Office of the State Auditor Reviews the State Medicaid Program

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In October, dentists who participate in Medicaid may have received a notice that the Colorado Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is reviewing the state Medicaid program’s claims processing. It has been difficult to obtain information about this process, as Medicaid and its vendors are not permitted to further discuss the topic. Yet, from our research, it appears that this …

New Opioid Prescribing Policies for Medicare and Medicaid

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Federal Updates On Oct. 24, federal legislation to address the opioid crisis – the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) – was signed into law. The new law includes grant funding to support improvement of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and to incentivize continuing education expansions for prescribers. …

COMOM 2018 Provides Over 1,100 with Free Care

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The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) held its 12th annual free dental clinic Nov. 2 and 3 in Greeley.  More than 1,100 adults and children, who could not afford dental care, were provided with free oral healthcare services at Island Grove Regional Park. During the two-day clinic, patients underwent dental procedures amounting to more than $1,000,000 in donated care! Save the date …

Giving Tuesday – Nov. 27

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Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. After you kick off your holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consider giving back to help a good cause—the CDA Foundation (CDAF)—as part of the Giving Tuesday movement on Nov. 27. CDAF supports dental students as they …

Colorado Election Summary

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The 2018 General Election revealed a major blue wave throughout Colorado. Democrats swept all of Colorado’s statewide offices, including governor, Senate and House of Representatives. At the national level, the U.S. House shifted majority from Republican to Democrat, though the U.S. Senate retains Republican control. Colorado’s U.S. House members also shifted from a majority of Republicans to a majority of …

Seeking Dental Presenters for Middle School Students

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Community Resources, Inc. is seeking volunteers to deliver career-focused presentations to students at Denver Public Schools. Presentations are approximately 35 minutes long with three rotations of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Speakers are encouraged to discuss their day-to-day agendas, why they chose their career path, and how they got there. Speaker programs take place during the school day between …

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 …

Do You Offer Frenectomies?

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The Colorado Lactation Consultant Association is updating their frenectomy provider guide. The annual guide is distributed to member lactation consultants. If you’d like to be included, send the following information to ColoradoLCA@gmail.com. Name of frenectomy provider(s) in your practice Name of practice Physical address Phone number Contact e-mail address Practice website Briefly explain your diagnostic philosophy for determining if a …

Phishing, Hacking and Scamming – Don’t Be a Victim

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Two weeks ago, several members received fake emails instructing them to pay their membership invoices. Within the emails, members were told to wire funds to pay their dues. This phishing scam has been investigated and linked to an out-of-state bank account. A police report has been filed and the situation will continue to be monitored. It appears that these hackers obtained a …

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor,     I haven’t said this often, but a comment from a patient’s mother made me disappointed in my profession. And I found it personally insulting. I was doing a new patient exam. After we were finished, the mother looked around my nice office, sized me up and decided I didn’t quite fit the bill for what she was about …