Dr. Michael Diorio

Dr. Diorio is a third generation Colorado native who loves taking in what his home state has to offer, like skiing, cycling and running. He also enjoys being able to capture the moment and the beauty of it all through photography.

There’s rarely a time when Dr. Diorio isn’t up to something. If he’s not doing those hobbies or giving you a smile you can be proud of, he enjoys collecting, whether it be craft beer or vintage and custom bikes. He is also a huge baseball fan and loves spending time with his two adult children.

Dentistry has been his passion since he was in eighth grade. After having a great experience at the dentist as a child, he knew this was his calling, so he attended Colorado State University for pre-dental studies and went on to graduate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Soon after, he spent the next three years as a naval dental officer stationed at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot in San Diego, before opening his own dental practice in Englewood in 1989. Being a dentist has become one of Dr. Diorio’s greatest joys as he loves being able to care for everyone who walks through his doors.

He loves getting to know his patients on a more personable level, because it not only makes their visit more calming and less stressful, but hearing their stories makes his passion for dentistry grow even stronger.

Dr. Diorio wants to do away with the stereotype of stressful trips to the dentist by helping his patients feel calm and comfortable. He feels it’s especially important to do this for children, who will form their opinion of dentist trips at a very young age.

Being a part of the Metro Denver Dental Society and the Colorado Dental Association give him the chance to remain involved with organized dentistry and he has been a consulting dentist for over 20 years at Craig Hospital, helping patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. He even joined forces with others at the hospital to create a custom mouth stick for quadriplegics.

Adament against the use of tobacco, he also frequently presents the “quit the spit” program at health fairs and to students, which he always ends with his own rap song.