Alpha Omega Denver Chapter Past Events

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Speaker:


Thomas J Tomazin, P.C.
Thomas J. Tomazin is a native of Colorado. He was born in Trinidad and later moved to Lamar, Colorado where he graduated from high school. While in high school, he became the youngest licensed disc jockey in the State of Colorado at the age of 15.

Tom attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a Bachelor's of Science degree from the School of Business. He then attended the University of Denver College of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate degree in December, 1973. While attending Law School at night, Tom worked full-time at the Arapahoe County District Court House in Littleton, Colorado as a Law Clerk/Bailiff for Richard D. Greene from 1971 to 1974. This provided a unique opportunity to be able to observe the law in action in court on a daily basis while studying at night.

Tom was an Assistant Attorney General from 1974 to 1977, assigned to the appellate section. He handled exclusively criminal appeals and extradition matters for the Governor of the State of Colorado. As a result of a unique circumstance, he argued over 200 appeals before the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Tom entered private practice in 1977. He was with two different law firms where he gained experience in all aspects of civil litigation.

In 1983, Tom started his own law firm, Thomas J. Tomazin, P.C. located in the Denver Tech Center. His practice during this period of time has been all civil litigation with exclusive emphasis since 1992 for personal injury and professional negligence involving dental and medical negligence.

In 2016, Tom joined his long-time friend and former law partner from the late 1970’s, Neil Hillyard. Together they were joined by Penelope L. Clor, an RN JD, and formed Tomazin Hillyard & Clor, LLP. Michong Son, an attorney who has been working with Tom for the past 10 years, is also a member of the law firm.

Tomazin Hillyard & Clor specializes in personal injury litigation including automobile collisions, medical and dental negligence and product liability.

From 1977 to the present, Tom has been a member of the American Association for Justice, formerly American Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Arapahoe County Bar Association.

Tom has been a Board of Director of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association from 2004 through the present. He was a Board of Director for the Arapahoe County Bar Association from 1995 to 2013. During that same period, he was the Chairperson of the Speakers Bureau. He was elected to and held various positions as an Officer of the Arapahoe County Bar Association including President from 2010 to 2011.

In the past, Tom enjoyed running in his spare time, including running several marathons. More recently, he has become involved with road bicycling including several week-long tours. He enjoys downhill skiing, travel, cooking and music. His four older sons range from age 34 to 43. His youngest son, who is his 14-year-old biological grandson, keeps him actively involved in many pursuits!


Location:



The Bent Noodle offers traditional Italian fare plus wine & cocktails featured in a warm dining room with comfy booths. Conveniently located at Dartmouth and Parker, it will be a great location to add to our collection of fine restaurants and venues.


Thursday, January 19, 2017


Speaker:


Dr. Karen Talkington, PT, DPT: Staff Spine/Manual Therapist
Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science Exercise Science-Sports Medicine from John Brown University where she worked closely with all athletes, especially the women's volleyball team. Interested in physical therapy since the age of 14, she spent summers volunteering at different PT clinics, eager to learn and absorb all she could about the profession.

In 2004 she moved to Denver "just for 3 years" to earn her doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from Regis University. Karen's professional interests include women's health issues, sports medicine, chronic and acute spine pain and community education on physical therapy-related topics. She completed certification in dry needling through Kinetacore in 2013. Always wanting to learn more, she is currently pursuing certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and taking courses on the neurological changes associated with chronic pain. She is also an affiliate faculty member for the DPT program at Regis University and loves teaching and mentoring students in the classroom and the clinic.

Outside the clinic she and her husband are on a mission to "eat around the world" through travel, visiting ethnic restaurants in Denver, and experimenting with cuisine at home. Karen used to teach English to Spanish speakers when she lived in Dallas and tries to use her working knowledge of the language with patients if needed.

If you have any orthopedic questions or inquiries about our clinic Karen can be reached at: ktalkington@physio-pro.com



Location:

The East Side Kosher Deli, owned by Michael and Marcy Schreiber, has been in Denver for 23 years. Their current 20,000 square foot facility is located just east of the Cherry Creek shopping district in Denver, Colorado.

For the determinedly kosher (or determinedly local), the East Side Kosher Deli is indispensable. This authentic oasis just north of Mir Park stocks everything from candies and snacks to Hanukkah candles and kosher ramen. There's a bakery, a very busy deli counter, a fish department (specializing in lox, of course) and, in the back, a small restaurant offering the expected deli sandwiches, blintzes, knishes from the bakery, herring salad and chopped liver. What's unexpected are the kosher versions of everything from Korean short ribs to north African lamb stew to sesame stir-fry.


