CDA Comments on Proposed X-Ray Regulation Changes

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The CDA recently submitted feedback to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regarding proposed changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The changes are intended to align state x-ray regulations with national standards that were updated in 2015. In response to the broad proposed changes, the CDA’s comment letter urged the state to: reject …

Pending Changes to State X-Ray Regulations: How Do They Affect Dental Offices?

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Colorado’s public health agency, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), has proposed broad changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The changes are intended to align state x-ray regulations with national standards that were updated in 2015. The biggest changes for dental offices are anticipated to include: Operator Training New requirements for detailed annual …

CDPHE Proposed X-Ray Regulations Meeting June 13

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The radiation program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is looking for feedback from stakeholders regarding proposed changes to the Colorado x-ray regulations. Specifically, changes are being proposed for the Code of Colorado Regulations (6 CCR 1007-1), Part 6 (X-ray Imaging in the Healing Arts) and Part 2 (Registration of Radiation Machines, Facilities and Services). CDPHE …

Annual X-Ray Fees Due April 30

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The annual x-ray facility registration fee dentists are required to pay is due April 30. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) implemented this new annual x-ray facility registration fee in 2016 requiring dentists to pay a $50 fee and update their facility information annually. How to Register Visit the CDPHE website to complete the Application for Facility …

Getting the Word of Mouth to Our Patients

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By Dr. Peri Greenstein From the Fall 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association As dentists, we know the powerful connection between oral health and overall health. We know there is a growing list of more than 120 diseases with symptoms that occur in and around the mouth, and that poor oral health can exacerbate many of the most serious …

Advocating For You: 2017 Legislative Update

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Spring 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2017 legislative session is in full swing and it has been an extremely busy session for dentistry. The CDA represents its members every day at the state Capitol monitoring the nearly 500 bills being considered by the state legislature this year. …

CDPHE Seeks Feedback on X-Ray Regulations

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Radiation Program is proposing changes to its x-ray regulations, specifically Part 6 (X-Rays in the Healing Arts) and Part 2 (Registration of Machines, Facilities and Services), which apply to dental offices. The CDA is working with dental radiology experts to evaluate these potential changes and how they might affect dental practices. …