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Save the Date: 2014 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day!

September 13, 2013

2014 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day
When: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-Noon
Where: Colorado State Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203-1776

Your participation in the upcoming Lobby Day is vital. In 2014, the laws that govern the practice of dentistry will undergo a complete review and rewrite by the state legislature. This “Sunset Review” process can dramatically impact dentists through changes to state board composition, scope of practice allowances, practice ownership requirements, educational requirements and more.

 Please RSVP by February 7, 2014 to by clicking here or contacting Akila Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-740-6900.

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National Recovery Month

September 13, 2013

September is National Recovery Month, an annual nationwide observance that celebrates the accomplishments of those recovering from a substance use disorder. It promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible and laudable. Research tells us that dentists are no more (or less) susceptible to drug and/or alcohol problems than the general public. However, an untreated substance use disorder in a dentist can place patients, and the practice itself, in jeopardy. It can also threaten the dentist’s health, life and family stability.

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Need Meeting Space?

September 13, 2013

The CDA is proud to introduce its new affordable high-tech meeting space in the Denver Tech Center, called the Business Tech Center.  This rentable space is perfect for groups of all sizes up to 72 people.  Click here to watch our video tour or visit www.thebusinesstechcenter.com to learn more.

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Medicaid Reimbursement Increase

July 24, 2013

The CDA worked during the 2013 legislative session to improve Medicaid for participating dentists. As of July 1, 2013, Medicaid reimbursement rates for dentists who accept Medicaid increased by 4.5%. This rate increase was a substantial victory for dentists who have seen disproportionate cuts in their Medicaid provider rates through the years.

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CDC Launches Anti-Smoking Campaign – Free Resources

July 23, 2013

Each day, dentists educate patients who use tobacco products about the benefits of cessation. In recent media, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has promoted its tobacco education campaign, Tips from Former Smokers, to raise awareness about the suffering caused by smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. 

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Semester of Smiles – Thank you BBCDS Dentists

July 23, 2013

41 dentally underserved school aged children in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) have new smiles after the 2013 spring semester, thanks to BBCDS dentists.

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Action Alert: Urge Your U.S. Senators to Keep the Stafford Loan Interest Rate at 3.4%

July 23, 2013

Today’s dental school graduates are facing an ever-increasing debt burden. In 2011, the average educational debt per graduating dental school senior was nearly $200,000. On July 1, the fixed interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans for undergraduates doubled from 3.4% to 6.8%. 

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Grant Funding Available for Dental Care Provided to OAP Seniors

July 23, 2013

The state of Colorado currently has almost $1M of grant funding available for organizations and providers who provide dental care to seniors eligible for Old Age Pension (OAP) assistance. The deadline to apply for the grant funding is Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

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Opportunity for Input: Dental Practice Act

July 23, 2013

Starting next year, the laws that govern the practice of dentistry, known as the Colorado Dental Practice Law, will undergo a complete review by the state legislature. This process is known as a sunset review. The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), the state agency responsible for organizing the Dental Practice Law sunset review, is currently accepting input from the dental profession to help guide its recommendations to the state legislature.

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New CDA President: Dr. Calvin Utke

July 23, 2013

Dr. Calvin D. Utke is the new president of the Colorado Dental Association.  He is a general dentist and has a private practice in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has practiced dentistry in Colorado for 29 years. He received his D.D.S. from Creighton University in 1984.  

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