Member Login

Featured News

How Did the 2016 Legislative Session Affect You?

By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations
 
Colorado’s 2016 state legislative session ran from Jan. 13, 2015, through May 11, 2016. As always, the CDA worked hard at the statehouse on your behalf. It was a busy – and very successful – session for the dental profession. This year, the CDA was successful in adding funding for several key dental programs and in shepherding several key cleanups to the Dental Practice Act through the legislative process. In addition, the CDA monitored more than 50 bills that had direct and indirect impacts on the dental profession. 

Read more...

Be Aware, Be Present, Be Involved

By Michael R. Varley, D.D.S., M.S., CDA President
From the Summer 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association
 
What really constitutes a strong association that will endure the test of time? That will be financially stable? What is the definition of success for a not-for-profit organization? As I proudly accept my new role as your CDA president, I have spent a great deal of time pondering these questions. The answer to me is obvious: A strong organization is not defined by the number of endorsements it has or the amount saved in reserves; a strong organization is defined by having a strong market share of members and more importantly, having member involvement. 

Read more...

The Reality of Dental Radiation

By Adam Evearitt, M.S., DABR
From the Summer 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

Dental x-rays have always given patients such a small amount of radiation that its effects are considered almost an afterthought. Dentists and hygienists are taught the details and intricacies of radiation dose and its interactions with the human body, but the public’s knowledge is limited. To make it understandable, in practice, dental staff members often compare dental radiation dose amounts to the amount of natural radiation a person gets from a few minutes in a plane or on the beach. But like a nagging little grain of sand in your shoe, this question of radiation can be frustrating because the general public has a fear of it. Questions from patients about the radiation emitted from dental x-ray machines come up on a regular basis, and some people even refuse exposure to the detriment of their own oral health.

Read more...

CDA Endorsed Products Spotlight: The Trust

July 13, 2016

All malpractice policies are not created the same. Your insurance coverage becomes very important if you should have a patient event or claim. As a member of the Dentists Professional Liability Trust of Colorado (Trust), you benefit from working directly with a Colorado dentist who will handle your claim. 

Read more...

Dentists Come Together for COMOM

June 28, 2016

Thank you to the Colorado dentists and their teams that volunteered for the 2016 Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) dental clinic, which took place June 17-18 in Brush, Colo. Because of you, about 700 patients from across the state received much-needed dental care.

Read more...

A New Module Makes It Easy to Keep Track of CE

June 28, 2016

You’ve always earned continuing education (CE) for professional growth. Now, effective March 1, 2016, it’s required by law in the state of Colorado. The American Dental Association has created an online CE module, hosted on its website, where you easily can log all of the CE courses you’ve taken and credits you’ve earned. 

Read more...

Don’t Get Scammed!

June 28, 2016

The Colorado Dental Association has become aware of an individual who has been soliciting sleep apnea services in Colorado. Based on information we’ve received, we believe this individual, who is asking for large sums of money and financial information about your company, has a significant criminal record.

Read more...

New Credentialing Portal to Streamline Process for Providers

June 28, 2016

The American Dental Association announced a new collaboration with Wonderbox Technologies to create a credentialing service that allows dentists to enter their credentials into a securely designed web portal on the ADA website and then have those credentials be available to all payers. 

Read more...

Reminder: Capnography Requirements Take Effect July 1

June 28, 2016

Effective July 1, all dentists with moderate sedation or deep sedation/general anesthesia permits must use an end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor (capnograph) for all patients administered moderate sedation or deep sedation/general anesthesia. 

Read more...

Making the CDA Foundation Work For You

June 28, 2016

The CDA Charitable and Educational Fund has a new name: the CDA Foundation. Don’t let the simple name fool you; big things are in store as the foundation undergoes a transformation. The name change is just the first step of a strategic plan that aims to turn the foundation into an entity that better supports not only dental-related organizations in Colorado but also dental professionals. 

Read more...



Please enter your ADA number and Password.
NOTE your password is now case sensitive.