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The Battle Against Isolation Continues: How CU Students Are Making an Impact

A dental student and a retired lawyer may seem like an unlikely pairing, but through the COVID-19 pandemic, John Gavel (DDS ’24) and Bill Nagel have shared countless conversations. They were introduced as part of an outreach program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus: Connecting Older Adults and Students Through Interprofessional Telecare (COAST-IT).  

Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date August 04, 2022
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Metro Denver Dental Society

Treating Adults With Special Health Care Needs

news outletMetro Denver Dental Society
Publish DateMarch 07, 2023

By: Sheila Stille, DDS; Karen Foster, DDS; and Joann LeClaire, RDH, MS

“Disability” is defined as any physical, developmental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs... Every dentist in Colorado should be able to treat this patient population. With the following suggestions, it can be a fun and rewarding experience for the dentist and their team.

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I am MDDS: Artemis Khazaie, DDS

news outletMetro Denver Dental Society
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2023

Artemis Khazaie, DDS
General Dentist
Arvada, CO

What influenced your decision to choose dentistry as a career?
From palatal expanders to braces and headgear, I spent a lot of time in the dental chair. The treatment process was always intriguing, and I often wondered what it would be like from the dentist’s perspective.

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Are We Well? A Reflection on the Health of the Dental Profession

news outletMetro Denver Dental Society
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2023

It feels like a cliff, a steep and sudden drop off into a fog of melancholy clouds. I have experienced burnout in dentistry, and I never saw it coming, even when I was right on the edge. I thought I was fine. I thought I could manage. I thought I was just busy. But it was a lot more than just the management of daily stress and being overwhelmed. It was a pervasive feeling of sadness and apathy that I just could not shake. It was deep breaths and the brink of sanity in between patients. It was a longing I could not quantify or, at times, even acknowledge. I was losing myself in it.

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AADOCR Member Spotlight: Tamanna Tiwari

news outletAmerican Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research
Publish DateDecember 05, 2022

Tamanna Tiwari is a dentist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health, and Associate Director, Center for Oral Disease Prevention and Population Health Research at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado.

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