COMOM 2018 Provides Over 1,100 with Free Care

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By Kelsey Creehan, CDA Marketing Specialist From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) held its 12th annual free clinic Nov. 2-3 in Greeley, CO. The large-scale dental clinic is held each year in a different Colorado community. COMOM provides quality dental services to individuals of all ages who cannot afford or access dental care. …

Your Medicaid Questions Answered

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association FAQs for MEDICAID PROVIDERS What are the opioid prescribing limitations for Medicaid dentists? Colorado’s Medicaid program recently enacted new opioid prescribing limitations for dentists. Effective Nov. 15, 2018, dentists may prescribe only four days of short-acting opioids at a time, with a maximum of 24 pills (six pills per day) containing …

2018 Election and CDA 2019 State Legislative Outlook

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association A major “blue wave” was the headline of Colorado’s 2018 election results, with Democrats claiming notable victories across national, statewide and local races. In spite of this blue wave, Colorado upheld its fiscally conservative disposition, with nearly all statewide ballot initiatives with potential …

An October Hat Trick

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association He’s no stranger to the dental community. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find many Colorado dentists who haven’t heard of the name, Dr. Brett Kessler. Depending on which circle you travel, your knowledge of Dr. Kessler could be very different from your …

My Leap of Faith

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By Carolyn Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA Vice President From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2017, I made a major leap of faith and sold my beloved private practice to a DSO. The events leading up to this decision were too many to list, but the two biggest factors were my incredibly high stress level and the dental …

Apply to Serve on the Senior Dental Advisory Committee

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The Senior Dental Advisory Committee (DAC) serves as a forum where the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the stakeholder community discuss the program and makes rule recommendations to the Medical Services Board (MSB). The DAC meets to receive updates, and review and comment on ongoing DAC plans and activities. Members are appointed to three-year terms by the …

Senior Dental Program Grant Applications Due

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The Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors (Senior Dental Program) grant was recently renewed by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. All current grant recipients of the Senior Dental Program are required to reapply for grant funds, and new grant applications are welcome at this time. The Senior Dental Program provides approximately $3M in grants throughout …

New Year, New Codes

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On Jan. 1, 2019, new CDT codes go into effect! Make your life easier with the CDT 2019 Kit. This essential ADA resource helps your team code more accurately for fewer claims rejections and faster reimbursement. This CDT 2019 Kit includes several tools: CDT 2019: Dental Procedure Codes with all the new and updated codes, including 15 new codes, five revised codes …

Register for 2019 Lobby Day

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Make your voice heard! Join the CDA at the Colorado State Capitol Friday, Feb. 15. You will have the opportunity to meet with your local state legislators to discuss important dental issues, helping set the stage for dentistry’s success during the upcoming legislative session! The CDA will supply resources and training to those who volunteer for the event. Register now.

Apply for the Diversity in Leadership Class of 2019-2020

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The CDA created Diversity in Leadership to enhance the leadership skills of dentists of all backgrounds and to bring a variety of professional and personal experiences to our leadership team. This program is designed to develop the competencies and skills that both current and future leaders need in their offices and outside of the office setting. Diversity in Leadership participants …