LeDowns Dentistry
James Downs, DMD:
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LeDowns Dentistry
James Downs, DMD
Denver, CO













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Leslie B. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


The dentists at LêDowns really care about their patients’ overall health. Whether you are just looking for a great dentist to treat your whole family or have a complex dental, orthodontic, or health situation (e.g., sleep apnea), this team is a great choice. They are happy to see you for the preventative basics and will be there for a long-haul situation, digging for answers as a part of a larger medical team. I’m so grateful for everything they have done for every member of my family. We are leading healthier lives as a result of our work with LêDowns Dentistry!

Alice D. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


On a coworker’s recommendation (who’s family has been going to Le Downs for 20 years), I booked an emergency appt at Le Downs to have some bad dental work repaired (they installed a crown). I also have been back for a dental cleaning and a new retainer. The front desk staff and technicians are very nice and both the dentists I worked with (Zalesky and Downs) seemed to genuinely care. I have been to dental offices where they leave unsupervised technicians to do all the “heavy lifting”, but Dr. Z and Dr. Downs were very hands on and thorough. They explained things clearly and seemed to genuinely care about providing quality service. A technician took a mold of my mouth (for my retainer), after examining it, Dr. Downs explained to her how she could improve the detail and get an even better imprint. They re-did the mold and my retainer fit perfectly. I just really appreciated that Dr. Downs has high standards and took the time to teach her a better technique, resulting in the best outcome. So many times, you only see the dentist 5 minutes before your cleaning and they rush you out of there to get the next patient in the chair, but Le Downs seems to care more about quality than they do about patient volume. I would recommend Le Downs to friends and family. Note: they have their own parking lot, located behind the building. You might not know it’s there if you approach the building from the front.

Daisy Garrison-Davis (Source: Facebook)


Excellent job! The dentist are so friendly and professional as well as the staff. The office is clean and neat and COVID-19 safe. I would recommend this dental office to everyone. If you want a safe, professional, friendly, and clean dentist office, LeDowns Dentistry in GVR is the place to go.

Laura Beth A. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


This was the best dental experience I have ever had, ever. The office staff was warm and personable. They were friendly upon my arrival and welcomed me in as though I were an old friend even though this was my first visit. My cleaning was handled with gentle care and was expertly executed. I feel as though the staff cared about my dental concerns and needs. They are absolutely amazing. I recommend this office to anyone. I am happy to return anytime.

Chelsea R. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I am new to the area and looking for a dentist. I feel confident about Dr. Downs after seeing a co-worker’s veneers. He has such a great smile, now! Dr. Downs apparently also has a special on regular teeth cleanings if you go in at a certain time of day. That’s another big plus for me, as I’m on a fairly strict budget. Super jazzed about this!

Nick P. from Broomfield, CO (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Downs for over a decade now. In that time, I’m always impressed with his skill, professionalism, and dedication to the patient’s care. A few years ago, I had a really bad tooth ache because two of my front teeth were hitting. I went to his office assuming he’d just file down the problem teeth. Nope. Dr. Downs took a close look and did a biting test which measured the speed and location of my bite. From that he determined my problem was really in the back of my mouth! After shaving off a miniscule amount from a back molar (the true problem area), he realigned my bite and my pain mercifully went away. I shudder to think how many other docs would’ve shaved the good teeth. One of the reasons I keep going back to Dr. Downs (a 50-minute drive each way for me) is because I know he uses the highest quality materials in his practice. He simply won’t use cheap and inferior materials on his patients even though the insurance companies want him to. Dr. Downs is also at the vanguard of technology. Because he continually reinvests in his business, he can do many, many procedures other dentists simply can’t do. Regarding Dr. Downs skills, I know he’s very well accomplished. He’s written articles in dental publications, taught classes, as well as taken advanced studies in fields closely related to dentistry (such as studying the bones and muscles in the jaws, neck, etc.). I know he even studied implant technology under some famous docs in their own time. Lastly, I’ve really gotten to know Dr. Downs partner (Dr. Lee) in the past few years. I am equally impressed with her skills and kindness. I am truly grateful that I found Dr. Downs (and now Dr. Lee) many years ago.

