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Deidre Callanan

Clinical Instructor, Title IX Ally

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:

  • Krista R. Estes, Deidre Callanan, Nayanjot Rai, Katie Plunkett, Diane Brunson, Tamanna Tiwari. Evaluation of an Interprofessional Oral Health Assessment Activity in Advanced Practice Nursing Education. Journal of Dental Education 2018; Vol 82, Number 10
  • 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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