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8181 E. Tufts Ave., Ste 550, Denver, CO 80237

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Dr. John W. Bassett
Dr. Gerry F. Wallace
Dr. Daniel J. Selner
Dr. Andrea L. Taylor
Dr. Chris W. Barrett





John W. Bassett, DDS

John Bassett was born and raised in northern New Jersey and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1960. He received his formal dental education at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1964. His education continued with an internship in Seattle with the U.S. Public Health Service and two years of active duty on an Indian reservation in Montana. He moved to the Denver area with his wife and young sons Jeff and Eric in 1967, and has been engaged in private dental practice ever since.

John has been active in organized dentistry for over forty years on a local, state, and national level. He has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Dentistry, President of the Colorado Prosthodontic Society, and President of the American Equilbration Society, a prestigious, world-wide organization concerned with disorders of occlusion (bite) and the TMJ's (jaw joints). John has conducted seminars for hundreds of dentists on these subjects in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, America, and the Caribbean since 1978. He continues to mentor many dentists in restorative dentistry, occlusion, and temporomandibular joint disorders. He has been honored by his colleagues for his many contributions to dentistry with Fellowship in the International and American Colleges of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. His professional goal has always been to command the respect of his colleagues in dentistry, and he has certainly achieved that in his long career.

At the beginning of 2009, John turned the restorative portion of his practice over to Dr. Andrea Taylor, and is now semi-retired, confining his professional involvement to his longtime passion in dentistry, the treatment of occlusal and temporomandibular disorders, on a part-time basis. He continues to treat the patients he serves with the skill, judgment, and humor that have characterized his almost five decades in the dental profession.

John's recreational pursuits have included skiing, hiking, canoeing, fishing, horses, and golf. He was involved in soccer as a player and coach for thirty-five years, and is a nationally licensed soccer coach. He currently lives in Franktown with his wife, Marlene, who is a psychologist in the Douglas County school system. They enjoy five precious grandchildren.

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Gerry F. Wallace, DDS

Gerry Wallace grew up in the wine country of Sonoma County in northern California. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Thailand and Taiwan from 1967-70. Following his discharge he attended college at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He then entered dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, graduating in 1976. He was awarded a General Practice Residency in the Air Force at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois and then served a three year tour of duty in England. In 1981, after a year at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Gerry left the military to join Dr. Bassett's practice, which at that time was in Aurora.

Gerry keeps his dental skills current by continuing to be active in the dental profession and continuing dental education. In addition to local, state, and national dental associations, he is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration (the leading organization involved in dental implants), and has been a founder and President of the Denver Academy of Clinical Dentistry. He is also a leader in and a former president of the Dentists' Professional Liability Trust. In 2003, Governor William Owens tapped into Gerry's considerable wisdom and appointed him to serve on the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners, a very prestigious position. His skill and reputation have been recognized by his peers with election into the American and International Colleges of Dentistry.

Gerry is not only a master restorative dentist; he is one of those people who can fix anything. Whether it is around the house, under the hood, down in the bilge, or on a motorcycle, Gerry can fix or restore it. He is a licensed building contractor in the city of Denver, and has used his incredible skill and ingenuity to restore or remodel several of his residences over the years. In the 1980's and 90's Gerry and his wife, Donna,imported and restored English antiques and built a thriving antique business. Gerry and Donna, who met in high school in Santa Rosa, live in the Denver area near their daughter, Ashlee, and her husband and two beautiful children. Ashlee, a talented architect in Denver, is responsible for the design of our present office suite in the Denver Tech Center. Gerry enjoys owning, operating, and restoring all forms of motor transportation from motorcycles to high performance boats and automobiles, as well as engaging in water sports, at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri where he has a second home.

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Daniel J. Selner, DDS

Dan Selner has deep roots in the Denver area, having been raised here in the 1960's and 70's. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in 1981 and spent most of the rest of the decade in school in Omaha, Nebraska. There he earned his B.S and dental degrees from Creighton University, graduating in 1989. He returned to Colorado after graduation and established his own solo dental practice in Aurora, where he worked for seven years. In March, 1997, Dan merged his existing practice with that of Drs. Bassett and Wallace, and became a full partner with them in January of 1998.

