Member Spotlight: CDA Members in the News (Dec 2010)

Molly Pereira Featured News

December 13, 2010 Dr. Andre Gillespie (Aurora), Dr. Brett Kessler (Denver) and Dr. Damien Mulvany (Englewood) made headlines in November in various media outlets.  In addition, Dr. Michael Diorio is making news of his own, providing education to students and patients about the harms of tobacco use.  Kudos to these dentists for the great work they do. Have news to …

GKAS 2011 Product Recipients Announced!

Molly Pereira Featured News

December 13, 2010 Thank you to those who registered as volunteers for Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day 2011.  Free product recipients were announced this month.  Each year, corporate sponsors Henry Schein and Colgate generously donate supply kits to GKAS volunteers to help them with their patient treatment and education in February.  Click here to see if you were granted …

CDPHE Drafts Guidance on Medical Waste

Molly Pereira Featured News

December 13, 2010 In early 2010, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) convened a stakeholder group to draft guidance related to the disposal of medical waste. The group has drafted three documents, many with potential impacts on the dental profession.

Red Flags – Passed Legislation Awaiting Signature

Molly Pereira Featured News

December 10, 2010 On Dec. 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation (S. 3987) exempting certain businesses, including dental practices, from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Red Flags Rule. This follows on the heels of the U.S. Senate’s unanimous passage of the bill on Nov. 30. President Obama is expected to sign the bill by the end of the …

CDA Hires New Executive Director Dr. Quinn Dufurrena

Molly Pereira Featured News

December 10, 2010 The CDA is pleased to announce its new executive director: Quinn Dufurrena, D.D.S., J.D.  Quinn comes to the CDA from Idaho, where he was the executive director of the Idaho Dental Association.  He has over 27 years of experience in government, private practice and non-profit sectors.

Online Dues Renewal Available in early December

Molly Pereira Featured News

Save a postage stamp and renew your dues online! Just click on the blue “Renew” button on the homepage to get started. Through the renewal function, members are taken through a 3-step process to update their Find a Dentist listing, verify their member profile information and pay their dues electronically.

2010 Election Wrap-Up

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

November 18, 2010 The 2010 general election concluded on Tuesday, Nov. 2.  There are a number of changes that will transpire in the state of Colorado as a result of the election. Please look through the list of winning candidates provided in this article and let us know if you have a relationship with any elected official. Personal relationships with …

Take Action to Repeal Insurance Anti-Trust Exemptions

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

November 18, 2010 A bill before the U.S. Congress – H.R. 4626, the Health Insurance Fair Competition Act – would eliminate the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption granted to the insurance industry nearly 65 years ago.  Earlier this year, the U.S. House passed H.R. 4626 on a 406-19 vote.  To see this bill signed into law, the Senate must act – and …

Register for Give Kids a Smile Day 2011!

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 Last chance to sign-up for FREE product for your event! Kids back in school and the end of the year means that it’s time to register for Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS) again.  Please register to help kids in need through the ADA’s 9th annual GKAS program.  GKAS is a day of free treatment and education …

NFDH Changes its Brand and Name

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 In December, the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped will launch its new brand and name:  Dental Lifeline Network.  The name just received final trademark approval and was officially announced at the opening of the American Dental Association Annual Session last month.  The Donated Dental Services (DDS) and DentaCheques program names remain unchanged.  The foundation provides …