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The Mountain West Dental Institute Earns 5 Star Certification for COVID-19 Safety Measures

The Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS) is pleased to announce the Mountain West Dental Institute (MWDI) has achieved Denver’s 5 Star Certification for going above and beyond current COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The Mountain West Dental Institute is owned and operated by MDDS; located at the corner of 9th Avenue and Lincoln Street in the Beauvallon Building in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood. MWDI houses state-of-the-art meeting space for continuing education events and business meetings, with over 3,500 square feet of meeting space, including two auditoriums, banquet hall, executive board room, four-chair dental clinic and wet lab. Under current social distancing requirements, MWDI can safely accommodate groups of up to 32 in the auditorium with space for additional attendees in additional rooms. These spaces are ideal for hands-on dental education courses, strategic planning sessions and team retreats.

The 5 Star Certification Program opened for Denver businesses in February 2021 to facilitate the safe reopening and economic development of businesses in the following sectors: event venues, hotels and lodging, restaurants and bars, fitness centers and personal care services. In order to qualify for the voluntary certification, MWDI went through a rigorous audit of current safety and public health practices in place to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Safety measures in practice include: mask requirements, screening procedures, social distancing measures, hand hygiene stations, enhanced cleaning measures, ventilation improvements, team training and more.

MDDS Executive Director, Shelly Fava, MA, CMP had this to say about receiving the designation, “Just like the dental industry we represent, our first priority is always the health and safety of our guests and team. We’re proud to receive Denver’s 5 Star Certification in recognition of our efforts to live those values. We look forward to safely welcoming back guests to our space.”

Visit or contact Jill Kingen, Director of MWDI & Exhibits, at (303) 957-3274 and to learn more about MWDI, the safety measures in place, upcoming events or to find rental information.

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