Colorado Dental Association e-News 
 November 2013
CDA Commercial Airs on Mon., Nov 11  
The CDA is excited to launch a TV commercial to the show the public the benefit of seeking dental care from a CDA member dentist.  Our hope is to also gain new members from this media campaign.  The CDA commercial will air on NBC stations throughout Colorado, Nov. 11 - Nov. 22.  Click here to view the time slots
Are You Interested in Serving on the State Board?  
The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) will have two vacant positions available as of January 2014. The state will appoint one dentist and one public member to fill these vacant positions.  Each appointment will be for a four-year term. Click here to read more.

State Board Drafts Rules: Opioid Prescribing, Military Spouse Licensure   
The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) is revising its rules related to opioid prescribing and licensure of military spouses. The intent of the proposed opioid prescribing policy is to reduce overprescribing and prescription drug abuse. Click here to read more.
NDC Pedals for Charity!  
On Oct. 19, CDA new dentist's "Pedaled for Charity" and raised money for KIND & COMOM.  Network with colleagues and get involved with the CDA New Dentist Committee. Space is still available for the Ft. Collins seminar / networking event TOMORROW, Nov. 9: "Working with insurance companies/3rd party payors." Click here to read more.   
State Board Seeks Volunteers for Anesthesia Committee  
The State Board is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will review anesthesia permit applications. Volunteers must hold an active permit in moderate sedation or deep sedation/general anesthesia. Click here to read more. 
KIND Honors Colorado Springs Dental Society & Larry Chatterley  
On Sept. 20, Kids In Need of Dentistry hosted their annual Expressions of KINDness Gala. The evening had both silent and live auctions, a surprise performance from a local kid's flash mob and awards. This year, KIND honored the Colorado Springs Dental Society and Larry Chatterley.
Update: 2014 Adult Medicaid Benefit
Colorado recently announced that it will seek applications from administrative service organizations (ASO's), usually private insurance plans, to manage the state's Medicaid dental benefits. Medicaid will select a single vendor to act as the ASO for both the children's and adult's dental benefits. Click here to read more.

In This Issue
CDA TV Commercial
$10+ Freebies Need Reporting
iPad Winner
Easy $100
National Recovery Month
National Recovery Month
Adult Medicaid Benefit
Featured Events


Quick Links
Ribbon Cutting  
On Oct. 23, the CDA welcomed Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky and members of the South Metro Chamber of Commerce for an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Business Tech Center (BTC).  The BTC is the CDA's rental meeting space.  It offers free wireless internet, high-tech amenities and a beautiful learning environment surrounded by windows. Click here to learn more. Watch the ribbon cutting video on the CDA Facebook page, here.

Take a tour of our facility in 2 minutes today!  Click on the video above.

Featured Events:

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Driven to Excellence - a dental practice design course
Colorado Dental Association Office (8301 E. Prentice Ave., Ste. 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111)

Gain the knowledge to build the practice of your dreams in this interactive floor-planning workshop.  This seminar is presented by Dr. Mark Tholen and hosted by Pelton & Crane and Bank of America. Register at

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Save the Date: 2014 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day  
Colorado State Capitol building (200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203)
Your participation in the upcoming Lobby Day is vital. In 2014, the laws that govern the practice of dentistry will undergo a complete review and rewrite by the state legislature. This "Sunset Review" process can dramatically impact dentists through changes to State Board composition, scope of practice allowances, practice ownership requirements, educational requirements and more.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Akila Martin at or 303-740-6900.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor: Molly Pereira
CDA Contact Information: 
303-740-6900, 800-343-3010, Fax 303-740-7989 or