Welcome to Hälsa Dental

Hälsa - Swedish for health - is based on my desire to promote overall health through dentistry.
— Dr. Lauren Peterson

Choose with Confidence

Choosing a dentist who cares about your family’s oral health needs is essential. Even more important is choosing a dentist who truly cares about you and your family as individuals.

At Hälsa Dental, Dr. Peterson will take the time to get to know you and your family. When you visit our dental office, you know you’re among friends. Dr. Peterson and the rest of our friendly, accommodating and experienced dental team know how to keep your family’s teeth & mouth healthy so that you can enjoy happy, beautiful smiles for life.

Our caring dental team provides family and cosmetic dentistry to those in Arvada, Denver, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Westminster and the surrounding areas in Colorado. We work with you to get you a beautiful smile that fits your life and schedule. Our same day crowns are a great example of this.

Request an appointment online, call or visit our dentist office in Wheat Ridge. Schedule your or your family member’s next visit with Dr. Peterson and discover how personalized, health-centered dental care can improve your smile!

 Lauren Peterson, DMD, Owner Hälsa Dental

Lauren Peterson, DMD, Owner Hälsa Dental

Ph. 303-940-0125

Healthy Smile. Healthy Life.

We understand that the mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, which means that your oral health directly affects your overall health.

Dr. Peterson uses some of the latest dental equipment, including digital radiography, as well as Same Day Crowns to detect, diagnose, and treat oral health problems quickly and effectively so that you can maintain optimal oral and overall health. As a Spear Education Faculty Club member, Dr. Peterson takes part in monthly meetings with dentists and specialists from around the front range in order to continue her education and provide for you, the latest in dental knowledge and treatment planning.

She has the knowledge and experience to help you understand how improving your oral health through consistent home care and regular visits to the dentist will not only enhance and improve your smile, but your overall health as well.

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Our Team



Dr. Lauren Peterson is a 2009 graduate (Magna Cum Laude) from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. Her undergraduate studies in History were completed at UCLA. Shortly after receiving her DMD, Dr. Peterson moved to and began practicing in Colorado.

As a dentist, Dr. Peterson aims to improve the overall health and appearance of her patients in a warm and inviting environment.  

In addition, Dr. Peterson is a faculty club member of Spear Education as well as a participant in a local Spear Study Club, a group of skilled dentists and specialists, who consult on complicated cases and attend continuing education at the Scottsdale Center in Arizona.  She has attended advanced courses in facially-generated treatment planning, worn dentition and occlusion.

Dr. Peterson was raised in southern California and currently resides in Wheat Ridge, with her husband, Justin, and their dog, Rufus.  She enjoys all four seasons in Colorado where she can hike, mountain bike and ski.

Andrea, Financial Coordinator


Since joining our team in 2015, Andrea has enjoyed working with a wonderful group of women who truly care about patients.  She understands that a dental visit isn't necessarily everyone's favorite thing and aims to help patients feel comfortable and at ease while visiting the office.  She finds it very rewarding to help patients achieve confidence by improving their health and smile.  

Outside the office, Andrea loves spending time with family and friends, traveling with her husband, Jake, and playing with her cat, Salem.  She also loves reading and spending time outdoors.  


Kim, Dental Hygienist


Kim joined Dr. Peterson's team in 2014 - initially to cover a maternity leave, but we loved her so much we kept her and Jen!

She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Sheridan College in 1990 and worked in her hometown of Billings, Montana for a few years before moving to Denver in 1995. Kim loves being a hygienist as it allows her to meet new people all the time.

She is married to James and together they have two crazy and very entertaining cats.  In her spare time Kim enjoys quilting, cooking and working out at the gym.

Jennifer, Dental Hygienist


Jennifer has been a member of our team since 2014.  She has worked in the dental field for 13 years, starting of as a dental assistant in 2003. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in 2009.  Jennifer takes pride in the relationships she builds with her patients and is very passionate about every patient's oral health.  She is attentive to her patients' needs and is very thorough with her cleanings.  

Jennifer and her husband have three young boys.  She loves the opportunity to work one day a week and spend the rest of her time raising her family.  She enjoys reading, boating, traveling and spending time with her family.

Lindsey, Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!


Jenn, EDDA


Since joining our practice in 2011, Jenn has consistently provided excellent care to our patients. She enjoys working as part of a staff who values integrity and provides high-quality care. Building relationships with patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of her job.

Jenn graduated from The Ohio State University and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. She has two wonderful sons, both proudly serving in the Air Force.  Jenn loves running with her dogs, reading and crafting in her spare time.