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This page contains information for members of the CDA Workforce Task Force. This information is restricted to committee members only. Please enter the committee password to view the content.

CDA Workforce Study Group
Resource Page

Current Working Document
Initial Draft
Education Subcommittee Report
Health Status Subcommittee Report
Workforce Subcommittee Report

Task Force Member Schematics and Comments
Myra Bender, RDH

Jan DeBell, DA
Jeff Kahl, DDS
Eric Rossow, DDS
Pasco Scarpella, DDS
Erica Wallace, RDH

References and Links

National Dental Organizations
AGD: Is General Dentistry Dead?

AGD Access to Care White Paper 2008
AAPD Synopsis of Mid Level Provider Models
ADA Review of Alternative Workforce Models
ADHA Response to ADA Independent Hygiene Study

Colorado Specific
CDPHE Snapshot of Oral Health in Colorado
The Impact of Oral Disease on the Health of Coloradans (2005, CDPHE)
Oral Health Workforce in Colorado (2009, CHI)

A Closer Look at Oral Healthcare Workforce Needs in the West (WICHE, 2008)
Urban-Rural Dentist Survey Report (2010, CHI)
2005-2009 CDC Synopses of Colorado Dental Public Health Program
2005 State Oral Health Plan (OHAC)
2000 State Oral Health Plan (CHPHE)
Teller County Dental Pilot Program

Other States
Connecticut DHAT Pilot 
Georgia: 2010 White Paper on Access

Idaho Workforce Policy
Kansas Workforce Report
Maine Dental Therapist Summary
Massachusetts Plan to Improve Oral Health
Minnesota Synopsis
Minnesota Bill

Detail on Models
PEW Alternative Dental Workforce Models
Kellogg Report on Alaska Dental Therapist
ADA Statement Kellogg DHAT Review

Journal Articles
MiKinnon et al. Journal of Dental Education. Emerging Allied Dental Workforce Models (2007).
Nash et al. International Dental Journal. Dental Therapists: A Global Perspective (2008). 

Workforce Implications of National Healthcare Reform 

White Paper Format Resource

Task Force Roster
Dr. Pasco Scarpella (Co-Chair, CDA President)
Dr. Tom Pixley (Co-Chair, CDA Incoming President)
Ms. Myra Bender, RDH
Dr. Arnold Cullum (CSDS)
Ms. Jan DeBell (DA)
Dr. Tandi Donaldson (MDDS)
Mr. Bob Jordan, CDT
Dr. Jeff Kahl (CSDS)
Dr. Stephenie Kaufmann (IMDS)
Mr. Ben Krentz, BS, DH
Dr. David Lurye  (WCDS)
Dr. Ken Peters (CDA Vice-President)
Dr. Eric Rossow (MDDS)
Ms. Erica Wallace, RDH
Dr. Dan Wilson (MDDS)
Ms. Jennifer Goodrum (CDA staff)

 

 

Donate to Dentistry Today!

 

The CDA advocates to continually improve the quality, availability, affordability and utilization of oral healthcare services. Contributions help us continue our work and promote easy access to dental care for Coloradoans. The CDA has several programs to choose from when considering a gift.



General Fund
The CDA encourages gifts to the general fund, which are used to enhance programs and services critical to our mission. Programs are continually assessed to ensure that they are the most relevant, efficient and effective programs to further our vision. In addition, you have the option to remember or recognize someone who has played an important role in your life or career through a tribute gift. An ideal acknowledgement for significant life events such as retirement, promotion, graduation, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and memorials. These gifts are a powerful way to speak from your heart and provide a lasting tribute to a friend, colleague or loved one, and contribute valuable support to the CDA. Click here to donate to the CDA's General Fund.



Charitable Funds
CDA Charitable and Education Fund
The CDA Charitable Fund offers support to a wide variety of community oral health projects and non-profit organizations. Giving an unrestricted charitable gift helps to bridge the gap between program resources and needs. In addition, you have the option to remember or recognize someone who has played an important role in your life or career through a tribute gift. An ideal acknowledgement for significant life events such as retirement, promotion, graduation, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and memorials. These gifts are a powerful way to speak from your heart and provide a lasting tribute to a friend, colleague or loved one, and contribute valuable support to the CDA Charitable and Education Fund.

