Sunday, April 27, 2014: Brunch / Golf Scramble

This breakfast features the famous brunch buffet at the beautiful Inverness Hotel. The buffet has won recognition: "In 2012, The Garden Terrace has won the "Denver's Best Brunch" Award from Open Table, "Denver's Best Blowout Brunch" Award by Westword and "Denver's Best Brunch" by CitySearch.com!" We will also recognize the graduating dental students and welcome them into the Alpha Omega Alumni fold. At the brunch we will have the opportunity to hear some insight from speaker Phil Beaver about "Big Data" and its implications for dentistry.

"Big Data" is sweeping the globe. While Phil Beaver isn't exactly sure what "Big Data" means, he's going to try to explain what it means for us.

Bio: Phil Beaver retired in 2008 after 29 years in uniform, spending the last seven years of his career as a Senior Analyst in the Pentagon. He is now a Professor-in-Residence at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he runs the MS in Business Analytics. He has recently served as the Chief Analytic Officer of Claremont Information Systesms, in addition to currently working as the Chief Analytic Officer of Cypress Investments and the Chief Data Scientist of R.Index, which are all Denver-area startups.










Michael Frisch Memorial Golf Outing

Following the brunch we will be holding our annual Michael Frisch Memorial Golf Outing, in memory of our long devoted frater. The format will be a 4 ball scramble team outing will be for beginners and veterans alike. The game will commence after brunch at the Inverness Golf Club. Please join us by participating in this event and remembering our dedicated frater. The cost of the golf outing is $90.00 which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, and prizes.
Space is limited for the golf scramble. Sign up NOW!



Wednesday, March 12th


  • What:
    Come join fellow Alpha Omega alums, students, friends, and family for an entertaining social evening of painting and cocktails at Sipping n' Painting at the Denver Hampden location. We will be gathering for dinner on your own at 5:45 pm at Piccolos Restaurant and then meet at "art" class to paint one of their most popular canvases. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
  • Time: Dinner @ 5:45 PM
    Painting at 6:45 PM
  • Location: Piccolos: 3563 S. Monaco Pkwy. Denver, CO 80222. Sipping and Painting: 6300 E. Hampden Ave. Denver CO 80222. Both close to I-25 and Hampden Ave.
  • Price: Included in your $35 fee is your canvas, paint, instruction, one glass of wine/beer and snacks.
  • Location: Sipping n' Painting (Hampden)

At Sipping N' Painting Hampden art is for everyone. Their philosophy is that you should use both sides of your brain and that in doing so you become more creative in relationships, your community, and in problem solving. They respect that most people haven't put brush to canvas in a long time - if ever! And we want to share the experience with you.

Paint, Sip, Alpha Omega!

Wednesday, March 5th

  • Who: Dr. Sheldon Newman
  • What: Dinner and Lecture
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: The Fresh Fish Company, 7800 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO, (303) 740-9556
  • Topic: “Update on Bonding Materials and Composites”

Speaker:

Sheldon Newman, DDS, PhD, MS, FADM
Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry
Our very own Past President, Dr. Sheldon Newman, will be presenting the most updated research and protocols on modern composite restorative materials and bonding agents. Keep your clinical practices up to date with one of the foremost dental materials researchers.

Location:

The Fresh Fish Company is Denver's Award-Winning Seafood Restaurant. The Fresh Fish Co. has been serving over 20 varieties of the freshest seafood in Denver, for over 30 years. They have been voted Denver's Best Seafood Restaurant four years in a row, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Owner, Karen Kristopeit-Parker, will put together a personalized menu which has included multiple choices for the entrée, including a mixed grill, prime rib, salmon, ahi tuna, and a vegetarian pasta dish. There is also a salad and dessert.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014: Lecture on Social Marketing in Dentisty 6:00pm dinner served at 6:30

Join AO for a lecture on Social Marketing with renowned speaker Rita Zamora.

We are planing for a lovely evening at Assignments. A popular annual tradition, this unique event is free for spouses. We have a 45 person limit (max of 22 couples). Don't wait to register as it is first come first serve!

Assignments, the restaurant for the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Colorado.
675 S Broadway Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-6625
artinstitutes.edu


From the Assignments website, "Under the watchful eye of professional chefs, students of the International Culinary School in Denver prepare varied meals of a gourmet persuasion for patrons to enjoy. One of the highlights of dining at this Denver restaurant is the ability to watch the culinary students in action. ...A winning situation for both the students and the restaurant patrons - the students get hands on experience with practicing their craft, and patrons can enjoy delicious, inexpensive cuisine from the talented burgeoning chefs."



Our speaker, Rita Zamora is a professional in dental social media marketing. Here is an excerpt from Rita's webpage:

She has successfully trained and motivated dentists, physicians, veterinarians, teams, consultants, as well as corporate clients. Rita and her team specialize in training their clients for independence so they can manage social media themselves. She and her team also actively co-manage dozens of dental and medical practices' social media programs, including Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and YouTube. Her clients are located across the United States, as well as internationally.

Rita has over 18 years experience working hands-on in dental practice marketing , as well as case presentation and consulting. She developed referral marketing expertise working in specialty and general practices. Rita honed her patient relations and communication skills by personally presenting hundreds of complex periodontal and dental implant treatment plans.

Friday, January 24, 2013: Breakfast/Speaker/Initiation

We are so proud to bring our new members into the AO fold. Early in the morning of Friday, January 24th, We will be hosting our initiation ceremony. Immediately preceding the annual Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, we will most ceremoniously welcome our new members into our fraternal order. Please, come prepared to mingle with fraters from across the country and even around the world!


Come to enjoy breakfast before the RMDC and meet our new student members. Henry Schein has generously agreed to sponsor our breakfast and will be giving a brief presentation to kick off the event.


Find out how our School of Dental Medicine is doing and hear a special presentation from AO International President Avi Wurman.

  • Date: January 24, 2013
  • Day: Friday
  • Time: 6:30 am – 8:00 am
  • What: Breakfast, Lecture, New Member/Student Initiation
  • Speaker: AO International President Avi Wurman
  • Speaker: Dean Denise Kassebaum
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown, Located one block from the convention center at 1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, Colorado 80202, phone: 303-573-1450 Fax: 303-572-1113; http://www.hoteldenver.net/
  • Cost: AO Alumni Members: Free. Student Beta Iota Initiates: Free. Returning Members: $15.00.

Speakers:

Dr. Avi Wurman, International President of Alpha Omega.

• DDS, University of Toronto

• International President of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity



Dr. Denise Kassebaum, Dean of the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine.

