Following a full career as a general dentist in Frisco, Colorado, Dr. Douglas-Broten decided to follow her passion for dental research. She completed an MS in Epidemiology at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health in May 2016. She is currently fine tuning a paper on the association between marijuana and periodontal disease using cross-sectional NHANES data of a representative sample of US adults and hopes to publish by the end of the summer of 2016.
Dr. Douglas-Broten’s recent life changes have been dramatic. In 2014, she sold her house and practice in the mountains of Colorado and moved to New York City to become a full-time student again, while pursuing her master’s degree. During her recent life as a student, she continued to treat patients with periodontal disease in a private practice in Manhattan. Soon after graduation, she was fortunate to be appointed as an instructor/researcher of oral epidemiology to the Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine. Although she is no longer a full-time clinician, she continues to see patients in a private practice setting.
Since 2009, the LANAP protocol has played a positive role in Dr. Douglas-Broten’s life and career, especially in her patient’s oral health. The improved periodontal results she has achieved with the LANAP protocol have been miraculous and she is always excited about miracles. As an instructor for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, she is happy to pass on the knowledge and success to other clinicians as well.