Proposed Medicaid Payment Delays

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is expected to implement another delay in the payment of Medicaid claims in the spring 2011.  To help address a substantial budget shortfall in the current fiscal year (2010-2011), Medicaid has proposed delaying the payment of claims for one week in April 2011, one week in May 2011 …

Members in the News Drs Gillis Weenig Perino Kessler

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 On Sept. 25, KJCT Channel 8 reported that an estimated 200 people in Grand Junction got a free appointment with one of three local dentists. Dr. Julie Gillis, Dr. Duane Weenig and Dr. Kenneth Perino teamed up to hold a free clinic for people who couldn’t afford dental care. Patients received treatments ranging from cleanings and cancer …

Dinner Dancing and Dental Aid

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 Don’t miss the “Black & White and Smiles All Over” event on Saturday, Nov. 13 to benefit Dental Aid, a not-for-profit dental provider with three clinics in Boulder County.  The evening honors Karen Cody Carlson for her longtime service to the community and dental profession.  The event will also have cocktails, dinner, a live auction, the Hazel …

Important Information about the CDA Endorsed Medical Benefit Plan

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 15, 2010 The CDA Medical Benefit Plan recently made a decision to terminate self-funded benefit plans effective November 30, 2010. The Colorado Dental Association would like to take this opportunity to address several common questions and concerns from CDA members about this announcement. The CDA Medical Benefit Plan was endorsed by the CDA, but not operated or run by …

Endorsed for Your Benefit!

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 7, 2010 COPIC Financial Group is an endorsed company of the Colorado Dental Association for insurance coverage for CDA members.  Most recently this endorsement was extended to include health benefits/insurance.  Please contact Wendy Heckman at 720-858-6280 or wheckman@copic.com  to get a quote on medical insurance coverage.

Amalgam Separators – Proposed Rule

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 7, 2010 On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to issue a proposed rule next year to mandate amalgam separators. The EPA’s announcement stated, “EPA expects to propose a rule next year and finalize it in 2012. Dental offices will be able to use existing technology to meet the proposed requirements.  Amalgam separators can separate …

Give Kids a Smile Day Registration Open!

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 7, 2010 Give Kids a Smile Day registration is now open! For a limited time – sign-up for FREE product for your event! Kids back in school and the end of summer means that it’s that time of the year again.  Please register to help kids in need through the ADA’s 9th annual national Give Kids a Smile Day …

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 …