Jeanette S. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Downs for about 3 years now.  I wanted for years to get my teeth done RIGHT.  I was introduced to the office by my sister.  I had a very bad Dentist experience year before resulting in the loss of several back teeth and just stop going.  Rachel has been the best hygienist I have ever experienced.   Dr. Downs  has been working on my teeth reconstruction for 3 years, a little at a time, and it has worked out better then I expected.  It has not all been smooth sailing (but what is), but always a pleasant and painless process.  I have one more process to complete my transformation and I could not be happier with the outcome.

Brian S. from Golden, CO (Source: Yelp)


An industry leader in technology and sincere care for my well-being. Rachel is one of the most gentle yet thorough hygienists I’ve ever had and both Dr. Downs and Li have taken great strides to address my sensitive bite. They also provided laser treatment to my cold sore the week of my wedding and I showed no signs whatsoever during the ceremony. My highest recommendation!

Nilu M. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Hello, My name is Nilu and I am from Turkey. It has been 3 years since I came USA. Just 2 weeks before I came USA, I decided to go Dentist in Turkey and make sure that everything is ok. Unfortunately they messed it up very bad. I thought I will go back to my country and take care of it there because it is expensive in here. I didn’t go and I didn’t want to wait any longer. One day I was surfing on the internet and I found Dr. James C Downs office. I didn’t have a choice anymore and I had to go dentist and I went. I thought I will have a heart attack, even Doctor James told me that he feels my heart beat in my mouth. Life can be really difficult as a person who is foreign, who talks with a very broken English, who had a very bad experiences with dentists and who doesn’t have very much money. Doctor James did a great job. I was very comfortable and happy so about a week later I asked him to take care of another tooth as well. I had a dry socket because of smoking and Dr. James took care of it very good, he gave me some solutions to use for the tooth at home. They made an appointment for once a week to see if everything is ok and I didn’t pay any extra. I didn’t pay anything for those appointments and didn’t pay anything for the medicines that he gave to me and I stopped smoking .I paid just one time for x-rays at the beginning and that was it. They made a payment plan that I can pay easily and that helped a lot. There is a great team work at this office and everybody is so nice to each other and to patients. You feel comfortable and happy from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend Dr. James C Downs if anybody wants to take care of their mouth care in good hands and pay very reasonable amount. Thanks, Nilu

Gaby S. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist experience I’ve had… Period. Came to LeDowns because i had not been to the dentist in 3 years. Why pay for dental insurance when you dont use it? I thought it was going to be filled with pain and anxiety. Completely the opposite. 1st appointment – cleaning – the dental assistant had a magical touch. It didnt hurt at all. She was fast and gentle. They did the chin x-rays, bite down x rays, and even a video of my teeth. 2nd appointment – cavity and filling replacement- dr. Zalesky was great. First, they numb the living heck out of your tooth and the drill is electric so it barely makes a sound. If that’s not enough, he is fast! Less than 15 minutes once the sedation kicked in. Im so glad i found this place.

Sara F. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


LeDowns Dentistry is one of the most wonderful dental practices I have ever known. My grandfather was a dentist and I tend to have high expectations as a result. Dr. Downs has far exceeded all of them. He is kind, attentive, thoughtful and thorough. On many occasions he has spent extra time explaining a procedure or issue to me. I never feel rushed or overlooked. Most important, he is compassionate. Dentistry can be scary/painful/expensive, etc. and Dr. Downs is understanding and patient through it all. It’s easy to see that he is passionate about his practice and truly in the business of providing care to his patients. His office staff is wonderful too. In particular, the women at the front desk are always on top of it. They also go above and beyond and make it easy to book, pay, etc. The prices are fair for the excellent service you receive, the office is clean and has many state of the art instruments. While going to the dentist is not my favorite thing, Dr. Downs and his team have made it enjoyable. I highly recommend LêDowns.

Jon Tobey (Source: Facebook)


Check that they actually accept your insurance (more than just listed on the website). I have Tricare (United Concordia) which covers 100% of my cleanings but today they told me that it was a “promotion” that covered the rest of the fee after what the insurance allows. They get $80 from my insurance and wanted me to cover the other $97 of their normal price. This is not accepting insurance. It shouldn’t be listed on their website. Be warned and check before you book. They lost my family as a customer.

