Colorado Dental Association eNews
February 2019
Advocacy in Action: Dentists at the Capitol Day 2019

The CDA hosted its annual Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day on Friday, Feb. 15. Lobby Day is a unique opportunity for dentists across Colorado to talk with legislators about the important issues that affect the dental community. This year, a group of 25 dentists and CU dental students lobbied state legislators on several issues. The group's overarching message to legislators highlighted dentists' expansive work to improve access and value over the last several years. 

Read more. 
Your Input Requested: 
Survey of Senior Dental Program Providers

The state of Colorado has a Senior Dental Care program that provides reimbursement for low-income seniors to receive important preventive and restorative care, as well as dentures. This program is being considered for potential expansions. If you have participated as a care provider under this program, we ask for your feedback on program successes and potential improvements. If you are aware of the program and have chosen not to participate, we would also appreciate your feedback.  Provide your input by completing this short survey.

Annual Call for Delegates and Officers

The CDA Annual Session is a weekend that combines leadership with CDA business, professional wellbeing and CE in a family-friendly location. This year,we're holding the meeting at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. This is a great opportunity to get involved with organized dentistry. Volunteer to be a CDA delegate or run for a leadership position! Learn more. 

Deadline Extended:  Diversity in Leadership Program

The CDA created Diversity in Leadership to enhance the leadership skills of dentists of all backgrounds and to bring a variety of professional and personal experiences to our leadership team. Participants will develop leadership skills through an accelerated program of education, mentoring, and executive coaching. The deadline to apply has been extended to March 15.

Read program details and how to apply.
Sip, Swirl and Support: CDAF Fundraiser

Join the CDA Foundation on Thursday, April 18, for a wine tasting event at Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar (Southglenn location) in Centennial, CO. Open to members, vendors, and friends, attendees will enjoy exclusive wine and hors d'oeuvre pairings with prize drawings throughout the night!  Reserve your spot.
Email Safely and Securely

Email sensitive patient information and large imaging files to providers, patients and third parties, both in and outside your network. With iCore Connect, CDA members get 35% off the regular monthly price.

Save on Student Loans

CDA  members receive a .25% rate discount when they refinance through SoFi. If you have student loans, you can check your rate in two minutes with no impact on your credit score. Residents can refinance too!

CDA Members Remembered

Dr. Kate M. McDowell, CDA member for eight years, passed away Feb. 18, 2019. Dr. McDowell attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry - Chicago and owned a private practice in Boulder. Read her full  obituary.

Dr. James E. Dost, CDA member for 43 years, passed away Jan. 6, 2019. Dr. Dost attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and opened his own dental practice in 1975. Read his full obituary

Dr. Leslie R. Burrows passed away Dec. 22, 2018. Dr. Burrows attended the University of Kansas City and later became the founding Dean of the University of Colorado Dental School. Read his full obituary
Newest Members of the CDA

Dr. Kristen Lowe
Dr. Rahul Batra
Dr. Jennifer Baumert
Dr. Brian Bishop
Dr. Richard Blackburn
Dr. Alireza Bonakdar
Dr. Mary Brummett
Dr. Rebecca Case

Dr. Leonardo Galvez Ramirez
Dr. Alice Isom
Dr. Heather Jenkins
Dr. Reena Kandyala
Dr. Sridevi Kaul
Dr. Ping-Ping Lucero
Dr. Casey Marlatt
Dr. Jayashree Nakkana
Dr. Taylor Postler

Dr. Patrick Rabus
Dr. Stephen Schacht
Dr. Shaheen Shafagh
Dr. Maha Sidhom
Dr. Natalya Starkle
Dr. Dragana Strizak
Dr. Shelby Tesar
Dr. Frances Wang

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Featured Events

The Future of Dentistry Panel: Hear from experts and innovators on the challenges and opportunities associated with the future of dentistry on March 8. Reserve your spot.
High Tea at the Brown Palace: Join the CDA and MDDS's Ladies in the Loupe on April 7 for a special women-only dentist event. Enjoy high tea with lunch and desserts! Sign up now.
Speed Dating for Dentists: May 18, participate in a traditional "speed dating" event that takes professional networking to the next level. Learn more and RSVP.
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