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Snowflakes Fall on GKAS 2012

February 29, 2012

On Feb. 3, 2012, most of Colorado was met with a February snowstorm, which left more than a few snowy footprints on Give Kids a Smile Day, a national access-to-care day for underserved children.  Due to the snow, some GKAS events were cancelled, others were rescheduled and some forged on as planned.  There were great success stories from GKAS this year despite the multiple inches of snow.  Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers for this year’s GKAS program.  Your volunteer time and support of this annual program is greatly appreciated.

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New Dentist Committee Happenings

February 29, 2012

Dentists 10 years or less out of dental school or advanced education are considered “new dentists” and entitled to attend special events for networking, learning and socializing.  Read more about New Dentist Committee (NDC) happenings:
• Study Group: Building or Remodeling a Practice, March 7
• Speed Dating: Practice Transitions, April 14
• American Dental Association Honors CDA NDC
• Children’s Museum Family Event

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Opportunity for Input: Medicaid Orthodontic Benefit

February 29, 2012

The state Medicaid program has scheduled a second orthodontic stakeholder retreat for Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the first floor conference room at 225 E. 16th Ave., Denver, CO 80203. Medicaid has reached out to engage stakeholders in this process, and we encourage CDA members to participate and provide input.

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Vendor Spotlight: Association Gloves

February 29, 2012

Reduce your glove costs with expanded Association Gloves program

Have you added up how much money your office spends on exam gloves? The cost can be surprising. Drive down your glove expenses by purchasing them from your CDA-endorsed program, administered by Association Gloves.

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Time to Renew Your Dental License!

January 16, 2012

License renewal for dentists and dental hygienists is now available. Click here to renew your dental license. A yellow license renewal postcard will be mailed to the address you have on file with the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) later this week, but you don’t need to wait on this postcard to complete your renewal. All dental licenses expire Feb. 29, 2012, so be sure to complete your renewal by this date. You must maintain an active license in order to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in Colorado.

Please also note that you must complete a new disclosure profile form as part of the 2012 license renewal process. You will not be able to complete your license renewal until you have completed this profile form. Click here to create an account and begin the profile process. The CDA published an article in the Winter 2012 CDA Journal with additional information on completing the profile form. Please allot at least 30 minutes to complete the profile form for the first time.

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Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day

January 16, 2012

Please mark your calendar and RSVP for the CDA's Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day on Friday, February 17. Event details follow.

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GKAS Registrant “To Do” List

December 21, 2011

Thank you to the hundreds of dentists and dental professionals in Colorado who have registered to be a part of the 10th Annual Give Kids a Smile Day program on Feb. 3, 2012.  Many of you have participated in this program for years and know that planning for your program ahead of time makes for a more successful event in February.

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Medicaid Orthodontists Give Input on Administrative and Payment Changes

December 21, 2011

The state Medicaid program hosted a full-day stakeholder retreat on Dec. 7 to gather feedback from dentists about possible administrative changes to the Medicaid orthodontic benefit. The discussion addressed both comprehensive and interceptive orthodontia. Medicaid is considering clarifying the prior authorization process for orthodontics through the addition of transparent scoring criteria. There has also been discussion of revising payment protocols for orthodontic services.

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“Dentists at the Capitol” State Lobby Day

December 21, 2011

Mark your calendar and save the date for the CDA’s “Dentists at the Capitol” State Lobby Day on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colo.  Meet with your legislators to discuss issues that will impact dentistry. It’s important to develop a relationship with your legislator before the 2014 Dental Practice Act sunset review, a process that will impact your practice for the next 10 years.

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Vendor Spotlight: Sharkey, Howes & Javer – CDA-endorsed since 1993.

December 21, 2011

Sharkey, Howes & Javer has been serving the CDA dentists, families and staff for almost 20 years. They are a nationally recognized, award winning financial planning and investment firm that specializes in providing clients with intelligent choices. A comprehensive interview allows the company to get to know you so they can create a unique plan and investment strategy.

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