Member Spotlight: CDA Members in the News (Dec 2010)

Molly PereiraFeatured News

December 13, 2010

Dr. Andre Gillespie (Aurora), Dr. Brett Kessler (Denver) and Dr. Damien Mulvany (Englewood) made headlines in November in various media outlets.  In addition, Dr. Michael Diorio is making news of his own, providing education to students and patients about the harms of tobacco use.  Kudos to these dentists for the great work they do.

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Nov. 11, 2010 (YourHub – Aurora Edition)
Dentist Builds Roots in Community
Dr. Andre Gillespie
’s dental practice, Li’l Teeth Dentistry, was profiled in the Aurora edition of YourHub.  As a newer business to the Aurora area, the publication featured photos and a Q/A interview about his dinosaur inspired dental practice.  Click here to see the full story .

Nov. 12, 2010 (KDVR Fox 31 News)
Dentist Offers New Smiles for Recovering Meth Addicts
Dr. Brett Kessler
was interviewed by KDVR for a story about meth mouth and the devastating effects of methamphetamine use.  Click here to watch the video.

Nov. 23, 2010 (YourHub)
Englewood Dentist and Son Return from Amazon Mission Trip
MulvanyMissionTrip2010Dr. Damien Mulvany
and his son, Chris, recently returned from a seven-day International Medical Relief trip that treated indigenous people in remote villages along the Amazon River. Dr. Mulvany performed extractions on up to 40 patients per day. Brazil has the world’s third highest sugar consumption, which was unfortunately reflected in the villagers’ teeth.  Click here to read the full story.

Dr. Michael Diorio
, an Englewood dentist, is well-known for his award winning Quit the Spit presentations that he has been doing for years for schools, sports teams, hospitals and community groups.  In fact, his passion for the topic inspired him to compose a rap that he performs frequently about the harms of chewing tobacco.  In a recent presentation at Craig Hospital, Dr. Diorio’s rap was captured on video and posted on YouTube.  Click here to watch the video.  Working with Dr. Diorio, the CDA compiled facts, testimonies and interviews to produce an educational Quit the Spit video for school-aged children and patients.  This video is available at the CDA for $10.