December 2020
DDCO System Upgrade
As we previously communicated, Delta Dental of Colorado will be completing a system upgrade that will enhance the service experience for our members, providers, employers, and brokers targeted for late first quarter 2021

As part of the changes that will be taking place you will see a new look for our website and the provider portal. More detailed information will be provided in the coming months as we work through all the particulars that are relevant to our provider network.

We'll continue to keep you informed on any changes that will affect our daily business interactions as we work toward the completion of this upgrade.

We are also creating a robust, easy-to-access resource library with everything you will need to know. Important information and updates will be posted on our website and on the secure provider portal, so if you do not have a secure provider account yet, go to deltadentalco.com and create one today. If you have any questions, please contact provider relations at profservices677@ddpco.com or 303-889-8677. 
2021 Updates
As we approach 2021, we've updated several resources we know you'll find useful as we enter the new year. These resources will also be available on our secure provider portal. To view these important documents, please log in and click on the Documents tab.
Win an Apple Watch, Get FREE CE Credits!
Delta Dental of Colorado and the American Dental Association (ADA) are partnering to bring network providers more than 200 CE-approved courses that you can take anytime, anywhere. Registrants will also be entered for a chance to win an Apple watch!

This pilot program is sponsored by Delta Dental of Colorado exclusively for DDCO network providers who are active ADA members and FREE for a limited number of participants. We only have a few spots left, so sign up today!

Signing up is simple, just follow these steps to complete your registration:
  1. Click here to go to the registration page
  2. Sign in with your ADA log in
  3. Click Subscribe under CE online individual subscriptions
  4. Add promo code DDCO20 at the shopping cart, click Apply, then click Check Out
  5. The new Total Price will be $0, then click Check Out
  6. An order confirmation will appear on the screen confirming your registration

Please submit only one order as one subscription is allowed per person. You will receive an email with your order confirmation. Subscriptions can’t be transferred to another person.
Volunteers Needed for Dental Lifeline Network
Dental Lifeline Network provides access to dental care and education for people who cannot afford it and:
  • have a permanent disability or
  • who are elderly: age 65 or older or
  • who are medically fragile

There are more than 10,000 individuals on the wait list to receive services from DLN’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program throughout the US. DLN's Will You See ONE? campaign asks that dentists volunteer to see one patient per year in their own dental office.

Volunteering is easy and DLN handles all the details, you provide the care in your office and on your schedule. Local coordinators screen patients to confirm eligibility, help ensure that patients show up to their appointments, coordinate lab work and specialty care, and serve as a liaison between your staff and the patient. The dentist then works with the patient directly to determine a treatment plan.

From clearing up painful dental infections and being able to eat again to rejoining the workforce – volunteering with Dental Lifeline Network’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program will make a life-changing difference for the people we serve.

Interested in volunteering? Find our more and sign up to volunteer by clicking here.
Dentists and Staff Included in First Phase of Vaccine Distribution
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
The Rocky Mountain Dental Convention is going virtual in 2021. Delta Dental of Colorado will be present with our very own virtual booth, so we hope to see you there! To learn more about the convention and register, click here.
INDUSTRY NEWS
ADA, ADEA, AAPD, AADR Urge Congress to Support Oral Health Programs
Ada.org, December 7, 2020
The ADA, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Education Association and American Association for Dental Research are asking leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to fund oral health programs at the highest amount possible in the 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.