Colorado Dental Association eNews 
  September 2016
The CDA is pleased to introduce Erica Carvin, who recently joined the CDA as the director of membership. Originally from Madison, Wis., Erica and her family have called Colorado home for the past three years.Please join us in welcoming Erica. If you have any membership questions, feel free to contact her at [email protected] or 303-996-2842.
The "ColoradoCare" universal healthcare proposal on the November ballot could have a significant impact on dentistry and dental practices. At its Sept. 17 Board of Trustees meeting, CDA leadership will hear presentations from proponents and opponents of this proposed Colorado constitutional amendment and discuss whether to formally support or oppose the measure.  
The U.S. Department of Labor published a new rule that changes the salary and compensation levels needed for executive, administrative and professional staff to be considered exempt from overtime pay. The rule, which goes into effect Dec. 1, 2016, carries steep penalties for those who don't comply. Is your practice affected?
The ADA has a new, free service to help dentists with their professional credentialing. The ADA Credentialing Service allows dentists to input, store and update their professional credentials in a centralized location. After information is entered, it then will be available to third-party payers, hospitals and employers. 
ADA 2016 is Oct. 20-24 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. If you haven't already registered or signed up for continuing education (CE) courses, it might be a good idea to do so before Friday, Sept. 16, when fees for both registration and CE will increase.
In conjunction with ADA 2016, the ADA will be hosting the New Dentist Committee Conference Oct. 20-22. Earn up to six continuing education credit hours a day, unwind at the New Dentist Reception and be inspired by Malala Yousafzai's life story. This opportunity, which includes the New Dentist Conference, ADA 2016 registration and most meals, is only $350.
You've always earned continuing education (CE) for professional growth. Now, effective March 1, 2016, it's required by law in the state of Colorado. The American Dental Association has created an online CE module, hosted on its website, where you easily can log all of the CE courses you've taken and credits you've earned. 
It's almost dues time! The CDA Easy Pay program once again is available to members for dues renewal. This plan helps you manage your cash flow more efficiently and reduces your year-end expenses. The CDA does not charge a service fee for this benefit.  
The Colorado Dental Political Action Committee (CODPAC) board of directors will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the CDA Headquarters, 8301 E. Prentice Ave., Ste. 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Interested CODPAC contributors are welcome to attend. 
In This Issue
Welcome, Erica Carvin!
New Exemption Rule
Credentialing Service
ADA 2016
New Dentist Conference
CE Module
Renew Your Dues
CODPAC Annual Meeting

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Featured Events: 

Ladies in the Loupe: Financially and Physically Fit
Get ready to push yourself physically, be inspired to make changes financially, learn how to achieve work-life integration and network with your fellow female dentists! Hear from Clarisa M. Hernandez and Jordan Youngblade from North Star Resource Group, who will empower you to learn how to maximize your wealth by also protecting it, and Susannah Campora, certified coach and business owner who inspires, empowers, connects and guides the modern leader and entrepreneur woman, who will cover the concept of work-life integration. Then, take part  in a Barre Code fitness class to build your stamina and endurance.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 1
Location: The Barre Code, 2252 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
RSVP:  You must RSVP. Contact Erica Carvin at [email protected] or 303-996-2 842.

BIG Idea: Small Group Practice
This daylong conference, immediately preceding ADA 2016, lets you select continuing education (CE) by focusing on three key aspects of group practice: feasibility, development or operations. Worth 6 CE hours, the conference looks at why more dentists are joining or starting small group practices. The registration fee is $150. Register today!

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 19
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Time: Check-in and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. Conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $150 (Registrants must also be registered for ADA 2016.)
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