Meet Dr. Larry Tilliss

With 32 years of experience in private practice and many years teaching clinical dentistry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, there are very few patient care challenges that Dr. Larry Tilliss hasn’t met. From routine preventive care for young children, to the complex rehabilitation of an entire adult dentition, to dramatically enhancing an individual’s smile and appearance, Dr. Tilliss has the knowledge and skills to perform optimal dental treatment resulting in great patient satisfaction. Regardless of his ability to remedy most any dental problem, Dr. Tilliss’ primary focus is on comprehensive, preventive dentistry. Early detection of dental problems and appropriate, conservative treatment will go far in managing your dental health and allow you to avoid the dental chair as much as possible.

Dr. Tilliss’ overriding goal for each patient is to provide accurate and honest diagnosis and straightforward discussion regarding your dental condition. He will spend the necessary time to present adequate information in order for you to make a well-informed decision about your oral health. Dr. Tilliss believes that this interaction will result in a mutually agreed upon plan of treatment that will ultimately assure your satisfaction.

Dr. Tilliss’ credentials are impressive. He graduated first in his dental class, summa cum laude, with highest honors, from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1981. He was presented with numerous awards for his excellence in educational achievements and participation with dental research. Dr. Tilliss was elected to membership in two national honor societies. Both honored him for his distinguished academic excellence and demonstration of exemplary traits of character, including integrity. Dr. Tilliss’ pursuit of knowledge didn’t end with the achievement of his D.D.S. degree. He has dedicated over one thousand hours, throughout his years as a dentist, continuing his education in order to maintain a state-of-the-art dental practice. All of these efforts have served to provide exceptional dental treatment for the thousands of patients that Dr. Tilliss has cared for, many of whom continue to seek his care after more than 30 years.

Recent News

Dr. Tilliss was recently distinguished for the eighth year in a row as an Achieve Dentist by Delta Dental of Colorado. He was recognized for providing excellent preventive care and outstanding service to his patients.


Why Patients Love Dr. Tilliss…

“We are so grateful that we found Dr. Tilliss. He has been our family dentist for over 20 years, & he has always provided excellent care.
He thoroughly explains my options & I know I can trust him to help me choose what is best for me.

“When I came to Dr. Tilliss, I had some major dental problems. In addition to bridges & crowns to restore the health of my teeth, he has also done cosmetic work on my front teeth. It looks so natural & it makes such a difference. My smile has never looked better!”

–Sally Evans, Centennial

Experience, Skills & Integrity. Couple these attributes with a friendly, professional, well-trained staff & a clean, modern office & you are certain to experience what many of Dr. Tilliss’ patients say is the most trusted & pleasant dental care they have ever received.


A Proud Member Of:

American Dental AssociationMetro Denver Dental SocietyColorado Dental Association