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Meet Our Dentists

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Dr. Darby Barfield – Director of Pediatric Denistry

Dr. Barfield joined Dental Aid in September 2002 after completing a two-year Pediatric Dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Barfield is the primary Pediatric Dentist in our Louisville clinic and maintains privileges at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.  Email

 

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Dr. Wayne Franz graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1979. After receiving his dental degree he practiced in the U.S. Army for four years. Dr. Franz then opened his own practice in Louisville CO. Dr. Franz joined Dental Aid in 2011. He sees patients three days per week in Dental Aid’s Longmont clinic. Email

 

 

Dr. Talbot Fucci – General Dentist, Louisville clinic

Dr. Talbot Fucci joined Dental Aid in September 2017.  Dr. Fucci received his degree from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, Dr. Fucci was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, dentistry’s national honor society.  Before working in private practice, he completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Fucci treats patients of all ages in Dental Aid’s Louisville clinic four days per week. Email

 

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Dr. Joy Hicks joined Dental Aid in April of 2014. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Oral Medicine, receiving her DMD in 2010. Dr. Hicks followed dental school with a General Practice Residency. She completed the residency in 2011. Dr. Hicks practiced for three years before joining Dental Aid. Email

 

 

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Dr. Jose Mena graduated from Tufts School of Oral Medicine in Boston. After receiving his dental degree, he completed a two-year dental residency in General Dentistry in Louisiana. Dr. Mena joined Dental Aid in August of 2006. Dr. Mena practices four days per week in Dental Aid’s Boulder clinic. Email

 

 

Dr. Robert Skoretz Surgical Treatments, Louisville clinic

Dr. Skoretz joined DentalAid in 2018. He received his doctorate of dental medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1994.  Prior to joining Dental Aid, he was in private practice for over 20 years, and served as an Assistant Professor and the Director of General Practice Residency at the University of Colorado Dental School, Anshutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado.  Email

 

Dental Aid Hygienists

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Ana Andrick, RDH, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hygiene at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1997. Ana brought her 15 years of clinical experience to Dental Aid in 2013. Ana now serves Dental Aid patients in our Longmont clinic. Email

 

 

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Eve Beaumont – Boulder clinic

Eve Beaumont, RDH, joined Dental Aid on September 30, 2015. Eve received her degree from Lewis and Clark Community College in December of 2014. She has supplemented her degree with clinical hours in a variety of settings including the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis. Email

 

 

Amanda Carlson – Louisville clinic and Boulder Valley School District outreach

Amanda Carlson, RDH, joined Dental Aid in September 2017 after moving from Illinois.  Amanda received her degree from Southern Illinois University in May 2013.  While in school, she was on the Dean’s List and specifically treated patients with periodontal disease. Amanda splits her time between Dental Aid’s outreach program to the Boulder Valley School District and the Louisville clinic.  Email

 

Maliheh Jabbari Community based

Maliheh Jabbari, RDH, received her certificate in dental hygiene from the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in 1998, and an associate’s degree from Boston’s Northeastern University the same year.  Maliheh’s professional and gentle approach is one of the reasons patients of all ages—toddlers to seniors – benefit from her care.  Email

 

Lauren Woodson – Louisville clinic

Lauren WoodsonRDH, joined Dental Aid in 2018 and currently works out of the Louisville Clinic. She received her degree from Lewis and Clark Community College in 2014. Lauren is committed to promoting optimum oral hygiene and takes pride in sharing her expertise as she cares for her patients.  Email

 

Dental Aid Administration

Ernest (Ernie) Duff, MS, MDiv – Executive Director

Ernie joined Dental Aid as our Executive Director in September of 2018.  Ernie brings thirty years of nonprofit management experience. He has worked extensively with marginalized groups including work as the Executive Director of the Howard Dental Center in Denver for over five years. The Center provided comprehensive integrated oral health care to adults and children living with HIV/AIDS. Over the years, his work has been largely with marginalized people, many of whom endure significant trauma and stress and has focused on the provision of multi-disciplinary healthcare and community development services. In addition to his work at the Howard Dental Center, he has worked as Program Director of the Aurora Strong Resilience Center, and managed the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center, Life After Exoneration Program, and Safe Horizon/Solace Program for Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma. Mr. Duff holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from the Yale University Divinity School.  Email

Christina Carrier, MBA, MPACC – Finance Director

Christina joined Dental Aid in June 2018. Christina has over 8 years of accounting and finance experience and has worked with governments and nonprofits in several different capacities over the years. Her most recent position was Accounting and Human Resource Manager for a local seed packet company. She holds an MBA in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and an MPACC from Colorado State University.  Email

 

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Dr. Darby Barfield – Director of Pediatric Denistry

Dr. Barfield joined Dental Aid in September 2002 after completing a two-year Pediatric Dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Barfield is the primary Pediatric Dentist in our Louisville clinic and maintains privileges at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.  Email

 

Dr. Jose Mena – Dental Director

Dr. Mena joined Dental Aid in 2009 where he has served as the lead dentist in the Boulder clinic. In 2018 Dr. Mena became the Dental Director for all Dental Aid Clinics. Dr. Mena received his dental degree from Tufts University. He then completed a General Practice Residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans where he experienced Hurricane Katrina. Email

 

Karen Coronado – Operations Manager

Karen joined Dental Aid in January of 2007 as a dental assistant at the Louisville Clinic. In 2009 she transferred to the Longmont clinic where she continued her work as an assistant and was cross-trained as a receptionist. She has grown within Dental Aid and in 2018 became the Operations Manager, responsible for the oversight of all three clinics. Prior to joining Dental Aid, Karen completed her Dental Assistant training at the Career Development Center and worked in two private dental offices.  Email

 

Board of Directors

Tanya Karnavy, DDS

  • Board Chair
  • Little Britches Pediatric Dentistry

Marc Cowell

  • Board Vice-Chair
  • Sister Carmen Community Center

David Becker

  • Treasurer
  • Small business and nonprofit consultant

Don Horton

  • Retired public health worker

Lisa Jimenez

  • Archdiocese of Denver

Jake May

  • Kingsbery CPAs and Advisors

Patricia O’Day Greenfield

  • Retired

Steve Payne

  • CU School of Education

Lenny Sigwarth

  • YMCA of Boulder Valley