CDPHE Proposed X-Ray Regulations Meeting June 13

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The radiation program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is looking for feedback from stakeholders regarding proposed changes to the Colorado x-ray regulations. Specifically, changes are being proposed for the Code of Colorado Regulations (6 CCR 1007-1), Part 6 (X-ray Imaging in the Healing Arts) and Part 2 (Registration of Radiation Machines, Facilities and Services). CDPHE …

Adjust Your Prescribing Practices: New Law Limits Opioid Prescriptions

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On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed SB18-22: Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. This state law limits the number of opioid pills that can be prescribed by all healthcare providers. Colorado dentists who prescribe opioids are affected by this new law. Though there is likely to be some enforcement flexibility to start, you should make changes in your prescribing practices now, …

CDA in the Community: Aurora Youth Water Festival

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The CDA was invited to take part in the 25th annual Youth Water Festival. Aurora Water puts on this festival for about 1,600 Aurora and Cherry Creek public school fifth graders. This year’s theme was “Small Changes = Big Savings: Turn Off the Water While Brushing Your Teeth.” The CDA, along with Delta Dental of Colorado, DentaQuest, Kids in Need …

2018 National Signing Day a Success

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On May 2, the CDA and the Metro Denver Dental Society hosted the CU Leadership Symposium for fourth year dental students and second year International Student Program students to coincide with National Signing Day. That day, 79 students signed up for tripartite membership with the American Dental Association, a state association, and a local dental society. The CDA congratulates the …

Colorado Dental Board Needs New Member

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The Colorado Dental Board currently has an open seat. Oral surgeons, in particular, are encouraged to apply, though general dentists and other dental specialists also may apply for future open positions on the board. To apply, go to the Colorado Dental Board website to fill out the Boards and Commissions Application. Applicants must be permanent residents of Colorado and registered …

CE in Crested Butte: Make It a Weekend Getaway

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The 2018 Annual Session is June 7-10 in Crested Butte, Colo. It’s a great opportunity to start earning continuing education (CE) credits toward the next dental licensure cycle, for both you and your dental hygienists. Here’s information about our featured CE courses, to be held on Saturday, June 9, and our keynote speaker, who’ll open the House of Delegates on …

Dental Board to Hold Silver Diamine Fluoride Hearing

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On June 14, the Colorado Dental Board is holding its next rulemaking hearing on Rule XXVI, the Application of Silver Diamine Fluoride by Dental Hygienists. The CDA recommends oral health professionals in the state weigh in on these rulemaking decisions. When making its decision to adopt the rule, the board is looking to identify its effect on consumers, positive or …

Stakeholder Meeting: Silver Diamine Fluoride Rulemaking

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With the passage of HB18-1045, dental hygienists in Colorado have gained the ability to deliver silver diamine fluoride (SDF) treatments to patients in cooperation with a dentist. Prior to the passage of this bill, the Colorado Dental Board had considered SDF to be outside the scope of dental hygiene practice. As part of the implementation of HB18-1045, the Colorado Dental …

CDA Foundation Seeking Board Members

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The CDA Foundation is seeking philanthropic-minded CDA member dentists, preferably with prior charitable board experience, to serve on its board of directors. Foundation members serve three-year terms and the board meets quarterly; both in-person and digital conferencing options are available. Additional committee meeting make take place as needed. The CDA believes in giving back to the community through its charitable …