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This Saturday: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

September 26, 2012

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, Sept. 29. Dentists are encouraged to talk with their patients about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and inform them that they can bring their unwanted or expired medications—including opioid painkillers—to disposal sites across the country. Click here to find a collection site near you.

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Grant Funding Available for Dental Care Provided to OAP Seniors

September 26, 2012

The state of Colorado currently has $3M of grant funding available for organizations and providers who provide dental care to seniors eligible for Old Age Pension (OAP) assistance. The deadline to apply for the grant funding is Oct. 15, 2012. The grant funding will be most applicable to clinics, organizations and dental providers that routinely provide charitable or reduced cost care to OAP seniors, as the maximum allowable fees and procedures under the program are currently very limited. Click here to view a copy of the allowable fee schedule.

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Just Weeks to Go! COMOM Gears Up for Pueblo Event

September 12, 2012

Thank you to all of the dentists, dental professionals and community volunteers who signed up to donate their time Sept. 28-29, 2012 for the sixth annual Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM).  COMOM expects to treat at least 1,500 adults and children who cannot not afford dental care during this year's event. For complete details on COMOM, which will be held Sept. 28 and 29 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, please visit comom.org.

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ADA Needs Your Help in Lobbying for ERISA Reform Legislation

August 14, 2012

Earlier this year, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) introduced H.R. 4818, a bill that would address two common insurance practices that can diminish the value of patients' coverage. To help pass this important insurance reform bill, the ADA is asking for help in collecting real-life stories about your patients who have experienced:

  • financial impacts from being covered by more than one plan and being denied payment by the secondary plan simply because it was a secondary payer, or
  • adverse impacts from to going to you as a non-participating provider and being unable to assign their plan benefits directly to you.

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Colorado New Dentist Committee Receives National Recognition

August 14, 2012

Congratulations to the CDA New Dentist Committee! This year’s ADA New Dentist Conference was held June 22-24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. During the ADA New Dentist Conference, the CDA New Dentist Committee received an award recognizing their “Surviving the First Ten Years” study club with the national "Outstanding Program Award of Excellence."

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2012 COMOM Volunteer Registration is Open!

August 14, 2012

Register today to volunteer at COMOM 2012! The 6th Annual COMOM will be held in Pueblo, Colo. from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30, 2012 (Sept. 28-29 are patient treatment days). This 100+ chair portable dental clinic makes a true difference in the lives of patients and is an opportunity that you don't want to miss! Full details on the event are available at comom.org. COMOM currently needs both clinical and non-clinical volunteers.  There are volunteer opportunities for everyone.  Please invite your staff, friends and family members to participate in this incredible event.  The volunteer registration deadline is Friday, August 31. Click here to sign up to volunteer today!  

Hotel Deadline: Please note that hotel rooms for the COMOM weekend are expected to book quickly.  We encourage you to book your hotel room now.  For full details on hotels, please click here.

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Are Dental Offices Required to Use Digital X-Ray Systems by 2014?

June 24, 2012

What are the Electronic Health Record requirements for dental offices?

Over the past year, the CDA has received numerous calls from dental offices that have been told by vendors that they are required to implement electronic records systems, including digital x-ray equipment, by 2014. While many offices are making the voluntary switch to electronic records systems, it’s important to have the truth about what’s actually required by law.

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Sign up for the 2012 CDA Easy Pay Program

August 14, 2012

The CDA Easy Pay Program Helps Make Your Annual Dues Renewal Painless

In response to member requests, we are pleased to offer the CDA Easy Pay program for membership 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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CDA Applauds New CDA 2012 Officers and ADA Delegates/Alternates

June 24, 2012

At the CDA House of Delegates meeting on June 8, the CDA’s slate of 2012-2013 officers were elected, in addition to delegates and alternate delegates to the ADA for the 2013 ADA Annual Session.  Also occurring at this meeting was the passage of a resolution allowing for a new dentist (a dentist who is 10 years or less out of dental school) to serve as an ADA alternate delegate, provided they meet the necessary requirements outlined in the CDA Bylaws.

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