• MS in Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center

•DDS, University of Missouri at Kansas City

•BS in Biology, University of Missouri at Kansas City

•Board Certification, American Board of Oral Medicine

Initiation:

Our new student members will be inducted into the chapter. We have another large class of dental students and ISP students excited about joining our professional dental fraternity that is based on education, professionalism, fraternalism, and traditional values.

Special Note on Parking

The best deal on parking in town is at the Crown Plaza Hotel. It is only $12/day and it is just a block away from the convention.

"Digital Impression Scanning"

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013: Dinner Speaker & Graduate Recognition

Interesting learning, excellent dinner, and good fun when meeting and networking with friends at the Alpha Omega Denver Alumni Chapter.

Come and learn about how advances in modern scanning technology could revolutionize the way we diagnose and treat patients.

Spend some time welcoming the graduating International Students into the profession.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  • Time: 6:30 PM

  • What: Dinner, Lecture, International Student Graduation Recognition

  • Speaker: CadBlu Dental

  • Topic: Digital Impression Scanning

  • Location: Saigon Landing, 6585 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111 http://www.saigonlanding.com/

  • Cost: AO Alumni Members: Free; Graduating ISP Class: Free. AO Beta Iota Student Members: $15

Speaker:

About the company:

CadBlu Dental is the leading source for open-architecture, industry-leading dental manufacturing equipment - these include Intraoral & table-top scanners, software, milling and rapid manufacturing (3d printing) systems and materials.

CadBlu was the first and is the leading reseller of 3Shape products in North America with the largest and most knowledgeable support staff in the US. We sell, service and support all 3shape software, scanners and Trios products along with over 8 different technology platforms for 3d printers and milling centers.

We have locations in California, New York and Minnesota and personnel located throughout the US to support you and your team. We are also partnered with Apex CAD Products with offices and personnel centrally located in Colorado ( partnership/merger agreed and finalized, press release/announcement in near future). Our service and support teams have more combined experience, training and on-site support time than other resellers enabling you and your team to optimize your work flows and uptime.

www.cadbludental.com

Further information on the technology can be found in the attached brochure: CadBlu TRIOS Brochure 2013

Recognition:

Our graduating International Student members will be receiving recognition for their hard work and we will welcome them into the Alpha Omega Alumni fold.

"Why Leadership in Dentistry Matters"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Topic: "Why Leadership in Dentistry Matters"

Speakers: Terri Tilliss, RDH, PhD and Leslie Hilton, MCC, JD

Location: Brio Tuscan Grille

Time: 6:30pm

In today's world of patient needs, multi-generational staff, professional developments and requirements and competition, leadership in dentistry is more important than ever. In this engaging and interactive session, attendees will learn the difference between leadership and management and the key elements of leadership effectiveness every dentist should know and incorporate to ensure the success of his or her dental practice.

About the speakers:


Leslie Hilton holds graduate degrees in management science and law and an undergraduate degree in sociology. She holds the Master Certified Coach credential, the highest level certification held by approximately 7% of coaches worldwide, from the International Coach Federation.

Leslie founded SuccessPartner LLC, an executive coaching and consulting firm, in 1991. She has over 20 years of successful professional executive coaching and organization development experience, with a focus on practical and cost-effective approaches that add value for clients. She is known as a skillful and customer-centric coach, consultant and facilitator with integrity and broad knowledge and experience. She has a track record of achieving positive results for individuals and organizations and a local-to-global practice.



Terri Tilliss, RDH, PhD received BS and MS degrees from the University of Iowa in dental hygiene. She was a faculty member in the Dental Hygiene department at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine for 27 years and Co-Chair for 5 years.

She later acquired an MS degree in Counseling, and in 2006 a PhD degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences, both from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Tilliss is currently a Professor in the Department of Orthodontics where she facilitates resident research projects, promotes an emphasis on oral hygiene, and provides dental hygiene services to patients.

Her research and teaching interests include health related behavior change and leadership in dental settings. Dr. Tilliss continues to publish extensively in the dental and dental hygiene literature and presents educational programs nationally and internationally.

Enjoy a Golf Tournament

  • When: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 12:00 om start
  • Where: Inverness Golf Club, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112

Come join your fellow AO members in a wonderful round of golf at an outstanding golf course. "This Preston Maxwell championship course is at once beautiful, playable, and challenging."

Enjoy camaraderie of your friends in AO. Build relationships with your fraters and network with your fellow general dentists and specialists.

Don't forget to extend this opportunity at the 19th hole and join in relating your stories with cocktails or soft drinks or your choice (cash bar).

Student members will be welcome to mix with the alumni, and enhance the ties between our students and our dental practitioners.

You may also bring your immediate family


Registration fee: $85.00

Registration method: Click on the following email: DrLitvak@LitvakDDS.

Dr. Cliff Litvak is organizing this golf tournament and will take registrations on a first come basis, using the time and date of the email. He has reserved a limited number of slots. So CLICK and REGISTER today! He does need to know the number of registrants by July 10th.


Sincerely,

Kari Amick

Newly elected President, Denver Alumni Chapter of Alpha Omega

Breakfast at Inverness with Adele

Sunday, April 28, 2013: Breakfast / Speaker / Golf Tournament

This breakfast features the famous brunch buffet and time with a leading local newscaster, Adele Arakawa. The buffet has won recognition: "In 2012, The Garden Terrace has won the "Denver's Best Brunch" Award from Open Table, "Denver's Best Blowout Brunch" Award by Westword and "Denver's Best Brunch" by CitySearch.com!" We will also recognize the graduating dental students and welcome them into the Alpha Omega Alumni fold.

  • Date: April 28, 2013
  • Day: Sunday
  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
  • What: Breakfast buffet, Guest Speaker
  • Speaker: Adele Arakawa
  • Topic: "Life in the News"
  • Location: Inverness Country Club, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, 80112
  • Cost: AO alumni members, AO member spouse free

Speaker: Adele Arakawa

Adele Arakawa is the news co-anchor for NBC affiliate station KUSA-TV of Denver, Colorado. She was the first female radio disc jockey in Knoxville, Tennessee at age 16. Adele married in 1977 to a sheriff's deputy. In 1981, Adele made the transition to television news, working at WTVK in weather in Knoxville, assuming her mother's maiden name. Since Christmas Day 1993, she has been a weekday evening newscast anchor for KUSA-TV in Denver. Since arriving in Denver she has won "Best News Anchor" 4 times from the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Arts and Science. Adele and her husband of 35 years have two grown children and are avid golfers.

Topic:

Ms. Arakawa will discuss life in the news business and answer our questions about the local news scene.

Register both you and your spouse.

Michael Frisch Memorial Golf Outing

In memory of our long devoted frater, Dr. Michael Frisch, we have titled this golf 'tournament' in his name. After the breakfast meeting ends golf will begin at the Inverness Golf Club. Please join us by participating in this event and remembering our dedicated frater. The cost of the golf outing is $90.00 which includes golf, cart, and prizes.

Thursday, April 18, 2013: Dinner/ Speaker

This dinner has a speaker that will introduce an exciting new method for dental anesthesia. China Beijing has had enticing reviews such as, " Food Excellent, Decor Excellent, Service Excellent, Was very pleased with the portions and quality." Attendance will be limited to the first 32 people who sign up due to the size of the venue.

  • Date: April 18, 2013
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • What: Dinner, Guest Speaker
  • Speaker: Steve Merrick
  • Topic: "Innovative Developments in Dental Anesthesia"
  • Location: China Beijing, 3333 S. Tamarac Drive, Denver, Colorado, 80231

(Tamarac Square: on the north side of Hampden where the new Target is being built, in the shopping center behind it next to the ACE hardware store and across from a Jewish Family Services Center)

  • Cost: AO alumni members: free

Speaker: Steve Merrick

Steve Merrick currently serves as CEO of St. Renatus LLC (in Fort Collins, Colorado), which is a research company developing a nasal drug for anesthetizing teeth. Prior to this position, Mr. Merrick was Global vice president of Marking for Septodont of France. He was involved in numerous drug approvals for dentistry including Septocaine and Marcaine. He has held a variety of positions in the sales and marketing of dental anesthetics for over 25 years starting with Astra USA. He is married with three grown children, and lives in Philadelphia, PA. His current company is located in Fort Collins, Co. He is a dynamic personality with an excellent depth of knowledge to dental anesthetics.

Topic: Innovative Developments in Dental Anesthesia

Steve will review developments and improvements that have occurred in dental anesthesia, and then he will introduce you to an exciting new, less threatening, and less painful method, "needle-free" dental anesthesia. This is a don't-miss topic.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013: Dinner/Special Speaker

This is a social dinner and is open only to the alumni and their significant other, with a special guest speaker of interest to all.

  • Date: February 13, 2013
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • What: Dinner, Guest Speaker
  • Speaker: David Cook, J.D., L.L.M.
  • Topic: "Momma Always Love you Best"
  • Location: Landry's Seafood House, 7209 S. Clinton St., Englewood, CO 80112.
  • Dinner choices (choose one for you and one for your significant other)

1. Grilled Salmon, rice pilaf, fresh vegetable

2. Chicken top with mushrooms in Pontchartrain sauce

3. Top Sirloin 10oz prepared med. with mashed potato

  • Cost: AO alumni members, free. Spouse Free

Speaker:

David Cook, J.D., L.L.M., husband, father, author and attorney, he gracefully explores the human and humane side of family affairs when death, dying and money matters are involved. Legal documents have little value without understanding the dynamics of families in times of change. He has practiced law for over 30 years and has worked with thousands of clients. In his presentation David will share with you the wisdom he has gathered over his many years of helping families create a closer bond during the most challenging of times. He gives a heartwarming talk about our legacies.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013: Dinner/Speaker

Interesting learning, excellent dinner, and good fun when meeting and networking with friends at the Alpha Omega Denver Alumni Chapter

  • Date: January 23, 2013
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • What: Dinner, Lecture
  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Mark T. Murphy
  • Topic: " Choices; Understanding the Evo and Devo-lution of Insurance in Dentistry "
  • Location: Daniels Fund Building, http://www.danielsfund.org/About-Us/Location.asp , 101 Monroe Street, Room 126, Denver, Colorado 80206. Phone: (303) 393-7220
  • Cost: AO alumni members, free. Student Beta Iota members (first 15) $15.00, Guests, $45

Speaker:

Mark T. Murphy, DDS, FAGD, is the Vice President of Educational Services for Mercer Advisors and is the Director of Professional Relations for Quantum Dental Resources. He practiced general dentistry in Rochester, Michigan. Mark graduated from UDM School of Dentistry in 1981 and taught Anatomy and Crown and Bridge part time for several years. He has served on the Visiting Faculty of The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education since 1991 and on its Board of Directors and Trustees until taking a fulltime role with them through 2007. He is the Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at Microdental / DTI Dental Technologies Inc. He also serves on the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy and Michigan Schools of Dentistry. Mark has lectured internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Philosophy, Communication, Case Acceptance, Overdenture Implants, Occlusion, and TMD. He is an exciting and very entertaining speaker, blending a stand-up style of humor and anecdotes with current research and information that you can take home and use in your practice right away. Rave reviews follow his presentations wherever he goes!

Topic:

" Choices; Understanding the Evo and Devo-lution of Insurance in Dentistry "

Mark will describe our free choice, the evolution, current use, impact on patients and likely future of the various third party reimbursement models for dentistry in use today. By helping our patients understand the history, intent and actual role of dental insurance as partial payment for services we create the opportunity for better informed choices to be made by all.


Dinner:

Catered by Outback Steakhouse

Menu: Chicken Marsala


Friday, January 25, 2013: Breakfast/Speaker/Initiation

Interesting learning, excellent dinner, and good fun when meeting and networking with friends at the Alpha Omega Denver Alumni Chapter

Come to enjoy breakfast before the RMDC and meet our new student members.

Find out how our School of Dental Medicine is doing.

  • Date: January 25, 2013
  • Day: Friday
  • Time: 6:30 am – 8:00 am
  • What: Dinner, Lecture, New Member/Student Initiation
  • Speaker: Dean Denise Kassebaum
  • Topic: "The School of Dental Medicine Is Thriving"
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown, Located one block from the convention center at 1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, Colorado 80202, phone: 303-573-1450 Fax: 303-572-1113; http://www.hoteldenver.net/
  • Cost: AO Alumni Members: Free. Student Beta Iota Initiates: Free. Returning Members: $5.00. Guests: $15.00

Speaker:

Dr. Denise Kassebaum, Dean of the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine.

• MS in Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center

•DDS, University of Missouri at Kansas City

•BS in Biology, University of Missouri at Kansas City

•Board Certification, American Board of Oral Medicine

Initiation:

Our new student members will be inducted into the chapter. We have another large class of dental students and ISP students excited about joining our professional dental fraternity that is based on education, professionalism, fraternalism, and Jewish values.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • What: Dinner, Lecture, ISP graduate recognition
  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Lucas
  • Topic: "Contemporary grafting concepts for challenging periodontal problems"
  • Location: Daniels Fund Building, http://www.danielsfund.org/About-Us/Location.asp , 101 Monroe Street, Room 126, Denver, Colorado 80206. Phone: (303) 393-7220
  • Cost: AO alumni members, free. Student Beta Iota members (first 15) $15.00. Guests, $45

Speaker:

Dr. Mark C. Lucas He is one of our dental school graduates, Summa Cum Laude, who went on to complete an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2000, followed by a residency in Periodontics receiving his specialty degree in 2006 from the University of Texas, San Antonio. He returned to Denver to teach full time at the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine in Periodontics until 2010. He has now transitioned to part time at the school and practicing full time Denver and Lone Tree. He is a talented young speaker, with a captivating style and interesting topics.

