“Dr. Helm turned my smile into perfection.” –Sarah W.
When you meet Dr. Helm, you will quickly notice that he cares about his patients and wants the best possible results for every one of them. Patients love him because he is a perfectionist at heart, and that means their smile will be perfect too. Parents love him because he is honest and takes a conservative approach to orthodontic treatment, recommending only treatment that is necessary and in the best interest of their child. He has a great passion for his work and enjoys being a part of the life-changing results that occur with his patients.
Dr. Helm received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, graduating first in his dental class with highest distinctions in academics, research, and patient care. He went on to complete a three-year Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic specialty residency at The Ohio State University to earn his orthodontic specialty certificate and Master of Science degree. In order to keep up on advances with orthodontic treatment, Dr. Helm attends many hours of continuing education training every year in the use of traditional braces, various orthodontic appliances, and Invisalign®.
Dr. Helm opened his private practice in Green Valley Ranch in 2010, and has made it part of his practice mission to get involved and support the community events, schools, and young people of Green Valley Ranch. He chose the Green Valley Ranch area because of the strong community feel.
Dr. Helm is board certified by the the American Board of Orthodontics. Less than 50% of all practicing orthodontists in the United States are board certified, and Dr. Helm is the only private-practice, board certified orthodontist practicing in Green Valley Ranch, Northeast Denver, Northeast Aurora, and many of the other surrounding communities.
Shortly after opening his practice, Dr. Helm’s professional peers started recognizing his work, and every year since 2013, Colorado dentists have selected Dr. Helm as a “Top Orthodontist” as featured in 5280 Magazine.
One of the many ways that Dr. Helm gives back to the community is by providing orthodontic treatment to kids in need through the Colorado Orthodontic Foundation.
Dr. Helm is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Helm was selected by the American Association of Orthodontists in 2013 as an emerging leader in orthodontics and was invited to participate in their national Young Leaders Conference.
Life Outside of Practice
Dr. Helm spends much of his time outside of the office being “husband” and “dad,” which makes him very understanding of and relatable to his teen and pre-teen patients. He and his wife have three children who keep them busy with sports, music and enjoying life together. In his free time, Dr. Helm volunteers at his church in leadership and teaching children and adults. He enjoys golfing, mountain biking, playing guitar and drums, skiing, and cheering on the many professional Denver sports teams.
Dr. Helm has conducted research focused on bone biology and regeneration. He has presented this research nationally as well as internationally, and he was a finalist in the American Association of Dental Research’s respected Hatton Award competition. His research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed research journals:
- Helm NB, Padala S, Beck FM, et al. Short term zoledronic acid reduces trabecular bone remodeling in dogs. Eur J Oral Sci. 2010.
- “The effects of short duration Zoledronic Acid on trabecular bone in the mandible and axial skeleton of aged animals.” Master’s Research Thesis, The Ohio State University Graduate School, 2010.
- Bradley JD, Cleverly DG, Burns AM, et al. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor reduces simvastatin-induced bone morphogenetic protein-2 and bone formation in vivo. J Periodontal Res. 2007;42(3):267-73
- “Growth and Inflammatory Mediators During Topical Simvastatin-Induced Bone Formation.” Extended abstract and poster presentation for the American and International Hatton Awards Competitions, poster presentation for the AADR and IADR General Sessions, UNMC Student Scientific Program table clinic presentation (2006)