Feedback Requested: Non-Patient License Exam Structure

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The Colorado Dental Board has started preliminary discussions regarding licensure exam structure, specifically transitioning to accepting only a non-patient exam in the future. While the discussion and rulemaking processes will likely occur over an extended timeline, we encourage members to send us any initial feedback or questions you may have on the potential outcomes associated with switching to a non-patient …

Dental Board Adopts SDF and BLS/CPR Rule Changes

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The Colorado Dental Board has adopted revisions to the BLS/CPR requirements in Rule III and the supervision requirements for application of Silver Diamine Fluoride by dental hygienists in Rule XXVI. The CDA has supported these changes and actively engaged throughout the legislative and rulemaking processes. The adopted changes to Rule XXVI ensure full alignment with legislative intent regarding the level …

Anesthesia Review Committee Seeking Volunteers

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The Colorado Dental Board is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will review anesthesia permit applications. This volunteer opportunity can provide great experience for dentists who may eventually be interested in serving on the Colorado Dental Board, though there is no guarantee for or obligation to further service. Volunteers for the anesthesia review committee must hold an active …

New Member Appointed to the Colorado Dental Board

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CDA member Rominder Kaur, D.D.S., of Fort Morgan, CO, was appointed to serve as a professional member of the Colorado Dental Board effective March 27 with an initial term expiring January 1, 2021. Dr. Kaur is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine International Student Program and a clinician with Salud Family Health Centers. Her perspective …

SDF Rule to be Reopened

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The Colorado Dental Board meets Thursday, March 28, and is expected to vote to reopen rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists to clarify the current interpretation. Following the meeting, the board will hold several stakeholder meetings to receive input from the public. CDA staff will inform membership of the stakeholder meeting dates as they …

Anesthesia Review Committee Seeking Volunteers

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The Colorado Dental Board is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will review anesthesia permit applications. This volunteer opportunity can provide great experience for dentists who may eventually be interested in serving on the Colorado Dental Board, though there is no guarantee for or obligation to further service. Volunteers for the anesthesia review committee must hold an active …

New Rules on SDF Application by Dental Hygienists Take Effect

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New rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists have officially taken effect as of Aug. 14. Under the new rules adopted by the Colorado Dental Board, hygienists can now apply SDF when working in collaboration with a licensed dentist. To qualify, a licensed dental hygienist must complete a live, interactive training course offered by a …

New Rules Adopted on Application of SDF by Dental Hygienists

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On June 14, the Colorado Dental Board adopted new rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists. Under these rules, which take effect Aug. 14, dental hygienists will be able to apply SDF when working in collaboration with a licensed dentist. To qualify to apply SDF, a licensed dental hygienist must first complete at least a …

Adjust Your Prescribing Practices: New Law Limits Opioid Prescriptions

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On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed SB18-22: Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. This state law limits the number of opioid pills that can be prescribed by all healthcare providers. Colorado dentists who prescribe opioids are affected by this new law. Though there is likely to be some enforcement flexibility to start, you should make changes in your prescribing practices now, …

Colorado Dental Board Needs New Member

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The Colorado Dental Board currently has an open seat. Oral surgeons, in particular, are encouraged to apply, though general dentists and other dental specialists also may apply for future open positions on the board. To apply, go to the Colorado Dental Board website to fill out the Boards and Commissions Application. Applicants must be permanent residents of Colorado and registered …