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SB 190 on Non-Covered Services Signed into Law

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This afternoon, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law SB 190, a bill that requires dental plans to stop dictating fees for services they do not cover. This practice been an ongoing concern for member dentists for many years, as it can disrupt patient choice of dental services and the patient-provider relationship. It can also interfere in fair delivery of …

Connect the Docs Is Back May 6

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Connect with other docs at this interactive program dedicated to networking, mentoring and leadership growth. Moderators Dr. Lindsay Compton, Dr. Brett Kessler and Dr. Andrew Kelson will be drawing from the award-winning book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey, and The 4 Disciplines of Execution, by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling. Reading at …

Congratulations to CU School of Dental Medicine Scholarship Recipients

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The CDA Foundation is honored to annually support the CDA Scholarship Endowment to CU School of Dental Medicine students. Congratulations to the 2016-17 recipients of the endowment: Becky Bye and Kyle Diehl. Becky has been actively involved in the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and has taken on many leadership roles at the CU School of Dental Medicine. Becky graduated …

Colorado Dental Board Appoints New Members

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Congratulations to the following dental professionals, who were appointed or reappointed to the Colorado Dental Board for the term ending Jan. 1, 2020. Sarah Elise Butler of Highlands Ranch, to serve as an at-large public member, reappointed; Dr. James Edward Dost of Englewood, to serve as a professional member, appointed; Dr. Mason O. Miner of Durango, to serve as a …

Sleep Apnea Rules and Policies Under Review

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The Colorado Dental Board has organized a sleep apnea workgroup to draft new rules and policies regarding sleep apnea services offered by dentists. Reason for the Review The Dental Practice Act defines dentistry and details what constitutes the practice of dentistry, but the topic of sleep apnea is not specifically addressed in these law, nor is it clarified through the …

Will You Be a Delegate at the 2017 Annual Session in Vail?

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The CDA is calling for delegates and resolutions for its 2017 House of Delegates and nominations for open leadership positions in the association. It’s a great opportunity to get involved with organized dentistry. Volunteer to be a delegate today! Be a CDA Delegate The House of Delegates is Saturday, June 10. Represent your component as a delegate. The CDA needs …

Is Your Website in Compliance with Americans With Disabilities Act Requirements?

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA) requires that places of public accommodation, including physicians’ and dentists’ offices, be accessible to persons with disabilities. This includes these businesses’ websites. The U.S. Department of Justice has taken the position that websites open to the public must also be accessible in various ways to people with sight or hearing impairment. To assist its …

How Dentists Can Leverage Review Sites to Grow Their Practices Through Patient Engagement

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By Emily Washcovick From the Spring 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Nearly 80% of patients use online review websites as their first step to finding a new doctor, according to a 2014 Software Advice survey. They are already using review websites, like Yelp, to find restaurants and auto body shops—and they trust the reviews! Now they’re turning to …

Transactional and Transformational

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By Marie and Larry Chatterley From the Spring 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Over the course of the past 28 years and 1,500 practice transitions, we have noticed that one thing determines a dentist’s success in practice more than any other: the dentist’s character. More specifically his/her attitudes, beliefs and value systems contribute or detract from success more …

Leveling the Playing Field in Your Next Office Lease Negotiation

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By Dan Gleissner From the Spring 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The commercial real estate market is dramatically affected by the economy. This has resulted in a very favorable environment for tenants, as landlords are extremely motivated to attract new tenants and retain existing ones—especially high quality tenants such as dental practices. Some of the current opportunities for …