Meetings/Events

2023 Spring CE and Meeting

Thursday April 20th, 2023 6:30pm
Children’s Hospital Colorado-Mt. Harvard Room

Dental Transitions of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the goals, and elements of health care transition for improving oral health
    outcomes
  • Understand the factors and barriers on dental transition for children with special health care
    needs
  • Increase awareness on importance of interdisciplinary team collaboration on dental transitions

A. Hakan Tuncer, DDS, DMD, MPH, FSCD

Dr. Tuncer is currently Clinical Associate Professor and director of SHCN program at Department of
Pediatric Dentistry at CHCO, coming from Boston University where he served as the Clinical Director
of Pediatric Dentistry at Franciscan Children’s. Dr. Tuncer received his DMD from the Hacettepe University
and DDS degree from University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Tuncer completed advanced education in general
dentistry, general practice, and pediatric residencies as well as his MPH at the University of Rochester. He
is a fellow of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Special Care Dentistry, and
International College of Dentists. Dr. Tuncer has over 15 years of experience providing clinical instruction
and supervision of dental trainees and specializesin the care and treatment of patients with special health
care needs. His clinical background also includes interdisciplinary care coordination, dental transitions of
youth with special health care needs. Dr. Tuncer currently serves as an education committee member at
the International Association for Disability and Oral Health, board member and Vice-chair at the Academy
of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, affiliated with Special Care Dentistry Association.

 

2023 CAPD Business Meeting and Luncheon at the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention

Friday January 20th, 11:30-1:30pm
Embassy Suites Downtown Denver

Guest Address by Dr. Amr Moursi, AAPD President

Please see details and RSVP via TeamSnap

Please RSVP for the Luncheon via your TeamSnap account
This will be held during the break between the two sessions of the Pediatric Specialist Lecture at RMDC. For more information about the lecture and to register for RMDC go to rmdconline.com

2023 CAPD Luncheon and Business Meeting at RMDC

Friday January 20th 11:30-1:30pm

Silverton Room 2/3

Embassy Suites By Hilton Denver Downtown

1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO

Please RSVP for the Luncheon via your TeamSnap account
For more information and registration for the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention and the Pediatric Specialist Lecture, please go to rmdconline.com

2022 Fall CE and Meeting

Course Name: When Oral Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry Unite: Pathology

Thursday October 20th 6:30pm

Location: Denver Health Hospital (Please see TeamSnap updates for details)

Course Description: This course will cover common and unique cases and discussion involving oral surgery and pediatric dental patients. The diagnosis and identification of Silent Sinus Syndrome will be presented. We will use case studies to address differential diagnoses of benign and malignant bony lesions such as osteomas, ameloblastoma, cementoblastoma and dense bony islands. Proper diagnosis and management of oral Human Papilloma Virus and Mucocoeles will also be discussed. Pediatric Dentists often need to involve Oral Surgeons for a variety of clinical situations. Collaboration with the oral surgery specialty are important for timing and best outcomes.

Speaker: Dr. Ryan Hambleton OMFS

Dr. Hamgleton

Dr. Ryan Hambleton originally from Boise, Idaho attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. While at BYU, he focused on the biomedical sciences with an emphasis in microbiology. He also spent three years in the Department of Cardiology at the University of Utah researching the pathogenesis of heart disease under Dr. Matthew Movsesian. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University with his degree in Dental Medicine. He then went on to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency training at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

He now owns and operates an oral surgery private practice Highlands Ranch Oral Surgery in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He is actively engaged in staying up-to-date with the latest in dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, orthognathic surgery, trauma surgery and anesthesiology. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He loves the outdoors and raising his son. His accessibility, kindness, energy and demeanor has made him an amazing go-to resource for pediatric patients for the Colorado pediatric dental community of providers.

Topic: When Oral Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry Unite
Please RSVP via TeamSnap or use the Contact Us link on this website for more questions.

RMDC 2022 In Person Pediatric Specialty Lecture

Course instructor:
Dr. LaRee Johnson

Friday January 21, 2022 8-11am and 1:30-4:30pm
CAPD Annual Luncheon Meeting during the break between am and pm lecture session.
Denver Convention Center

Dr. E. LaRee Johnson graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry, in 1996. She completed a 3-year pediatric dentistry residency and received a Master of Science degree at the University of North Carolina in 1999. Dr. Johnson has a Certificate in Leadership from the Kellogg Leadership Institute (Cohort V) and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of North Carolina. She is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has served as the president of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Johnson is working toward her Certificate in Spanish Proficiency at Wake Tech Community College and Certificate of Writing from UC Berkeley Extension with a projected publication of her first book in 2023.

Dr. Johnson has been in full-time private practice for nearly 23 years. She is the founder of Carolina Pediatric Dentistry, a multi-doctor, two-location practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, and speaks nationally and internationally. Professionally, Dr. Johnson foremost enjoys clinical pediatric dentistry. Her effective practice management skills are simply a byproduct of ensuring a fiscally responsive patient-centered practice model.

Being a wife and a mother of a 17-year-old, 20-year-old, yellow lab, and golden retriever brings Dr. Johnson her greatest joy. Her family’s hobbies include anything outside, travel, CrossFit, and endurance sports. Dr. Johnson and her husband have completed 3 Ironman distance triathlons and the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run. Together they plan to complete a marathon in 50 states (45/50 done) and have competed in the CrossFit Open.


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.

2022 Spring CE and Business Meeting

Course instructor:
Dr. Donald Hull OMFS

Thursday April 28, 2022 6:30pm via Zoom

Topic: Pediatric Maxillofacial Trauma
(Check TeamSnap for link and more details)

CDA Annual Session 2022

Pediatric Specialist Lecture: Dr. Brian Hodgeson

June 4th, 2022 9am 3CE Credits

Topic: Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair

(please go to cdaonline.org to register)