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Good News - Denver Water Votes to Continue Community Water Fluoridation!

Good News - Denver Water Votes to Continue Community Water Fluoridation!

August 26, 2015

Today, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners voted unanimously to retain community water fluoridation!  After very careful consideration and review of thousands of pages of research, letters and comments, the board made the decision to continue optimal fluoridation (0.7ppm) of the system's drinking water. The CDA applauds Denver Water for its initiative to protect the public and its commitment to make thoughtful decisions based on fact and science regarding community water fluoridation, which has been provided to the community since 1953.

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Save Time and Money With Companies Endorsed by the CDA

Save Time and Money With Companies Endorsed by the CDA

Aug. 10, 2015

Membership in the CDA can pay for itself if you take advantage of the tremendous savings our endorsed companies offer. We know you are busy caring for patients and running a business. To save you time, we've researched and screened multiple dental-related companies so you don't have to. Members who use these companies save money, too, with negotiated prices exclusively for members.

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Easy Pay Makes Your Annual Dues Renewal Process Painless

Easy Pay Makes Your Annual Dues Renewal Process Painless

Aug. 10, 2015

The CDA Easy Pay program once again is available to members for dues renewal. This plan helps you manage your cash flow more efficiently and reduces your year-end expenses. The CDA does not charge a service fee for this benefit.

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Earn a Full Day of CE Credits with JADA Live for Under $100

Earn a Full Day of CE Credits with JADA Live for Under $100

Aug. 10, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) for a nominal fee? You’re in luck; “Dentistry Elevated: Detection, Restoration, Imaging & Airway Issues” is coming to Denver this fall. For an early bird rate of $89 for CDA/ADA members ($125 for nonmembers), you can earn 6.5 hours of CE. This seminar was created by JADA Live, the publishers of The Journal of The American Dental Association, and is sponsored by the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental Society and Colorado Springs Dental Society in a Power of Three collaborative to bring educational courses to dentists and to support member success.

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Metro Area Dental Practices Must Have Amalgam Separators Installed by Aug. 19

Metro Area Dental Practices Must Have Amalgam Separators Installed by Aug. 19

Aug. 10, 2015

Denver metro area dental practices served by the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Metro District) must install amalgam separators by Aug. 19, 2015, to comply with new amalgam control requirements. (Click here to see the cities and sanitation districts affected.) Once an amalgam separator has been installed in your dental office, you will need to submit a certification form to let the Metro District know these requirements have been met. Best management practices (BMPs) for placement, removal and disposal of dental amalgam should have been implemented and reported to the Metro District via a certification form by Feb. 19, 2015. Exemptions from these requirements are available for dental offices that never place or remove amalgam or teeth containing amalgam.

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Denver Water to Consider Discontinuing Fluoridation - Vote Occurs Next Month

Denver Water to Consider Discontinuing Fluoridation - Vote Occurs Next Month

Aug. 10, 2015
 
On July 29, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners held a meeting to review the latest information and science surrounding community water fluoridation, which has been provided to the community since 1953. After hearing from both proponents and opponents of fluoridation, the board announced that it will accept written public comments until Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The board will vote in late August to change or retain its current fluoridation policy. We need your help! 

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Your Feedback Can Help Improve the Healthcare Professions Profile Program

Your Feedback Can Help Improve the Healthcare Professions Profile Program

July 21, 2015

The Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform (OPRRR) within the Department of Regulatory Agencies is in the process of conducting a sunset review of the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO). OPRRR invites dentists to participate in a survey to determine, among other things, the effectiveness of the DPO. The survey focuses on the healthcare professions profile dentists and others in the healthcare field are required to submit as part of the licensure renewal process.

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Medicaid Dental Fee Increases Take Effect July 1

Medicaid Dental Fee Increases Take Effect July 1

July 1, 2015

During the 2015-2016 state budget process, the CDA worked hard to secure an across-the-board rate increase and a targeted rate increase for the Colorado Medicaid Dental Program fee schedule. Thanks to some hard work by the Medicaid Dental Program, the increase just received federal approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the increases will be effective and implemented in real time July 1, 2015. There will not be any implementation delay or retroactive adjustments associated with this rate increase--which is great news for dental offices.

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Dr. Gary Field Takes the Reins of the CDA at the Annual Session

Dr. Gary Field Takes the Reins of the CDA at the Annual Session

June 22, 2015

At the 2015 CDA Annual Session in Beaver Creek, Colo., the association installed a new president and welcomed new members to its Board of Trustees and Executive Committee.

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Teach Your Patients to Take Meds Seriously

Teach Your Patients to Take Meds Seriously

June 22, 2015

Colorado dentists can do their part to help combat and prevent prescription drug abuse by increasing awareness of the issue. The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, the organization behind the recently launched Take Meds Seriously campaign, has developed an informational rack card and other resources dentists can use to spread the word to their patients. The card features tips on safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription medications. Dentists can download the card from the Take Meds Seriously Website, brand the card with their practice name or logo, and print the card for distribution to their patients.

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