The 132nd Annual Session is June 6-9 is in Estes Park, CO. Attendees can partake in CE courses, network with colleagues and, of course, enjoy one of Colorado's most historic and quaint towns. The CDA Annual Session is the ideal location to connect with dentists in a relaxed setting. This conference is a great day trip or an extended weekend getaway!
CDA member Rominder Kaur, D.D.S., of Fort Morgan, CO, was appointed to serve as a professional member of the Colorado Dental Board effective March 27 with an initial term expiring January 1, 2021. Continue reading.
Prize Drawing Winners Announced
The winners of two separate CDA drawings were recently selected!
Annual Session attendees who registered before April 15 were entered to win a chance to stay in room 217 at the Stanley Hotel. This spooky prize was awarded to Corban Stettler, D.D.S.
In exchange for completing a survey about CDA member benefits and programs, Alexa Johnson, D.D.S., won the choice of an iPad or a $250 Amazon gift card.
Thank you to all CDA members who took time to provide us with feedback! Your valuable input will be taken into consideration as we strive to continuously improve your member experience.
Anesthesia Review Committee Seeking Volunteers
The Colorado Dental Board is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will review anesthesia permit applications. This volunteer opportunity can provide great experience for dentists who may eventually be interested in serving on the Colorado Dental Board, though there is no guarantee for or obligation to further service. Learn more.
Dr. Jeff Kahl Delivers CU School of Dental Medicine Keynote
On May 25, dental graduates from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine received their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. CDA President-Elect and CU alumna Jeff Kahl, D.D.S., delivered the keynote address. Dr. Kahl discussed his substantial involvement in organized dentistry and oral health advocacy. This involvement ultimately helps the public and the patients he serves while allowing him to do what he loves every day.
The Colorado Dental Board has adopted revisions to the BLS/CPR requirements in Rule IIIand the supervision requirements for application of Silver Diamine Fluoride by dental hygienists in Rule XXVI. The CDA has supported these changes and actively engaged throughout the legislative and rulemaking processes. Continue reading.
Feedback Requested: Senior Dental Program Providers
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is currently seeking feedback from Senior Dental Program providers regarding the administration process. If you have participated as a care provider under this program or have interest providing such care, we ask for your feedback on program administration successes and potential improvements. Get the details.
Contracts and Processing Policies: Impact on your Revenue
Earn one CE credit through this free webinar from the ADA on June 6
. Whether or not to sign a PPO agreement is an important business decision for any dentist. This webinar will cover common contractual clauses in third-party payer contracts and their potential financial implications for a dental practice. These include most favored nation, affiliate carrier, recoupment clauses and more. Register.
The Colorado Dental Board has started preliminary discussions regarding licensure exam structure, specifically transitioning to accepting only a non-patient exam in the future. While the discussion and rulemaking processes will likely occur over an extended timeline, we encourage members to send us any initial feedback or questions you may have on the potential outcomes associated with switching to a non-patient exam structure.
Save on Dental Supplies
The CDA has partnered with The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC) to offer members a new way to shop for dental supplies. TDSC's collective purchasing power results in significant savings on dental supplies so you can reduce overhead and stay competitive.
Bank of America Practice Solutions helps dentists across the nation reach their goals through smart financial solutions and expert guidance. They can provide customized financial help for your short-term needs and long-term aspirations.