Colorado Dental Association eNews
January 2020
Bill Hearing:  Dental Practice Act Reorganization 

The Dental Practice Act reorganization bill introduced this session, HB20-1056, has been scheduled to appear on the House Health & Insurance Committee's hearing agenda Wednesday, Jan. 22. The hearing is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. You can listen in on the hearing here.

If you haven't yet contacted your legislators to support HB20-1056, there's still time! All the talking points and a draft letter are provided for you. You can make a big difference in this bill's success - and simplify compliance for you and your office - by taking less than five minutes to make a call or send an email.
In Memoriam: 
CDA Past President Dr. Donald Schoemaker (1930-2020)

Last week, the dental profession in Colorado lost a respected leader, service- minded individual and dedicated ambassador of organized dentistry. Dr. Don Schoemaker was the president of the CDA in 1977-1978 and is survived by his wife; two adult children (CDA members Dr. Jeane Schoemaker and Dr. Neil Schoemaker); and several other members of his family.
Dr. Schoemaker practiced dentistry for 43 years in Fort Morgan, CO after graduating from the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry in 1953.
He was a life member of the American Dental Association and the International College of Dentists, as well as a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Schoemaker's memorial service will be held this Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Morgan United Methodist Church, 117 E. Bijou Ave., Fort Morgan, CO 80701.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Dr. D. Donald Schoemaker Memorial Fund c/o the Heer Mortuary (checks can be mailed to 225 E. Platte Ave. Fort Morgan, CO 80701). Gifts will be forwarded to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and the Fort Morgan United Methodist Church.
Read more about Dr. Schoemaker.
Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day 2020

Make your voice heard! Join the CDA at the Colorado State Capitol Friday, Feb. 28. You will have the opportunity to meet with your local state legislators to discuss important dental issues, helping set the stage for dentistry's success during the legislative session! The CDA will supply resources and training to those who volunteer for the event. Register today.

Earn 1 CE: Free ADA Webinar on EFT Payments 

Have you ever had a dental plan payment check lost in the mail? Would you like to know how to receive faster and secure payment? Why not consider receiving electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments?

This webinar, taking place Thursday, Jan. 30, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST, is the latest in a series of educational programs for dentists and their practice staff whose focus is on reducing practice overhead costs through use of electronic data interchange. Timely and accurate payment for services provided affects the financial health of every dental practice. EFT via automated clearinghouses (ACH) is how your practice will be able to reduce manual time and effort, and costs, associated with receipt and processing paper checks. Register today!

Attending RMDC? Come Say Hi!

If you're planning to attend the 2020 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, be sure to stop by and see us! The CDA will have a booth right outside of the expo hall entrance (come by and get a stainless steel straw), and you can find CDA Enterprises at Booth #419 (test your trivia knowledge to win gift cards!).

Also keep an eye out for some of our endorsed vendors:
Insurance Products - Booth #734
Credit Card Processing - Booth #544
Practice Financing - Booth #312
Malpractice Coverage - Booth #218
Patient Financing - Booth #417
Featured Events

RMDC New Dentist Happy Hour: Jan. 23, join the NDC after a day of earning CE for cocktails and appetizers within walking distance from the Denver Convention Center. 
Learn more.
2020 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day: Feb. 28, we need you to join us as we advocate for the dental profession directly to legislators. Registration and details coming soon.

NDC March Social: A free, casual, no-agenda chance to meet and socialize with your colleagues over food and drinks at 10 Barrel Brewing with the CDA's New Dentist Committee March 12Learn more.
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