Senior Dental Advisory Committee

The Dental Advisory Committee (DAC) makes recommendations to the Medical Services Board regarding the Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors (Senior Dental Program) pursuant to Section 25.5-3-406, Colorado Revised Statutes. These recommendations include, defining covered dental services, dental grant procedures standards, maximum amount per procedure, and operational policies. The purpose of the Senior Dental Program is to provide grant funds throughout Colorado to Area Agency on Aging, public health agencies, Community Health Centers, private dental practices, and other community-based organizations to assist the aging population with dental care.

Our Members
  • Dr. Matthew Carlston, DMD, Comfort Dental Colorado and Yale 
  • Sarah Summers, Owner/Dental Hygienist, Front Door Dental
  • Dr. Sarah Dirks, Associate Professor of Community Dentistry and Population Health, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
    Melissa Emery, Associate Director, Rocky Mountain Human Services
  • Dr. Karl Kohlgraf, Chief Dental Officer, Sunrise Community Health
  • Leighanna Konetski, Nutritionist of State Unit on Aging, Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Glen Pfeifer, A client of the Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors
  • Amanda Rens-Moon, Program Specialist Lead, Northwest Colorado Council of Governments-Alpine Area Agency on Aging
  • Yvonne Castillo, Medicaid Dental Specialist, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Dana Turner, Dental Service Director, Health District of Northern Larimer County
  • Megan Wilson, Director of Programs, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation

 

2023 Meeting Schedule and Handouts

Meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Meeting times are from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. via Zoom, except as otherwise noted.

July 11, 2023
  • Agenda - July 11, 2023
  • Meeting - July 11, 2023
April 11, 2023
  • Agenda - April 11, 2023
  • Meeting - April 11, 2023
January 17, 2023
  • Agenda - January 17, 2023
  • Meeting - January 17, 2023
2022 Meeting Schedule and Handouts

Meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Meeting times are from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. via Zoom, except as otherwise noted.

October 11, 2022
July 19, 2022 - Cancelled
  • Cancelled
April 26, 2022

Handouts

January 25, 2022 - Cancelled
  • Meeting cancelled
Reports
Contact Information

Chandra Vital
Chandra.Vital@state.co.us
303-866-5506

Information for our Providers

 

Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Please contact the Program Administrator at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting if you need special arrangements.