Meet Dr. D’Addario

Background

dr d'addioDr. D’Addario is originally from the small town of Winchester, Kentucky.  She grew up always enjoying children from working at day care facilities, to teaching both swimming and ballet, and volunteering at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

Education

Dr. D’Addario obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology with honors at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  She then continued her education at UK obtaining her doctor of medical dentistry degree. During her dental education, she coordinated the “Free Saturday Morning Children’s Clinic” for the underserved and uninsured for two years.  She was also chosen as only 1 of 32 candidates nationally to represent the University of Kentucky at a National Leadership Convention on Cultural Competency in the professions of dentistry and medicine.  Following this unique award Dr. D’Addario was featured in the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Alumni Magazine.  She was subsequently awarded the International College of Dentists Leadership Award.

Following her dental school training she was accepted immediately into the pediatric specialty residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  During her residency at Case, she trained at the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.  Being one of the top five children’s hospitals in the United States, this afforded her the unique opportunity to treat many children with special needs and medical complications.

Throughout her rigorous and diverse training she also found the time to volunteer for numerous causes. She volunteered for three Honduras Dental Mission trips. She was a Jesus Prom Volunteer (a formal dance for the mentally and physically challenged).  In Pryor, Montana she volunteered for the Indian Health Service. She has also given her time to the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Special Smiles program (www.specialolympics.org/healthy_athletes).

Specialty Courses

In addition to being certified in basic life support, she has advanced training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  She maintains this certification through attending advanced courses both locally and around the world.  Dr. D’Addario presented a research paper on “The Effects of Chlorhexidine on S. mutans after Oral Rehabilitation” at the 2009 American Academy of Pediatric Dentists Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Professional Organizations

Dr. D’Addario is proud to be a part of the American Academy of Women Dentists.  She also maintains membership in the Colorado Springs Dental Society, Colorado Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Practice Philosophy

Dr. D’Addario has always loved treating children and she enjoys having a small town feel to her practice. Her practice philosophy revolves around providing the best, most well-rounded care for all children in a comfortable environment.  Dr. D’Addario feels that it is very important to give back to the community and is an active advocate for children.

Personal

She and her husband, Dr. Matthew D’Addario, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, are the busy parents of a young daughter and twin sons.  Andrea enjoys running, swimming, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

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