February 2011 Members Spotlight

Molly PereiraFeatured News

February 18, 2011

Dr. Joe Tomlinson, Dr. Chris Biety, Dr. Makala Hubbell and Dr. Sean Whalen were featured in recent news.
Dr. Tom Pixley recently represented the CDA at the American Dental Association.
Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) is one of 10 finalists for the Toms of Maine Grant for Mobile Dental Health.  The winners are decided by public vote online.

Former CDA Editor Dr. Joe Tomlinson was featured in the “My View” section of the Jan. 3, 2011 edition of ADA News.  The ADA asked permission to republish Dr. Tomlinson’s column, “You Might be Right,” which originally appeared in the fall 2010 issue of the Journal of the Colorado Dental Association.  Click here to read his column.

Dr. Chris Biety was featured in a Jan. 16, 2011 article published in the Boulder Daily Camera.  “Broomfield team on a mission to create smiles for Filipinos” was written about his volunteer efforts overseas to perform cleft palate operations and the creation of his organization, Mending Faces.  Mending Faces conducted a mission earlier this month where they expected to perform 60 surgeries during their weeklong stay.   Click here to read the full story.

Dr. Makala Hubbell’s office was featured on page two of the Denver Post on Feb. 5, 2011.  She participated in Give Kids a Smile Day and was visited by a photojournalist from the Post who captured her volunteer efforts.  Click here to see the photo.

SeanWhalen2011Dr. Sean Whalen was interviewed on behalf of the CDA to promote Give Kids a Smile Day and National Children’s Dental Health Month.  He was featured on 9 News on Jan. 27, 2011 and Feb. 4, 2011, and he was also featured on Fox 31 on Feb. 4, 2011.  Click here to watch the Fox 31 news story.



TomPixleyADAPrezElect2011CDA President Elect Dr. Tom Pixley attended the ADA President Elect Conference in late January.  This conference acquaints the president elect from the state dental associations with the ADA and the national dental issues, in addition to introducing them to their president elect counterparts across the nation.


Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) is one of the 10 finalists for the Toms of Maine Grant for Mobile Dental Health.  There is a public voting system for the month of February to decide the winners.  Five organizations will be awarded $20,000.  This annual grant program helps grow and support programs that offer critical, easy-to-access dental care to those in need. KIND is working to make a significant impact in reaching families and individuals who are going without dental coverage or who are unable to afford basic dental care. Click here to vote and read more.