CDA Files Formal Comments on X-Ray Rule Revisions

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October 15, 2009 As broadcast in a recent CDA e-Alert, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is considering revisions to its rules on radiation control, including changes to rules governing the use of x-ray technology in dentistry. The CDA conducted an extensive review of the rule revisions and filed formal comments to address a few concerns. Primary …

X-Ray Rules Revised – Portable handheld devices affected by rule, comments due by Sept. 30

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Sept. 25, 2009 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently proposed revisions to its rules on radiation control, which include changes to rules governing the use of x-ray technology in dentistry. The most noteworthy change for the dental profession is in regard to the use of portable handheld x-ray equipment, like the NOMAD x-ray system. New rules …

Introducing the New cdaonline.org!

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Sept. 22, 2009 If you haven’t visited cdaonline.org recently, we invite you to check out the newly improved CDA Website. The site has been redesigned, refreshed and reprogrammed to give you better functionality, more features and more member resources. Each month we’ll spotlight a new section of our Website to help you get acquainted with the new look and features. …

Licensure Reinstatement Rule Gains Additional Flexibility

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Sept. 22, 2009 The SBDE has proposed revisions to the reinstatement section of its licensure rule. The Board made several revisions to the licensure rules this year to improve consistency across licensees and type of licensure (initial licensure and reinstatement). This revision would apply only to dentists and dental hygienists whose licenses have lapsed. The rule gives more flexibility in …

New Anesthesia Rule Revision Announced – Comments due to State Board by Sept. 30

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Sept. 22, 2009 In May, the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) proposed a new rule on the administration of anesthesia in an attempt to better define and clarify the permit structure. Numerous dentists and patients expressed concerns about the original rule proposal at a public hearing on July 9. In response to these concerns, the SBDE committees responsible …

COMOM Volunteers – Happy with a Handshake

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Sept. 22, 2009 The first Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) patient arrived in line at 4:45 p.m., the night before the clinic opened. The second patient arrived shortly thereafter at 5:30 p.m. Despite a long night ahead of them, camping out in line, they were filled with good spirits and hope. Finally, after all these years, they’d be getting the …

Tech Tip Feel the Need for Speed

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Sept. 18, 2009 Do you know your Internet connection speed? Take this quick test to find out! Does your computer take longer than it should to open Web pages? Do downloads take more than a few seconds? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, your internet connection speed might be the problem. Here is a simple and …

FTC Extends Red Flag Deadline Again

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July 29,2009 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued another 90-day delay in the enforcement of its Red Flags Rule, which would have gone into effect this Saturday, Aug. 1. The FTC announced a delay until Nov. 1, 2009 on its Website today. Thanks to many ADA and CDA members contacting lawmakers, the FTC has granted this extension to assist …

FDA Reaffirms Amalgam is Safe

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July 29, 2009 Yesterday, July 28, after years of careful investigation and review of over 200 scientific studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reaffirmed its view that dental amalgam is a safe, effective material for use in dental restorations.

Call for Volunteers: Enteral Sedation Permit Holders

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July 17, 2009 The CDA needs a few members who currently provide enteral sedation services and would be interested in providing their perspective in a focus group. The focus group would include both general dentists and specialists that represent a broad range of perspectives on the proposed anesthesia rule. The CDA plans to gather information and ideas from this group …