State Board Adopts New Anesthesia Rule Effective March 30

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February 22, 2010 In January, the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) voted to adopt new rules on the administration of anesthesia. This vote concludes a year of discussion and revision to the rule. The rule went through several iterations before final adoption, addressing a number of dentist concerns in the process.

State Legislative Update: 2010 Bills

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February 22, 2010 Thanks to everyone who took action in support of HB 1144, the bill to address insurers’ practice of dictating fees for non-covered services. As you know, HB 1144 died in a frustrating tie vote earlier this month. However, the CDA is still very committed to addressing this issue. We are reviewing our options and will keep members …

Dentist Sales Tax in Centennial

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February 22, 2010 The city of Centennial has been sending letters to local dentists asserting that dentists must collect sales tax from patients on certain cosmetic products, including teeth whitening kits. Centennial’s tax code, however, exempts “drugs or materials furnished by a doctor as part of professional services provided to a patient” from sales tax requirements.

GKAS – Thank You Volunteers!

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February 22, 2010 There were lots of smiling kids on Friday, Feb. 5 thanks to Colorado dentists and dental professionals. About 250 dentists participated in the eighth annual Give Kids a Smile Day. In Colorado, this means children from low-income families without access to regular dental care are given free treatment and education by dental volunteers committed to this cause.

Nuggets Tickets Discount

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February 22, 2010 Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of discounted Denver Nuggets tickets for March and April games! This is a CDA benefit for members and their friends and family. Better yet, a portion of all tickets sold will benefit the CDA Charitable and Educational Fund.

COMOM 2010 – Save the Date

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February 22, 2010 Please mark your calendar! This year’s Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) will be held at the Phil Long Expo Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010 (patient treatment days are Oct. 1-2). We welcome you and your dental team members to join us this year. Nearly 800 volunteers are needed for this event and we …

SBDE Issues Revised Draft of Anesthesia Rule

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December 17, 2009 This week the CDA received a new revision of the SBDE’s anesthesia rule proposal that would modify the anesthesia permit structure for Colorado dentists. To view a copy of the most recent rule revision, click here. The new rule addresses a number of concerns raised at the Board’s last public rule hearing in October, including: Revision to …

Alert: Make sure you are coding indirect composites correctly!

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December 17, 2009 The CDA was recently alerted to a problem with the coding and representation of indirect composite restorations, specifically procedures that involve taking an impression, making the restoration out of oven curable composite and cementing the restoration in place. We have been told that some dentists are representing the procedure to the patient as a porcelain crown and …

Are you interested in serving on the SBDE?

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December 17, 2009 The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) has two positions opening in 2010 – one for a dentist and one for a public member. These positions will be appointed in the next couple weeks, prior to the SBDE’s meeting on Jan. 21, 2010. The appointment is for a four year term. The commitment includes quarterly full …