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Denver Area Dental Practices Must Have Amalgam Separators Installed by Aug. 19

Denver Area Dental Practices Must Have Amalgam Separators Installed by Aug. 19

July 30, 2015

Denver area dental practices served by the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Metro District) must install amalgam separators by Aug. 19, 2015, to comply with new amalgam control requirements. (Click here to see the cities and sanitation districts affected.) Once an amalgam separator has been installed in your dental office, you will need to submit a certification form to let the Metro District know these requirements have been met. Best management practices (BMPs) for placement, removal and disposal of dental amalgam should have been implemented and reported to the Metro District via a certification form by Feb. 19, 2015. Exemptions from these requirements are available for dental offices that never place or remove amalgam or teeth containing amalgam.

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Denver Water to Consider Discontinuing Fluoridation - Vote Occurs Next Month

Denver Water to Consider Discontinuing Fluoridation - Vote Occurs Next Month

July 30, 2015
 
On July 29, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners held a meeting to review the latest information and science surrounding community water fluoridation, which has been provided to the community since 1953. After hearing from both proponents and opponents of fluoridation, the board announced that it will accept written public comments until Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The board will vote in late August to change or retain its current fluoridation policy. We need your help! 

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Your Feedback Can Help Improve the Healthcare Professions Profile Program

Your Feedback Can Help Improve the Healthcare Professions Profile Program

July 21, 2015

The Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform (OPRRR) within the Department of Regulatory Agencies is in the process of conducting a sunset review of the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO). OPRRR invites dentists to participate in a survey to determine, among other things, the effectiveness of the DPO. The survey focuses on the healthcare professions profile dentists and others in the healthcare field are required to submit as part of the licensure renewal process.

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Medicaid Dental Fee Increases Take Effect July 1

Medicaid Dental Fee Increases Take Effect July 1

July 1, 2015

During the 2015-2016 state budget process, the CDA worked hard to secure an across-the-board rate increase and a targeted rate increase for the Colorado Medicaid Dental Program fee schedule. Thanks to some hard work by the Medicaid Dental Program, the increase just received federal approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the increases will be effective and implemented in real time July 1, 2015. There will not be any implementation delay or retroactive adjustments associated with this rate increase--which is great news for dental offices.

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Dr. Gary Field Takes the Reins of the CDA at the Annual Session

Dr. Gary Field Takes the Reins of the CDA at the Annual Session

June 22, 2015

At the 2015 CDA Annual Session in Beaver Creek, Colo., the association installed a new president and welcomed new members to its Board of Trustees and Executive Committee.

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Teach Your Patients to Take Meds Seriously

Teach Your Patients to Take Meds Seriously

June 22, 2015

Colorado dentists can do their part to help combat and prevent prescription drug abuse by increasing awareness of the issue. The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, the organization behind the recently launched Take Meds Seriously campaign, has developed an informational rack card and other resources dentists can use to spread the word to their patients. The card features tips on safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription medications. Dentists can download the card from the Take Meds Seriously Website, brand the card with their practice name or logo, and print the card for distribution to their patients.

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Grant Funding Offered for Practices Implementing Virtual Dental Home Model and ITR Procedure

Grant Funding Offered for Practices Implementing Virtual Dental Home Model and ITR Procedure

June 22, 2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed H.B. 1309 into law in June. The act allows dental hygienists to perform interim therapeutic restorations (ITRs), subject to certain training, experience and supervision requirements. Dentists who would like to implement the virtual dental home model, including utilizing dental hygienists to place ITRs in appropriate circumstances, might be eligible for grant funding from the Caring for Colorado Foundation.

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Build Your Network With Connect the Docs

Build Your Network With Connect the Docs

June 22, 2015

The CDA’s newest program, Connect the Docs, is Saturday, Aug. 29, from 8 to 11 a.m. Don't miss your chance to connect with other docs at this interactive program dedicated to networking, mentoring, management training and leadership growth.

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Register for the 2015 Colorado Mission of Mercy in Canon City

Register for the 2015 Colorado Mission of Mercy in Canon City

June 22, 2015

Volunteer registration is now open for the 2015 Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) Aug. 14-15 at Harrison School in Canon City. Dentists, dental hygienists, lab technicians, assistants and non-clinical volunteers—about 1,000 volunteers in total—will work together to provide free dental services to Coloradans in need of oral healthcare.

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CODPAC Board of Directors Meets Tomorrow

CODPAC Board of Directors Meets Tomorrow

June 22, 2015

Reminder: The Colorado Dental Political Action Committee (CODPAC) Board of Directors will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board room at the CDA Headquarters, 8301 E. Prentice Ave., Ste. 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Any interested CODPAC contributor is welcome to attend.

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