23/24 Board Candidates
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The number of candidates running for the 2023/2024 Board of Directors is equal to the open positions, the election is considered closed and the following candidates are elected to the 2023/2024 Board of Directors by acclamation:

Dr. Angelica Seto – Secretary
Dr. J.R. Franco – Director
Dr. Caron Holmes – Director
Dr. Evin Worthington – Director

Congratulations to our new Board members! Please take a moment to scroll down and meet your new Secretary and Directors.

IMPORTANT – Member votes on the Bylaws updates are still needed. Please either return your paper ballot or scroll down to vote online.


Angelica Seto

Angelica Seto, DDS

Dr. Angelica Seto received her training at Texas A & M College of Dentistry after completing her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of North Texas. She owns a private practice in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, CO. Dr. Seto currently serves as a director on the Metro Denver Dental Society board. She has also volunteered her time over the past few years on a number of committees, served as chair for the Colorado Dental Association New Dentist Council in 2020-2021, and has served as a delegate for the Colorado Dental Association’s House of Delegates for three consecutive years. This year she will be an alternate delegate for the American Dental Association House of Delegates. Through her years of service, Dr. Seto has shown a true passion for organized dentistry and would be happy to continue serving in any capacity.


MDDS Director 

Brian Furgason

Dr. J.R. Franco, DDS

Dr. J.R. Franco works at Peak Vista, a community health center that exists to provide exceptional, affordable care to underserved patients. Spending most of his life in Tennessee, J.R. moved to Colorado in 2011. As a pediatric dentist, he has served many children facing challenging home and financial situations, and J.R.’s hope is that all children understand that they can rise above any obstacle to achieve their dreams. When not at work, he spends much of his time with his two kids, playing video games and cooking. This will be Dr. Franco’s third term on the MDDS Board of Directors. 

Dr. Caron Holmes

Caron Holmes, DDS, MS

Dr. Caron Holmes graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2000. She served in the United States Air Force as a general dentist from 2000-2003, completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. Dr. Holmes has been practicing in the west metro Denver since 2003 and joined Holmes Family Dentistry in 2007. In 2016, she completed a Masters program at the University of Southern California in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine. Dr. Holmes also achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of Orofacial Pain in 2017. She has served on the MDDS Finance Committee since 2022 and is embracing the opportunity to play a more active role in MDDS. This will be Dr. Holmes first term as a director.  

Artemis Khazaie

Evin Worthington, DDS

Dr. Evin Worthington graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2016 and completed her General Practice Residency in 2017. She has been an active member of both the CDA and MDDS since 2013, serving on the MDDS Board of Directors for the past two years and the CDA New Dentist Council for the past six years. She currently practices in a small office in Lowry where she provides comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry for her patients. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, yoga and petting random dogs. Dr. Worthington is honored to represent her colleagues for a second term on the MDDS Board of Directors.  

2023 – 2024 MDDS Bylaws Changes

Changes to the MDDS bylaws are proposed for a member vote. Current and revised versions are posted at mddsdentist.com in the About section.

These changes make the document gender-neutral and allow for ballot notifications to be sent electronically only except in instances where a change to the Constitution is proposed. In these cases, both a mailed piece and an electronic notification will be sent to all members. 

Subsequently, the Bylaws Committee and the MDDS Board of Directors have approved the proposed changes.

We welcome any comments or questions.

The MDDS Bylaws Committee
Drs. Karen Foster (Chair), Janie Boyesen, Michael Diorio, Megan Iritani, Bryan Savage, Patrick Prendergast


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