Shaun F. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I needed to find a dentist closer to my home, and I found LeDowns on Yelp, so I figured I’d give them a try. So far I’ve been very pleased with this dentist office. They are highly efficient with paperwork and getting a new patient set up. So far I have had a teeth cleaning, x-rays, and molds made for a mouth guard. They have been efficient, friendly, and easy to interact with. They have pretty new technology and seem to know their stuff. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer a friend or family member based on my experience thus far.

James W. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I had such a great experience at this dentist! Such nice people and they really have the patients best interest in mind with everything they do. From the guaranteed reimbursement for preventative to reimbursing even for street parking to the technology they’ve implemented, it really feels great after a visit to the office.

Lauren S. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Downs and his staff are amazing! My mother needed some very extensive dental work done and not only did she trust Dr. Downs opinion (after first consulting with another dentist or two), but came out of the procedures relaxed, happy and singing their praises! No higher recommendation needed, as far as I was concerned! Thank you, LeDowns Dentistry for taking such good care of her and making what could have been a hard medical experience a positive memory for all of us.

Damond Dotson (Source: Facebook)


I just had my new patient appointment at LêDowns dentistry. They were really great! The staff is very friendly and their appointment availability works great with my schedule. I don’t have dental insurance so I signed up with their in-house coverage, and it is a great deal for my family.

Jud C. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I’d like to start out my review with a little background on my dental history. I hadn’t Been to see a dentist for over 15 years. The last experience I had was such a disaster that it made me out off going until now, 1.24.2018. I was terrified of what the dentist was going to tell me, but after our initial consultation Dr. Downs put my mind at ease and we made a plan of attack. I just saw Dr. Zalesky today and his bedside manner was equal to Dr. Downs. I wanna give MANY thanks to Hien, my hygienist, for Being such a professional at her job! She was nothing less than perfect at the task she performed!!! And last but not least, a huge shout out to Cierra (Treatment Coordinator) and Monica (Dental Assistant) for how thoughtful and professional they are as well!!! If your thinking about seeing the dentist, I HIGHLY recommend this crew!!! Everyone at LeDowns Dentistry are nothing Short of Professional!!  Thanks again LeDowns! See y’all next Tuesday!

Matthew Berkus (Source: Google)


Arguably, one of the best dentists in Denver. Dr. Downs and Dr. Lee are both great and the staff is warm and friendly. Use of advanced technology is a nice touch (digital x-rays, etc) and makes the process of seeing the dentist so much better. They are very straight forward and complete in their treatment recommendations and don’t recommend things you don’t need just to push their bottom line. Dr. Downs has done some amazing work for patients; if you ever get a chance to hear him speak, do so; it is 21st century dentistry.

Lynn C. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


SO amazing! They got me in quickly, worked with my insurance better than I could have hoped or dreamed, took full xrays with state of the art equipment, fixed my smile (took off the horrific calculus that had built up and broken bonding I had lived with far too long and didn’t think I could afford to fix) immediately – I mean immediately! We set up plans for deep cleaning and attention to a molar that is in dire need of help. I can’t wait to go back. To the dentist. Really. They gave me no pain. No judgment. Beautiful work. I should have gone even before I had dental insurance… These are truly caring people. Love. And I love my smile again.

J G. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


First time patient here and I couldn’t have more wonderful things to say about Le Downs!  My tooth cracked and I have a tight schedule to get it repaired, but all of the staff has worked so well with me!  I’m very happy I chose them.  They have great new technology and tools I’ve never seen before.  Everyone is so nice and pleasant!  5 stars!!

Connie Norton (Source: Facebook)


I have a serious nerve condition and PTSD from negative experiences with medical care. Everyone at LeDowns was very considerate and took my concerns seriously. They are so patient, kind, and knowledgeable. This was the best dental experience I have ever had. I highly recommend this practice.

Juli G. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Downs and Dr. Le now for close to ten years and I cannot speak more highly to their integrity, professionalism, commitment to employing the most advanced technologies and client focus.  They are truly committed to your dental health, and unlike many other practices, provide a comprehensive dental plan with associated costs.  Whether you determine to move forward with this plan is your choice, however, you leave with a clear, honest synopsis of your dental health.  Dr. Downs is also a highly regarded and sought after teacher of other dentists from all over the world.  I can say this from personal experience having been blessed to be one of his “models” for teaching.  I simply cannot recommend Dr. Downs, Dr. Le and their exceptional staff more highly.  Juli G.

