Feedback Requested: Non-Patient License Exam Structure

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The Colorado Dental Board has started preliminary discussions regarding licensure exam structure, specifically transitioning to accepting only a non-patient exam in the future. While the discussion and rulemaking processes will likely occur over an extended timeline, we encourage members to send us any initial feedback or questions you may have on the potential outcomes associated with switching to a non-patient …

Feedback Requested: Senior Dental Program Providers

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The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is currently seeking feedback from Senior Dental Program providers regarding the administration process. If you have participated as a care provider under this program or have interest providing such care, we ask for your feedback on program administration successes and potential improvements. This type of feedback is critical in helping the …

Dental Board Adopts SDF and BLS/CPR Rule Changes

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The Colorado Dental Board has adopted revisions to the BLS/CPR requirements in Rule III and the supervision requirements for application of Silver Diamine Fluoride by dental hygienists in Rule XXVI. The CDA has supported these changes and actively engaged throughout the legislative and rulemaking processes. The adopted changes to Rule XXVI ensure full alignment with legislative intent regarding the level …

Dr. Jeff Kahl Delivers CU School of Dental Medicine Keynote

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On May 25, dental graduates from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine received their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. CDA President-Elect and CU alumna Jeff Kahl, D.D.S., delivered the keynote address. Dr. Kahl discussed his substantial involvement in organized dentistry and oral health advocacy. This involvement ultimately helps the public and the patients he serves while allowing him …

Anesthesia Review Committee Seeking Volunteers

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The Colorado Dental Board is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will review anesthesia permit applications. This volunteer opportunity can provide great experience for dentists who may eventually be interested in serving on the Colorado Dental Board, though there is no guarantee for or obligation to further service. Volunteers for the anesthesia review committee must hold an active …

New Member Appointed to the Colorado Dental Board

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CDA member Rominder Kaur, D.D.S., of Fort Morgan, CO, was appointed to serve as a professional member of the Colorado Dental Board effective March 27 with an initial term expiring January 1, 2021. Dr. Kaur is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine International Student Program and a clinician with Salud Family Health Centers. Her perspective …

Is a Hygienist an Independent Contractor or Employee?

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The cost of improper worker classification By Dori Eggett, C.P.A. From the Spring 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Tax season brings many questions each year and one that is always a hot button is whether a dental hygienist should be issued a W-2 or 1099. And that brings up the question: Are dental hygienists independent contractors or employees in …

How to Sell Your Dental Practice in 2019

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By Susan Spear From the Spring 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The time has never been better for the retiring or transitioning dentist to sell her/his dental practice to another dentist seeking to acquire an established office. It is possible to find a qualified buyer who meets your criteria. There are many buyers today who are seeking a business …

Succession Planning

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By Jeff Feakes From the Spring 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association As a partner or co-owner of a dental practice, you’ve spent years building a valuable financial interest in your business. You may have thought of additional ways to protect your business and your family should something happen to you but are unsure of the appropriate methods to accomplish …