Update on Dental Board’s Sleep Apnea Rulemaking

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In March 2017, the Colorado Dental Board started a stakeholder process to develop a rule regarding the involvement of dentists in sleep apnea services. The CDA encouraged the participation of key dental experts throughout the stakeholder process to ensure the development of sound policy, as rules developed regarding sleep apnea could have broad ranging implications for other areas where dentistry …

Comments Requested on Future of Colorado Medicaid Dental Program

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The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is looking to assess the continued need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of its rules and determine whether those rules should be continued, modified, or repealed. In regard to the Colorado Medicaid dental program, for both adults and children, dentists who either love or dislike aspects of what’s covered versus not covered …

You Can Change a Life Through Donated Dental Services

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Dental Lifeline Network’s Donated Dental Services gives dentists like you the opportunity to make a life-changing difference in the lives of those in need. Whether you’re clearing up painful dental infections or helping patients become able to eat again, you’ll have an impact on these patients’ lives. To further its goal of helping patients in need, Dental Lifeline Network has …

Discounts, Deals, and Doing Good: What’s Important to You?

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What do you look for when buying products and services for your practice? What purchases and activities are most effective to your business success? You could win a GoPro HERO5 Session camera or Colorado State Park pass if you take our short survey. Your experiences and priorities will help CDA Enterprises (CDAE) make sure CDA-endorsed products and services offer relevance …

CDA Stops Dental Plans from Setting Fees for Services They Don’t Cover

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From the Summer 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In April, after years of policy discussions on the topic, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law SB 190, a bill that requires dental plans to stop dictating fees for services they do not cover. This practice has been an ongoing concern for CDA member dentists for many years, as …

A Big Year for Dentistry: 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Summer 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2017 state legislative session began Jan. 11 and ended on May 10. Key themes during the 2017 legislative session included insurance reform, transportation, construction defects, marijuana, school finance reform and balancing a very constrained state budget. In spite of a legislative …

Faces of the CDA: Dr. An Nguyen

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It’s no secret: Dentists have passion for what they do, both in their professions and in their personal lives. It’s passion that drives them to go above and beyond to help their patients and their communities. It’s passion that carries over into their personal lives, where they set—and achieve—goals others only dream about. The CDA thinks it’s time for these …

Dr. Carol Morrow Takes the Helm of the CDA

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At the CDA Annual Session in Beaver Creek, Colo., Dr. Carol Morrow was installed as the Colorado Dental Association’s 131st president. Dr. Morrow is the youngest president in the association’s history and only the second female president ever to lead the CDA. Dr. Morrow graduated from the CU School of Dental Medicine in 2006. She worked in private practice with …

PDMP Survey: Your Opinion Counts!

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) has been identified as a promising practice to reduce risky opioid prescribing. To improve provider use in Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is directing multiple projects to improve access to the PDMP and the overall user experience. To guide Colorado’s PDMP enhancement projects, CDPHE is requesting your participation in …