The Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry will be hosting our fall meeting on Thursday October 21 at 6:30pm via Zoom. We will be offering a one hour live lecture at no cost to our members, followed by our fall business meeting.

Craniofacial Orthodontics – Management of Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate from Birth through Adulthood

Course instructor:
Dr. Kristen Lowe

As a craniofacial orthodontist at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dr. Lowe supports the Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial, Sleep Medicine and Orthognathic multidisciplinary teams, and she is the Director of the Craniofacial Orthodontics and Orthodontics programs. Her clinical focus is the specialized orthodontic management of patients born with craniofacial conditions, such as cleft lip and palate, hemifacial microsomia, and craniosynostosis. In conjunction with other Children’s specialists, Dr. Lowe manages the needs of patients born with facial differences at multiple stages from birth through adulthood. She is a leading provider of NasoAlveolar molding (NAM) for infants born with cleft lip and palate and works with patients as young as one week old.

Dr. Lowe completed her dental degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, her orthodontics residency and Master of Science degree at Columbia University, and her fellowship in Craniofacial and Special Needs Orthodontics at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. She is one of the few orthodontists in the country to have completed a craniofacial orthodontics fellowship accredited by the American Dental Association, and she was awarded the Craniofacial Anomalies and Special Care Training Award by the American Association of Orthodontists upon completion of her training. Dr. Lowe is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontists and practiced at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia prior to relocating to Colorado in 2018. She maintains a private practice in Lowry and also serves on the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontics Board of Directors, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, the AAO’s Special Committee on Women’s Orthodontists, and she sits on the Board for the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation.