William Reardon, DDS, on Dental Phobias

Offering general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry services, William Reardon, DDS, of Windsor, CO, helps patients overcome dental anxieties and phobias by providing them with a relaxing atmosphere and effective sedation methods so that they can obtain the oral care they need.What is the difference between dental anxiety and dental phobia?Anxiety over visiting the dentist is a common phenomenon that is characterized by feelings of stress and nervousness. Some studies show that roughly 80 percent of American adults feel uneasy about seeing a dentist. A dental phobia, however, is marked by an intense fear of seeing a dentist. Patients with dental phobias are so panic-stricken at the mere thought of a dental visit that they often become physically ill upon entering the waiting room, if they make it to the appointment at all. Many dental phobics avoid the dentist all together, resulting in a higher incidence of gum disease and tooth loss.How do dental phobias develop?The intense fear of dental care often stems from a traumatic experience, which can include a painful dental procedure as a child, a history of abuse, or posttraumatic stress disorder. Patients can also be influenced by hearing stories about bad dental experiences from friends and family. Others may have a fear of pain, feelings of helplessness, or embarrassment over the state of their teeth and gums.


Sedation dentist William Reardon, DDS, owns and operates Windsor Family Dentistry, a thriving patient-centric practice with two locations in northern Colorado. Certified in both oral and intravenous sedation, William Reardon, DDS, applies 19 years of clinical experience to deliver comprehensive care to families and individual patients of all ages, especially those afflicted with dental anxiety.Under Dr. William Reardon’s direction, Windsor Family Dentistry adheres to the highest standards at its offices in Windsor and Wellington. Equipped with advanced dental technologies, such as intra-oral cameras and digital X-ray systems, Windsor Family Dentistry provides a spectrum of services, including preventive care, restorative amalgams and composites, extractions, and root canals. It also offers dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures.Windsor Family Dentistry is Dr. Reardon’s second successful dental practice. Before moving to Colorado, Dr. Reardon served patients in Yankton, South Dakota, for eight years as the owner and lead dentist of Yankton Family Dentistry.Dr. Reardon earned his DDS from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from Mount Marty College in Yankton and certification in both Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association.William Reardon, DDS, is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the largest dental implant association in the world. He also maintains memberships with the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the Weld County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Work History

Work History
Oct 1992 - Aug 2000


Yankton Family Dentistry


Aug 1988 - May 1992


University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry