Colorado Dental Association eNews
January 2018
New Continuing Education Rules for Dentists

In March 2016, a new requirement that dentists complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) per two-year license renewal cycle took effect. The licensure cycle ends Feb. 28, 2018. 

The Winners of Free Dues Are ... 

Did you pay your membership dues before Dec. 31, 2017? If so, you might be a lucky winner of the CDA's latest promotion. Members who paid their 2018 dues before Dec. 31 were entered into a drawing to win free 2019 membership dues (either CDA dues or component society dues).  Drum roll, please.  Here are the winners.
Medicare Made Easier: Changes to Opt-In/Opt-Out Process 

Dentists no longer need to opt in (enroll) or opt out of Medicare to continue to provide dental care, supplemental services, and prescriptions for patients on Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans.  Get the details.
On Demand Business Learning  

The CDA New Dentist Committee holds many educational workshops and study clubs a year, and most are recorded as webinars or podcasts. Take advantage of this member benefit!

Register for 2018 Lobby Day

Mark your calendar for Feb. 16 and plan to join the CDA for Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day.  The CDA has updated the lobby day format to make meetings with legislators more efficient and allow the event to conclude by mid-morning. Register now.
Earn CE Credits

Register for this Feb. 5 Colorado Prosthodontic Society seminar, "The Future of Dentistry From the Eyes of a Data Wonk," with speaker Dr. Marco Vujicic.  

Market Your Practice

With nearly a billion websites on the internet, getting a top ranking on Google is hard. At noon Jan. 24, learn "Modern Practice Marketing in 7 Simple Steps."

PDMP Database Now Easier to Use 

Use of Colorado's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) has increased significantly since its inception, as it serves as an important tool for meeting the standard of care for safe prescribing. To get even more prescribers to use the database, the Department of Regulatory Affairs has improved the database to make use and navigation easier. Find out what's new.
Give Kids a Smile Day:
List Your A ppointments on the CDA Website  

Give Kids a Smile Day is on Friday, Feb. 2. To help you get the word out about your program, the CDA will list your event on the CDA website so school nurses and the public easily can find appointments across the state. 

Newest Members of the CDA

Dr. Lisa Anderson
Dr. Kara Carleton
Dr. Samer Faranesh
Dr. Ngocbich Florentino
Dr. Timothy Hart
Dr. Peter Jeppsen
Dr. Elizabeth Knott
Dr. Gabriel Luttrell
Dr. Daniel Matz
Dr. Mohammad Mesmarian
Dr. Caitlin Miller
Dr. Yevgeniy Monastyrskiy
Dr. Mark Montano
Dr. Young Hyun Noh
Dr. Cameron Perigo
Dr. Evelyn Qi
Dr. Gregg Rogers
Dr. Elliott Rotert
Dr. Charles Sabadell
Dr. Ian Topelson
Dr. Jeffrey Wursten
Dr. Adam Vega

Featured Events
2018 CDA Annual Session: Save the date to join other CDA members in beautiful Crested Butte, Colo., from June 8-10. This family-friendly weekend mixes business with fun at this resort destination. Mark your calendars now, and plan to attend!

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Editor in Chief
Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor
Krysia Gabenski

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