Anesthesia Training Requirements

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Know the New Anesthesia Training Requirements: Don’t Be Fooled As you know, the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners recently published a new rule on the administration of anesthesia. As the March 30 implementation deadline nears, there has been some confusion about the requirements of the new rule.

SBDE Update: Have You Renewed Your License?

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February 23, 2010 By Maulid “Mo” Miskell, Program Director Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners Deadline to Renew: Feb. 28, 2010 All dentist and dental hygienist licenses expire on Feb. 28, 2010. You must have an active license in order to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in Colorado. It is also the responsibility of all supervising dentists who have licensed …

Support Colorado Representative’s Bill to Fully Repeal McCarran-Ferguson

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February 23, 2010 Take Action: Support Federal Bill to Repeal Insurance Anti-Trust Exemption Colorado Rep. Betsy Markey is leading the way in encouraging the U.S. Congress to repeal an insurance industry exemption from federal antitrust laws. Currently, the exemption allows health insurance companies to work jointly to set rates without fear of federal antitrust scrutiny. When this type of behavior …

City of Centennial Sales Tax Update

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February 23, 2010 The CDA continues to act on behalf of Centennial dentists regarding the issue of charging sales tax on items sold in dental offices within the City of Centennial. The CDA attorney suggests that practices located within the City of Centennial that have a current Centennial Sales Tax License file an annual return, even if the practice does …

State Board Adopts New Anesthesia Rule Effective March 30

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February 22, 2010 In January, the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) voted to adopt new rules on the administration of anesthesia. This vote concludes a year of discussion and revision to the rule. The rule went through several iterations before final adoption, addressing a number of dentist concerns in the process.

State Legislative Update: 2010 Bills

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February 22, 2010 Thanks to everyone who took action in support of HB 1144, the bill to address insurers’ practice of dictating fees for non-covered services. As you know, HB 1144 died in a frustrating tie vote earlier this month. However, the CDA is still very committed to addressing this issue. We are reviewing our options and will keep members …

Dentist Sales Tax in Centennial

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February 22, 2010 The city of Centennial has been sending letters to local dentists asserting that dentists must collect sales tax from patients on certain cosmetic products, including teeth whitening kits. Centennial’s tax code, however, exempts “drugs or materials furnished by a doctor as part of professional services provided to a patient” from sales tax requirements.

GKAS – Thank You Volunteers!

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February 22, 2010 There were lots of smiling kids on Friday, Feb. 5 thanks to Colorado dentists and dental professionals. About 250 dentists participated in the eighth annual Give Kids a Smile Day. In Colorado, this means children from low-income families without access to regular dental care are given free treatment and education by dental volunteers committed to this cause.