Dentist - RETIRED

Dr. James Swanson (Retired)

Dr. James Swanson retired after a prestigious 50 year career here in Pueblo.  He still stops at the office every day to say hello, to "keep everyone in line!" and give us a laugh and encouragement.

Dr. Jim Swanson is a proud graduate of St. Louis University Dental School, University of Colorado – Boulder, and the esteemed Pankey Dental Institute.

Dr. Swanson completed the rigorous Pankey curriculum early on in his career, and this shaped his style of practice more than anything else.  He is an expert at treating TMJ and occlusion-related issues, and provides the most thorough patient care restoratively.  Dr. Swanson’s passions include beautiful cosmetic dentistry and functional occlusion.  Dr. Jim loves to continue learning and has mentored hundreds of his dental colleagues during his career, including his daughter, Dr. Jamie Johnson.  He retired from private practice in 2019, and is continuing his legacy of education by teaching part-time at the Pueblo Community College Dental Hygiene program.

Fun Facts

When not in the office, you will see Dr. Jim at the golf course, YMCA, Pueblo Reservoir, or doing fun things with his wife and best friend, Bennie, their 3 children and 4 grandchildren.  He is a consummate family man and the center of love and laughter, as he is known for his outstanding sense of humor.

Work Experience
Awards & Honors
  • Dr. Swanson has been practicing dentistry since 1969 here in Pueblo.
  • He is a proud graduate of St. Louis University Dental School, University of Colorado, and the Pankey Dental Institute.

Dr. Swanson has been honored to receive the 5280 “Top Dentist” award for the Pueblo area for 12 consecutive years (voted on by his peers).

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