Honoring CDA’s Finest: 2019 Annual Award Recipients

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From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association CDA Exceptional Leadership Award: Dr. Nate Kunzman Dr. Nate Kunzman is a true ambassador for the profession and organized dentistry. He is a natural leader and has dedicated himself to serving the Weld County Dental Society and the CDA while balancing his family, practice and community involvement. He is a past …

Sending ePHI via E-Mail? Here Are 5 Things to Be HIPAA-Compliant

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By Robert McDermott; President/CEO, iCoreConnect From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Do the words “HIPAA compliance” make your eyes roll? When it comes to emailing Protected Health Information (PHI), HIPAA compliance doesn’t need to be complicated or pricey. Keep the following in mind. The “big guys” aren’t HIPAA compliant right out of the box. Using a service …

2019 State Legislative Wrap-Up

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Nearly 600 bills were considered during the Colorado General Assembly’s 2019 session, with more than 85 bills that had potential impacts for dentistry. The CDA monitors all dental-related activity at the Capitol during the session and advocates daily on your behalf. 2019 brought …

Prevention isn’t the Answer for Dentistry’s Future

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By Jeff Kahl, D.D.S., CDA President From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Twelve years ago, I was a first-time delegate to the CDA House of Delegates meeting (the CDA’s governing body with voting representatives from across the state). I’ve been at that meeting and a leader of the CDA in some capacity every year since then. …

Make a Difference: Volunteer at COMOM 2019

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The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) is holding its 13th annual free dental clinic Oct. 4-5 in Glenwood Springs, CO. Approximately 1,300 patients will receive free oral healthcare services including a health and dental evaluation, cleanings, fillings, root canals and extractions.  About 1,000 clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed to make this year’s event a success. Join us at this …

Notice: 2019 CODPAC Annual Meeting

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The Colorado Dental Political Action Committee (CODPAC) will hold its 2019 meeting on August 15 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board room at the CDA headquarters (8301 E. Prentice Ave., Ste. 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111). Any interested CODPAC contributor is welcome to attend. For more information, email Jennifer Goodrum, Director of Government Relations, at …

Dr. Jeff Kahl Installed as CDA President

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Dr. Jeff Kahl was installed as the 133rd CDA president during the 2019 Annual Session in Estes Park, CO. Dr. Kahl is the second pediatric dentist to be installed as president of the CDA. Dr. Jeff Kahl earned a bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University and his Doctor in Dental Surgery degree at the University of Colorado. He then completed …

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 …