Kristen Lowe, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

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Graduate Schools :
  • DDS, University of California, Los Angeles (2009)
  • MS, Columbia University (2012)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2003)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
  • Craniofacial Orthodontist
  • Director - Craniofacial and Special Needs Orthodontics Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontics Award, American Association of Orthodontists (2013)
  • James Mulick Orthodontic Resident Scholarship, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (2011)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Specialized orthodontic management of patients with craniofacial conditions from birth through adulthood: cleft lip and palate, hemifacial microsomia, craniosynostosis, orthognathic surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dental Honors Society, Member
  • American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, Member
  • American Association of Orthodontists, Member
  • International Society for Craniofacial Surgery, Craniofacial Orthodontic Member
  • American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate
  • Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, Board Member - Secretary/Treasurer

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery
  • Craniofacial Orthodontics, Specialized Training (2013)
  • Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM), Specialized Training (2013)
  • Orthodontics, Board Certification (2012)
  • Invisalign, Certificate (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgery - Orthognathic Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery)
  • Mouth and Teeth
  • Lungs and Breathing - Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Lungs and Breathing
Care Philosophy
As a craniofacial orthodontist in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Children's Hospital Colorado, Dr. Lowe is a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial, Sleep Medicine and Orthognathic multidisciplinary teams and the Director of the Craniofacial Orthodontics program. Her clinical focus is the specialized orthodontic management of patients born with craniofacial conditions, such as cleft lip and palate, hemifacial microsomia, and craniosynostosis. In conjunction with other Children’s specialists, Dr. Lowe manages the needs of patients born with facial differences at multiple stages from birth through adulthood. She is a leading provider of nasoalveolar molding (NAM) for infants born with cleft lip and palate and works with patients as young as one week old. Dr. Lowe completed her dental degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, her orthodontics residency and Master of Science degree at Columbia University, and her fellowship in Craniofacial and Special Needs Orthodontics at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. She is one of the few orthodontists in the country to have completed a craniofacial orthodontics fellowship accredited by the American Dental Association, and she was awarded the Craniofacial Anomalies and Special Care Training Award by the American Association of Orthodontists upon completion of her training. Dr. Lowe is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontists, which is a distinction held by only a third of practicing orthodontists. Dr. Lowe was formerly a Clinical Associate in the postgraduate Orthodontics Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and returns for lectures periodically. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • DDS, University of California, Los Angeles (2009)
  • MS, Columbia University (2012)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2003)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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