FDA Reaffirms Amalgam is Safe

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July 29, 2009 Yesterday, July 28, after years of careful investigation and review of over 200 scientific studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reaffirmed its view that dental amalgam is a safe, effective material for use in dental restorations.

Call for Volunteers: Enteral Sedation Permit Holders

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July 17, 2009 The CDA needs a few members who currently provide enteral sedation services and would be interested in providing their perspective in a focus group. The focus group would include both general dentists and specialists that represent a broad range of perspectives on the proposed anesthesia rule. The CDA plans to gather information and ideas from this group …

State Board Returns Anesthesia Rule to Committee

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July 17, 2009 On Thursday, July 9, the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) held a public hearing on the proposed rule addressing anesthesia permits and administration. Numerous dentists and patients attended the hearing and relayed their concerns about the rule proposal to the State Board. Several testimonies were presented at the hearing. Some were supportive of the rule …

HCPF Fluoride Claims Adjustment

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July 10, 2009 Attention Medicaid Providers: The Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing contacted the CDA today wanting to inform members of a temporary system glitch in the Medicaid system. The computer error is denying dentist providers the fluoride varnish (D1206) reimbursement. The Medicaid office is quickly rectifying this situation. Claims for these codes submitted under fee-for service that have …

State Board Revises Anesthesia Rule Proposal

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July 2, 2009 The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) has issued a new draft of the proposed rule on anesthesia permits and administration. The revised rule proposal includes new sections that outline how the Board intends to transition current licenses and further detail the requirements for nitrous oxide administration. It also makes some editorial changes for clarification.

State Board Revises Anesthesia Rule and Permit Structure

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June 1, 2009 The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) recently revised its rule on the administration of anesthesia in an attempt to better define and clarify the permit structure. The proposed rule would reduce the four current anesthesia permits to two proposed permits. The new rule is based on an “anesthesia continuum” that ranges from local to general …

ADA Hires New Executive Director

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May 5, 2009 Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H, has been selected by the American Dental Association Board of Trustees to serve as the next ADA Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1, 2009. Dr. O’Loughlin becomes the first female executive director in the ADA’s 150-year history. To read the full press release, please click here.

Red Flags Rule Postponed for 90 Days

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May 1, 2009 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations require any business that may provide credit to customers to develop written plans to prevent and detect identity theft. The FTC has deemed dentists and physicians as creditors who are subject to the rule when they don’t receive payment in full from their patients at the time of treatment.

CDA Hires New Executive Director

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March 17, 2009 After nearly nine years, the CDA’s Executive Director Gary Cummins will be leaving the CDA to pursue other opportunities. As a result, the CDA formed a search committee to recruit and select a new leader for your 3,000+ dentist association. We are happy to welcome Jim Young, who joins the CDA team on March 30, 2009.