Howard Dental Center
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed daily for lunch from 12 p.m. -1 p.m.)
Service Fees & Eligibility
Any individual who is a resident of Colorado with proof of HIV status, income, residency, and proof of insurance, may
become a patient at Howard Dental Center. Fees are based on family size and income.
HDC currently accepts Medicaid and Private Insurance. If you do not have and would like insurance enrollment assistance please
schedule an appointment with the Health Access Program to see what you qualify
Dental services are currently available at the Denver and Colorado Springs office with services being expanded to Fort Collins
soon. To check on current open appointment times please follow the steps provided below.
Making an Appointment
Patients are referred by their healthcare providers, mental health agencies and community-based AIDS service organizations.
We require that all patients are seen at least once per year by their physician. Patient’s HIV status and list of medications
must be updated every six months.
Your first appointment at Howard Dental Center will be with a member of our Dental Intake Team. Please contact 303-863-0772
to set up your initial appointment. Hablamos español
Howard Dental Center has assumed primary responsibility for providing emergency services for our patients of record and pregnant
If you are a patient of record or a pregnant woman, to be seen for an emergency, you must have a photo ID, proof of income,
proof of residency, and proof of HIV status signed by a healthcare provider (up-to-date for patients of record, or brought
in at time of emergency appointment for new patients).
Howard Dental Center (HDC) is an oral health care facility reaching a broad range of individuals including those living with HIV and AIDS. The
organization was named in memory of Dr. John Howard who was one of the first dentists in the community to treat patients with HIV/AIDS.
HDC began as a collaborative effort between dentists and dental educators who were concerned about the lack of oral health services available for
people living with HIV/AIDS. The Center began seeing HIV-positive patients on December 16, 1994. Over twenty-four years later, what began as
the dream of a few dentists who saw an injustice, HDC now stands as a testament to the hard work and creativity of those who have been blessed
with its association.
As a specialty oral health care clinic, HDC represents a link between dentistry and medicine. As HIV has evolved, so has the organization. HDC’s
integrated model seeks to work hand-in-glove with physicians, mental health centers, drug, and alcohol treatment agencies, and with nutritional
counseling and tobacco cessation programs. On an annual basis, HDC performs more than 10,500 dental procedures and is the dental home for over
900 active patients of record. We have successfully created a model that provides the highest level of quality care with successful results.
HDC has certain core values by which we define ourselves, and relate directly to diversity and inclusiveness. These values are Service, Leadership,
Community, Civic Engagement, and Compassion. These guide our philosophy of work, how we relate to each other and to the larger community we
serve. HDC supports inclusiveness by valuing all people and serving them in an environment that is respectful, honest and which builds
on significant participation and input from those we serve.
Lili CarrilloClinical Services Officer
Nancy DuckinsClinical Operations Manager
Symone Webley, DDSStaff Dentist
Amy Rosinsky, DDSStaff Dentist
David Zamboni, RDHRegistered Dental Hygienist
JEFFREY DEGUZMAN, DDS
Dental Intake Coordinator
Jhossva RosasDental Assistant (EDDA)
Vanessa SaenzDental Assistant (EDDA)
Dental Assistant (EDDA)
Maria CruzDental Assistant/Front Office
Dental Intake Coordinator
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
- Colorado Dental Association (CDA)
- Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS (CORA)
- Denver HIV Resources (DHR)
- Denver Department of Public Health and Environment
- Henry Schein
- Metro Denver Dental Association (MDDS)
- Oral Health Colorado (OHCO)
- Peebles Prosthetics