Topic:

"Contemporary grafting concepts for challenging periodontal problems"

Oral regenerative challenges continue to grow with the greater use of dental implants and a growing awareness by the public regarding options for saving diseased teeth. Cellular based materials, previously thought to be antigenic, are now a viable option in treatment and bring potential benefits. The contemporary clinician must be aware of these options and must critically evaluate each one with regards to cost-benefit and efficacy analyses.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

  • Who: Dr. John Campana
  • What: Dinner and Lecture
  • Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: The Fresh Fish Company, 7800 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO, (303) 740-9556
  • Topic: “Sleep Apnea”
  • Cost: AO alumni members, free. Student Beta Iota members (first 15) $15.00. Guests, $45.00

Program:

Dr. John Campana will speak on “Sleep Apnea”. He will provide an update on surgical and hands-on approach to the treatment of this health problem that is becoming of increasing concern.

“There are a number of health conditions that can be caused or worsened by chronic sleep problems, and many people are not aware of how serious it can become,” said Ronald E. Kramer, MD, medical director of the Sleep Disorder Center. “For example, there are those who don´t realize they may have obstructive sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to other health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, and heart disease. It appears that even ´just´ chronic poor sleep, or insomnia, can contribute to these same medical problems.”

Speaker:

Dr. John P. Campana is Medical Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program at Porter Adventist Hospital and was Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine specializing in Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He joined Porter Adventist Hospital in 2008. Previously Dr. Campana worked at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, and at the Veterans Administration Hospital as the Otolaryngology Division Chief and Rose Medical Center in private practice while serving as a clinical instructor. Dr. Campana graduated from the University of Notre Dame with honors in Preprofessional Studies and received his doctorate degree from the University of Iowa. He did his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Campana has been recognized for his service in the medical profession. He has been named a “Hometown Hero” in 1998 by Channel 4 for his Medical Mission Work. He has consistently been voted One of Denver's "Top Doctors", 5280 Magazine - 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

His teaching and communication skills have also been praised. He was voted “Teacher of the Year” at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007.

Dr. Campana will provide a stimulating discussion of the current concepts and treatment in sleep apnea.

Location:

The Fresh Fish Company is Denver's Award-Winning Seafood Restaurant. The Fresh Fish Co. has been serving over 20 varieties of the freshest seafood in Denver, for over 30 years. They have been voted Denver's Best Seafood Restaurant four years in a row, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Owner, Karen Kristopeit-Parker, will put together a personalized menu which has included multiple choices for the entrée, including a mixed grill, prime rib, salmon, ahi tuna, and a vegetarian pasta dish. There is also a salad and dessert.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

  • Who: Group of speakers.
  • What: Dinner and Lecture
  • Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Topic: Emphasis on Practice Management
  • Cost: AO alumni members, free. Student Beta Iota members (first 15) $15.00. Guests, $45.00

This program includes a series of speakers who have agreed to give talks with an Emphasis on Practice Management. Nathan Mendel of Mendel & Company Construction has put together this program and secured sponsorships for this event. There new speakers this year presenting at this wonderful location. They include:

John Garner (John Garner Architecture)

Wendy Heckman (Copic Insurance)

Jeremy Keck (Bank of America, Practice Solutions)

Amy Kirsch (Amy Kirsch Consulting)

Nathan Mendel (Mendel & Company Construction)

There will be time for questions and discussion with these speakers during and after the dinner and presentations. We have enjoyed this location in the past with our private dining room. There has been plenty of opportunity for networking, learning and camaraderie.

The Cool River Cafˇ is well known for its high quality service and food.

I like the restaurant for special occasions as it is elegant, but not too stuffy. The service is always excellent and I have never had a meal that I did not fully enjoy.








July 22, 2012

AO Annual Summer Golf Tournament July 22, 2012

The annual golf tournament was held at Inverness Country Club as usual. The alumni members enjoyed the sporting day in the sun with their friends and family.



April 2012

  • WHAT: AO Annual Inverness Golf Outing and Brunch, Sponsored by Schein
  • WHEN: Sunday, April 29th
  • WHERE: Inverness Golf Club, Centennial
  • WHO: Mike Nelson will be our keynote speaker

Tee times will begin at noon, following the brunch. Spouse and guest fees are tbd. Registration for this event will begin in early April.

March 2012

  • WHAT: Casino Night / Dinner at Centennial Buffet
  • WHEN: Saturday, March 10th at 6pm
  • WHERE: Ameristar Casino, Blackhawk 111 Richman Street 720.946.4000

Head up to Blackhawk for a fun night of dining and gaming with your AO friends! We will meet at the Ameristar Buffet for dinner at 6pm. If you choose to spend the night, be aware that this AAA four diamond rated hotel and spa typically sells out on weekends.
Please contact Andra at slavskyfamily@yahoo.com PRIOR TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th if you are interested in booking a room. If 5+ parties are interested, then AO will be able to secure $139 rates for all. Availability is limited so act now! Registration for the dinner and gaming portion of this event will begin in March.


February 29, 2012

  • What: Culinary Arts Dinner with Spouses
  • When: Wednesday, February 29th at 6PM
  • Where: Assignments, the restaurant for the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Colorado

Save the date for a lovely evening at Assignments. A popular annual tradition, this unique event is free for spouses if the member paid dues before September 7, 2011. We have a 45 person limit (max of 22 couples). Don't wait to register as it is first come first serve! Unfortunately, due to this restriction, students are not able to participate.


From the Assignments website, "Under the watchful eye of professional chefs, students of the International Culinary School in Denver prepare varied meals of a gourmet persuasion for patrons to enjoy. One of the highlights of dining at this Denver restaurant is the ability to watch the culinary students in action. ...A winning situation for both the students and the restaurant patrons Š the students get hands on experience with practicing their craft, and patrons can enjoy delicious, inexpensive cuisine from the talented burgeoning chefs."


