James Otten DDS

Premier, Expert Dentist in Lawrence, KS and recognized Nationwide

Serving patients in Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City and Worldwide!

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Dental Comfort and Perfection

That’’s Enlivening and Empowering

Every service our cosmetic dentist provides is offered in the best interest of our patients, and our smile makeovers are no exception.

Cosmetic smile makeovers in our hands are better described as Esthetic Transformations and can help anyone who has suffered the emotional and physical trauma of damaged, misshapen, discolored or missing teeth. Our smile makeovers can be absolutely life changing. We offer hope, often where there hasn’t been any.

Here are just some of the benefits and steps of this transformative process.

  • Crooked, overlapped teeth can often be straightened without the discomfort, time or unattractive appearance of braces.
  • Gaps between teeth can be closed.
  • Chipped, worn or broken teeth can be repaired.
  • Tooth size, shape, color, length and width can be changed.
  • Missing teeth can be replaced.
  • Stained, discolored teeth can be whitened.
  • Unattractive, failing, silver-mercury fillings can be replaced with strong, safe, attractive tooth-colored restorations.
  • Gums can be recontoured to reduce the appearance of a “gummy” smile

You may have seen or heard of the extreme smile makeovers offered on TV. Ours are very different. We don’t pretend that we can instantly change what took years to develop, and we don’t have to be “extreme.” That would be both misleading and unethical. We never engage in frivolous cosmetic dentistry. Even the most minor cosmetic procedure is performed with your health, long-lasting comfort and function in mind.

We start with a careful discussion of what you want and need, do dental imaging, photography, models and x-rays, moving carefully and meticulously toward your final result. We take this vision that we co-developed, designing the esthetic transformation on models first, and then transferring the design into your mouth to test it in prototypes. Only when we all are satisfied, do we finalize the process in porcelain or other materials.

Whatever your desire, we can employ the most exact balance of technique, material and technology to give you the best possible result with the least amount of dentistry. The result? A beautiful smile that’s been designed just for you!

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We offer something different – esthetic dentistry that honors your personality and your spirit and celebrates everything that makes you the extraordinary person...


In every aspect of our practice, we never settle for average because we believe in the long-term value of exceptional quality provided in an atmosphere of trusting relationships.


We arrange everything to ensure your comfort while you are with us. We keep you fully informed, answering all questions on any aspect of our services...