Colorado Dental Association eNews
September 2019
Proposed X-Ray Regulations Could Have 
Large Cost for Dental Profession

Next Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Colorado Board of Health will meet to consider sweeping changes to the x-ray regulations that govern healthcare providers. Significant impacts for the dental profession are anticipated if the rules are adopted in current form.

The most impactful change proposed in the rule is the requirement for implementation of rectangular collimation for dental x-ray equipment by 2022. While the American Dental Association has recommended the use of rectangular collimation for years in order to reduce patient exposure, the CDA is very concerned about the process that has been used to this point to propose rectangular collimation in Colorado. 

Jennifer Goodrum Joins Michael Best Strategies

Jennifer Goodrum, CDA director of government Relations, is joining the Michael Best Strategies team after 11 years with the CDA. In her time at the CDA, Jennifer has successfully increased the presence and influence of organized dentistry at the Capitol and across the state, immensely benefiting  the providers and patients of Colorado. Jennifer will continue to serve as the policy expert and advocate for the Colorado Dental Association, along with the rest of the Michael Best team. Read more.
Volunteers Needed

CERP Advisory Committee
The CDA is looking for volunteers to serve on the CDA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Advisory Committee. The CERP Advisory Committee is an objective entity that provides peer review and direction for the CERP program and the continuing education provider. 

CDA Enterprises
CDA Enterprises (CDAE), the for-profit subsidiary of the CDA, is seeking board members with a passion and vision to grow a startup-like company. CDA Enterprises manages and supports the marketing of the CDA Endorsed Products as well as the X-ray Training Education Course. 

Meet New CDA Staffmember: Elisa Llodra

Elisa Llodra has joined the CDA team as membership coordinator. With over seven years of experience working in the event planning and healthcare indu stry, Elisa supports membership recruitment, retention and engagement, as well as membership events and programs. Before joining the CDA, Elisa was the event manager for Hyatt Regency in Denver. 
Contact her at or 303-996-2841. Continue reading.
Volunteer at COMOM 2019

The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) is holding its 13th annual free dental clinic Oct. 4-5 in Glenwood Springs, CO. Approximately 1,300 patients will receive free oral healthcare services including a health and dental evaluation, cleanings, fillings, root canals and extractions. About 1,000 clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed to make this year's event a success .
Join us at this life-changing event. 
Enforcement Coming: Register and Use
 the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Colorado's electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a secure online database that provides objective information about patients' controlled substance prescription records to assist Colorado healthcare providers in offering appropriate treatment to their patients. The PDMP was enacted into law in 2005, in part, to reduce prescription drug abuse.  All providers - including dentists - who maintain an active DEA registration are required to register with the PDMP. 

CDA Editor Elected as AADEJ President

Congratulations to CDA Editor Dr.  Michael Diorio,  who was elected as the president of the American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists last week at its national meeting. AADEJ is a North American organization dedicated to ethical writing, communication and journalism in the dental profession. 

Offer Employees a 401(k)

CDA Retirement Solution brings together a team of professionals on your behalf so you can focus on running your business, not your retirement plan. Offer a plan to your employees, while aiming to reduce your administrative burden, transferring fiduciary risks, and potentially reducing costs.

Save on Precious Metals

As a CDA member, you get access to a reputable resource for refining your practice's precious  metals. 
Participants have seen returns improve by as much as 30% over their existing arrangements.  EasyRefine always pays a 5% member bonus on the total value of your metals - for a limited time, get a total of 7%!

CDA Members Remembered

Dr. Roger Anderson, a CDA member for 37 years, passed away Aug. 18, 2019. He was 64. Dr. Anderson was a general dentist in Lakewood, CO and a past president of MDDS. He attended the Northwestern University Dental School. 
Newest Members of the CDA

Dr. Hilary Allen
Dr. Gabriela Andrade
Dr. John Luke Andrew
Dr. Daniel Blankenburg
Dr. Joseph Burns
Dr. Karin Clemens
Dr. Dominique Coleman
Dr. Allison Davis
Dr. Jill Dery
Dr. Kyle Diehl
Dr. Elizabeth Dinh
Dr. Sirisha Dommaraju
Dr. Elizabeth Dunkleberger
Dr. Alisa Dvarishkis
Dr. Christian Egbert
Dr. Brittney Ferguson
Dr. Hannah Frebel
Dr. Hua Gao
Dr. Gregory Gardner
Dr. Kathleen Gates
Dr. Robert Geis
Dr. Greg Gorman
Dr. Nicole Haydt
Dr. Zachary Heming
Dr. Alberta Hernandez
Dr. Thomas Higgins
Dr. Nathaniel Hock
Dr. Heather Hong
Dr. Joel Horton
Dr. Austin Ivey
Dr. Anna Jumtina
Dr. Elizabeth Kaminsky
Dr. Artemis Khazaie
Dr. Sol Kim
Dr. Carl Kirsch
Dr. Jean Lee
Dr. Dylan Leto
Dr. Ryan Lewis
Dr. Erica Lomas
Dr. Danielle Loo
Dr. Ellen Macdonald
Dr. Roxolana Maged
Dr. Reanna Messer
Dr. Krina Mesuria
Dr. Jaime Muldoon
Dr. Michael Murphy
Dr. John Nesiba
Dr. Brandon Nguyen
Dr. Nangia Nidhi
Dr. Kelli Niemeyer
Dr. Anna Pitz
Dr. Bridget Remming
Dr. Dustin Ruspini
Dr. Dulcimeire Schulmeyer
Dr. Amy Sergeant
Dr. Lindsey Shall
Dr. Chelsea Shellhard
Dr. Hitesh Shoor
Dr. Eduardo Sonnenschein
Dr. Kevin Sullivan
Dr. Joseph Suslik
Dr. Nicolas Torrance
Dr. Stuart Winter
Dr. Nicolas Wyatt
Dr. Ashley Zimm

Already a CDA member? Explore your membership benefits today.
Featured Events

CDA Foundation Golf Tournament: Sept. 16, join us at the Golf Club at Bear Dance to golf for a good cause. All proceeds support CDA Foundation initiatives.
Reserve your spot.
CDA/MDDS Student Mingle: The CDA New Dentist Committee and MDDS are hosting an event for dental students to mingle with new dentists Sept. 19. 
Learn more.

NDC bRUNch Run: Run, eat and be merry with the CDA New Dentist Committee. Join the CDA NDC for bRUNch Run on Sunday, Sept. 29 for some fitness, food and fun. Learn more.
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Editor in Chief
Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor
Kelsey Creehan

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