Colorado Dental Association eNews
September 2018
Dentistry Making News

Gov. Hickenlooper recently announced the appointment of
Dr. Natalie Jean Schafer of Littleton to the Colorado Dental Board.

Did you know these CDA Members are published authors?
  • Dr. Jeanette Courtad
  • Dr. Julika Balajty Ambrose
  • Dr. Richard J. Schilling
Global Dental Relief, based in Denver, received a newly-established grant from the American Dental Association Foundation for its work to improve access to oral healthcare in international underserved communities.

Dr. Jeff Van Drew, a practicing dentist and state senator, is currently running for U.S. Congress in New Jersey's 2nd District.

Take 5 Survey Winners Announced: 
  • Dr. Raj Patil: Bose QuietComfort 35 earphones
  • Dr. Reed David: Apple Watch
  • Dr. Nika Pesaran: Apple iPad
  • Dr. Dale Farmer: Nikon DSLR camera
  • Dr. Mason Miner: GoPro HERO5
  • Dr. Alexa Johnson: Bose Free Space Outdoor speakers
Thank you to all CDA members - Medicaid and non-Medicaid providers alike - who took time to provide us with input! Your valuable feedback helps the CDA better understand dentists' experien ces with the Take 5  program.
CDA Comments on Proposed X-Ray Regulation Changes

The CDA recently submitted feedback regarding proposed changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The CDA's comments aim to make the revised regulations as reasonable and streamlined to implement as possible for dental offices. Read more.
New Rules on SDF Application by Dental Hygienists Take Effect

New rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists have officially taken effect as of Aug. 14. Under the new rules adopted by the Colorado Dental Board, hygienists can now apply SDF when working in collaboration with a licensed dentist. See the full list of requirements.

CDT 2019: Spend Less Time on Coding, More Time with Patients

Make your life easier with the  CDT 2019 Kit . This essential ADA resource helps your team code more accurately for fewer claims rejections and faster reimbursement. 
CDA Comments on State Medicaid and CHP+ Dental Vendor Rebidding

The CDA recently submitted comments to the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (HCPF) regarding the rebidding process for Medicaid and CHP+ dental vendor contracts. While the state currently contracts with DentaQuest for Medicaid and Delta Dental of Colorado for CHP+, the agency plans to use one administrative service organization as the vendor for both programs. 
Notice: The Medicaid Rate Review Advisory Committee Meets Sept. 21

The meeting is open to the public and accepting comment from stakeholders on the review of provider rate reimbursements.  Get the details. 
Improve Your Online Presence

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CDA Retirement Solution

CDA Retirement Solution allows you to offer a retirement plan to your employees, while aiming to reduce your administrative burden, transferring fiduciary risks and potentially reducing costs.

Meet New CDA Staff Member: 
Kelsey Creehan

Kelsey has joined the CDA as its new strategic marketing specialist. Prior to joining the CDA, she worked as a public policy and communications specialist at the American College of Cardiology, and as project manager for a Pittsburgh-based political advertising firm. Read more.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Give Kids A Smile Day

GKAS helps children from low-income families with their dental needs and  draws attention to the problem many families face when trying to access basic dental care. Nov. 9 is the deadline to request products kits for your 2019 GKAS event. Register here.

The Colorado M ission of Mercy

COMOM needs volunteers to provide donated dental treatment and services Nov. 2-3 in Greeley, CO. About 1,000 clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed to make this year's event a success. Join us at this life-changing event. 

Newest Members of the CDA

Dr. Ash Aragona
Dr. Kirk Arritt
Dr. Andrew Baek
Dr. Christopher Beus
Dr. Nicholas Byars
Dr. Mary Ruth Cacho-Mohr
Dr. Reece Cochran
Dr. Harry Cole
Dr. Christine Collins
Dr. Kamran Dastoury
Dr. Jaspreet Dhadli
Dr. Zia Faizi
Dr. Zade Faraj
Dr. Christine Finn
Dr. Nicholas Freel
Dr. Gilbert Garbisco
Dr. Andrew Glynn
Dr. Jesse Goldman
Dr. Taylor Gordon
Dr. Joshua Gresehover
Dr. Bryan Habet
Dr. Bradley Hagen
Dr. Philip Henzlik
Dr. Brian Hudec
Dr. Matthew Janda
Dr. Nathan Johnson
Dr. Brent Lopez
Dr. Carol Luong
Dr. Rajvinder Marwah
Dr. John McKissock
Dr. Kristopher Mendoza
Dr. Elizabeth Minard
Dr. Monica Montoya
Dr. Kevin Moore
Dr. Tyler Morgan
Dr. Ennsen Murao
Dr. Viensuong Nguyen
Dr. Brent Nielsen
Dr. Brian Oliveira
Dr. Anthony Oreskovich
Dr. Micah Pope
Dr. Ines Quintanilla
Dr. Anthony Rademacher
Dr. Amanda Reuter
Dr. Gabija Revis
Dr. Eric Ringer
Dr. Stephen Rogers
Dr. Michael Saxton
Dr. Bronsen Schliep
Dr. Parker Seubert
Dr. Daniel Skaggs
Dr. Neizel Songalia
Dr. Matthew Steuer
Dr. Samuel Teague
Dr. Daniel Thousand
Dr. Amanda Tompkins
Dr. Ryan Tynd
Dr. Brandon Visscher
Dr. Kyle Walker
Dr. Joshua Weinstein
Dr. Gavin Whitman

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Featured Events
Golf for a Good CauseThe CDA Foundation Golf Tournament is Sept. 24 at the Golf Club at Bear Dance. Registration is open.  Reserve your spot.
NDC's Family Event at EPIC Sky Trek Challenge:
Join us Sept. 29 for a family-friendly get-together in Castle Rock.
Save the Date  G.V. Black Tie:  Don't miss this 007 themed New Dentist Committee evening at Archetype Distillery Dec 8 . Stay tuned for registration details!
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Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor
Kelsey Creehan

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