Thursday, December 1, 2016


Speaker:


Dr. Steve Aragon
Dr. Steve Aragon, DDS, MD, OS, ENT attended University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and continued on to the GPR program. Afterwards he studied at the University of San Antonio completing his OMFS residency and anesthesiology internship, as well as obtaining his MD. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has manifold accomplishments in his field and will be bringing to bear his entire In his free time, he enjoys living in Colorado by playing ice hockey and cycling





Location:



The Bent Noodle offers traditional Italian fare plus wine & cocktails featured in a warm dining room with comfy booths. Conveniently located at Dartmouth and Parker, it a new favorite in our collection of fine restaurants and venues.


Thursday, November 10, 2016


Speaker:


Pallavi Parashar
Dr. Pallavi Parashar, BDS, DDS, FRCD(C) is a board certified oral pathologist. She earned her DDS at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where she would go on to spend 6 years teaching in the oral pathology department. Recently she has assumed a position on the University of Alberta Faculty. Pallavi specializes in clinical and microscopic diagnosis of oral lesions, and her research interests include oral cancer and identifying the role of human papillomavirus in oral lesions. She can be reached at: drpallavi@hotmail.com.





Location:



Without exception, the Imperial Chinese Restaurant is first rate. The welcome is warm and sincere and every member of the staff makes you feel as if you are in your own home. In Denver for over 20 years they have been creating top notch Chinese dishes for decades. There will be a variety of dinner options, including kosher and vegetarian items.



Thursday, September 29, 2016


Speakers:


6:15-6:45 Mike Cataldo
Michael Cataldo is a seasoned entrepreneur the CEO of Convergent Dental. He founded, funded, built and sold MediVation Inc. to McKesson Corp. in 2000 and had served as an investor, advisor and/or board member in several healthcare-oriented startups. He has over 30 years of experience in healthcare technology companies.



7:15 -8:00 Dr. Mike Kelly, DMD
Dr. Kelly attended Stetson University in Florida for his undergraduate training in Chemistry and then graduated from Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1993. His commitment to dental excellence is shown by his attainment of Mastership in the International College of Oral Implantologists, over 1900 hours of advanced study, his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, and his work towards Accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry





Location:



In partnership with referring doctors, Altura Periodontics is dedicated to providing comprehensive periodontal and dental implant therapy for our patients. Their team promotes an improved quality of life to create a healthy mouth and body through awareness, education and treatment. They always strive to offer the highest quality of treatment through meticulous service and a state-of-the-art atmosphere.


RESCHEDULED: Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Peter Mehlbach currently holds a teaching position at Metropolitan State University focusing on World History since 1500 C.E. He is a multiple time recipient of the Colorado Boettcher Foundation's Most Influential Teacher Award. Peter will be speaking to us about the Aushwitz Trials that are currently being held in Germany as well as the ethics surrounding the SS guards who manned the facility during the holocaust.

Location:

Established in 1998, the Great Northern, located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, echos the journey of the Great Northern Railroad across the upper United States. Their menu reflects the traditional cuisine of these regions through interpretations of beloved trans-continental meals. An excellent wine list not only accompanies, but also accentuates the menu.




Thursday, April 7th, 2016


Speakers:


6:30-7:15 Dr. Boyd Tomasetti
Dr. Boyd Tomasetti is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and trained surgically at Kings County Downstate Medical Center in New York. He is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Tomasetti is a Past President of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Past President of the Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry and consultant to the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at Denver Health Hospitals. Dr. Tomasetti served as a liaison for the Nobel Biocare/Steri-Oss Dental Implant Company to all of the U.S. dental schools and oral surgery residency programs and lectures on dental implant surgery nationally and internationally.


7:15 -8:00 Dr's Arguello and Marcuschamer -Periodontists
Dr. Emilio Arguello obtained his dental degree, specialty training in periodontology, and Master of Science in Oral Science from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Argüello is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has conducted extensive clinical and basic science research in periodontology at The Forsyth Institute and Harvard University in Boston. His research work in biofilm formation as well as the microbiology and clinical treatment of periodontal diseases earned him a NIH-National Research Service Award. He serves as a core faculty at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in the post-gradute periodontology program. Dr Argüello has faculty appointments in universities in the United States, Mexico and Europe. He has presented his clinical work and research nationally and internationally.
Dr. Arguello has co-authored textbooks as well as several scientific publications in peer review journals. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally and is an active member of many professional associations. In addition he serves as a reviewer of the Journal of Periodontology and for the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry among others.

