Prevention isn’t the Answer for Dentistry’s Future

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By Jeff Kahl, D.D.S., CDA President From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Twelve years ago, I was a first-time delegate to the CDA House of Delegates meeting (the CDA’s governing body with voting representatives from across the state). I’ve been at that meeting and a leader of the CDA in some capacity every year since then. …

Advocacy in Action: Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day

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The CDA hosted its annual Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day on Friday, Feb. 15. Lobby Day is a unique opportunity for dentists across Colorado to talk with legislators about the important issues that affect the dental community. From opioid prescribing and tobacco regulation to new substantial focus on examining the high costs of healthcare, dentistry is currently facing several …

2018 Voting Guide for Colorado Dentists

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From the Fall 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado Dentists at the Polls The 2018 election is critical for dentistry, as you will be electing the federal and state senators and representatives who will decide key issues for dentistry in upcoming years, including important insurance reform, Medicaid and access to dental care issues in Colorado. The 2018 ballot …

Legislative Update: SB17-190 on Noncovered Dental Services Passes First Committee

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With less than 24 hours’ notice from the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, the CDA mobilized its grassroots network of members to reach state legislators before the committee met to vote on SB17-190: Insurance Carrier Fees for Noncovered Dental Services. Thanks to these grassroots efforts and member dentists testifying during that hearing, the bill has passed the committee by …

Be Aware, Be Present, Be Involved

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By Michael R. Varley, D.D.S., M.S., CDA President From the Summer 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association What really constitutes a strong association that will endure the test of time? That will be financially stable? What is the definition of success for a not-for-profit organization? As I proudly accept my new role as your CDA president, I have spent …