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The CDA has many valued leaders who work to ensure the success of the organization. We extend our sincere thanks to all who contribute their time, energy and resources to further the dental profession and oral health in Colorado.
Dr. Lindsay Compton majored in zoology and genetics during her undergraduate studies at Iowa State University. At the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, she held leadership positions within her class, the school, and national student organizations. She won major research competitions and was published in the Journal of Dental Research. After dental school, Dr. Compton joined the general practice residency program at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, where she gained experience in sedation dentistry and provided care to developmentally disabled patients, elderly patients, and pediatric patients. Dr. Compton is active in the Spear Study Club and International Partnership for Occlusion Study Club. She also has held several leadership positions in the CDA and MDDS and has served as CDA treasurer and chair of the CDA New Dentist Committee. She is currently serving as the ADA New Dentist Committee District 14 representative and a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice.
Dr. Leah Schulz graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2014. She is passionate about improving health equity through her work as a general dentist and the director of Dental Projects at Salud Family Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and serves on the Colorado State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council. She received the 2018 Geiger-Gibson Emerging Leader national award, is a 2019 graduate of the National Oral Health Learning Institute, and serves on the National Network for Oral Health Access’ Practice Management Committee. Dr. Schulz is a member of the CDA Board of Trustees, Government Relations Council, Membership Council, a CODPAC board member, and a delegate to the American Dental Association. Her favorite part of her job is precepting predoctoral students as a University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine adjunct faculty and postdoctoral students as NYU Langone faculty. She is currently an ADA Success Speaker and a 2020 ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership graduate.
Dr. Kevin Patterson is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He completed his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and medical school at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has been practicing in Colorado since 1998. He has a special interest in providing care for individuals who may not have the means to obtain care, and volunteers through Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) and Dental Lifeline Network. Along with practicing full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Patterson is an associate professor at the CU School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Surgical Dentistry and General Practice Residency Program and is now a member of the CU School of Dentistry Leadership Council. He is the current chair of the KIND Executive Committee/Board of Directors, is a board member of the JP Opioid Interaction Awareness Alliance and is on the advisory board for Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.
Dr. Nelle Barr is a board-certified pediatric dentist at Children’s Dentistry, a private practice in Westminster, CO. She received her dental degree and pediatric dental certificate from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Barr enjoys working with children, and carrying on the dental family tradition – her sister, father and great grandfather were all dentists. She is a past president of the Adams County Dental Society and the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Barr was chair of the 2014 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention and the former president of the Metro Denver Dental Foundation. She is past president of MDDS. She was born and raised in Frankfort, KY. She moved to Colorado in 1993.
Speaker of the House
Dr. David Jackson earned his D.D.S. degree from the University of Iowa in 1992, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in biology. He grew up in Iowa and will forever be a Hawkeye. He moved to Colorado in 1992 and has been providing comprehensive family dental care through his private practice in Boulder County ever since. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists. He has served as the president of the Boulder County Dental Society, a trustee for the Colorado Dental Association, and a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates.
Dr. Carrie Mauterer graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2005. She nurtured a scratch-start private practice for 12 years in northern Denver before partnering with Peak Dental Services and becoming their clinical director. Dr. Mauterer held several leadership positions including class president and ASDA first delegate while in dental school. She is a former CDA president and also served as the MDDS board member and editor. She was honored with fellowships by the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. She currently holds the chair position for the Colorado Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and is a board member of the Dental Lifeline Network.
|Dr. Lindsay Compton, President||Arvada|
|Dr. Leah Schulz, President-Elect||Fort Collins|
|Dr. Kevin Patterson, Vice President||Denver|
|Dr. Nelle Barr, Treasurer||Westminster|
|Dr. David Jackson, Speaker of the House||Boulder|
|Dr. Carrie Mauterer, Editor||Englewood|
|Dr. Jacob Mackey, AVDS||Lamar|
|Dr. Jonathan Boynton, BBCDS||Boulder|
|Dr. Tim Stacey, CSDS||Colorado Springs|
|Vacant, LCDS||Fort Collins|
|Dr. Jeffrey Lodl, MDDS||Arvada|
|Dr. Jeane Schoemaker, NECDS||Fort Morgan|
|Dr. Stacey Robben, RGDS||Alamosa|
|Dr. Tina Skinner, SECDS||Pueblo|
|Dr. Ryan Mickelson, SJBDS||Durango|
|Dr. Jill Shonka, WELD||Greeley|
|Dr. Sheena Schoch, WCDS||Hayden|
|Dr. Melissa Goodpaster, NDC||Denver|
|CU School of Dental Medicine||Aurora|
The CDA has standing councils, which provide leadership in strategic areas. Task forces and committees also are established as needed to address emerging issues.
Ethics and Professional Conduct
- Government Relations
Current Task Forces and Standing Committees
- Colorado Dental Political Action Committee (CODPAC)
To volunteer to serve on a council or committee, please email email@example.com or call 303-740-6900.