Our Doctors

James A. Urbaniak, DDS, MS


Dr. Jim Urbaniak, the practice founder, has been a dual specialist in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry since 1988. These designations require 4 years of specialty training beyond dental school. Dr. Urbaniak received his Orthodontic specialty degree from the Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester, NY. He obtained his master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Biology from Marquette University.

Currently focusing his practice on Orthodontics for Children and Adults, he believes that orthodontics is more than straightening teeth. It is artistry that requires superior quality. Nominated by his peers as a 5280 Top Dentist, Dr. Urbaniak also lectures on various topics related to Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jim loves the outdoors, especially fishing, and enjoys fly tying and cooking for his friends and family.

R. Scott Pankratz, DDS


Dr. Pankratz, a 5280 Top Dentist, began his dental career after leaving the world of Certified Public Accounting. His compassionate nature led him to complete his Specialty Degree in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has practiced in the Littleton area since then. His mission to serve others is the guiding light of his dentistry and patient care. Dr. Pankratz is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. His interests include Huskers football, biking, skiing and spending time with his family.

Dr. Chad Belongea, DDS


Dr. Belongea, or Dr. Chad as he prefers, recently relocated to Colorado after 14 years of practicing dentistry in Ohio.  Dr. Chad graduated from the Ohio State School of Dentistry in 2001.  He has received many prestigious awards, including fellowship awards, from the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the Misch International Implant Institute.  Additionally, Dr. Chad spends his time away from the practice volunteering his skills to provide dental care both domestically and abroad.  When Dr. Chad is not immersed in dentistry, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, volunteering at his church, and skiing.  Dr. Chad, his wife Anna, and their three children are thrilled to be here in our beautiful state!

Michael Hong, DDS


Dr. Hong believes making a difference in a child’s life is a humbling and exhilarating experience! His values center on patience, responsibility and an unconditional caring for others.

Dr. Hong received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from UCSF. During dental school, Dr. Michael was a Co-Director of “Give Kids a Smile Day” and was President of the Students United for America’s Tooth Fairies.

A graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine he recently received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. During his two-year Pediatric Dental residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, he earned the distinction of Chief Resident.

His advanced program included training in various sedation techniques, Pediatric Advance Life Support, facial trauma, care for children with special health care needs, and much more. He has participated in several research projects, most recently in the area of sealants. Dr. Michael belongs to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association and the Metro Denver Dental Society.

Dr. Michael and his wife, Heather, a Periodontist, are very excited to living in our wonderful state. When away from dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family hiking and hosting backyard BBQ’s.

Southwest Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and Southwest Adult Dentistry are proud to have this exceptional set of dental and orthodontic professionals. Specializing in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics for all ages, and now offering adult dentistry care, patients in the Littleton area can feel comfortable with the outstanding care our professional team provides. If you would like to learn more about one of our doctors, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact our office, and a team member would be happy to help you.