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 …

Dental Board Adopts SDF and BLS/CPR Rule Changes

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The Colorado Dental Board has adopted revisions to the BLS/CPR requirements in Rule III and the supervision requirements for application of Silver Diamine Fluoride by dental hygienists in Rule XXVI. The CDA has supported these changes and actively engaged throughout the legislative and rulemaking processes. The adopted changes to Rule XXVI ensure full alignment with legislative intent regarding the level …

Dr. Jeff Kahl Delivers CU School of Dental Medicine Keynote

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On May 25, dental graduates from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine received their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. CDA President-Elect and CU alumna Jeff Kahl, D.D.S., delivered the keynote address. Dr. Kahl discussed his substantial involvement in organized dentistry and oral health advocacy. This involvement ultimately helps the public and the patients he serves while allowing him …

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 …