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Calling All Fluent Spanish Speakers

February 24, 2015

Are you fluent in Spanish? If so, the CDA needs your help.

About 20% of Coloradans identify as Hispanic or Latino. The CDA wants to do all it can to reach this population via Spanish language television networks. That’s where you come in. If you are a fluent Spanish speaker and are comfortable in front of a camera, the CDA would love to have your talents as a spokesperson for the profession. The CDA will provide talking points and media training to those who are interested.

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Don’t be a Victim of Doctor Shopping

February 24, 2015

Doctor shopping by patients seeking pain relief/controlled substances happens every day across the country. Recently, it’s even hit close to home, with several Boulder area dentists unknowingly writing prescriptions for these types of drugs to the same patient within a couple-week time period. Despite its prevalence, this scenario can be prevented in Colorado with the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

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Thank You, GKAS Volunteers!

February 24, 2015

The CDA would like to thank Colorado dentists and their teams that volunteered for the 2015 Give Kids a Smile Day Feb. 6 as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Because of you, hundreds of children across the state received much-needed dental care at no cost and learned the importance of good dental hygiene.

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Medicaid Dental Benefit Enhanced

February 24, 2015

The implementation of the full adult dental benefit for Colorado Medicaid beneficiaries has had its share of hiccups, but there’s some good news to share. DentaQuest, the program’s administrator, and Medicaid have listened to dental professionals’ feedback and made some much-needed adjustments—including adding new benefits to the program and reducing prior authorization requests, extending provider participation incentives, and rolling out a new office reference manual.

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CDA Member Dentists Honored

February 24, 2015

In The Denver Post’s inaugural Strength in Health Award program, two CDA member dentists received the Dental Excellence in Healthcare Award. On Jan. 14, Dr. Brett Kessler, CDA president, was presented with the award as a general dentist, and Dr. Doug Heller was recognized as a specialist.

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