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Press Release: Kids in Need of Dentistry and the Metro Denver Dental Society Partner to Offer Free Dental Care to Families

DENVER – October 10, 2018 – On October 11, 2018, dentists from around the metro area will participate in our nation’s largest military thank you event, Freedom Day USA. This event provides free dental care to active military, veterans and their immediate families.

More dental offices than ever before are participating in 2018. The dental offices span the metro area including Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Littleton, Lakewood, Thornton and more. Services provided vary by location but can include oral cancer screenings, cleanings, fillings, root canals, simple extractions and crowns, to name a few.

Press Release: Kids in Need of Dentistry and the Metro Denver Dental Society Partner to Offer Free Dental Care to Families

DENVER – July 2, 2018 – The Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS) is pleased to announce the 2018 – 2019 standing officers and board of directors.

President – Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS; Denver, CO
President-Elect – Nelle Barr, DMD; Westminster, CO
Treasurer – Kevin Patterson, DDS, MD; Denver, CO
Secretary – Pat Prendergast, DDS; Centennial, CO
Director – Nicole Furuta, DDS; Denver, CO
Director – Michael Scheidt, DDS, MS; Westminster, CO
CDA Trustee – Jeffery Lodl, DDS; Arvada, CO

Press Release: Metro Denver Dental Society Names New Standing Officers and Board of Directors

DENVER – April 20, 2018Each year more than 51 million school hours are lost due to dental illness. Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) and the Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS) partnered to address the need. On Friday, April 20, KIND staff along with MDDS volunteer dentists provided dental treatment free of charge to Denver families.

While KIND traditionally treats children up to age 18, today’s free clinic was special because MDDS volunteer dentists were also able to provide free care and oral hygiene education to their parents as well.

Press Release: Metro Denver Dental Society Announces Staffing Changes

DENVER – April 18, 2018 – The MDDS Board of Directors is pleased to announce Shelly Fava, MA, CMP as MDDS Executive Director. Mrs. Fava joined MDDS in 2005 as Associate Convention Director coordinating exhibits and events at RMDC. Since 2010, she has been Director of Convention & Events overseeing all planning operations of the RMDC and continuing education beyond the convention.

Article on Tray Tooth Bleaching - The Right Thing At the Right Time

If you rob a bank and give the money to the poor, have you done the right thing? If you restore teeth with the best possible porcelain veneers when the teeth do not need veneers, have you done the right thing? Bleaching teeth is one of the many treatments that everyone should have in their treatment options in order to do the right thing at the right time. Once you have determined to do the right thing, then you need to do the thing right (according to the wisdom of my late esteemed colleague, Dr. Dick Tucker).

Press Release - Denver Dentists Still Recommend Flossing Despite Associated Press Article

DENVER – August 3, 2016 – On August 2, 2016 the Associated Press released an article contradicting one of the most basic pillars of daily oral hygiene care. The AP article states that benefits of flossing are unproven. Despite these claims, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS) maintain that cleaning between your teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner (such as dental floss) along with brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, eating a balanced diet and visiting your dentist regularly are all important aspects of preserving your oral health.

The CDC estimates nearly half of all adults (47%) age 30 and older have some form of periodontal, or gum disease. By age 65 and older, approximately 70% of adults have periodontal disease. Cleaning between your teeth, where a toothbrush cannot reach, is proven to help remove plaque and the more than 500 bacterial species that live in it, which can lead to cavities and gum disease.

Press Release - Metro Denver Dental Society Names New Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Returning to the Board of Directors is: Dr. David Klekamp, DDS, CDA Trustee; Dr. Michael Scheidt, DDS, MS, Alternate CDA Trustee; and Drs. Karen Franz, DDS, Brett Levin, DMD, Kevin Patterson, DDS, and Eric Rossow, DDS, as Directors. MDDS would like to thank Drs. Ian Paisley, DDS; Walt Vogl, DDS and Brandon Hall, DDS to their service to the board of directors.

The MDDS Board of Directors serve as the managing body for the association and direct its strategic initiatives, mission and vision. The Board of Directors works closely with the MDDS Executive Director to move the society forward and expand benefits for members. When asked about the new board line-up, MDDS Executive Director, Elizabeth Price, CDE, had this to say, “I couldn’t be more excited about the coming year with our newly installed Board of Directors. We have a well-rounded group that I believe represents the MDDS membership and is eager to get started and implement our strategic goals.”

Press Release - Metro Denver Dental Society's Mountain West Dental Institute Gains New Cone Beam Technology

Thanks to the generosity of Henry Schein Dental and Planmeca USA, Inc., the Mountain West Dental Institute (MWDI) now boasts the latest in Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology: The Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid. This multi-faceted unit offers digital panoramic, digital cephalometric and 3D imaging, photos and model scans; all at optimal dose radiation levels.

The Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid provides CE course attendees hands-on learning experience on all features of this device. The cephalometric capabilities allow for more in-depth, hands-on orthodontic courses to be offered. Additionally, the features for diagnosing ear, maxillary sinus and respiratory tract diseases can be applied to a wide variety of healthcare groups.


The Metro Denver Dental Society is a not-for-profit component society of the American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association.

The MDDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. MDDS designates courses for the number of CE hours listed with each course. MDDS credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

Course Disclaimer: MDDS makes every effort to present high caliber speakers in their respective areas of expertise. MDDS courses are offered as information only and not as financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Attendees must consult with their own professional advisers. In addition, each participant must decide the merit and practicality of the material presented. The ideas and comments expressed during the courses are not necessarily endorsed by or are those of MDDS. MDDS warns attendees about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practices.