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Meet Dr. Orban, Periodontist at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, Colorado Springs

Aesthetic Dentistry by Design dentist, Dr. Orban

Dr. Ken Gasper is proud to welcome Dr. James Orban, periodontist to Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as in the placement of dental implants.

At Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, Dr. Orban sees patients who have more complex problems, such as advanced gum recession, as well as those who are in need of dental implants but have insufficient bone support and are in need of grafting.

Common signs of periodontal disease include:

Dr. Orban has attended many continuing education courses throughout his career. In addition to his continuing attendance at local and regional study clubs and meetings, some highlights have been:

1986 – Present

Dr. James Orban has been a resident of Colorado since 1948. He attended Fountain Valley School and Colorado College. He went to dental school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and then to the University of Minnesota for his specialty training in Periodontics. He taught in the Dept. of Periodontics at UCLA for a 11 and a half years before returning to Colorado Springs.

Dr. Orban started his practice in Periodontics in Colorado Springs in 1970. He has expanded his training in Periodontics to the field of dental implants, which he has been doing since 1974. He is a past President of the Colorado Springs Dental Society, Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists, and Colorado Springs Society of Periodontists. Dr. Orban is a current member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Society, the Colorado Springs Dental Society, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Orban’s recreational interests are hiking/backpacking/camping, climbing (he's done all the 14’ers), biking, skiing, scuba diving, and traveling with his wife. He started a volunteer dental project in 1987 called The Children’s International Dental Project ( that provides dental care to needy children in hospitals, orphanages, and on the streets in Nepal. He has lead groups to Nepal, Sikkim, India, Bhutan, Samoa, Argentina, Africa, Ecuador, St. Vincent’s, and Nepal again (2011).