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New CDA President: Dr. Calvin Utke

July 23, 2013

Dr. Calvin D. Utke is the new president of the Colorado Dental Association.  He is a general dentist and has a private practice in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has practiced dentistry in Colorado for 29 years. He received his D.D.S. from Creighton University in 1984.  

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CODPAC Annual Meeting

June 23, 2013

The CODPAC Board of Directors will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board room at the CDA Headquarters. Any interested CODPAC contributor is welcome to attend.

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CODPAC 2014 Annual Meeting

July 8, 2014

The CODPAC Board of Directors will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the small Board room at the CDA Headquarters. Any interested CODPAC contributor is welcome to attend.

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New Adult Medicaid Dental Benefit in Colorado

May 7, 2013

Great News: Senate Bill 13-242, a bill giving access to basic dental care to adults in underserved populations, passed the state legislature this week. It is scheduled to be signed into law on Saturday, May 11. SB 242 is estimated to provide 300,000 additional Coloradans with access to basic preventative and restorative dental care. This new dental benefit for adults, covered by Medicaid, will take effect in April 2014. Medicaid reimbursement rates for dentists who accept Medicaid will also be increased 4.5%. Thank you to the many dentists who took time to write their state legislators in support of this bill!

Great News: Senate Bill 13-242, a bill to give access to basic dental care to adults in underserved populations, passed the state legislature this week! It is scheduled to be signed into law on Saturday, May 11. SB 242 is estimated to provide 300,000 additional Coloradans access to basic preventative and restorative dental care. This new dental benefit for adults covered by Medicaid will take effect in April 2014. Medicaid reimbursement rates for dentists who accept Medicaid will also be increased 4.5%. Thank you to the many dentists who took time to write their state legislators in support of this bill!

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House of Delegates – Resolutions 2013

May 6, 2013

The CDA’s governing body convenes each year at the Annual Session.  The House of Delegates votes on resolutions that impact the CDA and its membership.  To read this year’s resolutions and to view the proposed budget for 2013/2014, click here.  Among the resolutions is one brought forth by the CDA Council on Finance to increase member dues by $15 – click here to read 13-13-B.

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Ladies in the Loupe Focuses on Managing Money

May 6, 2013

On Saturday, April 20, the CDA Ladies in the Loupe held a seminar and event for Colorado’s women dentists.  Both CDA members and non-members were welcome to attend this informative afternoon at the Four Seasons Hotel about managing money and planning for the future. 

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CU Alumni Reunion Golf Tournament

May 6, 2013

Attention golfers: the CU School of Dental Medicine Golf Tournament is Sunday, May 19 (7:30 a.m. shotgun) at Saddle Rock Golf Course in Aurora, Colo.  No need to be a CU alum to play in this annual tournament.  The award-winning Saddle Rock Golf Course is the former home of the Colorado Open, numerous statewide amateur and professional events, and has tested the best players in the state.

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Important HIPAA Changes for Patient Record Requests

March 28, 2013

On March 26, new HIPAA requirements for patient records took effect. If your dental office uses electronic records systems, you may now be required to provide electronic copies of records to patients who request them. Dental offices can no longer simply provide printed records in lieu of electronic copies.

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Appointments to the State Board of Dental Examiners

March 28, 2013

On Feb. 1, Gov. Hickenlooper made six new appointments to the State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE). The members appointed for terms expiring on Jan. 1, 2017 are:
•    Dr. Peter Carlesimo of Fort Collins (dentist, reappointed)
•    Dr. Mason Miner of Durango (dentist, appointed)
•    Dr. Laurie Stein of Cedaredge (dentist, appointed)
•    Annette Isenbart, R.D.H. of Stratton (dental hygienist, reappointed)
•    Patricia Schonberger, R.D.H. of Brush (dental hygienist, appointed)
•    Sarah Kuykendall of Highlands Ranch (public member, appointed)

Congratulations to the new members of the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners.

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Enter to Win Free Registration to the ADA New Dentist Conference

March 28, 2013

Attention new dentists!  If you are 10 years or less out of dental school and would like to attend the ADA’s New Dentist Conference in Denver, CO, you are eligible to win free registration from the CDA.  The ADA conference is taking place in Colorado this year, July 18-20, at the Four Seasons Hotel.  We encourage all new dentists to take advantage of this great opportunity to connect with colleagues, earn CE and network among like-minded dentists.  If you’re interested in being entered into the drawing for free registration to this conference (a value of $375), please submit your name by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Entries must be received by May 1.  Lodging is not included.

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