Colorado Dental Association e-News 
 August 2014
Important Compliance Requirement: All Dentists Must Register with Colorado's PDMP by Oct. 31   

A recently passed bill, HB14-1283, requires all dentists with a DEA registration to register with Colorado's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) by Oct. 31.  Click here to read more.

CO Medical Services Board Member Needed   
The governor's office is seeking applicants for a vacant position on the Medical Services Board (the state board that oversees the Medicaid program across many professions).  Click here to read more.
After Years of Waiting, EPA Finally Moves on Proposed Amalgam Separator Rule
The ADA has learned that the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is now reviewing an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to reduce the amount of dental amalgam that dental offices release into wastewater systems.  Click here to read more

Updated Draft Rule for the Medicaid Children's Benefit
The state recently released an updated draft of the rules outlining approved Medicaid dental benefits for children ages 0 to 20.  A copy of the draft children's benefit rule can be accessed by clicking hereClick here to read more.
The Trust Announces Referral Program and New Board Position
The Dentists Professional Liability Trust of Colorado Board of Directors is always working to attract new dentists into the plan.  To further those efforts, beginning this month Trust members can receive a $200 gift card.  Click here to read more.
Have You Downloaded the CDA App?  
The CDA app has been created to keep you up-to-date on breaking legislative news and upcoming CDA events.  Additionally, all CDA classified ads are accessible on the app.  The app is free to members.  Click here to learn more.  
Where Are You Hosting Your Next Study Club?  
The CDA gives an exclusive 20% off discount to all dentist members to rent the Business Tech Center space.  The Business Tech Center is a state-of-the-art rentable conference space designed for your convenience.  Click here to learn more.  
In This Issue
Important Compliance Requirement
CDA Endorses Wells Fargo
EPA Finally Moves on Proposed Amalgam Separator Rule
Updated Draft Rule for the Medicaid Children's Benefit
The Trust Announces Referral Program and New Board Position
Featured Events

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Featured Events: 
The following events are organized by the CDA New Dentist Committee.

September 13: Learn How to Master the HR Universe!  
Are you frustrated with hiring staff members who just don't "fit" in?  Does the very thought of hiring and firing make you sweat?  Are you capable of resolving unhealthy conflicts in your practice and maintaining high morale?  If you want to learn more about solving HR issues in your dental world, sign up to attend this very informative seminar, presented by Judith Holmes, J.D. and Leigh Olson.

October 18: Annual Pedal for Charity and Pub Crawl in Downtown Denver 
Back by popular demand is the new dentist networking event using Denver Bike Bar. Better yet, a portion of the fee goes to a great dental charity.

November 1: Annual Practice Transition "Speed Dating" Event 
New dentists and seasoned dentists meet at this fast paced annual event to exchange resumes, practice details and contact information.  Think "speed dating."  This is the perfect no-pressure setting to find an associate or practice transition opportunity.

Register for any of these events by contacting CDA Director of Membership Jeanne Nicoulin at 303-996-2842 or

Lastly, don't forget that discounted tickets to Elitch Gardens are available to CDA members for $32.99 ($5 from each ticket will go to the NDC to purchase supplies for dental missions).  These tickets are available until Nov. 2.  Click here to learn more.

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