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CU Receives Innovation Award

December 19, 2012

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine received the Outstanding Innovation Award by an Academic Dental Institution as a part of the 2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (Gies Awards).  Only one dental school is selected per year for this honor.  The school was recognized for the development of an innovative interprofessional (IPE) curriculum that prepares graduates for future team-based practice, and provides a model for other dental institutions embracing IPE.

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Are you Interested in Serving on the State Board?

November 20, 2012

The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners will have four vacant positions available in January 2013. The state will appoint two dentists, one hygienist and one public member to fill these vacant positions on the board.  Each appointment will be for a four year term.  The commitment to serve on the state board includes participation in quarterly full board meetings, monthly panel meetings and additional committee meetings throughout the year. 

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As a Small Business, You MUST Submit Form 1099-MISC

November 20, 2012

Your dental practice, like all businesses, is required to file Form 1099-MISC for each independent contractor or vendor that has been paid at least $600 during a calendar year.  It is important to file these forms to avoid costly audits and fines by the government. 

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2.3% Medical Device Tax to Impact Dental Offices in January 2013

November 20, 2012

Starting Jan. 1, 2013, many medical and dental devices will be subject to a 2.3% excise tax, mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The primary impact to most dental offices is expected to be a correlated price increase on purchases of dental equipment, materials and supplies in 2013.

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Your CODPAC Dollars at Work

November 20, 2012

During the 2012 election cycle, members of the CODPAC Board of Directors conducted an extensive candidate screening process to identify and support dentistry’s best advocates at the state Capitol. CODPAC interviewed almost 40 candidates for state legislative office, and received written applications from nearly 60 additional candidates. CODPAC ultimately supported 56 candidate campaigns and endorsed 21 of these candidates at the highest level of support. CODPAC’s interview and endorsement process allowed the CDA to foster important relationships for the 2013 legislative session and educate candidates on critical dental issues.

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