Dan is very active in professional endeavors outside the practice. He is a member and past-President of the Colorado Prosthodontic Society, and is current president of the Denver Academy of Clinical Dentistry. Nationally, Dan is a member of the American Equilibration Society and the Academy of Osseointegration (the leading organization involved with dental implants.) He currently serves on the Peer Review Committee for the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. Dan also conducts seminars for other dentists in occlusion in America and internationally. His accomplishments and contributions to dentistry have been recognized by his selection for induction into the International College of Dentists.

Dan is extremely versatile, and both enjoys and excels in most sports. When out of the office, he can often be found, usually with one or more of his kids, in a stream with a fly rod, on an ice rink with a hockey stick, on a basketball court, or occasionally even on a golf course. He answers to the term 'Coach,' because he has coached ice hockey, basketball, and soccer for his kids' teams as they have grown up. His love of hockey and dentistry makes him doubly thrilled to be the team dentist for the Colorado Avalanche. His passion for dentistry is exceeded only by his passion for his children's school activities and sports. Dan and his lovely wife, Carol, live in southeast Denver with 'Team Selner': Hannah, Emma, and Patrick.

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Andrea L. Taylor, DDS

Andrea Taylor was born and raised on a family farm in the town of Hoxie in northwestern Kansas. She completed her undergraduate studies in theology and classical languages at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She then attended Creighton University School of Dentistry graduating with honors in 2004. Andrea established a private practice in Omaha shortly after graduation. She relocated to Colorado in 2005 and practiced in downtown Denver as an associate for three years. During that time she had the unique opportunity to train and work with one of the leaders in the world of cosmetic dentistry. At this time she also graduated and became a Fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute after completing both the surgical and prosthetic programs and passing a written examination. In 2006, she earned a Post-Doctoral certificate in Implant Prosthodontics from the Medical College of Georgia.

In 2008, Andrea joined the practice of Drs. Bassett, Wallace, and Selner, taking over the restorative practice for Dr. Bassett. She enjoys a close and collegial relationship with all three of her partners and feels fortunate to have the ongoing professional interaction that exists with a partnership such as this one. Andrea is a passionate learner with a voracious appetite for new materials and methods, and brings youthful perspective, energy, and enthusiasm to this long-respected practice. She is actively involved in organized dentistry at the local, state, and national levels. After passing a rigorous written exam and completing many hours of learning she has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Andrea has also achieved Associate Fellow status with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry after passing written and oral examinations by experts in the field of implant dentistry. Being active in local study clubs, she regularly collaborates with several of Denver's respected specialists.

Andrea presently lives in southeast Denver with her husband, Brock, and their three delightful children, Will, Luke, and Nora. She and her family enjoy camping and skiing in Colorado's mountains, as well as their children's activities. She is earnest about building relationships within her large circle of friends as well as the patients she serves.

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Chris W. Barrett, DDS

Chris Barrett was born and raised on the banks of the mighty Mississippi in Davenport, Iowa. He grew up with a love for the outdoors and team sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball, wrestling, and football. His grandfather was a general dentist in Davenport and a major influence on his career choice. Chris moved to Colorado with his wife Neda, who works for the University of Colorado Denver and their 3 year old daughter Lily. He will be a dad to a baby boy in 2014. Dr. Barrett’s two sisters and brother all currently reside in Colorado.

Chris completed his undergraduate studies with a degree in Biology from Augustana College in Illinois. He received his formal dental education from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He was accepted to the General Practice Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for a 12 month hospital based training program. Upon completing the General Practice Residency he transitioned into private practice in eastern Iowa prior to joining Drs. Bassett, Wallace, Selner and Taylor.

Chris is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, Colorado Prosthodontic Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and International Partnership for the Study of Occlusion. He enjoys the continuing education process and feels fortunate to be able to participate in some of the area’s top study clubs as well as working with some of Denver’s top specialists to provide the best comprehensive care possible for patients of the practice.

When he is not in the office, Chris enjoys staying active outdoors and giving back to the community. He is involved in the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, was involved in multiple free dental clinic events and programs in Iowa, and in 2010 he raised money for the Chicago Diabetes Project by completing the Chicago Marathon. He is looking forward to spending some quality time in the Rockies skiing, hiking, and finding any playground with swings for Lily.

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