October  2018

IMPORTANT UPDATES 
Last Chance to Earn FREE CE Credits in 2018
Don't miss out on the last empower your practice (EYP) workshop  of the year in Denver! In addition to the EYP workshop, where you will have the chance to learn about exciting new tools to help you increase office efficiency, best practices for successful claim submission, DDCO policies, and more, you will also have the opportunity to get CPR certified, all for  FREE . You can also earn 3 ADA CERP CE units for your attendance at EYP! Click here, to sign up today.  
 
EYP Workshop
When: Friday, December 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Where: Delta Dental of Colorado, 4582 S Ulster Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80237

CPR Course 
When: Friday, December 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: Delta Dental of Colorado, 4582 S Ulster Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80237

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Enhanced Benefits for CHP+
Effective July 1, 2018, Delta Dental of Colorado started  covering interim therapeutic restorations (ITR) and silver diamine fluoride (SDF)  under the Child Health Plan Plus dental plan
 
ITR is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) as a beneficial provisional technique to restore and prevent the progression of dental caries in children. The  ITR benefit is allowed once per primary tooth per lifetime  (#A-T) and covered at $57 in region one and $50 in region two under code D2941.
 
The AAPD also supports the use of SDF as part of an ongoing caries management plan.  SDF is allowable once per tooth every six months . The fee in regions one and two is $14 per tooth using code D1354.
 
For questions, contact Delta Dental of Colorado's provider network management team at 303-889-8677 or provideradvocate@ddpco.com.

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2017 Annual Report
Read and share our smile stories in the 2017 annual report available here.


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INDUSTRY NEWS
FDA to issue pain management guidelines
ADA, August 23, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration announced Aug. 22 that it will develop prescribing guidelines in an effort to give health care providers "the most current and comprehensive guidance on the appropriate management of pain." To do this, the   FDA said it has awarded a contract to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop evidence based...
GET TO KNOW YOUR DDCO TEAM
Cambrea Blackhawk is the newest member of the network management team joining us as a provider network manager. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry, and we're excited that she will be working and supporting our providers. 

Tell us about yourself. 
I am originally from Southern California. I moved to Colorado in 2009 with my two sons. I had been in dental administration for more than 25 years prior to joining DDCO in October of 2017. For the past year I've been part of the collaborative and customer service teams at DDCO. 

What do you enjoy most about working with the dental community?
I enjoy teaching tips and tricks that can make the dental practice more efficient and productive. I love that dentistry is constantly evolving and there is always something to learn. 

What are you most looking forward to in working with DDCO providers?
I'm excited to teach providers and their staff the ease of use of the tools and resources available through DDCO!
EYP Quick Fact
Dental anxiety is ranked fifth among the most commonly feared situations. This equals to more than 30% of people impacted by high dental anxiety! 

Delta Dental of Colorado
1-800-610-0201