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Oral Health Screenings at the 2011 National Western Stock Show

February 18, 2011

The Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus hosted a booth at the January 2011 National Western Stock Show in Denver, offering free health screenings to all 644,000 attendees.  Health screenings at the stock show have been an ongoing project for Colorado AHEC.  2011 represents the fifth year of providing this valuable service to the public. 

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Thank You GKAS Volunteers

February 18, 2011

On Feb. 4, 2011, dentists across the state volunteered for Give Kids a Smile Day, a national access-to-care day for underserved children.  Thank you to the hundreds of Colorado volunteers who made this year’s program a success!  Your volunteer time and support of this annual program is greatly appreciated.
 
The CDA is busy compiling the reports from this year’s event, but we need your help.  If you have NOT submitted your GKAS reporting forms, please take just a few minutes to fax or mail them to the CDA. 

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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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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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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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