Davora R. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Downs and Dr. Le are genuinely interested in the well being of all their patients. They have invested in the highest technology and work with only the highest quality of materials. Both docs are passionate, talented and constantly striving to provide the best dentistry to Denver and beyond. I have read a few of the negative reviews and as a long time patient of LeDowns Dentistry, I’m shocked at the inaccuracies portrayed. See for yourself. You will be impressed by the thoroughness and friendliness of the entire staff. I would not trust anyone else with my teeth!

V D. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Many years Dr. Le worked on my teeth.  Recently last month, had the great pleasure of having Dr. Downs worked on my fillings and also prep for my veneers work coming up in a few months.  Dr. Downs is extremely attentive, paid attention to every little details; a very thorough dentist and super transparent.  Dr. Downs took the time to clearly spelled out the cost of all the work being done.  I’M SUPER HAPPY with the work performed by both Dr. Downs and Dr. Le and had recommended many of my family members and friends!!! Great Job!

Charles B. from Aurora, CO (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr Downs for about 28 years. I have never had anything but the best treatment form him as well as his office staff and my hygienist Rachael is as  professional as anyone with high standards. I see a few reviews which don’t reflect Dr Downs or his staff in a good light, and I’m not going to say they are wrong. Maybe the one who said his chair side manner wasn’t good might not have been a good patient, I wasn’t there so don’t know, but he has never been anything but caring, not just to me, but to other I have overheard him talking with. And having sent 5 friends who I know currently go to Dr Downs on my recommendation are still going there and are SO very happy I had refereed them to a dentist who is one of the best. One review mentioned cost, as I don’t have insurance myself and at one time visited another dental practice to save money, I can only say I should have never gone to any other dentist other then Dr Downs. He isn’t the most expensive dentist, but his quality of work is better then 99.9 percent of ALL dentists in the Denver area and probably the state. If you looked into what most charge, I did when dealing with financial issues, and he is inline with dental costs of other dentists. He has always kept up to date on all the latest dental advances and keeps the best equipment for treatments, X-rays, record keeping and provides the best care to myself as well as my friend and other patients I have met in his office. I was recommended to him years ago, and my first experience was a root canal. Having two other before moving here, I was terrified in knowing how painful and experience it would be. Dr Downs looked like he just got out of school and the ink was still wet on his diploma when I first walk in a met him, his office then was next door, and very small. I asked to put to sleep or have lots of laughing gas to help me deal with this root canal. He explained what and how he was going to go about doing this and explained he didn’t have those old school methods. He was very detailed and being one who tried to be ready for the pain I expected, I was informed he was finished and just needed to finish with a temp cap and I would be out of there soon. I never felt any pain on any procedure he has done on me and my teeth were a mess when I first got to him. I had one other root canal done by him which was done on very short notice, and within 20 minutes of leaving there, had sat down for dinner and couldn’t believe I just had a root canal. Today, my teeth and smile are healthy because of his care. My Primary care Dr retired and finding good quality care is hard these days, and finding a new Dr is proving to be difficult. If Dr Downs ever retires, I would surely never find another dentist as professional, qualified, or one that surely fits into the category of one the best in his field.

Chels M. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Wow! I am highly satisfied with my experience at LeDowns Dentistry. From the moment you walk in you feel welcomed and safe, even in the current COVID times. I’ve had both a cleaning and a filling completely repaired in the last week and I could not be happier with my experience, along with the bedside manner I received. I love to learn and was so thrilled at the willingness to teach everyone has at this practice. Top of the line equipment that gives you piece of mind. One of my favorites is the oral camera that allows them to document every step of the process and gives you a better idea of what they are doing in your mouth and seeing. No coverups here! I love family practices that take pride in their business and hire quality staffing, which LeDowns does not fall short. Thank you for such wonderful visits. My family will absolutely be repeat patients!

Liz A. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Easy-to-schedule appointments, friendly, congenial staff, and they are always on time. The cleanings are always thorough (and not too painful), they don’t make me feel too ashamed for not being a diligent flosser, and I never feel like they are trying to get unnecessary work done (which I have felt with other dentists). They check every box for me – I will definitely continue coming to LeDowns.

