Testimonials from Doctors and Patients
  • I have been an oral & maxillofacial surgeon in the Denver/Southeast Metro area since 1998. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. John Chen on many mutual patients over the last several years; providing oral surgery services from tooth removal to placement of dental implants.Dr. Chen is personable and well liked by his patients. His advanced prosthodontic training and skills are reflected by good patient preparation throughout the implant therapy and the ultimate visible completion of his restorative phase results in very happy and satisfied patients. His skill and expertise is evident.It is a pleasure working with Dr. Chen and his patients.

    - Dr. Barry Keogh (Oral surgeon)
  • I have enjoyed working with Dr. Chen on dental rehabilitations for several years. Aside from being a compassionate and warm-hearted individual, he also takes pride in the dental care that he provides. Dr. Chen focuses on details that create natural and esthetic teeth and smiles that are ART and not just dentistry.

    - Dr. Eric Beckman (Periodontist and dental implant surgeon)
  • Dr. Chen truly took the time to conduct a complete dental examination, which showed me that he is dedicated to his professional and compassionate with his patients. I absolutely recommend making an appointment to come in and see him. Thanks Dr. Chen!

    - Christine K.
  • As a dental specialist I seek to associate with other dental professionals that follow my philosophy of providing individualized care to every patient. I know that when working with Dr. Chen he will always provide the right care for patients regardless of the simplicity or complexity of their situation. Dr. Chen knows that patients are more than just teeth and uses his experience and expertise to better people’s lives as well as their smile. His attention to detail from treatment planning to carrying out that plan is superb. It is nice to be able to work with someone who’s goals and ideology match my own in truly CARING for patients.

    - Dr. Jeremy R. Jannuzzi (Maxillofacial surgeon)
  • "I went to see Dr. Chen after suffering from extreme complications related to my all on five upper/lower dentures. I was at my wits end after suffering from severe complications with my prosthesis continuously breaking and not being able to chew or eat many solid foods over the last 4.5 years. He was sensitive to my needs and delivered new permanent prosthesis. I can now eat, chew and I have a beautiful smile! I have reclaimed my life because of his impeccable attention to detail! He's my hero!"

    - Samantha F.

Our Team

Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we are committed to providing all of our neighbors with exceptional customer service and excellence in dentistry. We want to help keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, so you can feel good about yourself when you smile. 

Our team of professionals love what they do, and we believe in providing patients with the very best in modern dentistry. Our work is focused on preventive programs to help you enjoy healthy, beautiful teeth and gums for life. We look forward to serving you and your family!

Meet Our Team

Dr. John Chen - Prosthodontist

Dr. John Chen

Dr. John Chen was born in Taiwan and spent part of his early childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to and grew up in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. Although fine arts is one of his life passions, Dr. Chen decided against art school; instead, he studied at the University of British Columbia, where he received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology in 2003.

In 2008, Dr. Chen received his DDS degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry, Los Angeles. While at USC, he earned various academic awards, including dean’s honors. He also participated in various selective programs, including oral surgery, aesthetics, prosthodontics, and orthodontics. He was elected into the OKU Honor Society and graduated an alumni member (top 12 percent of that year’s graduating class).

Immediately following graduation, Dr. Chen was accepted into the Advanced Prosthodontics program at USC. There, he spent an extra three years studying, planning, and treating aesthetic, implant, and full mouth reconstruction cases.

During his residency, he was part of the USC faculty where he taught removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics on the clinic floor. He also enjoyed private practice as a part-time associate dentist in Irvine, California. Dr. Chen completed his prosthodontic training in 2013 before settling down in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Chen enjoys fine arts media such as charcoal, pencil, watercolor, and oil. He has also been a Kendo practitioner for many years and was one of the founding members of the USC Kendo Club. Currently, he holds the rank of shodan and trains at the Rocky Mountain Kendo Federation.

Dr. Sheila Soroushian - Orthodontist

Dr. Sheila Soroushian

Dr. Soroushian was born and raised in Southern California. She first discovered orthodontics when she was 9 years old – when she herself had to go through phase I interceptive orthodontics.  When she was a teenager, she went through phase II comprehensive orthodontics to make sure she had a great smile that would last her a lifetime.

Dr. Soroushian's own experience inspired her to become an orthodontist. Because her own case so extensive, Dr. Soroushian has a unique perspective when it comes to treating others. She understands what it’s like to be a child and be nervous, and what it’s like to be an adult and have questions. Most importantly, she understands how our bodies change and how differently we respond to treatment as we stop to grow.

After completing her dental training at Tufts University in Boston, Dr. Soroushian moved on to The Advanced Orthodontic Residency program at Howard University in Washington, DC. After her academic career, she had the opportunity to move to Colorado Springs. She traded her urban lifestyle for a lifestyle of big mountains and big smiles. Dr. Soroushian has been privileged to create hundreds of smiles across Colorado, and is thrilled to be with our office.

Dr. Soroushian keeps her orthodontic skills up-to-date by attending nationwide courses to learn new techniques and the American Association of Orthodontists’ Annual Session, where she presented new research in 2016. Additionally, her name can be found on current publications in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics as well as biological engineering and radiology journals.

Valorie Evans - Office Manager

 Valorie Evans

With 16 years of experience in the dental field, Valorie has been with the office for 15 of those years. Valorie handles all of the practice’s insurance submissions, treatment planning, and other front office duties. In addition, she is an experienced dental assistant who graduated from assisting school in 2000. In her free time, Valorie enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

Lana Olefirenko - Dental Hygienist

 Lana Olefirenko

Originally from Russia, Lana moved to Colorado in 2006 by way of Michigan, and she has been with Uptown ever since. Lana has 13 years of experience in the dental field, and she truly enjoys making her patients’ smiles brighter. In her spare time, Lana enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with her daughter.

Ricky Abrego - Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

 Ricky Abrego

Ricky grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He moved to Denver in 2006 and has been working with Uptown ever since. Ricky is an experienced extended duties dental assistant. He enjoys working one-on-one with patients and seeing their treatment through as they work toward beautiful smiles. Ricky loves spending time with his wife and children, and he enjoys traveling back to Nevada to see his family.

Contact Us
  • University of Southern California
  • Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Academo of Osseointegration