Dental Board Adopts One Hour Opioid Prescriber Training Requirement

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As shared with Colorado dentists this summer, a 2019 state bill (SB19-228) added a new training requirement for all prescribers of opioids, including dentists. The training seeks to help address Colorado’s opioid crisis by requiring all prescribers of opioids to complete training in four key areas: Best practices for opioid prescribing, according to the most recent version of the DORA …

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 …

Renew Your Dental License by Feb. 28

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All Colorado dentist and dental hygienist licenses must be renewed by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, through the Colorado Dental Board website. If you have not already done so, renew your state dental license before it expires. Dentists and dental hygienists are not permitted to practice dentistry without a current license. The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) administers the license …

Dental License Renewal Notices Coming By Email Only

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Dental license renewal is available starting the week of Jan. 15, 2018, through the Colorado Dental Board website. All Colorado dentist and dental hygienist licenses must be renewed by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. If you have not already done so, renew your state dental license before it expires. Dentists and dental hygienists are not permitted to practice dentistry without a …

Improving Ethical Licensure Options for Graduates: Non-Patient Exams

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By Jennifer Goodrum, Director of Government Relations From the Summer 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The 2015 CDA House of Delegates charged the CDA to work to implement alternatives to a live patient exam for licensure, given concerns about some ethical implications of the current examination structure. In 2016, substantial progress was made through Colorado Dental Board regulatory …