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2.3% Medical Device Tax to Impact Dental Offices in January 2013

November 20, 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).  The primary impact to most dental offices is expected to be a correlated price increase on purchases of dental equipment, materials and supplies in 2013.

As a Small Business, You MUST Submit Form 1099-MISC

November 20, 2012

Your dental practice, like all businesses, is required to file Form 1099-MISC for each independent contractor or vendor that has been paid at least $600 during a calendar year.  It is important to file these forms to avoid costly audits and fines by the government. 

CDA Welcomes Akila Martin

November 20, 2012

The CDA is happy to welcome and introduce its new office manager, Akila Martin.  Akila joined the CDA in 2012. Prior to the CDA, Akila spent 10 years in the medical support field specializing in customer service, administrative support and operations oversight.  Akila draws on her past experience as the national membership coordinator for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, as well as her vast administrative involvement helping organizations achieve JCAHO accreditation. Her responsibilities at the CDA include Peer Review administration, systems and operations support, and meeting coordination.  She also oversees the x-ray training program. You can reach Akila Martin at 303-740-6900, 800-343-3010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Your CODPAC Dollars at Work

November 20, 2012

During the 2012 election cycle, members of the CODPAC Board of Directors conducted an extensive candidate screening process to identify and support dentistry’s best advocates at the state Capitol. CODPAC interviewed almost 40 candidates for state legislative office, and received written applications from nearly 60 additional candidates. CODPAC ultimately supported 56 candidate campaigns and endorsed 21 of these candidates at the highest level of support. CODPAC’s interview and endorsement process allowed the CDA to foster important relationships for the 2013 legislative session and educate candidates on critical dental issues.

Dr. Ken Versman, ADA 1st Vice President

November 20, 2012

At the ADA Annual Session in October, Dr. Ken Versman, a CDA past president, became the American Dental Association’s first vice president.  For the past year, Dr. Versman served the ADA as its second vice president. In both roles, his charge is to assist the ADA president as requested, while serving as an ex officio member of the ADA House of Delegates and the ADA Board of Trustees.

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