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Aspen, CO ColoradoAll Kids Dental gets bilingual dentistDr. Matthew Burt has joined All Kids Dental, specializing in pediatric dentistry. He will be one of the only Spanish-speaking dentists in the valley and the only Spanish-speaking pediatric dentist.Burt was born and raised in Las Vegas. In 1996 he served as a missionary in Argentina for two years, where he grew to love the culture and people of Latin America, and where he learned fluent Spanish. Upon returning from Argentina, he graduated from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas with a degree in cellular biology. Subsequently, he attended the Marquette University School of Dentistry and earned a doctorate in dental surgery in 2005. Burt is completing a two-year postdoctoral program in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.During his tenure at Marquette, Burt joined a team of doctors and dentists from the Christian Medical and Dental Association and Charity Anywhere to set up clinics in El Salvador, the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, bringing dental and medical services to the underprivileged and underserved.”I feel it is a great asset knowing Spanish,” Burt said. “All Kids Dental already has Spanish-speaking staff, but now we have a Spanish-speaking dentist. That can be a real relief to Spanish-speaking children who fear the dentist and merely need someone to communicate with them in their own language.”For more information, call Maura Masters at 963-6554, ext. 15, or visit Systems Consultants to make presentation at conventionThe seventh annual national Technology Assurange Group convention in March in San Diego has invited Carbondale-based Telephone Systems Consultants to deliver a presentation.TAG is an association of independently owned telecommunication companies, representing more than $300 million in annual sales. TSC president Barry Cryer will present the state of telecommunications at the convention by sharing his industry expertise and his company’s experiences with top telecommunications providers throughout the United States and Canada.The theme for the upcoming year’s convention is “Communicating Through Convergence.” The convergence of voice and data is reshaping the way businesses communicate; with it comes both tremendous opportunity as well as significant challenges. Cryer will participate in a variety of discussions exploring critical topics surrounding VoIP such as its impact on telecommunications and the global business environment.”It is an honor to share our knowledge and experiences that we have gained over the years from doing business in our local marketplace,” Cryer said. “Since the inception of Telephone Systems Consultants Inc., our mission has been to invest in employee education and technology in order to stay at the forefront of telecommunications. By doing so, we’re able to give our customers increased profitability and a competitive advantage.”Green Line Architects joins GreenBuild ChallengeCarbondale-based Green Line Architects accepted the Greening Colorado Challenge at the annual GreenBuild Conference in Denver Nov. 17-18 with its “Improving on High Performance Homes” exhibit.The GreenBuild Conference focuses on environmentally conscious buildings and other sustainable ideals. The challenge was to showcase new and ongoing projects that are environmentally progressive and community oriented, and to encourage and reward projects and ideas that can bring green or sustainable benefits to Colorado. Green Line Architects was one of few teams from the Roaring Fork Valley. Its display is visible at the firm’s Carbondale offices, 65 N. Fourth St., Suite 5.Architect Steve Novy, his three-person staff, and Carbondale artists Max Cooper and Damon Wallik adhered to the design requirements of using all found materials to construct the display, which shows off homes in the Blue Creek Ranch development. Titled “Improving on High Performance Homes,” the display has a frame of gambel oak deadfall, a recycled fluorescent light fixture for illumination, and pictures with facts of the homes strung between the spaces of the wooden frame.For more information about Green Line Architects, call 963-6689 or e-mail Allen joins Frias PropertiesFrias Properties of Aspen has announced the hiring of Padraig (“Paddy”) Allen as condominium association property manager. In his new position, Paddy will be responsible for all administration and special projects for Frias-managed condominium associations.Paddy was most recently with ResortQuest in Aspen and has 17 years of experience in condominium property management. Paddy and his wife, Kim, live in Aspen and have two sons, Finn and Connor.

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