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CDA Member Dentists Honored

February 24, 2015

In The Denver Post’s inaugural Strength in Health Award program, two CDA member dentists received the Dental Excellence in Healthcare Award. On Jan. 14, Dr. Brett Kessler, CDA president, was presented with the award as a general dentist, and Dr. Doug Heller was recognized as a specialist.

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CDA Offers Condolences to Family of Murdered Dental Student

February 23, 2015

The CDA extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family of University of North Carolina dental student, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and sister in law, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who were shot and killed Feb. 10 in an apartment close to the school.

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Have You Implemented Amalgam BMPs for Your Denver-Area Practice?

February 23, 2015

If your dental practice is in the Denver metro area, Feb. 19, 2015, was the deadline to implement best management practices (BMPs) for placement, removal and disposal of dental amalgam. The BMPs are based on the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s (Metro District’s) new amalgam control requirements for dental offices in its service area. (Click here to see the cities and sanitation districts affected.)

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Dental Board Sunset Review Rulemaking – Anesthesia Rules

February 23, 2015

The Colorado Dental Board scheduled a follow up rulemaking hearing on the anesthesia rules for Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at 1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202 (Conference Room 110D). 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 this formal rulemaking hearing.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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