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Red Flags Legislation Signed by President Obama

January 11, 2011

In late December, President Obama signed and passed legislation exempting certain businesses, including dental practices, from the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Red Flags Rule.  In a measure to protect the public, the FTC and federal financial institution regulatory agencies established the "Red Flags Rule," which would require certain businesses to develop and implement a written identity theft prevention program to combat identity theft in new and existing customer/patient accounts. 

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Slam Dunk for TeamSmile

December 13, 2010

On Dec. 4, as part of the NBA Season of Giving, the Denver Nuggets partnered with TeamSmile to host a free dental care clinic for children in need in the Denver community.  TeamSmile provided free oral health assessments, dental treatment and dental instruction to over 120 low-income children. 

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State Revisions to X-Ray Rules Continue

December 13, 2010

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) proposed changes to its radiology (x-ray) regulations in late October 2010.  The department also revised regulations in October 2009 and May 2010.  Under the newest revisions, penalties for lack of compliance have been increased.  These penalty increases in HB10-1149 were intended to address industrial radiation users, not healthcare professionals.

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Member Spotlight: CDA Members in the News (Dec 2010)

December 13, 2010

Dr. Andre Gillespie (Aurora), Dr. Brett Kessler (Denver) and Dr. Damien Mulvany (Englewood) made headlines in November in various media outlets.  In addition, Dr. Michael Diorio is making news of his own, providing education to students and patients about the harms of tobacco use.  Kudos to these dentists for the great work they do. 

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GKAS 2011 Product Recipients Announced!

December 13, 2010

Thank you to those who registered as volunteers for Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day 2011.  Free product recipients were announced this month.  Each year, corporate sponsors Henry Schein and Colgate generously donate supply kits to GKAS volunteers to help them with their patient treatment and education in February.  Click here to see if you were granted GKAS supplies (scroll down to Resources).

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CDPHE Drafts Guidance on Medical Waste

December 13, 2010


In early 2010, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) convened a stakeholder group to draft guidance related to the disposal of medical waste. The group has drafted three documents, many with potential impacts on the dental profession.

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Red Flags – Passed Legislation Awaiting Signature

December 10, 2010

On Dec. 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation (S. 3987) exempting certain businesses, including dental practices, from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Red Flags Rule. This follows on the heels of the U.S. Senate’s unanimous passage of the bill on Nov. 30. President Obama is expected to sign the bill by the end of the month.

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CDA Hires New Executive Director Dr. Quinn Dufurrena

December 10, 2010

The CDA is pleased to announce its new executive director: Quinn Dufurrena, D.D.S., J.D.  Quinn comes to the CDA from Idaho, where he was the executive director of the Idaho Dental Association.  He has over 27 years of experience in government, private practice and non-profit sectors.

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Online Dues Renewal Available in early December

Save a postage stamp and renew your dues online! Just click on the blue "Renew" button on the homepage to get started. Through the renewal function, members are taken through a 3-step process to update their Find a Dentist listing, verify their member profile information and pay their dues electronically.

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2010 Election Wrap-Up

November 18, 2010

The 2010 general election concluded on Tuesday, Nov. 2.  There are a number of changes that will transpire in the state of Colorado as a result of the election. Please look through the list of winning candidates provided in this article and let us know if you have a relationship with any elected official. Personal relationships with legislators are often key to success on legislative issues.

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