Colorado Dental Association eNews
February 2018
Get Involved as a CDA Leader:
CDA Official Call for Delegates and Officers

The CDA Annual Session allows you to combine a family-friendly weekend with business and CE. This year, we're holding the meeting in beautiful Crested Butte, Colo. It's a great way to get involved with organized dentistry. 

Volunteer to be a delegate today or run for an officer position.
ACD, ICD, PFA Fellowship Nominations 

To become a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and Pierre Fauchard Academy, you must be nominated. Know someone deserving of these fellowships? Nominate him or her today. Here's how. 
Reminder: Renew Your Dental License by Feb. 28 

All Colorado dental licenses must be renewed by Wednesday, Feb. 28, through the Colorado Dental Board website. Dentists  cannot practice dentistry without a current license.  Renew your state dental license before it expires.
CHP+ Update: Funding Renewed For Six Years  

Congress has reauthorized the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHP+) for six years and the bill has been signed into law. The bill provides $21.5 billion for fiscal year 2018 for CHP+, increasing to $25.9 billion by fiscal year 2023.  

Board Seeks Input on Use of Lasers

The Colorado Dental Board will hold a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28 to collect input on draft revisions to Rule XXIV - Use of Lasers. This is CDA members' chance to provide input on the proposed changes.  Plan to attend or submit comments.
Association Gloves Offers Solmetex Products

CDA-endorsed Association Gloves & Supplies offers Solmetex products at a reduced price. CDA-endorsed Solmetex has promotions for dentists who need to purchase an amalgam separator, replace collection containers, or upgrade to the new NXT Hg5 system. 

Compare Credit Card Processing Rates

Are you paying too much for credit card processing fees? It never hurts to check, especially when there is no risk or obligation.  Fax your last statement to CDA-endorsed Best Card at 866-717-7247 or email them at to see what they can do for you.  

Apply for a CDA Foundation Grant by March 15 

The CDA believes in giving back to the community through its charitable efforts. Do you know a nonprofit dedicated to improving access to care that could benefit from grant funding? If so, have them apply or nominate them for a CDA Foundation Grant.  Download the grant application.
Leadership Opportunity:  Make a Difference in Healthcare  

Ready to make a difference in Colorado healthcare? Primary Care Movers and Changers is a leadership training program offered by the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership that will teach participants a range of leadership skills.  Applications are due by March 15. 

Colorado ASDA Beat Tooth Decay 5K

This nonprofit 5K will benefit the Dental Lifeline Network and Colorado ASDA. Race entries include the official race t-shirt and an entry into the post-race raffle. Come out, have fun, and help us keep Denver smiling.  Register today. 
Newest Members of the CDA
Dr. Andrea Aduna
Dr. Mohamed Basha
Dr. Richard Blackburn
Dr. LeJon Carreon
Dr. Michael Coughlin
Dr. Zachary Gonzales
Dr. Matt Hansen
Dr. Mihai Itoafa
Dr. Cheryl Madejczyk
Dr. Archana Mahajan
Dr. Jennifer Manske
Dr. Laura Noce
Dr. Shannon Roberts
Dr. Sofyan Sayfo
Dr. Spencer Schneider
Dr. Sarah Shin
Dr. Alex Troxel
Dr. Eric Wilson
Dr. Song Yang
Dr. Lucinda Young

Featured Events
NDC Social Event at Clue Room:  Do you have what it takes to escape? Join the New Dentist Committee March 15 at Clue Room. You and your colleagues will be "trapped" in an unfamiliar room where you'll work together to solve various puzzles, mysteries and riddles with only 60 minutes to escape. After, head to Resolute Brewing for a beer.

NDC/Colorado Springs Dental Society Night at Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.:  Join the New Dentist Committee and Colorado Springs Dental Society March 22 for a fun evening at the Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. Enjoy food and drinks and get to know other members and reconnect with your colleagues. Take a tour of the brewery, too.

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Editor in Chief
Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor
Krysia Gabenski

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