 

Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM)
COMOM is a large-scale portable dental clinic that provides free dental treatment to children, adults and the elderly. Treatment is provided first-come, first-served to individuals who are without the means to afford dental care. This clinic boasts over 100 chairs and is a life changing experience for both patients and volunteers. Your contributions to COMOM directly help those who are underserved, changing lives one patient at a time.



Give Kids a Smile (GKAS)
Each February, volunteer dentists provide a day of free dental treatment and education for underserved children. Give Kids a Smile is the nation's largest proactive approach to help underserved children with their dental needs and to draw attention to problem that many families face when trying to access basic dental care. GKAS takes place in every state, and Colorado is fortunate to boast one of the nation's success stories for this program. GKAS truly gives Colorado kids something to smile about!




Legislative Action Funds
CO Political Giving
The Colorado Dental Political Action Committee (CODPAC) and the Colorado Dental Small Donor Committee (CDSDC) give bipartisan contributions to support state legislators who help advance dentistry and oral health in Colorado. Funds contributed to CODPAC and CDSDC help ensure the success of the CDA’s political efforts at the state capitol. The first $50 you give to the CO Political Giving fund each year will be directed to the CDSDC. A dentist may give only $50 to the CDSDC each year, but the CDSDC can give 10 times more than CODPAC to support friendly state legislators, making it a powerful political tool. Any additional funds given to the CO Political Giving fund in a calendar year will be directed to CODPAC, up to CODPAC’s individual giving limit of $525 per election cycle. Contributions to CODPAC and CDSDC are not deductible as charitable contributions for tax purposes.



ADPAC
ADPAC is a political action committee that raises money to support federal legislators who understand the importance of dentistry and are committed to oral health. ADPAC is a critical piece of our political program's success.



Issue Mobilization Fund
This fund helps to counter negative attacks on critical oral health topics like fluoride and amalgam. When ballot initiatives come up in these areas, we need your support.  The link for this donation is activated as needed for campaigns of the above nature.

 

CDA Facility Rental: The Business Tech Center


The Business Tech Center is a state-of-the-art rentable conference space designed for your convenience.  Located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, the Business Tech Center is the opportune location for your next meeting.  The Business Tech Center consists of two elegantly designed conference rooms available for rent.  Our larger space, the Conference Room, hosts up to 72 guests comfortably and is ideal for presentations, training sessions, or any professional gathering requiring technology.  The Board Room accomodates up to 14 guests and is perfect for more intimate gatherings requiring presentation technology and/or video conferencing needs. 

To learn more, please visit the Business Tech Center Website linked here.

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Well Being Programs

The single most valuable asset in any dental practice is the dentist. Optimal health and work-life balance are essential to the dentist and dental practice.

The practice of clinical dentistry is physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. Many dentists thrive on the challenges and benefits of dental practice. For other dentists, things happen, circumstances change, life doesn't always go according to plan.


Concerned Colorado Dentists
303-321-4445

Concerned Colorado Dentists (CCD) is a group of dentist volunteers, most of whom are in recovery from chemical dependency and other former impairments. They work to help impaired dentists address their afflictions before patients are harmed or other damage occurs. CCD complements the Dentists Peer Assistance Program (DPAP) by providing additional services and support that only peer recovering dentists can provide. There is no cost for these confidential services. Call Dr. Brett Kessler for information at 303-321-4445.

CCD Services Include:

  • Peer support and practice help from dentists who have "been there."
  • Information about addiction, treatment and recovery among dentists.
  • Colleague interventions to gently urge voluntary corrective action before consequences occur.
  • Speakers for dental, assisting and hygiene school meetings.

Dentists Peer Assistance Program
303-369-0039, 866-369-0039

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse are the nation's top health problems. The general population has at least a 10% incidence of addiction, and studies show that dentists are no different. The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners has a contract with Peer Assistance Services, Inc. to provide services for dentists and other members of the dental team who are dealing with emotional, psychological or physical problems that could become detrimental to their ability to practice dentistry. This program (funded through license fees) is an alternative to the traditional disciplinary process. The board may refer a dentist to the program in lieu of discipline or a dentist may enter the program voluntarily. Some costs may be the responsibility of the individual. More information is available at www.peerassist.org or www.codrugfreeworkplace.org.


ADA Dentist Health and Wellness Program
www.ada.org/prof/prac/wellness/index.asp

The Dentist Health and Wellness program supports disabled dentists, promotes activities related to ergonomics and dental practice, and provides resources to help dentists be more proactive in looking at their own health and wellness. The program also has resources to help dentists with substance abuse and mental health disorders.



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