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University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Elizabeth Shick

Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric Dentistry
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 720-777-7038
Fax: 720-777-7239


  • Master in Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery with Honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS - Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Honors and Awards:

  • September 2006 - Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Board certification)
  • September 2006 - Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • May 2007 - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Student Research Award Recipient
  • April 2005 - American Association of Public Health Dentistry Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award
    for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health
  • May 2004 - OMNII Pharmaceuticals Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • May 2001 - American Dental Association Award for Volunteer Service in a Foreign Country

Research Interests:

Perinatal and Infant Oral Health

Recent Publications:

Shick, EA.  Survival Kit – A Guide to Infant Oral Health

An illustrated guide to infant oral health for health care providers in Colorado

(local publication, NSO Press)


Beebe DA, Quinonez RB, Shick EA, Kim SH, Kennedy DB. Failure rates and survival analysis of maxillary

expansion appliances: a 24-year retrospective analysis. Pediatric Dentistry.2008;30(6):469-74.


Shick, EA. Clinical update: dental prophylaxis for infective carditis. US Pharm. 2008;33(2):HS-30-HS-33.


Shick, EA. Current fluoride recommendations for the pediatric patient.  US Pharm.2007;32(10):52-56.


Shick EA, Lee JY, Rozier RG. “The determinants of dental referral practices among WIC nutritionists

in North Carolina.”  Journal of Public Health Dentistry.2005;65(4):196-202.

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