Colorado Dental Association eNews
November 2017
CDA Creates Diversity in Leadership Program

The CDA has created the Diversity in Leadership program, designed to  ensure our membership and volunteer leadership represent a strong, vibrant, and evolving model of diversity and inclusion for the dental community and the diverse patients they serve.

CHP+ Dental Benefits at Risk 

Congress has not authorized continued federal funding for Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in spite of broad, bipartisan support. Colorado has reserve funds to continue its CHP+ program through January 2018, but beginning Nov. 20, it will begin notifying all CHP+ members that their coverage might end as of Jan. 31, 2018, unless Congress renews the funding.  Get the details.
Dental Health Matters: In Their Words 

Medicaid dental coverage has played a key role in improving lives and health across the state. That's why the CDA and its dental partners launched the  Health First: Dental Is Essential social media campaign to share the stories of Coloradans who have been helped by having coverage.  Read their stories.
Proposed Opioid Prescribing Reforms 

An interim legislative task force met over the summer to discuss Colorado's opioid abuse epidemic and possible solutions. In late October, the task force voted to introduce a bill (Bill B) in the 2018 legislative session to address reforms applicable to all prescribers of opioids, including dentists.  Read about the provisions of Bill B.

How to Pay Off
Dental  School Debt 

In dental school, you're taught to become a successful dentist but not how to effectively handle your dental school debt.

Get More Products
for Your Money 

Association Gloves & Supplies has enhanced and expanded its product line to help you save even more on products you use every day. Find out what else is new.

Vacancies on Dental Board and Senior Dental Advisory Committee 

The Colorado Dental Board will have two open seats beginning in January, one for a dentist and one for a public member. The Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions is accepting applications for these positions. Pediatric dentists in particular are encouraged to apply.  Apply for a position.
CDA Gives:
Support the Dental Community This Giving Tuesday 

After you've kicked off your holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consider giving back to help a good cause, the CDA Foundation, as part of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28.  The foundation supports many aspects of dentistry, helping causes that affect everyone from dental students to those with established practices and retirees.  Here's how your gift can help.
Dental Board Stops Sleep Apnea Policy Discussions 

In October, the Colorado Dental Board voted to stop discussions and take no further action on sleep apnea. The board will not consider any rule or policy at this time, meaning the current status quo prevails (which leaves some uncertainty in terms of policy and enforcement).  Here's what we know.
Welcome, New CDA Members! 

Dr. Ben Adam Bailey
Dr. Katie Baron
Dr. Chelsea Barr
Dr. Jill Baskin
Dr. Justin Becerra
Dr. Nathan Becker
Dr. Jonathan Benefield
Dr. Brett Bergseid
Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
Dr. Patrick Bowman
Dr. Nicholas Brassard
Dr. Brian Buccellato
Dr. Katherine Chin
Dr. Melanie Churinetz
Dr. Lisa Coburn
Dr. George Corson V
Dr. Lorin Creer
Dr. Kaitlyn Delancey
Dr. Sabrina Dragan
Dr. Christopher Gordon
Dr. Nathan Gunning
Dr. Kurtis Hammack
Dr. Denise Heyman-Hales
Dr. Ann Hoang
Dr. Jeffrey Howard
Dr. Tim Huson
Dr. Christine Isaacs
Dr. Amir Jafari
Dr. Bridger Jensen
Dr. Ashley Kaploe
Dr. Ardavan Karami
Dr. Christopher Klekamp
Dr. Michael Kofford
Dr. Arlene Joy Kolz
Dr. Matt Kovach
Dr. Darren La Madrid
Dr. Krista Lerner
Dr. Allison Lesko
Dr. Brett Lopez
Dr. Christopher Lovell
Dr. Jeremy Lowell
Dr. John McShane Jr.
Dr. Christopher Mehlhoff
Dr. Carissa Molina
Dr. Joel Ortlip
Dr. Brad Packer
Dr. Stephen Perry
Dr. Kim Peter
Dr. Therese Pham
Dr. Kyle Reynolds
Dr. Jameson Ribbens
Dr. Gregory Sefcik
Dr. James Shoff
Dr. Joy Troxel
Dr. Dee Tucker
Dr. Erin Van Gundy
Dr. Joseph Vreeken

Featured Events

2018 G.V. Black Tie Evening for New Dentists: Please join the New Dentist Committee and their sponsors Dec. 2 for a night of games, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and a hosted cocktail reception at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion! Dress to impress! Black and white attire required.   

Continuing Education:  Register now for this Feb. 5, 2018, Colorado Prosthodontic Society seminar, "The Future of Dentistry From the Eyes of a Data Wonk," with speaker Dr. Marco Vujicic.  

Free Webinar:  With nearly a billion websites the internet, getting a top ranking on Google is hard. At noon Dec. 14, learn "Modern Practice Marketing in 7 Simple Steps."

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Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor
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