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Important Dental Office Tax Credits

Important Dental Office Tax Credits

December 19, 2014

Congress just passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which has extended the Section 179 expensing tax provision for this year. These Section 179 tax provisions allow dental practices to deduct up to $500,000 for investments in new equipment and property, phasing out for investments exceeding $2M.

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CDA Endorses New Company for HIPAA-Compliant E-mail

CDA Endorses New Company for HIPAA-Compliant E-mail

December 18, 2014

If you’re e-mailing patients or colleagues using standard e-mail accounts provided through free systems or even encrypted systems, you could be in violation of HIPAA.  Protect yourself and your practice by securing these messages.  The CDA is proud to announce its newest endorsement with iMedicor/iCore Exchange.

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Medicaid Dental Director Job Opening

Medicaid Dental Director Job Opening

December 18, 2014

DentaQuest is hiring a new dental director for Colorado. The position requires a dental degree and five years of clinical experience. Applicants must live in Colorado. Given how critical coming months are to the long-term success of the Colorado Medicaid dental program, interested Colorado dentists are encouraged to apply. In addition, there are Colorado job openings for a dental hygienist and an account representative. The job postings may be accessed here.

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X-ray Fee Increase

X-ray Fee Increase

December 18, 2014

The State Board of Health met on Dec. 17 to approve a formal rulemaking hearing for proposed x-ray fee increases. The CDA submitted written comments expressing concern with the degree of the fee increase for dental offices. Click here to view a copy of the CDA’s comments. A final rulemaking hearing for the x-ray fee increase is scheduled for Feb. 18, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the Sabin-Cleere Conference Room (Bldg. A, 1st Floor) at 4300 Cherry Creek Dr. South, Denver, CO 80246. Interested dentists are welcome to attend this February hearing and provide input on the proposed fee increase.

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Renew Your 2015 Membership Online Today

Renew Your 2015 Membership Online Today

December 16, 2014

Thank you for your membership in organized dentistry this year.  2014 was a big year for dentistry in Colorado, as the legislature reviewed virtually every law that governs dentistry.  The CDA testified on behalf of the dental profession and organized dentistry to protect its members and the public.  2015 will continue to be very impactful to dentistry as rulemaking occurs to implement these new regulations. Don’t miss out on these critical updates in addition to the countless business, networking and CE benefits available to members of the tripartite.  Click here to login and get started today to renew your membership online.

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Fluoride Issues Continue in Colorado

Fluoride Issues Continue in Colorado

December 16, 2014

From Loveland to Montrose, and Breckenridge in between, several communities across Colorado have been dealing with fluoridation issues. The good news: Loveland has decided to continue fluoridating its water and to increase fluoride levels. The bad news: Montrose, Delta and neighboring communities still are without optimal fluoride in their drinking water.

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Dental Board Sunset Review Rulemaking

Dental Board Sunset Review Rulemaking

December 18, 2014

The Colorado Dental Board recently published the final rules that will be considered at the upcoming rulemaking hearing on Sunset Review rule changes. The final rule draft may be viewed here.There will be an opportunity to provide testimony and/or written comments on the proposed rules during the formal rulemaking hearing, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at 1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202 (Conference Room 1250C).

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GV Black Tie Evening to Remember

GV Black Tie Evening to Remember

November 25, 2014

The Colorado Dental Association New Dentist Committee (NDC) held the 1st Annual G.V. Black Tie Social event on Friday, Nov 21.  Sponsors of the NDC and 130 new dentists attended, and enjoyed a fun evening of socializing, networking, and gaming at the Oxford Hotel in Denver.  The attendees also had the opportunity for a photo shoot in front of the beautifully decorated Christmas tree at the historic hotel. See the album of photos at https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoNewDentistCommittee.

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Colorado’s PDMP: A Vital Practice Management Tool

Colorado’s PDMP: A Vital Practice Management Tool

November 25, 2014

If you haven’t already, be sure to register with Colorado's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). All dentists with a DEA registration were required to register with Colorado's PDMP by Oct. 31. As of Nov. 6, only 60% of Colorado dentists had completed this required registration. If you have not already signed up to use the PDMP, you may register for an account at: http://www.hidinc.com/copdmp. Detailed instructions on the registration process can be accessed here. For questions about the PDMP registration process, contact the PDMP helpdesk at 855-263-6403. The Colorado Dental Board has proposed a fine, starting at $1,250 for dentists who fail to complete the PDMP registration.

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Reminder: Nov. 30, 2014 Deadline for Input on X-Ray Fee Increase

Reminder: Nov. 30, 2014 Deadline for Input on X-Ray Fee Increase

November 25, 2014

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently proposed changes to the fees charged for certification of x-ray machines. This proposed change would affect nearly all dental offices. The fee increases are currently expected to be implemented in the second quarter of 2015.

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