It’s a Wrap: 2018 State Legislative Session

admin Featured News

Colorado’s 2018 legislative session began Jan. 10 and ended May 9. It was a unique session filled with contentious conduct investigations, as well as a number of divisive issues. The CDA was fortunate to be able to accomplish many key objectives despite the rancor under the gold dome. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Application by Dental Hygienists: With the passage of …

The Halfway Point: Mid-Term Legislative Update

admin Featured News

HB 1045 Signed into Law Dental hygienists soon can administer silver diamine fluoride in cooperation with a dentist.  On Thursday, March 22, Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB18-1045 into law. The bill authorizes dental hygienists, who have received appropriate training, to administer SDF when working in cooperation with a dentist. Prior to the passage of this bill, the Colorado Dental Board …

RSVP for 2018 Lobby Day

admin Featured News

Mark your calendar for Feb. 16 and plan to join the CDA for the 2018 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day. Lobby day is intended for dentist members of the CDA and ASDA student members only.  New Lobby Day Format Lobby day has a new format this year. The CDA and its lobbyists will offer training sessions to participants by …

Four Fall Focus Areas for CDA Government Relations

admin Featured News

By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Fall 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Even when the state legislature is not in session, the Capitol remains busy with post-2017-session and pre-2018-session work. This fall has been particularly busy to that end with a number of legislative interim committees and rulemaking processes affecting dentists and dental offices.  …