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Deidre Callanan

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Deidre Callanan

​Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health
Mail Stop F843
13065 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-8290
Fax: 303-724-7039


  • MPH- Health Policy and Management, University of Massachusetts
  • DC- Doctorate of Chiropractic, Cleveland College
  • BS- Biology, Cleveland College
  • AS- Dental Hygiene, Wichita State University

Honors and Awards:

  • Children’s Health Policy Award recipient, Denver, CO – 2014
  • Oral Health Colorado (OHCO) Board Co-Chair, Denver CO- 2014- present
  • Oral Health Colorado Policy Committee – 2012 - present
  • Colorado Access to Care Committee – 2012-present

Department Affiliations:

  • Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health

Research Interests:

  • Population Health
  • Community Engagement
  • Oral Health Disparities
  • Emerging Trends in Dentistry

Recent Publications:

  • D.M. Callanan, External Environmental Scan: Understanding the Communities Neighboring the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, 2016
  • D.M. Callanan, Recommendations and Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Providing Sealants in Schools, Kid’s in Need of Dentistry (KIND), 2016
  • D.M. Callanan, Comprehensive Sexual Health Services in School-Based Health Centers: Strategies and Messages to Overcome Community Resistance, Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 2015.
  • D.M. Callanan, Oral Health Toolkit for Colorado School-Based Health Centers. Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care. 2014.
  • D.M. Callanan, Dental Emergencies: A Guide for School Health Centers, 2014.
  • D.M. Callanan, N. Topping-Tailby, Oral Health for Head Start Families. 2011.
  • D.M. Callanan, A. Sachetti, N.Topping-Tailby. Healthy, Happy Teeth, a Children's Guide to Oral Health. Fideli Publishing, 2011.


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