Camp Little Tooth

Meet Our Pediatric Dentists!

Dr. Raelene Fulford

Owner and Camp Director

The Doc and BabiesDr. Raelene Fulford received her DDS degree in 2007 and her Masters in Pediatric Dentistry in 2010 from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. She has been recognized as the Top Dentist in Colorado for the past three years, in addition to being a recipient of the prestigious Award for Excelling in Pediatric Dentistry from the Southern California Society for Pediatric Dentistry and the 2019 award for Most Loved Pediatric Dentist in Boulder County. She was also honored to be a featured dentist in the Riverside “I Own It” campaign for her contribution to her local community. Dr. Rae is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental Society, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Rae is a strong believer in supporting and investing in her local community and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the WOW! Children’s Museum.

Originally from Florida, Dr. Rae is one of 4 children. From the young age of 8, Dr. Rae knew she wanted to be a kid’s dentist after spending time with her Dad in his dental practice. In her senior high-school yearbook she listed “Children’s Dentist” as her desired profession. She is thrilled to be living her dream and helping kids enjoy the dental experience rather than fear it. She fell in love with outdoor adventures when she and her three siblings were introduced to camping at a young age. Subsequent summers were spent hiking, backpacking, canoeing, sailing, camping, and visiting National Parks. Her passion for children’s dentistry and love of the outdoors is the inspiration for Camp Little Tooth®. Her desire is to inspire kids to not only understand and appreciate the importance of good oral health but to have an appreciation for an active lifestyle, love of nature, a healthy diet, and most importantly to have a spirit of adventure! She believes that the dental office does not have to be an intimidating sterile experience but one of warmth where laughter is the prescribed medicine. You might just see her making balloon art such as monkeys, flowers, and hats to delight your little one – balloon swords and princess wands are a top request!

Dr. Rae is excited to be a resident of the great state of Colorado and is enjoying all the outdoor adventures that it has to offer. Along with her husband Jeff, and Montana, their lovable Goldendoodle, they enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, kayaking, camping, and backpacking. She also loves to sing and is passionate about musical theater and has performed in numerous musical productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, Oliver! and The Music Man.

Dr. Rae appreciates the trust you place in her to treat your child and is committed to making sure you and your family have a top-notch experience! Her goal is to ensure that your child will always be a happy camper at Camp Little Tooth®!

Dr. Raelene base of mountain - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Raelene and family - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Raelene at Quandar Peak - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Raelene on a snowy mountain - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Amy Zelko

Asst. Camp Director

Dr. Amy Zelko Dr. Amy Zelko is originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin. She loves camp activities and one of her first jobs was a camp counselor at a summer day camp. She graduated as the valedictorian of her high school class and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Her goal was to have a career that allowed her to combine her love for science, art, and helping children. This led her to Marquette University School of Dentistry. In dental school she served as her class liaison and as the president of the Marquette Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) Student Network. She graduated second in her class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Honor Dental Society. After dental school, Dr. Amy completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which is consistently ranked in the top five children’s hospitals in the country.

Dr. Amy’s husband, Colin, previously served in the United States Navy, which brought them to South Carolina and Virginia prior to moving to Colorado. As a military spouse she gained a lot of experience working at multiple different types of dental offices, surgery centers, and hospitals. She has worked with many other pediatric dentists around the country and in doing so has picked up new skills and techniques.

Dr. Amy has completed the rigorous examinations required to become board-certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the College of Diplomates and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a certified Dental Trauma Guide member.

Parents love that Dr. Amy strives to provide the highest quality of dental care for every young patient she sees. She is known for her warm and caring professional demeanor. Providing a positive dental experience for both her patients and their parents is her top priority.

In her free time, Dr. Amy enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding, listening to music, reading books, and trying out new coffee shops. Dr. Amy is so excited to be back at camp and cannot wait to meet all the amazing campers at Camp Little Tooth!

Red Mountains Dr. Amy Zelko
Mountains Dr. Amy Zelko
Snow Mountains Dr. Amy Zelko
Snowboard Dr. Amy Zelko

Dr. Anne Shaffer

Asst. Camp Director

Dr. Shaffer

 “Dr. Anne Shaffer (“Dr. Annie”) received her D.M.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2017 and completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Geisinger Medical Center in 2019. She was nominated and accepted as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Honor Society and received the AAPD Predoctoral Student Award in Pediatric Dentistry. During her residency, she completed an extensive amount of hospital dentistry involving treatment under general anesthesia in the operating room and dental trauma as a part of Janet Weiss Children’s Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is on her way to becoming an ABPD Diplomate. 

   Dr. Annie moved to Colorado seeking the ultimate outdoor adventure with her fiancé. Together, they enjoy rock climbing, fly fishing, cross country skiing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and any activity involving nature and the outdoors! Dr. Annie had very similar aspirations as Dr. Rae and knew that she wanted to be a Pediatric Dentist when she was very young. In second grade, she saw that her classmates were losing teeth and wanted a “tooth treasure chest” of her own, but did not lose any teeth while at school! After telling her family, her mother proceeded to buy her a “Play-Doh Drill ‘N Fill Dentist” playset and the rest was history.

   Dr. Annie believes that every child, no matter age, background, or circumstances, should be treated with the compassion that he or she deserves. She will stop at nothing to make your child feel like a superhero or princess for the day by the end of his or her dental appointment!”

 

Dr. Anne rock Climbing - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Anne on the top[ of a mountain - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Anne fishing - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Anne getting a hug - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry

We're accepting new campers and can't wait to meet your little ones!