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Five to Thrive in 2016

By Kim McGuire, Fortune Management
 
What makes a dentist successful? Successful dentists habitually perform similar behaviors in their practices. This success, however, is not only in their dental offices; it’s in their lives, as a whole. Success means having fulfillment in all aspects of life, from family life, spirituality and health to fun and leisure, in addition to professional life. These dentists also embrace what it means to be a leader. 

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Fluoridation Still Flows: New Website Provides a Flood of Information

From the Winter 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

2015 was quite the year for community water fluoridation in Colorado.  The year wrapped up with two more victories and a big win for fluoride with the launch of a Colorado website and resource tool

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Because Dental Health Matters

By Greg Hill, CDA Executive Director
 
It is a mark of how far we have come in the past few years that the Colorado Dental Association is now leading public dialogue on oral health on so many different levels. Our wide-ranging outreach efforts—to our state’s policymakers, to underserved communities and populations, to our own members—have helped prioritize our agenda for advancing oral health. With this in mind, the CDA has created and launched Dental Health Matters. This campaign will draw together all of our efforts to advance the oral health of Coloradans and provide an even more cohesive and proactive approach for the future.

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CSDS Dentists Help to Deliver Holiday Smiles

By Dede Laugesen
 
Thirty Colorado Springs Dental Society (CSDS) dentists, and 60 assistants and community members volunteered their Saturdays on Dec. 19 to screen about 300 children at the annual Bob Telmosse holiday giveaway in Colorado Springs, Colo. An estimated 3,000 children from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds attend the event each year to receive donated toys, bikes and food for Christmas.

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Coming to a Convention Center Near You

By Rhett Murray, D.D.S.

Show of hands…who out there has been to the American Dental Association annual meeting? If you have, I don’t need to tell you about the magnitude of this education and networking experience. If you haven’t, then picture this: 300 CE courses presented by world class speakers, over 550 exhibitors representing every facet of dentistry, brand new products just waiting to be released at this event, and first class networking opportunities with dentists from all over the nation and world. Now here’s the best part. This October, it’s coming to Denver for the first time since 1930.

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The Colorado Dental Board Requests Input on Rules and Polices

December 21, 2015

The Colorado Dental Board is conducting a comprehensive review of its rules and policies. Several Dental Board rules were already reviewed as part of Sunset Review rulemaking conducted in early 2015. Now, the Dental Board is tackling all remaining rules and policies (a full list of rules being reviewed is included at the bottom of this article). 

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Update: Medicare Opt In and Opt Out Requirements for Dentists

December 17, 2015

As CDA members learned in the Winter 2015 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association, dentists who treat Medicare patients must either enroll in the Medicare program or opt out to ensure that tests, procedures, devices and drugs ordered for Medicare patients will be reimbursed, as well as prevent denial of reimbursement for other providers you refer patients to. Currently, this requirement applies to the federal MediCARE plans (generally senior and disabled patients) as opposed to the state-based MediCAID plans (for low-income patients).

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Pay Your Dues With Your ADA U.S. Bank Credit Card to Receive Double Points

December 16, 2015

With a new year just around the corner, the 2016 dues payment cycle is well underway. Earn double points when you pay for your dues with your American Dental Association (ADA) Visa Signature credit card from U.S. Bank, the only credit card endorsed by ADA members and ADA Business Resources. 

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Code Claims Correctly From the Start With the CDT 2016 Kit

December 16, 2015

CDT 2016 is the official source for the most accurate and up-to-date ADA dental procedure codes. Relying on old information may lead to unexpected claim denials or reimbursement delays. Code changes for 2016 include 19 new codes, 12 revised codes and 8 deleted codes.

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COFluorideFacts.org Goes Live to Help Colorado Communities

December 16, 2015

The CDA and Oral Health Colorado (OHCO) launched this week, Colorado Fluoride Facts, a website and set of social media tools that communicate about the benefits, safety and support of community water fluoridation in Colorado. Because of the challenges to this proven public health benefit across Colorado—which have stretched from Loveland to Denver and across to Montrose—the CDA and OHCO developed the online tools to better educate elected officials, community members and supporters about fluoridation.

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