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CDA Women’s Dentist Group Keeps Everyone in the Loupe

August 17, 2011

On July 16, the CDA “Ladies in the Loupe” group was officially launched with a brunch at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Despite the high heat and humidity, over 90 women dentists from across Colorado attended the event.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, the ADA executive director.  Dr. O’Loughlin spoke to the female audience about the fact that women need to embrace leadership in their association to help shape their professional future in Colorado and nationally. 

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CDA Action Team Leader Training

August 16, 2011

If you're interested in becoming more involved in educating the legislature about topics that affect the dental profession, you're invited to attend the CDA's Action Team Leader Training on Sept. 10.  With a sunset review of the Dental Practice Act quickly approaching and issues like dental mid-level providers on the horizon, it’s more important than ever that you learn how to effectively talk to legislators as an advocate on dental issues.

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New Prescribing Notification Requirements - Prepare Your Office for Compliance by July 1

June 29, 2011

Starting July 1, healthcare professionals who prescribe controlled substances must comply with new patient notification requirements. Prescribers, including dentists, must notify any patient who gets a prescription for a controlled substance that the patient's identifying information will be entered into a statewide database of controlled substance prescriptions. The database is called the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program or PDMP. CDA members, click here to download sample forms and labels with notification language available to members only on the CDA Website.

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Dentists Respond to Washington Fee Cuts

August 16, 2011

Dentists in Washington recently experienced a reimbursement rate cut from one of their largest dental insurance carriers.  This situation is a reminder to all dentists of the importance of reading insurance contracts upon initial signing, and actively participating in the governance of insurance companies, whether by attending board meetings, electing board members, voting, etc.

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Congratulations 2011 CU Dental Graduates!

June 6, 2011

On May 27, the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine presented 48 dental graduates with their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees.  CDA Executive Director Dr. Quinn Dufurrena was the commencement speaker this year, and encouraged the class of 2011 to get involved and be active participants in the dental profession and their communities.

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