Dr. Politano grew up in Arvada, Colorado and attended Pomona High School, where he excelled in academics and played baseball and basketball.  He knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a career.  During his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado, Dr. Politano worked at Colorado Regional Oral Surgery as an assistant to its founding partners, Dr. Greg Ingalls and Dr. Rich O’Day.  As a Colorado native, Dr. Politano considers it an honor and privilege to serve patients in his own community.

Dr. Politano earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his dental degree from the University of Colorado, School of Dentistry. He then completed a General Practice Residency in the U.S. Navy at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, California.  As part of his active-duty tour in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Politano worked at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and Fleet Hospital Camp LeJeune, providing care to the active-duty U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps staff. Following his active-duty tour, Dr. Politano completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Dr. Politano has many clinical interests in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including orthognathic surgery, pathology, bone grafting, dental implants, dentoalveolar surgery, and facial trauma.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology: University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Colorado School of Dentistry, 2003
  • General Practice Residency: U.S. Navy, Balboa Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2004
  • Dental Implant Externship: Dr. Anthony Sclar, South Florida OMS, 2010
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: University of North Carolina, 2011
  • Board Certified: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013
  • Board Certified: National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, 2016
  • Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Colorado Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Fellow, Academy of Osseointegration
  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, Colorado Dental Association
  • Member, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Rho Chapter, University of Colorado, 1998
  • Member, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, University of Colorado School of Dentistry 2003
  • Named Top Dentist by 5280 by Magazine 2013-Present


  • Lutheran Medical Center – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine – Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Children’s Hospital of Colorado – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Anesthesia Inspector – Department of Regulatory Agencies – Colorado
  • Anesthesia Committee – Department of Regulatory Agencies – Colorado


  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Dental extractions/dentoalveolar surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Bone grafting
  • IV sedation
  • Expose and bond therapy.
  • Pathology
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Facial trauma


Dr. Politano enjoys many sports and outdoor activities with his wife, Dr. Lina Kulkarni Politano and their two children. They enjoy skiing, hiking, surfing, golf and tennis.  They especially enjoy cheering for their hometown sports teams!