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9Health Fair Seeks Volunteers

March 28, 2013

The 9Health Fair, sponsored by 9 News, is looking for volunteer dentists and hygienists to perform oral screenings at a variety of locations throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. The health fairs run through mid-May. The 9Health Fair covers all volunteers with liability insurance.  To learn more and to sign-up, go to www.9healthfair.org/VolunteerNow.

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Visa/MC Anti-Trust Settlement - Beware of Misleading Marketing

February 25, 2013

If your practice accepted credit cards anytime between Jan. 1, 2004 and Nov. 28, 2012, you have most likely received a legal notice about a class action lawsuit and settlement involving Visa, MasterCard and their member banks. To learn more about this $6+ Billion settlement, go to www.paymentcardsettlement.com or call 800-625-6440 for a recorded explanation, answers to frequently asked questions and additional information. Operators are also available.

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Some Handheld Dental X-Ray Units Being Sold Without Required FDA Certification

February 25, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert that some handheld dental x-ray units purchased online and shipped directly from vendors in Southeast Asia may not meet U.S. regulatory standards. If your office purchased a handheld dental x-ray unit through a credible U.S.-based vendor, this alert should not be of concern.

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Want to Earn $100 from the ADA?

February 25, 2013

As an ADA and CDA member, you know first-hand the value of your membership for career success and advocacy for the dental profession. The ADA recently launched its “Member-Get-A-Member Campaign,” which provides the ideal opportunity to encourage your non-member colleagues to join organized dentistry. To learn more, go to www.ADA.org/MGAM, which features the complete rules and timelines, as well as a variety of tools and resources to help members learn the best ways to approach and recruit non-members. As an incentive, a $100 American Express gift card will be awarded for each non-member recruited (up to $500 per recruiter). Members also have the option to decline the gift card, and the ADA will make a $100 donation to the ADA Foundation.

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Dentists Heard at the Capitol

February 25, 2013

The CDA hosted its annual Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day on Friday, Feb. 15. Lobby Day is an opportunity for dentists across Colorado to talk with legislators about the important issues that affect the dental community. From the push for mid-level providers to a Sunset Review of the Dental Practice Act in 2014, dentistry is currently facing a number of issues that will affect the future of the profession.

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Thank you Give Kids a Smile Day Volunteers!

February 25, 2013

The CDA would like to extend its sincere thanks to all of the dental professionals who volunteered and participated in GKAS this year.  This annual program provided free dental treatment and education to thousands of children in Colorado. 

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In Memory


February 25, 2013

With deepest sympathy, the CDA would like to note the passing of the following members of our dental community: Dr. Galen L. Callender, Dr. Robert Freeman and Dr. Barry Smialek.

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Dental Line 9 Call-in Program Helps the Public

February 25, 2013

The CDA and the Metro Denver Dental Society work together to host the Dental Line 9 call-in program at 9 News in Denver.  A panel of five dentists take calls from the public during the news broadcasts to provide dental information to the public. 

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2.3% Medical and Dental Device Tax in 2013

December 19, 2012

Starting Jan. 1, 2013, many medical and dental devices will be subject to a 2.3% excise tax, mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On Dec. 5, the IRS issued final regulations for this medical device tax. The primary impact to most dental offices is expected to be price increases on purchases of certain dental equipment, materials and supplies in 2013. The ADA recently issued a helpful guide that explains the primary impacts of this tax on dentists. Click here for more information.

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CPR Training Requirements for Dental Offices

December 19, 2012

The anesthesia rules of the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners require all dentists and dental personnel who use, administer or monitor anesthesia to maintain a current life support credential, which includes CPR.

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