Giving Tuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. In this spirit, we hope you'll choose the CDA Foundation as one of your charities of choice this Giving Tuesday. This year, the CDA has helped fund ...

Otto Trujillo

When I first went to Howard Dental Center in 1994, I was in rough shape and hurting for dental care. I was sick, grappling with mental health issues, and had a bad drinking habit. After my first cleaning, they gave me some literature on how to take care of myself and my teeth. A compromised immune system has many associated ...

Margot Gonzalez

When I went to the dentist, I was told that I needed several treatments that would cost me hundreds of dollars. I immediately started to worry how I’d be able to pay for that, but the dentist looked at me and told me that my health insurance through Medicaid would cover it. I was so surprised and relieved to find ...

Christopher Smith

Due to the inability to afford a dental plan, I had gone several years without any sort of dental coverage. At first, I did not realize the extent of the damage to my teeth. It was only after I was finally able to see a dentist, that I learned how much my teeth had deteriorated over the years due to ...

Sara Brooks

I didn’t have a dentist until just a few years ago. My oral health is important to me, but with no access to an affordable dental plan, I had gone without dental care since I was 18. In that time, my teeth became so sensitive that I struggled to drink and eat many things. I didn’t have a dentist until ...

Mahi Palanisami

Two years ago, I shattered a tooth. I was working at a community event, and out of nowhere, I felt my tooth crumble.  Thankfully, I had health insurance through Medicaid. That night, I looked up dentists online, and found one almost immediately. I was able to schedule an appointment within a few days. I was a bit stressed, but the ...

James Castle

I worked 21 years as a Nursing assistant and home health aide, working in various nursing homes in the Denver metro area with a nursing pool. I’ve worked home hospice care. At one point, I spent eight straight years working with a Quadriplegic gentleman. After completing care for one patient, I found it was really difficult to get work. Despite ...

Zaida Garcia

I have a really big smile. That’s one of the reasons I know I have to take care of my teeth. I didn’t always have access to affordable dental care. That didn’t do my teeth any favors. Neither did drinking a couple cups of coffee every day (ok, like 4 or 5). What can I say? I have two kids ...

ADA CERP Approval for CE

Requests for continuing education (CE) credits submitted to the Colorado Dental Association must include the following for EACH course submitted to the committee: Completion of the Request for CE Approval form including the objectives and course outline Completion of the CE Scorecard Conflict of Interest Declaration form A short bio on each of the individuals presenting the course material Download …

Celebrating 130 Years

The CDA has a rich history. We will continue to recognize and celebrate that past as we build our future for the next generation of dentists. To recognize its 130th anniversary, we look back at the CDA’s history. Written by William Alan Douglas, the book is available online. Test your knowledge with these trivia questions. At the first official meeting of …