Born in Mexico City, Dr. Eduardo Marcuschamer is a second generation of a family of dentists. He completed his bachelor’s degree in dental surgery as the valedictorian in 2006 from the Technological University of Mexico. He later joined Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston to earn his dental degree as doctor in dental medicine. Dr. Marcuschamer completed the three-year postgraduate program in periodontology and advanced implant dentistry. In 2009, he graduated from his specialty training and earned the award in surgical excellence.
Dr. Marcuschamer currently teaches at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has published numerous works on periodontics, implant dentistry and dental aesthetics. Plus, he has given lectures internationally and nationally.
He holds active memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons and is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.

8:00-8:30-45 Dr. Brian Brada - Prosthodontist
Associate Clinical Professor at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Brada completed his prosthodontic residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry before recieving his certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics in 1991. He provides advanced prosthetic and implant training to the graduate residents and the periodontal program at the school.





Location:



In partnership with referring doctors, Altura Periodontics is dedicated to providing comprehensive periodontal and dental implant therapy for our patients. Their team promotes an improved quality of life to create a healthy mouth and body through awareness, education and treatment. They always strive to offer the highest quality of treatment through meticulous service and a state-of-the-art atmosphere.


Thursday, March 3rd, 2016


Speaker:


Carr Healthcare Realty
Currently, landlords are providing unprecedented incentives in the interest of filling their buildings. Commercial lease rates are constantly changing and negotiations require more nuance than ever before. Jeff Drott is a seasoned commercial real estate professional who specializes in representing dentists and will discuss how to make the most of the current market.

Location:



The Summit Steakhouse and Seafood restaurant provides the best American fine dining cuisine available in Aurora, Colorado. They specialize in only the highest quality steak and seafood. If you're looking for fresh seafood, specials include oyster shooters, crab claws, lobster, salmon, amazing jumbo shrimp.


Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Speaker:

Dr. Alan Brewer is an anesthesiologist in North Platte, Nebraska and is affiliated with Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 26 years.

Dr. Brewer practiced dentistry for 10 years in Eagle CO before continuing his education at Creighton University School of Medicine. He spent time at the University of Colorado where he was in charge of the meidcal center's pain clinic. His knowledge of pain management is exceptional. His last military post was at Fort Carson working with a multidisciplinary team heling injured GI's recover from pain medicine addiction.

Location:



The Bent Noodle offers traditional Italian fare plus wine & cocktails featured in a warm dining room with comfy booths. Conveniently located at Dartmouth and Parker, it will be a great location to add to our collection of fine restaurants and venues.


Speaker:

Dr. Denise Kassebaum, Dean of the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine.

• MS in Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center

•DDS, University of Missouri at Kansas City

•BS in Biology, University of Missouri at Kansas City

•Board Certification, American Board of Oral Medicine

Initiation:

Our new student members will be inducted into the chapter. We have another large class of dental students and ISP students excited about joining our professional dental fraternity that is based on education, professionalism, fraternalism, and Jewish values.

Location:



Sponsorship

Our breakfast is being generously sponsored by the fine people at Henry Schein. Our thanks to them for their continuing support of our organization.


Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Speaker:


Dr. Bernard Karshmer is a professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He focuses on public policy, scientific literacy and Bioethics. He will be discussing methods of evaluating scientific and, in particular, dental literature. This lecture will help you more effectively utilize your research time, be sure to attend.

Location:



Without exception, the Imperial Chinese Restaurant is first rate. The welcome is warm and sincere and every member of the staff makes you feel as if you are in your own home. In Denver for over 20 years they have been creating top notch Chinese dishes for decades. There will be a variety of dinner options, including kosher and vegetarian items.




Thursday, September 24th

Speaker:

Join AO for a lecture on Compounding Pharmacies and their applications in modern dental practice.

Since 1987, Dr. Wise has run a Custom Compounding Pharmacy providing customized compounding services to all of Colorado. An award winning pharmacy, Wise Pharmacy is dedicated to compounding services and is also a proud member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America. Dr. Wise knows that no two mouths are exactly alike. Patients have different levels of oral health. They have different tolerances for various types of medicines. The sensitivity of their gag reflexes varies widely as well. He stocks a wide selection of pharmaceutical ingredients and components, which he can compound for your dentist, periodontist or orthodontist in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, to treat a variety of oral conditions. See his website at:

Location:

Established in 1998, the Great Northern, located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, echos the journey of the Great Northern Railroad across the upper United States. Their menu reflects the traditional cuisine of these regions through interpretations of beloved trans-continental meals. An excellent wine list not only accompanies, but also accentuates the menu.