January 20 & 21, 2012 - RMDC

Our new president, Dr. Michael Spektor, visited the Denver Chapter of Alpha Omega during our local dental society's convention, the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention. This convention attracted 8,000 to 10,000 people, January 19th-21st. The Denver Alpha Omega chapter holds a breakfast meeting during that convention on the Friday morning during that convention, January 20th. At that breakfast meeting Dr. Spektor addressed the gathering of AO alumni members and student members from the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine. We initiated 44 new members into our student chapter, Beta Iota, at that breakfast. Our student membership had been 35 members. We are very proud of the work of our current student officers and the energy they bring to Alpha Omega. Our Beta Iota membership includes students in both the regular 4-year dental program and the 2-year International Student Program.We were also able to spend time with Dr. Spektor presenting the status of one of our community service activities that is unique. Drs. Ron Brown and Paul Bottone presented information on our efforts to provide dental diagnoses and preventive care to a special population of patients who are generally in great need of dental care. These are patients undergoing dialysis treatment. Working with Dental Lifeline Network we greatly improve their dental health and help to make them eligible for kidney transplants. This program has just begun and there are still hurdles to continuing to provide this service. The program concept, the success we have achieved, and the hurdles yet to overcome were discussed with Dr. Spektor. It is hoped that the program we have begun here can serve as a pilot program for providing such services nationally.The Shabbat dinner was attended by student and alumni chapter leaders. We were able to define mutual goals for our local chapter and the international organization and how we can interact and communicate. We concluded that our membership is exclusive in that we accept people who are attracted to our organization because of our goals of professionalism, fraternalism and the values of Judaism that are represented in tikkun olam. The Denver chapter of Alpha Omega has benefitted from this presidential visit with an increased excitement in our organization among both alumni and students.

January 21, 2012

  • Who: Michael Spektor (AO International President), the AO Denver Chapter Board, all Members and their Guests
  • What: Dinner at Rice Bistro
  • Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: 5922 S. Holly Street Greenwood Village 303.221.1430
  • Fee: Each party is responsible for their own meal(s)



January 20, 2012

  • Who: Dean Denise Kassebaum, speaking on the state of the dental school. As well as Michael Spektor, AO International President
  • What: Pre-RMDC Breakfast & New Student Member Initiation
  • Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
  • Time: 7 am
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Denver at 1450 Glenarm Pl, Denver CO 80202

January 18, 2012

  • Who: The Pankey Institute's Dr. Jim Kessler
  • What: Social Dinner and Lecture
  • Topic: Occlusion
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Daniels Fund at 101 Monroe Street
  • Please park in our west parking lot, accessed via Madison Street (the gate will raise when you drive up).
This event is sponsored by MIS Implants

November 2011

  • Who: Les McMullen
  • Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  • Time: 6:00PM
  • Location: PATTERSON or SCHEIN OFFICES
  • Topic: AO Financial Planning

October 2011

  • Who: Scott Brown
  • What: Dinner and Lecture
  • Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: SUMMIT STEAKHOUSE
  • Topic: Posture

September 2011

  • What: Dinner and Lecture
  • Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location:COOL RIVER
  • Topic: Considering a Change? New Office/Update Remodel/New Location/Financing? Consult with the Experts from Mendall Construction, Carr Realty, Bank of America, Cornerstone, and Batista Architecture


The Caries War!

Learn the science of the initiation of caries and how to practically prevent, and treat with minimally invasive therapies, and treat white spot lesions.

  • Who: Clifton M. Carey, and others
  • What: A full-day seminar for the dentist, hygienist and assistant
  • Where: CDA/MDDS Building, 3690 S. Yosemite St., Denver CO, 80237
  • When: Friday, April 8,2011 Check in: 8:00am - 8:30am
  • Keynote: 8:30am - 12:00pm (Lunch provided) Practical Applications: 1:00-4:00pm
  • How: Register yourself and your dental staff in one of three ways
  • Why: A "don't miss" course for you and your dental team
  • Earn: 6 continuing education credits

Keynote presentation:

The Science Behind the Treatment for Preventing Demineralization and Promoting Remineralization We have not won the war on caries. Almost 85% of Americans have at least one carious lesion or filling in the coronal portion of a tooth. Our best weapons have been fluoride and education. We still need to develop super anti-caries weapons. We now have new methods of stabilization and preservation of tooth surfaces by using calcium and phosphate, and modifying biofilms. We can now remineralize early white spots and prevent caries more effectively. You will learn the chemistry of these new approaches in the prevention of and remineralization of caries.

About our keynote speaker:

Clifton M. Carey, BA, MS, PhD is the Director of Independent Research at the ADA Foundation's Paffenbarger Research Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is a US delegate to the International Standards Organization and the American National Standards Institute. He is the US Expert in four ISO working groups: Dentifrice, Oral Rinses, Fluoride Releasing Varnishes and Denture Adhesives. His research interests include the mechanisms and etiology of caries, with the goal of developing therapies to prevent them and treat them early as decalcification and white spot lesions.

Additional Speakers on Practical Applications from:

GC AMERICA, 3M/ESPE, DMG, BOSWORTH, SEPTODONT, CANARY What do we have today to win this war? Each company will have a presenter from whom you will learn not only what these latest technologies are in the battle against decalcification, but also how to apply them effectively and efficiently by a dentist, hygienist or aided by dental assistants. Front office staff will also understand what you can do in your practice. Learn what is new in the market and how to incorporate these new products profitably into your practice.

Presented by Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, Denver Chapter, and Alpha Omega International

Co-Sponsored By:




March 10, 2011

  • Who: Dr. Nicholas Studholme, D.C., C.C.S.P., C.C.E.P.
  • What: Dinner and Lecture
  • Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: The Fresh Fish Co. 7800 E Hampden Ave, Denver CO 80231
  • Topic: The truth about nutrition - sorting through the maze of information overload


Given our daily challenges, it is easy to lose sight of healthy eating. Having a balanced diet is important in being able to keep up the energy that you need to compete with the demands you face in running a busy practice while being strained for time. The main objective of this course is to educate you on how to figure out what foods are best for you, differentiate good fats vs. bad fats and understand why diets don't work and to better help you analyze your own diet and food choices.

Dr. Nicholas Studholme, D.C., C.C.S.P., C.C.E.P.

Dr. Studholme has been in practice for 11 years. He has post doctorate training as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner and extensive training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. In 2007 he completed a forty-two week course in Biomechanics to become a fellow of Applied Functional Science. He teaches internationally and consults regularly with many collegiate and pro athletes on biomechanics, nutrition and performance enhancement. Additionally he is a regularly contributor of articles to the American Chiropractic Association's monthly journal. He currently practices in Boulder and Denver.



February 2011

Our delicious social dinner just like last year! This is a special time for us to get to know each other better!

