State Rebids Medicaid Dental and CHP+ Vendor Contracts

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The Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (HCPF) is beginning the process of rebidding vendor contracts for the Medicaid dental contract (currently serviced by DentaQuest) and the CHP+ dental contract (currently serviced by Delta Dental). By mid-2019, HCPF plans to use one administrative service organization as the vendor for both Medicaid dental and CHP+ dental. HCPF is requesting input …

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Karen Foster Installed as CDA President

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Dr. Karen Foster was installed as the 132nd CDA president during the 2018 CDA Annual Session in Crested Butte, Colo. Dr. Foster is the first pediatric dentist to be installed as president of the CDA and only the third female president in the association’s history. Dr. Foster graduated from Texas Tech University in 1997. She received her Doctor of Dental …

Bitte Geben Biergarten Raises $7,500 to Fund Scholarships

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During the 2018 CDA Annual Session in Crested Butte, Colo., the second annual Bitte Geben Biergarten fundraiser raised about $7,500 through the sale of CDA Foundation beer steins and donations from generous CDA member dentists. All of the biergarten proceeds will go directly toward funding scholarships for University of Colorado dental students. CDA Foundation Initiatives Helping dental students is just …

New Rules Adopted on Application of SDF by Dental Hygienists

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On June 14, the Colorado Dental Board adopted new rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists. Under these rules, which take effect Aug. 14, dental hygienists will be able to apply SDF when working in collaboration with a licensed dentist. To qualify to apply SDF, a licensed dental hygienist must first complete at least a …

Pending Changes to State X-Ray Regulations: How Do They Affect Dental Offices?

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Colorado’s public health agency, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), has proposed broad changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The changes are intended to align state x-ray regulations with national standards that were updated in 2015. The biggest changes for dental offices are anticipated to include: Operator Training New requirements for detailed annual …

It’s a Wrap: 2018 State Legislative Session

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Colorado’s 2018 legislative session began Jan. 10 and ended May 9. It was a unique session filled with contentious conduct investigations, as well as a number of divisive issues. The CDA was fortunate to be able to accomplish many key objectives despite the rancor under the gold dome. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Application by Dental Hygienists: With the passage of …

CDA Recognizes Dental Leaders and Presents Scholarship to CU Dental Student

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At the 2018 CDA Annual Session in Crested Butte, Colo., the association recognized exceptional leaders in the dental community. CDA Exceptional Service Award: Dr. Justin Pearson Dr. Pearson has served for the past two years as the chair of the CDA New Dentist Committee (NDC), a group that is comprised of dentists who are 10 years or less out of …

CDPHE Proposed X-Ray Regulations Meeting June 13

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The radiation program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is looking for feedback from stakeholders regarding proposed changes to the Colorado x-ray regulations. Specifically, changes are being proposed for the Code of Colorado Regulations (6 CCR 1007-1), Part 6 (X-ray Imaging in the Healing Arts) and Part 2 (Registration of Radiation Machines, Facilities and Services). CDPHE …

Adjust Your Prescribing Practices: New Law Limits Opioid Prescriptions

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On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed SB18-22: Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. This state law limits the number of opioid pills that can be prescribed by all healthcare providers. Colorado dentists who prescribe opioids are affected by this new law. Though there is likely to be some enforcement flexibility to start, you should make changes in your prescribing practices now, …