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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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