  • What: Dine with your spouse and join your friends
  • Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: Art Institute of Colorado; School of Culinary Arts 675 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 , (303) 778-6625
  • Topic: Social Event and a fine meal
  • Limitation: The size of the restaurant limits the number of people that can come. There is a limit of 22 couples. This will be allocated on a first come first served basis. So register on the website as soon as possible. Please register and sign in with your spouse's name as the guest. Spouses are free for all members who have paid their dues.
  • There will be no CE credit for this dinner meeting. We will have a short business meeting at which there will be a second presentation of the new Constitution and Bylaws for the chapter.



January 2011

Breakfast with Two Presentations That Are of Interest to Members of AO Denver. Join us for some special time with our fellow members before the day of activity at the RMDC!

  • What: Breakfast & Lectures
  • Who: Dean Denise Kassebaum: Update on the School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Micheal Tenenbaum, President of Alpha Omega International: What is the international all about and how do we relate to our international colleagues?

  • When: Friday, January 14, 2011
  • Time: 6:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Where: Denver Athletic Club - 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204, (303) 534-1211


November 2010

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE & DINNER TOO!! Two speakers on two important aspects of dermatology, cogent to dentists; AND dinner at a great steakhouse!

  • What: Dinner and Lectures
  • Who: Dr. Joel Cohen: Recognizing & Understanding Precancerous & Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
  • Dr. Michael Contreras: Oral Manifestations of Dermatologic Diseases

  • When: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Where: Summit Steakhouse is one of the premier steakhouses in the Denver area. It has been one of the favorite locations for our meetings over the last few years. It's located at 2700 S. Havana Street, Aurora, CO 80014


Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Presents:

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE & DINNER TOO!!


Joel L. Cohen, MD, is the Director of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery in Englewood and Lone Tree, Colorado. He is an internationally-recognized expert on skin cancer and aesthetics, and serves on the teaching faculty of the University of Colorado as an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Cohen was elected to serve as a national instructor in dermatologic surgical procedures by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Cohen has published over 90 articles and book chapters, and has co-authored the McGraw-Hill aesthetic textbook released in September of 2008 called Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. He is currently the author of a Blackwell-Wiley medical textbook on botulinum toxins. Most recently, he co-authored the International Experts' Roundtable on botulinum toxins. Dr. Cohen has been voted by his peers as one of Denver's Top Doctors in 5280 magazine six times, including listings for cosmetic procedures as well as dermatology. He has been quoted in several newspapers and magazines including Glamour, Seventeen, The New York Times, Shape, Marie Claire, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, MSN.com, ABCnews.com, and MORE Magazine.


Michael E. Contreras, MD, is a board-certified Dermatologist who moved to Denver from his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico to join AboutSkin. He has diverse interests including general medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology as well as clinical research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Contreras worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico Department of Dermatology for two years and then in private practice in Albuquerque for two years prior to joining AboutSkin. He has maintained a teaching role while in private practice as a preceptor for medical students and physician assistant students interested in dermatology. He also gives lectures to the dermatology residents and was responsible for introducing cosmetic procedural training to the dermatology residency program. He is a certified injector of Botox and Juvederm and has extensive experience and training in cosmetic procedures including Botox, fillers, chemical peels, and laser therapy.


October 2010

  • What: Dinner and Lecture
  • Lecture: World of Pathology: Mondo Bizarro
  • Who: Dr. John McDowell
  • When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Where: Palace Restaurant 6265 East Evans, Denver, CO 80222-2643


Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Presents:

Dr. John McDowell and the World of Pathology: Mondo Bizarro

Dr. John McDowell is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine in Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, Division of Oral Diagnosis Oral Medicine and Forensic Sciences. His expertise extends from pathology, to diagnosis, and recognition of domestic abuse with multiple publications on these topics. He has also served as Chair of the Faculty Council for the entire University of Colorado system. He is a dynamic speaker who not only presents very informative lectures, but also is very entertaining in those presentations.


September 2010

The first meeting of the 2010-2011 year kicked off with a wonderful and informative presentation by Colorado's Top Dental Design and Construction Team followed by dinner at the Cool River Cafe.

  • What: Dinner and Lecture
  • When: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Who: Colorado's Top Dental Design and Construction Team
  • Where: Cool River Cafe 8000 E Belleview Ave #C10, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2643
  • 303-771-4117


Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Presents:

Colorado's Top Dental Design and Construction Team

Colorado's top 5 professionals in the art of designing and building your office bring the combined experience of over 700 dental offices. The current economy has created the ŅPerfect StormÓ of conditions for those considering renovations to their existing dental office or building a new one. Our industry experts will focus on the process of designing and building your office and the unique opportunities that currently exist.
Lending - Jeremy Keck, Bank of America
Is anyone lending money? Bank of America is. As the top dental lender in the country Bank of America continues to offer terms up to 15 years (25 years on commercial real estate), loans up to $5 million, and flexible repayment options. Jeremy Keck will talk about the current state of lending to dentists.
Real Estate - Colin Carr, Carr Healthcare Realty
Currently, landlords are providing unprecedented incentives in the interest of filling their buildings. Commercial lease rates are at a 10 year low and buildings are offering more free rent and tenant improvement allowances than ever before. Colin Carr is a seasoned commercial real estate professional who specializes in representing dentists and will discuss how to make the most of the current market.
Design - Joseph Miller, JoeArchitect
An established leader in dental office design along the Colorado Front Range and around the country, JoeArchitect combines the best in design with their technical knowledge of dental systems. Their projects are proof-in-point that the dental office environment can be both functional and beautiful. Joe Miller will discuss some of the critical design decisions that can greatly affect your overall cost.
Technology - Dan Van Eps, Cornerstone Dental Solutions
Cornerstone focuses exclusively on the technology needs of dental offices. They have 400 current Colorado dental offices they support and over 300 new and digital upgraded offices installed in the last 5 years alone. Kevin Schutz will discuss the advantages of moving to digital imaging and to a chartless or paperless office.
Construction - Nathan Mendel, Mendel and Company Construction
Since 1997, Mendel and Company Construction has steadily grown into DenverÕs most trusted and well respected name in dental office construction. Mendel and Company has built well over 100 dental offices along the Front Range. Nathan Mendel will talk about how the current economic climate has affected the cost of commercial construction.

Sunday May 2, 2010

The last meeting for this year was a breakfast meeting at the Green Gables Country Club. This location has always provided a beautiful setting and has an excellent breakfast buffet. There were a number of important items that were discussed at this meeting.

