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Your CODPAC Dollars at Work

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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CDA Welcomes Akila Martin

CDA Welcomes Akila Martin

November 20, 2012

The CDA is happy to welcome and introduce its new office manager, Akila Martin.  Akila joined the CDA in 2012. Prior to the CDA, Akila spent 10 years in the medical support field specializing in customer service, administrative support and operations oversight.  Akila draws on her past experience as the national membership coordinator for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, as well as her vast administrative involvement helping organizations achieve JCAHO accreditation. Her responsibilities at the CDA include Peer Review administration, systems and operations support, and meeting coordination.  She also oversees the x-ray training program. You can reach Akila Martin at 303-740-6900, 800-343-3010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Dr. Ken Versman, ADA 1st Vice President

Dr. Ken Versman, ADA 1st Vice President

November 20, 2012

At the ADA Annual Session in October, Dr. Ken Versman, a CDA past president, became the American Dental Association’s first vice president.  For the past year, Dr. Versman served the ADA as its second vice president. In both roles, his charge is to assist the ADA president as requested, while serving as an ex officio member of the ADA House of Delegates and the ADA Board of Trustees.

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This Saturday: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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

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

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

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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Colorado New Dentist Committee Receives National Recognition

Colorado New Dentist Committee Receives National Recognition

August 14, 2012

Congratulations to the CDA New Dentist Committee! This year’s ADA New Dentist Conference was held June 22-24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. During the ADA New Dentist Conference, the CDA New Dentist Committee received an award recognizing their “Surviving the First Ten Years” study club with the national "Outstanding Program Award of Excellence."

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2012 COMOM Volunteer Registration is Open!

2012 COMOM Volunteer Registration is Open!

August 14, 2012

Register today to volunteer at COMOM 2012! The 6th Annual COMOM will be held in Pueblo, Colo. from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30, 2012 (Sept. 28-29 are patient treatment days). This 100+ chair portable dental clinic makes a true difference in the lives of patients and is an opportunity that you don't want to miss! Full details on the event are available at comom.org. COMOM currently needs both clinical and non-clinical volunteers.  There are volunteer opportunities for everyone.  Please invite your staff, friends and family members to participate in this incredible event.  The volunteer registration deadline is Friday, August 31. Click here to sign up to volunteer today!  

Hotel Deadline: Please note that hotel rooms for the COMOM weekend are expected to book quickly.  We encourage you to book your hotel room now.  For full details on hotels, please click here.

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