  • Denver Delegate: 2000 and 2004

Professional Societies

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Colorado Academy of Excellence in Dentistry
  • Spear Education Study Club


1997 Community Service Award for Outstanding Service to patients with Special Needs
  • Nominee


The Seattle Study Club Journal Vol. 20
  • No. 2 (2016)
  • No. 3 (2016)
  • No. 4 (2016)

At Makowski Dental

It's All About You
Comfortable Environment

We want you to feel relaxed at every appointment and we start with a warm welcoming atmosphere.

Exceptional Staff

Our staff members are the some of the best in their field and provide quality care to every patient.

TMJ & TMD Dentist

Dr. Makowski is an expert in TMJ & TMD treatment and will find the solution to your discomfort.

Over 35 Years of Experience

Dr. James W. Makowski is dedicated to providing his patients with innovative, high quality dental care.

James W. Makowski DDS

(303) 751-5558
Regular Hours
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM