Wanted: Phone Booth with Walk-In Closet

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association While he doesn’t own a cape (to our knowledge), he does own dark framed Clark Kent glasses and leads a life where his various colleagues, students and acquaintances rarely know his full identity. To some he’s a general dentist (sans white coat), to …

C is For Charm, Colleagues and Crested Butte

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By Dr. Carol Morrow, CDA President From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association How many of you have attended a CDA Annual Session? Show of hands? I’ve gone to 36 of them. This meeting is so valuable to attend—and I’m not just saying that because I’m the president. In fact, I am making it my personal mission …

Meeting to Look at Limited Prescriptive Authority for Hygienists

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A Colorado Dental Board stakeholder meeting will be held at noon Jan. 3, 2018, to collect input on draft revisions to Rule XIII – Limited Prescriptive Authority for Dental Hygienists. Draft Rules Download the official notice and draft rules for the stakeholder meeting. 3 Ways to Participate In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 1250A, Denver, CO 80202. …

Dental License Renewal Notices Coming By Email Only

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Dental license renewal is available starting the week of Jan. 15, 2018, through the Colorado Dental Board website. All Colorado dentist and dental hygienist licenses must be renewed by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. If you have not already done so, renew your state dental license before it expires. Dentists and dental hygienists are not permitted to practice dentistry without a …

EasyRefine Offers Even Bigger Discounts

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One valuable benefit of CDA membership is the discounts available through the CDA’s suite of endorsed products and services. And sometimes those deals are made a little sweeter, like this additional 2% bonus premium on the total value of your next refining shipment to CDA-endorsed D-MMEX EasyRefine. Just be sure to submit your metals by Feb. 28, 2018. About Your …

Apply for the Diversity in Leadership Program by Dec. 23

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The deadline to apply for the inaugural class of the CDA Diversity in Leadership program is Dec. 23, so don’t wait. Apply today! Participants will develop leadership skills through an accelerated program of education, mentoring, and executive coaching. This program will also broaden their professional network and give participants the opportunity to apply what have learned to a leadership project. …

Kudos to Colorado Dentists: Diorio, Brewick, and Setterberg

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Three Colorado dentists have pushed beyond state borders to be elected into national and international positions. Congratulations to Dr. Michael Diorio, Dr. Terry Brewick, and Dr. Jim Setterberg. Dr. Diorio was elected vice president of the American Association for Dental Editors and Journalists (AADEJ). AADEJ is an organization of national and international dental editors who meet each year to discuss …

New Requirement for Dental Offices to Disclose Fees for Top 15 Procedures

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In the age of high deductible health plans and plans that cover fewer and fewer services, there has been a growing chorus of consumer voices pushing for greater price transparency from healthcare providers. Healthcare price transparency bills have come before the Colorado state legislature for the last several years, and in 2017, the Colorado state legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) …

Vacancies on Dental Board and Senior Dental Advisory Committee

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The Colorado Dental Board will have two open seats beginning in January – one for a dentist and one for a public member. The Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions is accepting applications for these positions. Pediatric dentists in particular are encouraged to apply. The CDA extends its sincere thanks to former Colorado Dental Board Chair Dr. Lisa Fox and …