Brion L. from Aurora, CO (Source: Yelp)


Awesome office! Despite the masks, you could tell everyone was smiling and having fun. Great choice of music, too. Everyone made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Having had very unpleasant experiences in other offices, this office is truly one of a kind! Hien did a phenomenal job cleaning my teeth, and worked really hard to clean a few spots with a lot of build up. Previously, getting my teeth cleaned had been painful and unpleasant, but With Hien I literally didn’t feel a thing! The assistant, Nikki, was awesome, too. When Dr. Downs came in for the examination portion, he was very knowledgeable and showed me many different things about my mouth that I never knew before. He took the time to explain the little things and was able to show me a 3D model of my mouth which was really cool to see. I learned a lot from the time Dr. Downs spent with me! If you have had a sucky experience at a different office I highly recommend you come pay this office a visit! I’ve never been excited to go back to the Dentist’s Office before!

Chad L. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Downs is amazing and the office staff is great. I have been utilizing Dr. Downs for over two years now for all my dentistry needs… The thing I truly appreciate is they will only do the work that is needed, they give fantastic consultation and they work extremely well with your insurance plan… I recommend them to all my friends and family.

Chad T. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I don’t write a lot of reviews and never really thought I would for a dentist as it’s just kind of something you do and don’t usually look forward to much anyway, but LeDowns was a great experience. This was my first time going and it’s close to home which is how I found them, but I will be looking forward to going back. The staff and dentist are friendly and show a genuine interest in their patients. Also the appointment was quick but thorough and they relay what is needed to you very well. Highly recommend!

Brittney C. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I love love love Dr. Downs and his staff. I specifically want a dentist that specializes in neuromuscular dentistry and he and his team does. They are super friendly and state of the art. I love the confirmation calls and text messages for my busy schedule. I also love the view and cleanliness of the office. I love they take my insurance and provide me reasonable quotes for what my insurance doesn’t cover. Btw, dental insurance hasn’t changed in over 20 years and 1000-2000 is not enough to cover most problems with teeth. But I love that Dr. Downs and his staff really care about my oral health and I won’t go anywhere else.

Kandi Harrison (Source: Facebook)


The office is state of the art..absolutely beautiful. The staff is friendly, attentive and caring. From start to finish I was kept informed and was very comfortable. I have a fear of dentist and this was by far my best dental experience.

Robinson V. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Le and Dr. Downs for over 5 years and have been very happy with their work. They are very professional and I’m always impressed with their knowledge, quality and how gentle they are when working on me. They are very generous people and I always sense that they truly care for their patients. I remember a time when I had a chipped front tooth over the weekend. I was very desperate as I had a job interview coming up. This tooth was already loose from an accident during my deployment to Iraq in the Marine Corps. I called their office, expecting to get a voicemail. I was able to get a hold of Dr. Downs because he was on call that weekend. He actually came in on a Saturday to fix my tooth and was so gracious about it. And I didn’t even get billed for a trip charge! You don’t get that type of service anymore when it comes to dentists/doctors. However, Dr. Downs made it happen. Thanks Dr. Downs and Dr. Le. You guys are the best and I love your staff too. My insecurity of a missing tooth immediately faded as I got used to my even better tooth. Dr. Le even explained to me about teeth whitening and it worked great! I was able to match the hue of the new tooth. Now I have an even whiter smile! They are always very clear with the financial part of all my treatment. I’m not sure why the other reviews say what they say but all the times I’ve been with Dr. Le and Dr. Downs, I was very aware of my financial obligation before my treatment was ever performed. Having a military background has made me a type of person to be very detailed and blunt with expectations. I am very upfront believe me. I will tell you my thoughts. That’s another reason why I like them so much because they are very thorough about the treatment costs with me upfront and I don’t ever feel like I’m “surprised” with anything when I walk up to the front to pay my bill. I would highly recommend Dr. Downs and Dr. Le. The LeDowns team are the best! And of course, thank you for supporting the Military. -Sergeant Ngo, USMC

Owen N. from Englewood, CO (Source: Yelp)


Quite simply, outstanding dental care!  These guys make sure they put their patients first.  Great with kids, great with adults.  The office is beautiful, more importantly, the staff is super friendly and extremely skilled.  And Dr. Downs is the bomb!  Excellent choice for your family’s dental care needs.