2017 Lobby Day a Success

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Put down 2017 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day as a success. About 35 dental professionals from across Colorado joined the CDA’s lobbying and government relations team as they converged upon the state Capitol on Friday, Feb. 17 to discuss with their legislators about key issues affecting the dental profession in Colorado. This year, the primary issue for discussion at …

The CDA Foundation Next Grant Submission Deadline Is March 15

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The CDA believes in giving back to the community through its charitable efforts. That’s possible because of the CDA Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, that supports the CDA’s access-to-care agenda and Dental Health Matters efforts to increase discussions about oral health and the dental profession in Colorado communities and advocate for smart improvements that increase access to dental care. Semiannually, the …

ADA Foundation Gives Grants and Scholarships to Colorado Dental Professionals

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The ADA Foundation has chosen individuals and organizations from the 14th District to receive grants and scholarships. Of those who were recognized were an organization—Bright by Three—and two students from Colorado. Bright by Three received the Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health grant. Bright by Three, which was known as Bright Beginnings at the time of the grant …

Legislative Update: SB17-190 on Noncovered Dental Services Passes First Committee

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With less than 24 hours’ notice from the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, the CDA mobilized its grassroots network of members to reach state legislators before the committee met to vote on SB17-190: Insurance Carrier Fees for Noncovered Dental Services. Thanks to these grassroots efforts and member dentists testifying during that hearing, the bill has passed the committee by …

CDPHE Seeks Feedback on X-Ray Regulations

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Radiation Program is proposing changes to its x-ray regulations, specifically Part 6 (X-Rays in the Healing Arts) and Part 2 (Registration of Machines, Facilities and Services), which apply to dental offices. The CDA is working with dental radiology experts to evaluate these potential changes and how they might affect dental practices. …

2017 Lobby Day Registration Is Open!

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The CDA needs dentists from across the state to join us in meeting legislators and providing them with information on the importance of dental health. Why? Because dental health matters. Prior experience is not needed. The CDA will supply resources and training to those who volunteer for the event. Event Details Date: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 Time: 8 a.m.-noon Where: …

15 Do’s and Don’ts for Your Facebook Advertising

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By Erin Wiggers From the Winter 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Keeping up with best practices on Facebook is getting harder. The more sophisticated the platform gets, the steeper the learning curve for advertising effectively. But one thing remains the same: Using Facebook advertising to reach your patients and potential new patients is a great way to find …

Practice Overhead: Does It Matter When Buying a Dental Practice?

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By Susan Spear From the Winter 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association When a buyer chooses the right dental practice for their future, they consider income and expenses, cash flow, practice statistics, location, office space and size, lease, equipment, patient demographics, and the availability of quality practices on the market. Which of these characteristics is most important when purchasing …