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Interested in Serving on the State Board?

 March 8, 2011
 
The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners has a position open.  The appointment will run through January 2012.  The position would also be eligible for two additional four-year terms.  The commitment includes quarterly full-board, monthly panel and additional committee meetings throughout the year. 
 
If you would be interested in a board position - or know someone who would be good in the role - please contact the CDA at 303-740-6900 or 800-343-3010 for an application.

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Board Exams at CU

March 8, 2011

The annual Central Regional Dental Test (CRDT) was held at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Feb. 19, 2011.  The CDA and the CDA New Dentist Committee sponsored and hosted the hospitality suite for the 29 fourth-year students, their assistants and over 75 exam patients, providing breakfast and lunch.  

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Vendor Spotlight: Banc of America Practice Solutions – Practice Loans

March 8, 2011

Planning on buying a practice, starting a practice from the ground up or expanding your existing practice? The CDA endorses Banc of America Practice Solutions for practice loans.  Members receive reduced loan administration fees.

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Information for Dentists on Non-Covered Services

February 22, 2011

What are non-covered services? Why do they matter to me?
Recently, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about a “non-covered services bill” – a bill that would stop dental insurers from setting fees for services and procedures that they do not cover under a patient’s plan. You may be wondering what this is about, and why the CDA is spending so much time and energy on this issue.

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Welcome New CDA Members!

February 18, 2011

The CDA welcomes and recognizes the following dentists as new members of the association and organized dentistry.  For information about membership and exclusive benefits, please visit cdaonline.org or call 303-740-6900 or 800-343-3010.

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Update on Infection Control Requirements: Do all staff need to attend OSHA training?

February 18, 2011

Several dentists have contacted the CDA asking whether all office employees must now attend an OSHA training course, rather than sending just one designee.

OSHA training requirements have not changed. Training is and has always been required for all dental office employees who are at risk for occupational exposure. The requirements outlined by OSHA include:

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Insurance Credentialing: Should I provide my DEA number on the application?

February 18, 2011

In 2003, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued a policy statement, along with a number of medical organizations, discouraging disclosure of a provider’s DEA registration number to insurance companies or others not involved in the legal chain of distribution for controlled substances. There is concern that use of DEA numbers for provider identification purposes could increase instances of prescription fraud and diversion.

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DentalLine9 Call-in Program Helps the Public

February 18, 2011

Twice a year, the CDA and the Metro Denver Dental Society partner for the DentalLine9 call-in program at 9 News in Denver.  A panel of five dentists takes calls from the public during the news broadcasts to provide dental information.  On Jan. 20, 2011 and Jan. 27, 2011, 9 News phone lines were flooded by callers with dental questions.  We would like to give our sincere thanks to Dr. Nelle Barr, Dr. Jeff Hurst, Dr. Brett Levin, Dr. Jeff Lodl, Dr. Mark Novelen, Dr. Ken Peters, Dr. Pasco Scarpella, Dr. Carrie Seabury, Dr. Eric VanZytveld, Dr. Walt Vogl and Dr. Sean Whalen

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Updates for Medicaid Providers – Study Casts, Web Portal Claims Submissions, Billable Hygiene Codes

February 18, 2011

Colorado Medicaid recently published provider updates, which included several dental-specific changes. Medicaid clarified that no dental provider (including orthodontists) should submit diagnostic models or study casts with claims or prior authorization requests, unless specifically requested by the Medicaid program.

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February 2011 Members Spotlight

February 18, 2011

Dr. Joe Tomlinson, Dr. Chris Biety, Dr. Makala Hubbell and Dr. Sean Whalen were featured in recent news. 
Dr. Tom Pixley recently represented the CDA at the American Dental Association.
Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) is one of 10 finalists for the Toms of Maine Grant for Mobile Dental Health.  The winners are decided by public vote online.

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