Sunday, April 26, 2015: Brunch, Social, and Recognition of Graduating Student Members

This year we will be breaking from tradition and taking our final meeting downtown! The brunch will be hosted at the renowned Rodizio Grill. The Rodizio Grill is a Brazilian Steakhouse and promises a new style of dining that makes eating a whole new experience. Brunch will be accompanied by a small ceremony honoring the graduating seniors from our student chapter - best of luck to all of them. And a message to our new graduates, your AO family will be here to support you during your transition.
After the meeting, enjoy our lively downtown: Union Station has been beautifully remodeled; Enjoy the Tattered Cover Book store; the Rockies will even be hosting the Giants at 2:10pm. We are attempting to put together a set of group tickets! Stay tuned for updates.


Location

Rodizio Grill is the first authentic Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant or Churrascaria in the United States. It was established in 1995 by Founder and President Ivan Utrera, a native Brazilian born in Sao Paulo. They are famous for their Gaucho servers and rotisserie meats.
Brunch will consist of: Scrambled eggs, a selection of muffins, banana bread, parsley potatoes, french toast, as well as the regular lunch menu.


FREE PARKING VALIDATION NOW AVAILABLE Parking validation is for up to 2 hours, additional hours may be purchased. Available for the 1899 Wynkoop Garage only. The parking garage is located at 19th and Wynkoop Streets (northwest of the intersection, below the bus bridge).


Speaker

Dr. Hitchcock is a board certified neurosurgeon. After retiring, he earned a Masters in Astronomy with an interest in astrobiology. He enjoys volunteering at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and giving lectures to various interested groups around town.

Looking for Another Earth

For centuries humans have looked at the skies and wondered what might be up there. Only during the past few decades have we been able to address some of these questions in a meaningful way. So, come along and we will take a little journey and explore what might be out there around distant stars.


Sponsorship

Our brunch is being generously sponsored by the fine people at Henry Schein. Our thanks to them for their continuing support of our organization.

Wednesday, February 18

Friday, January 23rd

Speaker:

Dr. Denise Kassebaum, Dean of the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine.

• MS in Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center

•DDS, University of Missouri at Kansas City

•BS in Biology, University of Missouri at Kansas City

•Board Certification, American Board of Oral Medicine

Initiation:

Our new student members will be inducted into the chapter. We have another large class of dental students and ISP students excited about joining our professional dental fraternity that is based on education, professionalism, fraternalism, and Jewish values.

Location:


Wednesday, November 12th

Speaker:

Join AO for a lecture on Socket and Bone Preservation by Dr. Emilio Arguello - D.M.D; M.M.Sc. and Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Arguello is a prolific researcher at the Forsyth Institute and Harvard University where he is theclinical director of post graduate periodontology. His research in biofilm formation and clinical treatment of periodontal disease has earned him a NIH - National Research Service Award. Don't miss what will prove to be an enlightening lecture.

Location:

The Fresh Fish Company is Denver's Award-Winning Seafood Restaurant. The Fresh Fish Co. has been serving over 20 varieties of the freshest seafood in Denver, for over 30 years. They have been voted Denver's Best Seafood Restaurant four years in a row, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Owner, Karen Kristopeit-Parker, will put together a personalized menu which has included multiple choices for the entrée, including a mixed grill, prime rib, salmon, ahi tuna, and a vegetarian pasta dish. There is also a salad and dessert.

Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 2014: Lecture on Oral Surgery and Medical Emergencies

Please arrive at 6:00pm, dinner served at 6:30

Join AO for a lecture on Oral Surgery and Medical Emergencies with renowned speakers and University of Colorado Alumni Dr. Greg Ingalls and Dr. Julie Lesnick.

We are planing for a lovely evening at Assignments. While we have, in the past, welcomed spouses to attend this dinner, due to a shortage of culinary students this semester only members will be invited this year. There are only 28 seats available, so don't wait to register, SIGN UP NOW!

Assignments, the restaurant for the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Colorado. Click for a map.
675 S Broadway Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-6625
artinstitutes.edu


From the Assignments website, "Under the watchful eye of professional chefs, students of the International Culinary School in Denver prepare varied meals of a gourmet persuasion for patrons to enjoy. One of the highlights of dining at this Denver restaurant is the ability to watch the culinary students in action. ...A winning situation for both the students and the restaurant patrons - the students get hands on experience with practicing their craft, and patrons can enjoy delicious, inexpensive cuisine from the talented burgeoning chefs."
Click here to preview the dinner menu from Assignments



Our speakers, Dr. Greg Ingalls and Dr. Julie Lesnick of Colorado Regional Oral Surgery will be lecturing on Medical Emergencies and Oral Surgery. Visit their website here Colorado Regional Oral Surgery:
















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