COMOM 2010 – Making a Difference!

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 4, 2010 The fourth annual Colorado Mission of Mercy was held Oct. 1-2, 2010 at the Phil Long Expo Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  Preliminary estimates are that this 100-chair dental clinic provided free dental treatment to over 1,400 adults and children who do not have dental insurance and cannot afford regular care.  In two days, roughly 225 dentists …

Why Hello, Future President

Molly Pereira Featured News

September 15, 2010 Interested in being a future leader of the CDA?  Don’t miss the Colorado Leadership Workshop on Oct. 23, 2010.  Hosted in conjunction with the CDA New Dentist Committee, the workshop is open to all CDA members and will offer information on volunteer and leadership opportunities within the CDA.  Whether interested in charitable opportunities, political involvement or the …

Transparency Reporting Required for Most Dentists in Feb 2012

Molly Pereira Featured News

September 15, 2010 During the 2010 legislative session, legislators considered a bill to extend certain disclosure requirements that are in place for physicians to numerous other healthcare professions, including dentistry.  SB 124, also known as the “Skolnik transparency bill,” was enacted by the governor this past June and requires healthcare professionals to report practice history information including disciplinary actions, malpractice …

CDA Bids Farewell to Executive Director Jim Young

Molly Pereira Featured News

September 15, 2010 CDA Executive Director Jim Young has accepted a new position in Colorado Springs and recently left the CDA on Sept. 15, 2010.  A search for a new executive director is currently underway.  The CDA is a strong organization with an outstanding reputation.  The Board of Trustees is confident in its ability to attract outstanding candidates, and select …

Call for Nominations CDA Editor

Molly Pereira Featured News

September 15, 2010 After many years of devoted service, current CDA Editor Dr. Joe Tomlinson plans to retire the post, opening the opportunity for another CDA member. The CDA is looking for a new editor.  If you are detail-oriented, good with the English language and grammar, have an interest in writing, and have several hours each month to serve your …

Drug Take Back Program

Molly Pereira Featured News

September 15, 2010 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is hosting a nationwide drug take-back event on Saturday, Sept. 25.  Patients will be able to drop off unwanted and expired drugs at sites around the state to be disposed of properly.  The event is being organized to provide a safe and environmentally friendly disposal option for these drugs. The service …

Dental Offices Recognized as Environmental Leaders

Molly Pereira Featured News

September 15, 2010 The Environmental Leadership Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently expanded to recognize practices within the dental community.  Three dental offices will be recognized by the governor as Bronze Achievers for their sustainable practices at a banquet in early September: • CDA member Dr. Heidi Winquist of Heidi Winquist, DDS, PC; • CDA members Dr. F. …

September 2010 Member Spotlight

Molly Pereira Featured News

September 15, 2010 Have news to share with your colleagues? Send it to the CDA for the eNewsletter. In this month’s announcements: Dr. Andre Gillespie, Dr. Brett Kessler, Dr. Elmer Villalon, and Haitian and Dominican Assistance Corporation.

Practice Transition “Speed Dating” Event – Register Today!

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

August 10, 2010 Don’t forget! On August 21, the CDA new dentist committee has organized a prime opportunity for members interested in buying, selling or transitioning a practice.  Set up in a “speed dating” format, the program will allow “buyers” and “sellers” to meet for five minute increments and look for a match as they exchange details like practice location, …

SECDS Offers Head and Neck Cancer Symposium

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

August 10. 2010 Join the Southeastern Colorado Dental Society, along with P.A.I.N. and TMD Study, for a Head and Neck Cancer Symposium on Sept. 24 and 25 in Pueblo.  The event offers an exciting line-up of presenters and 9 CEU credits.  Click here to register today and get more details about the event.