Meet the Dental Education Team

Duane Mata

Duane Mata, D.D.S
Director of Dentistry Community Health Services

Dr. Duane Mata immigrated to Colorado in the early 70’s from the Philippines. He ran private dental practices in Northern CO and the Denver Metro Area for over 16 years.

Currently, as the Director of Dental Community Health Services at Denver Health he oversees 7 Community Health Center Dental Clinics, 4 School Based Dental Clinics, and the Dental Program in the Denver Jail Systems. 

Denver Health currently has two Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental programs, a General Practice in Dentistry Residency, and a Pediatric Dental Residency. 

The Dental Assisting Training Program is currently seeking initial  CODA accreditation.


Eva Butcher

Eva Butcher
Dental Assistant Instructor, CDA, EDDA

Eva Butcher is originally from the Bronx, New York.

She has over 30 years of dental experience. She has been with Denver Health since 2011. 

“I’ve had the pleasure to work with over 80 plus Dental Residents while they completed their residency at Denver Health.”

She has helped to on-board new dental assistants, and she is excited to teach dental assisting by providing applicants with a career. 

To advance our mission as an institution for the promotion of social and economic opportunity and giving back to our community. .


Brooke Torres

Brooke Torres
Program Manager for Dental Education, CDA, EDDA

Brooke Torres is a Colorado Native. She has been in the dental field for over 24+ years as a Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Dental Duties Assistant, Dental Manager, Dental Assisting Instructor, and Program Director for Dental Assisting.

Having worked in every dental specialty as well as general dentistry she is eager to continue to share her knowledge and passion for dentistry.

"Helping to build this program for Denver Health has been an awesome opportunity and privilege.”

She is looking forward to helping change lives by providing education to those who would like to join the dental field from our community and provide the dental field with the next generation of Amazing Dental Assistants.. 


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