  1. We held an election of new officers for the 2010-2011 year. The candidates that have so far been nominated are as follows are mostly made up of those who have served this past year. They include: Sheldon Newman, president; Paul Bottone, vice-president; Ray Pohl, treasurer; and a new candidate, Boriana Pumpalova, secretary. Members who have agreed to be candidates to serve on the board for the coming year are: Dick Glucksman, Aaron Slavsky, and Patricia Fiore.
  2. We honored our Class of 2010 graduating seniors from the student chapter of Beta Iota. They are as follows:
    • Joseph Allred
    • Amanda Jozsa
    • Erik Koskinen
    • Tiffany Manzo
    • Darcy Rehn
    • Kelliann Rita
    • Faiza Talybova
    • Erin VanGundy
  • An important educational program was presented by Dr. Barry Molk. Dr. Molk has been a practicing cardiologist in Denver since 1976, taking leadership positions in a number of hospitals, and is currently Chief of Cardiology at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He also serves in oversight positions with nationally known companies. In addition to being a well respected speaker maintaining a teaching appointment with the University of Colorado Health Science Center as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine. Dr. Molk is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
    • What: Breakfast and lecture presentation
    • Time: 9:30am to 12:00 pm
    • Location: Green Gables Country Club, 6800 W Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80232-7193 (303-985-1525)
    • Topic: Cardiac Health's Ties to Dental Health
    • Presenter: Barry Molk MD
  • The breakfast meeting was also followed by a golf tournament.
  • Sunday April 18, 2010 - CANCELLED

    A social function for Alpha Omega members to join in a dance class and practice dance at the Hebrew Educational Alliance was cancelled. The Hebrew Educational Alliance cancelled at the last minute due to an unrecognized scheduling conflict. There was only a small response of members interested in attending this event.

    • What: Dance and Dance lesson
    • Time: 6:30-7:30pm dance lesson, 7:30pm - ??? a chance to practice what you have learned
    • Location: Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 South Ivanhoe Street in Denver
    • Instructor: Dean Bauman
    • Cost: $5.00 per person; which covers both the lesson and the dance

    Thursday March 11, 2010

    There was both a lecture presentation and a hands-on opportunity to learn about a new CAD/CAM system in dentistry. Dr. Gary Severance has had years of experience as a lecturer in the dental arts and dental materials. He lectured on the topic. Alpha Omega worked with Jason Krause of Henry Schein, to arrange for the unit to be functioning at the meeting so that a demonstration and hands-on opportunity was provided. CAD/CAM is still a fresh and evolving way of delivering restorative services in dentistry. This evening of learning was to help you keep up with the progress in this methodology.

    • What: Dinner and lecture presentation
    • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
    • Location: Fresh Fish Company, 7800 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231 (303-740-9556)
    • Topic: The E4D CAD/CAM
    • Presenters: Dr. Gary Severance
    Alpha Omega designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits. Alpha Omega credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

    Thursday February 4, 2010

    • What: Dinner and lecture/demonstration
    • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
    • Location: Art Institute of Colorado; School of Culinary Arts, 675 South Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209 (303-837-0825)
    • Topic: Nutrition in the Culinary Arts
    • Presenters: Staff and Students of the Arts Institute
    Spouses were free for with dues payment.

    Alpha Omega designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits. Alpha Omega credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

    Friday January 22, 2010

    There were some special activities scheduled this year with the breakfast. The Denver Chapter of Alpha Omega met on the Friday morning of the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention and featured Dean Denise Kassebaum addressing the issue, In support of Dental Education. We will also had a short update on the International meeting in December presented by Dr. Cliff Litvak. A short presentation on Groundbreaking Community Service Opportunity from Dr. Larry Coffee, President and CEO, National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped was presented as he discussed a unique prospect afforded The Denver Chapter of Alpha Omega. We also inducted our new student members of Beta Iota into Alpha Omega.

    • What: Breakfast and lecture presentation
    • Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
    • Location: Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204-2114 (303-534-1211)
    • Topic: In Support of Dental Education
    • Presenters: Dean Denise Kassebaum and Dr. Cliff Litvak
    This event was be held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention.

    Alpha Omega designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits. Alpha Omega credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

    November 2009

    • When: Thursday, November 5, 2009
    • Location: Summit Steakhouse in Aurora, 2700 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014 (303-751-2112)
    • Format: Dinner and lecture presentation
    • Topic: Emphasis on Implants
    • Speakers: Neil Dobro, DMD, MS, Tom Stone, MD, DDS and Alan Pomeranz, DDS, MS

    A series of presentations on current practice and new techniques in providing implant services from the perspective on an oral surgeon, a periodontist, and a prosthodontist.


    Dr. Alan Pomeranz received his D.M.D. from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1997. He then earned his Certificate in Periodontology and M.M.Sc. in Oral Biology from Harvard University in 2000. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. His major interests include periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration, dental implants. Alan has been practicing since 2000 and is a partner in Professional Periodontics & Implant Dentistry.


    Dr Neil G. Dobro is a Prosthodontist with 30 years of experience practicing in Cherry Creek. He has placed hundreds of implants and enjoys esthetic and full arch restoration challenges. He was one of five clinicians in the Rocky Mountain states chosen to participate in the trials for the NobelActive Implant. He first joined AO 30 years ago.


    Dr. Tom Stone, MD, DDS, FACS, received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his medical degree and oral and maxillofacial surgery certificate from The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He maintains private practices in Englewood and Castle Rock, Colorado.

    Alpha Omega designated this activity for 1 continuing education credits. Alpha Omega credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

    October 2009

    • When: Thursday, October 15, 2009
    • Location: Cool River Cafe, 8000 E Belleview Ave # C10, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111-2643 (303-771-4117)
    • Format: Dinner and lecture presentation
    • Topic:
    • Speakers: Lending - Jeremy Keck, Bank of America, Real Estate - Colin Carr, Carr Healthcare Realty, Design - Joseph Miller, JoeArchitect, Technology - Dan Van Eps, Cornerstone Dental Solutions, Construction - Nathan Mendel, Mendel and Company Construction

    AO hosted Colorado's top 5 professionals in the art of designing and building your office. Colorado?s top 5 professionals in the art of designing and building your office bring the combined experience of over 700 dental offices. The current economy has created the "Perfect Storm" of conditions for those considering renovations to their existing dental office or building a new one. Our industry experts will focus on the process of designing and building your office and the unique opportunities that currently exist.

    Lending - Jeremy Keck, Bank of America
    Is anyone lending money? Bank of America is. As the top dental lender in the country Bank of America continues to offer terms up to 15 years (25 years on commercial real estate), loans up to $5 million, and flexible repayment options. Jeremy Keck will talk about the current state on lending to dentists.

    Real Estate - Colin Carr, Carr Healthcare Realty
    Currently, landlords are providing unprecedented incentives in the interest of filling their buildings. Commercial lease rates are at a 10 year low and buildings are offering more free rent and tenant improvement allowances than ever before. Colin Carr is a seasoned commercial real estate professional who specializes in representing dentists and will discuss how to make the most of the current market.

