Colorado Dental Association eNews
August 2017
SB 190 Went into Effect Aug. 9:
Here's What You Need to Know

The CDA secured the passage of SB 190 during the 2017 Colorado legislative session, stopping dental plans from setting fees for services they don't cover. This sets in motion an important first step in broad conversations on insurance reform and the future of dental benefits that will be happening in coming years. The CDA remains committed to support reforms that ensure equitable treatment of dentists, preserve high quality care, and increase patient access to dental services.

Deals, Discounts, and Doing Good: 
What's Important to You?

What do you look for when buying products and services for your practice? What purchases and activities are most effective to your business success? You could win a GoPro HERO5 Session camera or Colorado state park pass for offering your feedback. Take the short survey.
Update on Sleep Apnea Rulemaking 

The Colorado Dental Board started a stakeholder process to develop a rule regarding the involvement of dentists in sleep apnea services, and in April, it discussed a draft rule. Many CDA members could be affected by potential rules. Moving forward, public comments will be accepted.  Get the latest.
Faces of the CDA

Member: Dr. An Nguyen
Reason: Advocate for Underserved Patients

Dr. An Nguyen is a key face of the future of dentistry. She overcame obstacles when her parents fled Vietnam and were sponsored by an Arkansas church to rebuild life in the U.S. Her upbringing, including time spent as a Medicaid recipient, has shaped her to become an incredible advocate for underserved patients, ensuring they receive quality care that sets them up for future success. 

The Future of the Colorado Medicaid Dental Program 

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is assessing the continued need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of its rules to determine whether those rules should be continued, modified, or repealed. Regarding the state's Medicaid dental program, dentists who either love or dislike aspects of program should submit comments. This is a chance to request change or preserve what works well. Submit comments.

2017 Resource Guide

The CDA has created two new helpful, members-only resources to guide new dentists as they navigate their first 10 years out of dental school.

Will You See ONE? 

To help more patients in need, Dental Lifeline Network has launched an initiative called Will You See ONE. This initiative aims to inspire dentists to donate their services for just one patient.

Welcome, New CDA Members! 

Dr. Isaac Alldredge
Dr. Scott Arceneaux
Dr. Ailar Bagherdaei
Dr. Lauren Basile
Dr. Kellie Bateman
Dr. Chad Belongea
Dr. Daniel Briskie
Dr. Nicholas Bussa
Dr. Robert Carpenter
Dr. Joshua Christensen
Dr. Nicolas Cofman
Dr. Austin Collazo
Dr. Andrew Comerci
Dr. Scott Czarnik
Dr. Christine Demarti
Dr. Kathryn Dickmann
Dr. Joseph Fink
Dr. Chad Fruithandler
Dr. Roopa Gandhi
Dr. Lisa Greenstein
Dr. Louis Guillory
Dr. Bond Harman
Dr. John Holt
Dr. Bryan Horspool
Dr. Cara Jones
Dr. Sat Kartar Khalsa
Dr. Katie Keogh
Dr. Rani Koganti
Dr. Laura Kuhne
Dr. Jeremy Lowy
Dr. Michael Lueck
Dr. John Mears
Dr. Michael Morgan
Dr. Raechel Nelson
Dr. Kha Nguyen
Dr. Christina Pham
Dr. Ursula Price
Dr. Paul Redpath
Dr. Joshua Rudin
Dr. Patrick Shock
Dr. Jason Streeter
Dr. Kendra Velasquez
Dr. Brian Warner
Dr. Ryan Woody
Dr. Evin Worthington
Dr. Maria Yeash

Featured Events
Free Webinar:  CDA-endorsed student loan refinancing company SoFi will be hosting an informational webinar at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 to answer CDA members' questions about SoFi's product and explain how members can save on student debt.   

Free Webinar:  With nearly a billion websites on the internet, the competition for top rankings on Google is fierce. At noon Aug. 16, CDA-endorsed Officite walks you through "Modern Practice Marketing in 7 Simple Steps."

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Editor in Chief
Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor
Krysia Gabenski

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Call: 303-740-6900 or
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