Colorado Dental Association e-News 
 February 2013
Some Handheld Dental X-Ray Units Sold Without Required FDA Certification
The FDA has issued an alert that some handheld dental x-ray units purchased online and shipped directly from vendors in southeast Asia may not meet U.S. regulatory standards.  Click here to read more.

Visa/MC Anti-Trust Settlement
Beware of Misleading Marketing

If your practice accepted credit cards anytime between Jan. 1, 2004 and Nov. 28, 2012, you have most likely received a legal notice about a class action lawsuit and settlement involving Visa, MasterCard and their member banks. To learn more about this $6+ Billion settlement, click here.

Dentists Heard at the Capitol 
The CDA hosted its annual Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day on Friday, Feb. 15. From the push for mid-level providers to a Sunset Review of the Dental Practice Act in 2014, dentistry is currently facing a number of issues that will affect the future of the profession.  Click here to read more.
Thanks Give Kids a Smile Day Volunteers! 
The CDA would like to extend its sincere thanks to all of the dental professionals who volunteered and participated in GKAS this year.  This annual program provided free dental treatment and education to thousands of children in Colorado.  Please click here to get more info regarding CE verification, volunteer certificates and program reporting. 
Want to Earn $100 from the ADA?
As an ADA and CDA member, you know first-hand the value of your membership for career success and advocacy for the dental profession. The ADA recently launched its "Member-Get-A-Member Campaign," which provides the opportunity to encourage your non-member colleagues to join organized dentistry. Click here to read more

Dental Line 9 Helps the Public
The CDA and the Metro Denver Dental Society work together to host the Dental Line 9 call-in program at 9 News in Denver.  A panel of five dentists take calls from the public during the news broadcasts to provide dental information to the public.  On Jan. 15, 9 News phone lines were flooded by callers with dental questions.  Click here to read more.

In Memory
With deepest sympathy, the CDA would like to note the passing of the following members of our dental community: Dr. Galen L. Callender, Dr. Robert (Bob) Freeman, and Dr. Barry Smialek.  Click here to read more. 
In This Issue
Handheld Dental X-Ray Units Sold Without Required FDA Certification
Visa/MC Anti-Trust Settlement - Beware of Misleading Marketing
Dentists Heard at the Capitol
Thank you GKAS Volunteers!
Want to Earn $100 from the ADA?
Dental Line 9 Call-in Program Helps the Public
In Memory


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CDA's Newest Staff Member
Shannon Fender
Shannon Fender
Policy Coordinator

The CDA is happy to welcome its newest staff member, Shannon Fender.  Shannon joined the CDA in January 2013 as the association's policy coordinator. She is a recent graduate of CU Denver and comes to the CDA with several distinguished political internships that provided experience in policy analysis, government relations and political organizing. Shannon will be overseeing the CDA's Action Team Leader Network and legislative database, organizing CDA lobby day, representing the CDA in oral health stakeholder meetings, managing Capwiz alerts, and assisting with other government relations and advocacy activities. You can reach Shannon Fender at 303-996-2848, 800-343-3010 x108 or [email protected].

Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 1, 2013 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Delta Dental of Colorado Annual Meeting of Members
The meeting may be attended in person, by phone or via virtual meeting.  
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
New Dentist Committee Study Club Meeting: Financial Planning for New Dentists

The meeting may be attended in person or via virtual meeting. 

  • In Person: The Tavern, 538 E. 17th St., Denver, CO
  • Virtual: Please contact [email protected] or 303-996-2842 for login information 
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor: Molly Pereira
CDA Contact Information: 
303-740-6900, 800-343-3010, Fax 303-740-7989
[email protected] or