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Important Information about the CDA Endorsed Medical Benefit Plan

October 15, 2010

The CDA Medical Benefit Plan recently made a decision to terminate self-funded benefit plans effective November 30, 2010. The Colorado Dental Association would like to take this opportunity to address several common questions and concerns from CDA members about this announcement.

The CDA Medical Benefit Plan was endorsed by the CDA, but not operated or run by the CDA. The Medical Benefit Plan operates under a separate board of directors, which made a decision to terminate the plan based upon the significant losses they continued to have, the inability to find a "stop loss" carrier willing to underwrite the program and the realization the plan would need to increase premiums by 47% in order to continue.

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Amalgam Separators - Proposed Rule

October 7, 2010

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to issue a proposed rule next year to mandate amalgam separators. The EPA's announcement stated, "EPA expects to propose a rule next year and finalize it in 2012. Dental offices will be able to use existing technology to meet the proposed requirements.  Amalgam separators can separate out 95% of the mercury normally discharged to the local waste treatment plant."

The CDA will monitor this rule development as progress is made and keep membership informed. 

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Give Kids a Smile Day Registration Open!

October 7, 2010

Give Kids a Smile Day registration is now open!
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Kids back in school and the end of summer means that it's that time of the year again.  Please register to help kids in need through the ADA's 9th annual national Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS).  GKAS is a day of free treatment and education for children without access to dental care.  Please join us to help these children by volunteering to treat children at a nearby clinic, treat children in your private office or by providing educational presentations.  As in years past, the CDA can help you with patient recruitment, educational presentations or finding a clinic to volunteer at for GKAS.  

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Endorsed for Your Benefit!

October 7, 2010

COPIC Financial Group is an endorsed company of the Colorado Dental Association for insurance coverage for CDA members.  Most recently this endorsement was extended to include health benefits/insurance.  Please contact Wendy Heckman at 720-858-6280 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to get a quote on medical insurance coverage.

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COMOM 2010 - Making a Difference!

October 4, 2010

The fourth annual Colorado Mission of Mercy was held Oct. 1-2, 2010 at the Phil Long Expo Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  Preliminary estimates are that this 100-chair dental clinic provided free dental treatment to over 1,400 adults and children who do not have dental insurance and cannot afford regular care.  In two days, roughly 225 dentists and 125 dental hygienists provided over $1 million in dental services.  Final numbers, photographs and a full report will be published in the coming months.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for, donated to and supported COMOM 2010. Your time, talent and dedication to this cause truly made a difference!

For complete information on COMOM, please click here.

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