Take Action to Repeal Insurance Anti-Trust Exemptions

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

November 18, 2010 A bill before the U.S. Congress – H.R. 4626, the Health Insurance Fair Competition Act – would eliminate the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption granted to the insurance industry nearly 65 years ago.  Earlier this year, the U.S. House passed H.R. 4626 on a 406-19 vote.  To see this bill signed into law, the Senate must act – and …

Register for Give Kids a Smile Day 2011!

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 Last chance to sign-up for FREE product for your event! Kids back in school and the end of the year means that it’s time to register for Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS) again.  Please register to help kids in need through the ADA’s 9th annual GKAS program.  GKAS is a day of free treatment and education …

NFDH Changes its Brand and Name

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 In December, the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped will launch its new brand and name:  Dental Lifeline Network.  The name just received final trademark approval and was officially announced at the opening of the American Dental Association Annual Session last month.  The Donated Dental Services (DDS) and DentaCheques program names remain unchanged.  The foundation provides …

Proposed Medicaid Payment Delays

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is expected to implement another delay in the payment of Medicaid claims in the spring 2011.  To help address a substantial budget shortfall in the current fiscal year (2010-2011), Medicaid has proposed delaying the payment of claims for one week in April 2011, one week in May 2011 …

Members in the News Drs Gillis Weenig Perino Kessler

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 On Sept. 25, KJCT Channel 8 reported that an estimated 200 people in Grand Junction got a free appointment with one of three local dentists. Dr. Julie Gillis, Dr. Duane Weenig and Dr. Kenneth Perino teamed up to hold a free clinic for people who couldn’t afford dental care. Patients received treatments ranging from cleanings and cancer …

Dinner Dancing and Dental Aid

Molly Pereira Featured News

November 9, 2010 Don’t miss the “Black & White and Smiles All Over” event on Saturday, Nov. 13 to benefit Dental Aid, a not-for-profit dental provider with three clinics in Boulder County.  The evening honors Karen Cody Carlson for her longtime service to the community and dental profession.  The event will also have cocktails, dinner, a live auction, the Hazel …

Important Information about the CDA Endorsed Medical Benefit Plan

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 15, 2010 The CDA Medical Benefit Plan recently made a decision to terminate self-funded benefit plans effective November 30, 2010. The Colorado Dental Association would like to take this opportunity to address several common questions and concerns from CDA members about this announcement. The CDA Medical Benefit Plan was endorsed by the CDA, but not operated or run by …

Endorsed for Your Benefit!

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 7, 2010 COPIC Financial Group is an endorsed company of the Colorado Dental Association for insurance coverage for CDA members.  Most recently this endorsement was extended to include health benefits/insurance.  Please contact Wendy Heckman at 720-858-6280 or wheckman@copic.com  to get a quote on medical insurance coverage.

Amalgam Separators – Proposed Rule

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 7, 2010 On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to issue a proposed rule next year to mandate amalgam separators. The EPA’s announcement stated, “EPA expects to propose a rule next year and finalize it in 2012. Dental offices will be able to use existing technology to meet the proposed requirements.  Amalgam separators can separate …

Give Kids a Smile Day Registration Open!

Jennifer Goodrum Featured News

October 7, 2010 Give Kids a Smile Day registration is now open! For a limited time – sign-up for FREE product for your event! Kids back in school and the end of summer means that it’s that time of the year again.  Please register to help kids in need through the ADA’s 9th annual national Give Kids a Smile Day …