Named in 5280 Magazine as “One of Colorado’s Top Orthodontists” from 2008 to 2017
“Orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. Besides providing lifelong occlusal corrections, it also has the ability to transform personalities, and give kids the confidence to succeed in life. While challenging at times, the orthodontic experience should be a fun time during adolescence, where the patients can be part of learning the ‘how, when, and why’ we do what we do. In one word, I think orthodontics is AWESOME!” — Dr. Messingham
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Jason Messingham is passionate about creating beautiful smiles that enrich others’ lives. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, BSPharm, at the University of Iowa in 1996, and graduated as Valedictorian. He continued on to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, DDS, also graduating as Valedictorian in 2000. Dr. Messingham obtained his orthodontic specialty certificate and Master of Science (MS) at St. Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education in 2002, where he graduated a third time as Valedictorian of his class.
Dr. Messingham believes it is important to stay on top of the latest in the orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic field through regular continuing education courses. Whether by attending the annual American Association of Orthodontists meeting, reading peer-reviewed literature journals, or being active in his national alumni study group and local study groups, he thrives at learning new things each and every year.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Colorado Dental Association
- Colorado Association of Orthodontists
- Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Dental Honor Society)
Outside the Office
Dr. Messingham grew up in a small Midwestern town in Iowa. After graduating from St. Louis University in 2002, he moved to Colorado for the love of the outdoors and everything the state has to offer for raising a family. He is married to his high-school sweetheart Brenda, and is the father of four incredible children: Jakob (2002), Gage (2003), Taryn (2006), and Rhegan (2009).
When he’s not working, you will find Dr. Messingham at the golf course, skiing, hiking, or maybe even watching his kids’ sporting events. He has even found himself coaching several of his kids’ sports!