Colorado Periodontal Associates

Periodontics & Dental Implants Board Certified Periodontists


about our doctors

Dr. Joseph Will

Dr. Joseph Will is a Colorado native with deep roots in the west Denver Community. He attended Colorado State University earning a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology followed by the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. While at the University of Colorado, he served as the dental representative for the Intercampus Committee on Academic Excellence. Amongst other honors, he was awarded the Miles Markely Award for outstanding clinical skill in Dentistry. After completing dental school, Dr. Will attended the Ohio State University’s Postdoctoral residency in Periodontics. While completing his residency, he also conducted Bone Graft research utilizing synthetic bone grafting materials earning a Masters Degree in Science. He has published original research and new surgical techniques in the removal of benign tumors affecting the gingiva in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Will was honored to be selected as the chief resident at the Ohio State University periodontal postdoctoral residency program. After completing his training in 2001, he returned to Denver to serve the community and continue a trend of innovation for his patients. Dr. Will is active in periodontal societies having served as the Secretary/ Treasurer for the Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists in 2007 and President in 2008. Dr. Will is Board Certified and maintains active board certification including an abundance of continuing education to stay at the absolute latest information in the profession.

Dr. Will is a member of the American Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration and the American Academy of Periodontists. Dr. Will has been selected in the 2008-2017 editions of 5280 magazine’s “Top Dentists”.

Dr. Will has a special interest in bone regeneration and dental implants having extensive experience in all phases of these treatment modalities.

Dr. Will maintains certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Dr. Madeline Saunders

Dr. Saunders is a native of Colorado and grew up in Golden, CO. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame then returned to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine for dental school. She continued on at the University of Colorado for her Residency in Periodontics followed by a Fellowship in Dental Implants. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Currently Dr. Saunders shares her time between private practice and the University of Colorado where she is a Assistant Professor in the Periodontics Department. Dr. Saunders is Board Certified and maintains active board certification.

Dr Saunders has been selected to the 2016 and 2017 5280 Magazine “Top Dentists”. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and the American Academy of Periodontists.

Drs. Joseph Will and Madeline Saunders specialize in periodontics and dental implants. They proudly serve the Denver Colorado metro area including Lakewood, Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Littleton, Evergreen, Denver, Edgewater, and more.

Dr. Brittney Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson grew up in the military and has lived in several states across the US as well as in Germany. She received her undergraduate degrees with honors from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She continued her education in Texas and received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. During dental school, she was selected to participate in the Periodontal Honors Surgical Clerkship and was awarded the Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics. She completed a three-year periodontal residency program and received her Masters of Science in Oral Biology and Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. During residency, her clinical research focused on specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs) in periodontal disease, for which she won the prestigious AAP Balint Orban Memorial Award for clinical science. Her clinical research and surgical techniques in vertical ridge augmentation have also been published in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Ferguson is committed to providing exceptional patient care and expertise in a welcoming and compassionate environment and strives for open dialogue with patients to find their personalized periodontal treatment plan. She is currently on her way to Board Certification in becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She is also an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Colorado Dental Association (CDA), Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, and Larimer County Dental Society.

Research Publications:

Ferguson B, Bokka NR, Maddipatti KR, Ayilavarapu S, Weltman R, Zhu L, Chen W, Zheng WJ, Angelov N, Van Dyke TE, Lee C-T. Distinct profiles of specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators and corresponding receptor gene expression in periodontal inflammation. Frontiers in Immunology, 2020(11):1307.

Soldatos N, Al Ramli R, Nelson-Rabe L, Ferguson B, Soldatos K, Weltman R. Vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) with the use of a cross-linked resorbable membrane, tenting screws, and a combination grafting technique: a report of three cases. Quintessence International, 2020(Oct):2-13.