Keith M. Hannon, DDS
August 20, 2009
Keith M. Hannon, DDS, died August 8, 2009, in Denver at the age of 42.
Born June 13, 1967, in Long Beach, Calif., to Roger and Barbara Hannon, Keith grew up in Hot Sulphur Springs, and was an avid runner and cyclist. He was a 1985 graduate of Middle Park High School, and an Eagle Scout. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1990. In 1994 he completed his DDS degree at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry.
Wanting further education and greater experience prior to entering private practice, Dr. Hannon completed a 1-year General Practice Residency at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital. From there, he followed up with an additional two years of service in the U.S. Navy’s Dental Corps, providing comprehensive dental care to military service members and their families. Lt. Comm.. Hannon left the Navy in 1997 and opened private practice in Granby with his wife, Tania Florez, DDS. In 2008 Keith and Tania moved to Denver and opened the Cherry Creek Family Dental Clinic.
Keith was always a strong believer in continuing his education and continued to study extensively. In 2001, his achievements were recognized and he was awarded a Fellowship in the American Academy of General Dentistry. In addition to his ongoing dental studies, Keith also made extensive study of Human Nutrition and Physiology and was a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He had a special interest in assisting those with Gluten Enteropathy/Celiac Disease. Keith was also pursuing further education in holistic health care and herbalism, believing that it is important to understand all aspects of health care.
In addition to his running and cycling endeavors, Keith’s interests included cooking, reading, travel, mycology, tending to his perennial garden, and spending time with his family.
He had one son, Nikola Hannon, and a sister, Kimberly Casali.
Services took place at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Aug. 17, followed by a memorial and burial there. Memorial Gifts may be made to Bromwell Elementary School, 2500 E. 4th Ave Denver, CO 80206-4214, The Keith Hannon Special Fund.