Lakewood, CO Dentist
Dr. Vincenzo Artino Let Dr. Vinnie Inspire You to Live Life Smiling
Spend just a couple of minutes with Dr. Vinnie, and your life will be forever changed. Not only can he help you create and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, but his own contagious smile and optimism will help you embrace all that life has to offer and provide perspective to what is truly important.
Why Dr. Vinnie Became a Dentist
As the youngest of 6 children raised by a single father, Dr. Vinnie was the first in his family to graduate from high school. From an early age, he realized the importance of compassion and the value of exceptional clinical care through his role as a primary caregiver for his sister who had quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Dr. Vinnie demonstrated his dedication to excellence from a young age, as he worked hard to attain the title of top caddie at Lakewood Country Club for 7 consecutive years.
These combined experiences – all before even starting college – motivated Dr. Vinnie to pursue a profession where he could enhance the lives of others while still providing security and stability for his family. A pivotal moment came while Dr. Vinnie was in the Dominican Republic for a mission trip, where he realized the profound impact a smile can have on one’s life.
Dr. Artino’s Dental Education & Training
Some people learn better in a classroom, others learn by doing. From a young age, Dr. Vinnie welcomed both. His life experiences taught him more than any textbook ever will, yet he realized the importance of a formal education and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology (with a minor in chemistry) from Regis University in Denver. That following summer included a mission trip and studying for the MCAT’s (entrance exams to medical school). After returning from the Dominican Republic, however, he had seen first hand the power of a smile and the joy of creating one. Dr. Vinnie knew that dentistry was his calling and promptly sent in his application to dental school.
Dr. Vinnie was fortunate to be accepted by the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, and he immediately embraced the challenge. He finished his clinical requirements early and used the time to expand his knowledge of fixed prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He could not wait to apply this expertise and experience to the real world.
Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Vinnie earned his dental license and got to work. His family needed his financial support and there were loans to pay. Dr. Vinnie knew that there was no better way to learn than by fully immersing himself. For the next couple of years, he worked 6 days per week in 3 different dental offices. During that time, he broadened his dental knowledge through hands-on experience and countless hours of continuing education courses in his limited spare time. Whether it be routine fillings or advanced training in orthodontics, dental implants, TMJ/Occlusion, etc., he has worked tirelessly to be able to help his patients achieve their dream smiles.
In 2017, Dr. Vinnie had the good fortune to partner with Dr. Steven Baumgart (the dad of one of his best friends) to associate and later take over this award-winning dental office. Since then, he has invested all of his time and knowledge into cultivating a practice in which he can provide patients from across the Denver-Lakewood area the best dental care.
Life Away from the Dental Office
When Dr. Vinnie, a self-proclaimed workaholic and continuing education fanatic, isn’t at the dental office, he loves cheering on his New York Mets, Tennessee Titans, and fantasy football teams. He grew up playing baseball and football at Denver Christian/ Mullen High Schools, and still enjoys playing catch or participating in flag football. Dr. Vinnie, an extreme extrovert, also enjoys spending time doing pretty much anything outdoors or indoors so long as he gets to enjoy the company of family and friends. An avid animal lover, he has two dogs, a miniature pinscher named Titan and a Cavapoochon named Tucker.
After a conversation with Dr. Vinnie, you’ll find it evident that he lives every day to the fullest, and that his joy is fueled by improving the lives of others. He was born to care for others and his compassion, kindness and exceptional skill shine through his gentle and comforting hands. He aims to help you forget that you are even at a dental office and reminds you that every day is a day to live life smiling!