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Dr. Alan Pomeranz

Dr. Alan Pomeranz, a senior partner in Altura Periodontics, brings another unique side to our practice. He earned his certificate in periodontology and M.M.Sc in oral biology from Harvard. A diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Pomeranz received his doctorate from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and his bachelor’s in biology from the University of Colorado. He has completed a wide range of research, including immune regulation in periodontal disease. The passion of Dr. Pomeranz lies in periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration and dental implants.

He has remained an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Similar to the other doctors on staff, he regularly completes continuing education courses in periodontal areas.

Additionally, Dr. Pomeranz has been recognized as one of Denver’s Top Periodontists in 5280 magazine for 2013 & 2014.

Dr. Pomeranz is married to Mimi, who was also born and raised in Denver. They have three daughters-Sophie, Lena and Ella. He enjoys golfing, skiing and cycling in his free time.

Dr. Emilio Argüello

Dr. Emilio Argüello obtained his dental degree, specialty training in periodontology, and Master of Science in Oral Science from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Argüello is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has conducted extensive clinical and basic science research in periodontology at The Forsyth Institute and Harvard University in Boston. His research work in biofilm formation as well as the microbiology and clinical treatment of periodontal diseases earned him a NIH-National Research Service Award. He serves as a core faculty at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in the post-gradute periodontology program. Dr Argüello has faculty appointments in universities in the United States, Mexico and Europe. He has presented his clinical work and research nationally and internationally.

Dr. Argüello has co-authored textbooks as well as several scientific publications in peer review journals. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally and is an active member of many professional associations. In addition he serves as a reviewer of the Journal of Periodontology and for the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry among others.

Dr. Argüello is fluent in Spanish and French. He enjoys outdoor sports, skiing and golfing. He was also part of the Olympic national team for fencing.

He actively collaborates with other specialists, locally, nationally and internationally for the constant improvement of the profession in benefit of patient care. He will provide personalized, attentive care to help achieve each patient’s individual oral health goals.

Dr. Eduardo Marcuschamer

Born in Mexico City, Dr. Eduardo Marcuschamer is a second generation of a family of dentists. He completed his bachelor’s degree in dental surgery as the valedictorian in 2006 from the Technological University of Mexico. He later joined Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston to earn his dental degree as doctor in dental medicine. Dr. Marcuschamer completed the three-year postgraduate program in periodontology and advanced implant dentistry. In 2009, he graduated from his specialty training and earned the award in surgical excellence.

Dr. Marcuschamer currently teaches at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has published numerous works on periodontics, implant dentistry and dental aesthetics. Plus, he has given lectures internationally and nationally.

He holds active memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons and is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.

Patients always comment on the doctor’s professionalism, attentiveness, respect and personalized care that he provides. Dr. Marcuschamer speaks both Spanish and English.

Dr. Marcuschamer loves spending time with his wife Goldie and son Eitan, as well as traveling, cooking, working out and skiing. He takes on the challenges of his work with vigor and looks forward to meeting his future patients.

Dr. Neil Neugeboren

Dr. Neil Neugeboren grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1971 and a Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontics and a Master of Arts degree in microbiology and immunology in 1974. During his studies in Buffalo, Neil was involved in research and published articles on sterilization and disinfection in dentistry and on immunology in periodontal diseases. From 1974 to 1976 Neil was on active duty with the United States Air Force as Chief of the Department of Periodontics at Edwards Air Force Base in California where he earned the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service.

In 1976 Neil and his family moved to Norwich, Connecticut where he established Norwich Periodontal Associates, a successful periodontal practice in southeastern Connecticut. Neil was highly respected in Connecticut for both his periodontal skills and his caring gentle demeanor with his patients. He was active in both community and dental affairs during his twenty-five years of practice in Connecticut and he is a past president of the New London County Dental Society. Neil is a life member of both the Colorado Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology and he has earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Neil and his wife relocated to Denver in 2001 to be near their daughter, son, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren who reside in the area. They see their family often and are very happy they came to Colorado to be with them. Each year, Neil completes continuing education courses in periodontal plastic surgery, dental implants, bone regeneration and other aspects of treatment of periodontal diseases. In addition, Neil has been recognized as one of Denver’s “Top Periodontists” by 5280 Magazine for the past seven years.

Neil enjoys recreational and competitive water activities, alpine skiing, cycling, trapshooting and sporting clays. He has earned an advanced scuba certification and has participated in the Bolder Boulder and various triathlon events.

Dr. Heather Hong

Dr. Heather Hong was born and raised in Southern California where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in physiological science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco. During her time in the Bay area, she was the director of the Community Dental Clinic which serves homeless, members of substance recovery programs and victims of abuse. She later received her specialty training in periodontology and Master of Medical Sciences degree in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While living in Boston, Dr. Hong conducted research in the area of bone regeneration in preparation for dental implants.

Heather is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Heather is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. She and her husband Michael love to hike, cook, and watch movies.