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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 and is past chair of the CDA Membership Council and CDA Government Relations Council. He is the vice-chair of the ADA Council on Membership. He has served 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 in 2005. During her studies, Dr. Carrie was involved in many leadership positions including class president for two years and president of her school’s ASDA chapter. She was honored to be awarded fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Society, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. For four years she served on the local Metropolitan Denver Dental Society (MDDS) board. While serving as the editor of the Articulator Magazine, she published dozens of her editorials and won two awards from the International College of Dentists for her editorial work . She was awarded MDDS Volunteer of the Year award in 2013 and the MDDS Chair of the Year award in 2017. She served the American Dental Association House of Delegates in the positions of Alternate Delegate and Delegate for a few years now. Dr. Carrie is married to her husband Jason who is a fine woodworker. They are the proud parents of five boys as well as chicken tenders of 12 hens.
Dr. Nate Kunzman graduated from Temple University School of Dental Medicine with a dual D.M.D./M.B.A. degree. He then completed a two-year general practice residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA and was named chief resident of the Department of Dental Medicine in his second year. Dr. Kunzman is the past president of the Weld County Dental Society and has served multiple terms on the CDA Board of Trustees as the representative for Weld County. In addition to his new position as CDA vice president, he is the current chair of the CDA Membership Council. Dr. Kunzman has been awarded fellowships with the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the American Dental Implant Association. He is passionate about community outreach and dental advocacy. He currently sits on the board of directors for the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) and was the site chair for COMOM in Greeley, CO in 2018.
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 is currently serving as the chair of the 2020 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, in addition to serving as the ADA New Dentist Committee District 14 representative and a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice.
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