    Design - Joseph Miller, JoeArchitect
    An established leader in dental office design along the Colorado Front Range and around the country, JoeArchitect combines the best in design with their technical knowledge of dental systems. Their projects are proof-in-point that the dental office environment can be both functional and beautiful. Joe Miller will discuss some of the critical design decisions that can greatly affect your overall cost.

    Technology - Dan Van Eps, Cornerstone Dental Solutions
    Cornerstone focuses exclusively on the technology needs of dental offices. They have 400 current Colorado dental offices they support and over 300 new and digital upgraded offices installed in the last 5 years alone. Dan Van Eps will discuss the advantages of moving to digital imaging and to a chartless or paperless office.

    Construction - Nathan Mendel, Mendel and Company Construction
    Since 1997, Mendel and Company Construction has steadily grown into Denver?s most trusted and well respected name in dental office construction. This summer, Mendel and Company will build its 100th dental office. Nathan Mendel will talk about how the current economic climate has affected the cost of commercial construction.

    Alpha Omega designated this activity for 1 continuing education credits. Alpha Omega credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

    September 2009

    • When: Friday, September 25, 2009
    • Location: Metro Denver Dental Society Building
    • Format: All day seminar
    • Speaker: Steven J. Anderson, Founder & president of the Total Patient Service Institute, specializing in implementing the highest level of patient service and improving communication skills in dental practices.
    AO hosted a full day seminar "How to Thrive In a 'Down' Economy" by Steven Anderson. The seminar featured motivational concepts and ideas to help grow your practice & reverse the economic impact of the past year.

    Alpha Omega designated this activity for 6 continuing education credits. Alpha Omega credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

    Beta Iota Student Chapter

    • When: May 23, 2009.
    • Where: Anschutz Medical Campus
    • Format: Student Recognition Meeting: Dinner and Award Certificates
    • Speaker: Dr. Ian Topelson
      AO Denver Chapter President, 2008-2009
    On May 23, 2009 we awarded certificates to the graduating seniors of the Beta Iota student Chapter at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Dental Medicine. The event was held at the educational building on the Anschutz Medical Campus of the university. Dr. Ian Topelson, President, Denver Chapter, 2008-2009, presented the certificates to each of the students. The dinner buffet was enjoyed by all and the final moments of Beta Iota memories were shared.


    Graduating seniors from top left: Matthew Whitsides, Kevin Baker, Derek Dean, (Dr. Topelson), from bottom right: Katie Haldy, Bahar Mirshahi, Patricia Fiore, Kari Amick, and Andreea Torok. Missing from the picture are Emanuela Carlson, Jeremy Dye, and Sung Kim.

    Look Ma No Cavities and No Dentist Too

    • When: May 17, 2009.
    • Where: Inverness Hotel and Golf Resort in the DTC
    • Format: General Meeting: Breakfast and Presentation
    • Speaker: Dr. Jack Dillenberg
      Dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
      A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona
    This talk discussed the oral health needs of underserved populations which include, under- and un-insured, rural and indigent, American Indian reservations and the community health center network. Also, described in the presentation was the development of a new innovative dental school focusing on the recruitment and admission of students with extensive community service experience; a new dental school curriculum that provides significant community service experiences and delivers its innovative curriculum in a collegial and mentoring environment; a dental school where each student graduates with a Certificate in Public Health and is encouraged to be a leader in the community and not just a dental provider. This program graduates a health provider concerned with total person health - not just the mouth. Over 30% of the graduates go to jobs in community health centers and graduates perform above the national average on all Board exams.

    More May 17, 2009 Meeting

    Spouses were invited and requested to attend this delicious breakfast. The food was excellent and the serene view was beautiful.



    The student members of the School of Dental Medicine, Beta Iota Chapter also attended.


    Officers for the 2009-2010 year were installed. From left: Cliff Litvak, Student Advisor; Ray Pohl, Secretary/Treasurer; Sheldon Newman, President; and Ian Topelson, Past President. (missing: Paul Bottone, Vice President)


    Following brunch there was an Alpha Omega golf tournament at Inverness Golf Course. Inverness Golf Course is a very nice semi-private golf course and the fee is quite reasonable for this course. Students are invited to play.



    Cone Beam Radiography

    • When: March 12, 2009.
    • Speaker: Brad J. Potter, DDS, MS
      Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Dental Medicine
      Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences and Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
    • Format: General Meeting: Dinner and Presentation
    • Where: Fresh Fish Company
    This presentation provided an overview of the science of cone beam radiography. The technique and the advantages were presented. Applications in dentistry were shown along with specific case studies.

    Pearls of Dentistry

    • When: November 19, 2008.
    • Speaker: Sheldon Newman, DDS, MS, FADM
      Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry
    • Speaker: Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS
    • Format: General Meeting: Dinner and Presentation
    • Where: Aurora Summit Steakhouse
    Dr. Newman's: Don't Shrink Away from Restorative Success! Radically New Technology in Composite Resin Restorative Materials The newest catch-phrase in composite advertising is ?low shrinkage?. The lower shrinkage causes less stress on the bonding to the tooth. Dental manufacturers have tweaked the same old composite technologies for the last decade but have reached the limits of what the tweaking can accomplish and yet less shrinkage is still need. Finally there are two new, radically different technologies that have been introduced to dentistry that drastically reduce the shrinkage of the composite restoration; one developed locally at the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine and marketed by Septodont, and the other developed and marketed by 3M/Espe. There are major differences between these two approaches and their chemistries. Because of the positive potential that these new technologies provide, it is important to understand how these materials can affect clinical technique and improve clinical results, even possibly decreasing the incidence of post-operative sensitivity. These ramifications and what they mean to the practicing dentist will be discussed quickly so that dentists can take advantage of these opportunities to improve their restorative practice.

    Dr. Gurinsky's: His talk was on treating mucogingival defects using a novel product, dehydrated amniotic membrane. The product is not on the market yet, but should be soon. The product is an alternative to taking tissue from the palate on the patient and has shown excellent healing and improvement in tissue thickness.

    Issues Impacting Health Care Professionals in the State of Colorado

    • When: September 18, 2008.
    • Speaker: Rep. Andrew Romanoff (D) Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives
    • Speaker: Rep. James Kerr (R) Colorado House District 28
    • Format: General Meeting: Dinner and Presentation
    • Where: Buenos Aires Grill
    These presentations offered the opportunity for two highly effective speakers to discuss the issues in the upcoming election (fall 2008) that will affect the health care professional. It was not a debate format, but each speaker presented their reasons to support or the rationale for their concerns about the ballot issues and amendments in the state that the dentists would be voting out just a few weeks later. There were abundant questions.

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