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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. Jeffrey Kahl earned a bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University and his Doctor in Dental Surgery degree at the University of Colorado. He then completed a general practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and served two years at China Lake Naval Weapons Station in California. After separating from the Navy, he completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where he is still an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Kahl is a past president of the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, past-chair of the CDA Membership Council and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. He serves as an examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and as a consultant on several state health coalitions. As the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry public policy advocate for Colorado, Dr. Kahl frequently lobbies on behalf of Colorado children at the state Capitol and in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Carrie Mauterer graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where she was heavily involved in many leadership positions including class president for two years and president of her school’s American Student Dental Association chapter. Dr. Mauterer is a prominent figure in the Colorado dental community and is an advocate for building a strong healthcare community. She was honored to be awarded fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. For four years she served on the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society (MDDS) Board of Directors. While serving as the editor of the Articulator Magazine, she published dozens of editorials and won two awards from the International College of Dentists for her editorial work. She has served the American Dental Association in the positions of alternate delegate and delegate (elected by her peers) for several years now. She currently chairs the MDDS outreach committee and is a trainer for The Cavity Free at 3 Program. She received the MDDS Volunteer of the Year award in 2013 and the MDDS Chair of the Year award in 2017.
Dr. Nathaniel Kunzman is a native of Greeley, Colorado. He received his B.A. degree in biology from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and his DMD from the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in dental school, Dr. Kunzman also obtained his MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He then completed a rigorous, two-year residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he received the prestigious Dr. Benjamin Lebby Award for outstanding performance as a first-year general practice resident. On account of his proven leadership ability and dedication to the program, Dr. Kunzman was selected to be the Chief Resident his second year of residency. Dr. Nathaniel Kunzman has earned the prestigious title of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Most recently, in October 2018, he was inducted into and became a fellow in the International College of Dentists in Hawaii. Dr. Kunzman also was a chair for the Colorado Mission of Mercy which was held in Greeley, Colorado last year.
Dr. Lindsay Compton majored in zoology and genetics during her undergraduate at Iowa State University. At the University of Iowa dental school, 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 residence program at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, where she gained experience in sedation dentistry and providing care to patients with developmental disabilities, 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 leadership positions in the CDA and Metro Denver Dental Society and has served as chair of the CDA New Dentist Committee. She currently serves as the ADA New Dentist Committee District 14 representative and sits on the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs.
Speaker of the House
Dr. David Jackson earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery 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. Michael Diorio graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1985. He served three years in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps as a dentist stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. Upon his return to Colorado in 1989, he established a private practice in the Denver area. Dr. Diorio has been active in organized dentistry at both the state and local levels. He served as the Metro Denver Dental Society editor for nine years and won the International College of Dentists 2016 Journalism Award in the Leadership and William J. Gies Award for the most outstanding dental editorial in 2000. He is also a fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Diorio has been on the consulting dental staff at Craig Hospital since 1995, providing dental care for those with traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries. He is also active in the anti-tobacco community and often presents the CDA’s “Quit the Spit” program to students.
|Dr. Karen Foster, President||Aurora|
|Dr. Jeff Kahl, President-Elect||Colorado Springs|
|Dr. Carrie Mauterer, Vice President||Thornton|
|Dr. Lindsay Compton, Treasurer||Arvada|
|Dr. David Jackson, Speaker of the House||Boulder|
|Dr. Mike Diorio, Editor||Englewood|
|Dr. Jacob Mackey, AVDS||Lamar|
|Dr. Jonathan Boynton, BBCDS||Boulder|
|Dr. Gary Field, CSDS||Colorado Springs|
|Dr. Zach Alleman, LCDS||Fort Collins|
|Dr. Jeffrey Lodl, MDDS||Arvada|
|Dr. Jeane Schoemaker, NECDS||Fort Morgan|
|Dr. Robert Provorse, RGDS||Salida|
|Dr. Steve Reck, SECDS||Pueblo|
|Dr. Mark Blue, SJBDS||Durango|
|Dr. Nate Kunzman, WELD||Greeley|
|Dr. Sheena Schoch, WCDS||Hayden|
|Dr. Shaheen Moezzi, NDC||Greenwood Village|
|Austin Tyler, CU School of Dental Medicine||Aurora|
The CDA has five standing councils, which provide leadership in strategic areas. Task forces and committees also are established as needed to address emerging issues.
- Government Relations
- Peer Review
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.
The CDA staff ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly and provide members service and support.
Greg Hill, J.D., Executive Director
Molly Pereira, Associate Executive Director, Operations/Communications
Pam Brockhaus, Associate Executive Director, Finance
Erica Carvin, Director of Membership
Jennifer Goodrum, Director of Governmental Relations
Kelsey Creehan, Strategic Marketing Specialist
Mike Masamori, Accounting and Facilities Manager
Geri Mustain, Office Manager