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Are Dental Offices Required to Use Digital X-Ray Systems by 2014?

Are Dental Offices Required to Use Digital X-Ray Systems by 2014?

June 24, 2012

What are the Electronic Health Record requirements for dental offices?

Over the past year, the CDA has received numerous calls from dental offices that have been told by vendors that they are required to implement electronic records systems, including digital x-ray equipment, by 2014. While many offices are making the voluntary switch to electronic records systems, it’s important to have the truth about what’s actually required by law.

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Sign up for the 2012 CDA Easy Pay Program

Sign up for the 2012 CDA Easy Pay Program

August 14, 2012

The CDA Easy Pay Program Helps Make Your Annual Dues Renewal Painless

In response to member requests, we are pleased to offer the CDA Easy Pay program for membership dues renewal.   This plan helps you manage your cash flow more efficiently and reduces your year-end expenses. The CDA does not charge a service fee for this benefit.

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CDA Applauds New CDA 2012 Officers and ADA Delegates/Alternates

CDA Applauds New CDA 2012 Officers and ADA Delegates/Alternates

June 24, 2012

At the CDA House of Delegates meeting on June 8, the CDA’s slate of 2012-2013 officers were elected, in addition to delegates and alternate delegates to the ADA for the 2013 ADA Annual Session.  Also occurring at this meeting was the passage of a resolution allowing for a new dentist (a dentist who is 10 years or less out of dental school) to serve as an ADA alternate delegate, provided they meet the necessary requirements outlined in the CDA Bylaws.

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Born to be Wild in Loveland

Born to be Wild in Loveland

June 24, 2012

On June 7-10, the CDA held its Annual Session and House of Delegates meeting in Loveland, Colo. at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.  Just over 400 total attendees, which included 184 dentists, took part in this year’s meeting under the leadership of 2011-2012 CDA President Dr. Tom Pixley.

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Don’t Forget to Vote!

Don’t Forget to Vote!

June 24, 2012

Tuesday, June 26 is the last day to vote in this year’s primary election. This year’s election is critical for the dental profession, as the state senators and state representatives who will participate in the 2014 Sunset Review of the Dental Practice Act will be chosen during this election.* Please remember to cast your primary ballot by Tuesday.

For a list of state legislators who are being supported by CODPAC in 2012, please click here.

*The sunset review process is a complete rewrite of the laws that govern dentistry in the state, and can dramatically impact dentists through changes to state board composition, scope of practice allowances, practice ownership requirements, educational requirements and more.

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Ladies in the Loupe - Canvas and Cocktails

Ladies in the Loupe - Canvas and Cocktails

June 24, 2012

On May 20, the CDA Ladies in the Loupe group held an event at Canvas and Cocktails.  Attendees enjoyed the networking atmosphere, appetizers, cocktails and a unique painting experience.  To view photos from this well-attended event, go to the CDA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cdaonline.

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CDA New Dentist Committee Live Streams Study Club Seminars

CDA New Dentist Committee Live Streams Study Club Seminars

June 24, 2012

In May, the CDA New Dentist Committee held one of its regular study club sessions but introduced a new live streaming option for dentists who live outside the metro area or who had a scheduling conflict the evening of the seminar.  This option was met with positive feedback and will be offered again on Sept. 19 at the next study club program.

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Rockies Game

Rockies Game

June 1, 2012

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Don't miss the last fireworks game of the season!

Family Fun & Fireworks!
To benefit the CDA Charitable & Educational Fund

Friday: September 21, 2012 at 6:10 p.m.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies

Click here to order your tickets online today!

To secure your CDA discounted ticket rate, use the promo code: DENTAL  

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State Dental Board Gets New Members, Plans Anesthesia Rule Revisions

State Dental Board Gets New Members, Plans Anesthesia Rule Revisions

May 23, 2012

Vacancies on the dental board were an ongoing challenge through 2011, and the CDA worked with the governor’s office to address this problem. A number of CDA members submitted applications for the vacant dental board positions. At the April 2012 meeting, the three vacancies on the dental board were filled. Dr. Lisa Fox, a pediatric dentist from Highlands Ranch, and Dr. David Thurgood, an oral surgeon from Fort Collins, were appointed to fill the vacant dentist positions on the dental board. Jean Brodnax, a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatry, was appointed to fill the vacant public member position on the dental board.

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Update on 2012 State Oral Health Bills

Update on 2012 State Oral Health Bills

May 23, 2012

Two bills that would expand oral health options for low income populations saw good progress during this year’s state legislative session. The legislative session ended on May 9, amidst some partisan turmoil and controversial procedural moves used to delay consideration of a bill regarding civil unions. Unfortunately, the tactics used in the civil unions debate also killed more than 30 other pending bills, as any bill not approved by both the state House and state Senate on the final day of the legislative session dies.

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