Colorado Dental Association e-News 
 December 2014
Happy Holidays from the CO Dental Association!  
Wishing you, your families and staff a safe and happy holiday season.  Thank you for supporting organized dentistry in 2014!  Our best wishes for a Happy New Year.  (CDA team: Jennifer, Molly, Pam, Greg, Mike, Akila and Jeanne.)   
Dental Board Sunset Review Rulemaking    
The CO Dental Board recently published the final rules that will be considered at the upcoming rulemaking hearing on Sunset Review rule changes. The final rule draft may be viewed hereClick here to read more.
CDA Endorses New Company for HIPAA-Compliant Messaging    
If you're e-mailing patients or colleagues using standard e-mail accounts provided through free systems or even "encrypted" systems, you could be in violation of HIPAA.  Protect yourself and your practice by securing these messages. Click here to read more

Fluoride Issues Continue in Colorado 
From Loveland to Montrose, and Breckenridge in between, several communities across Colorado have been dealing with fluoridation issues. The good news: Loveland has decided to continue fluoridating. The bad news: Montrose, Delta and neighboring communities still are without optimal fluoride. Click here to read more
Thank you for your membership in organized dentistry this year.  2014 was a big year for dentistry in Colorado, as the legislature reviewed virtually every law that governs dentistry.  The CDA testified on behalf of the dental profession and organized dentistry to protect its members and the public. Click here to read more.
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Important Dental Office Tax Credits     

Congress just passed H.R. 5771, which has extended the Section 179 expensing tax provision for this year. These Section 179 tax provisions allow dental practices to deduct up to $500,000 for investments in new equipment and property. Click here to read more.  

X-ray Fee Increase    

The State Board of Health met on Dec. 17 to approve a formal rulemaking hearing for proposed x-ray fee increases. The CDA submitted written comments expressing concern with the degree of the fee increase for dental offices.  Click here to read more.

Medicaid Dental Director Job Opening 
DentaQuest is hiring a new dental director for Colorado. The position requires a dental degree and 5 years of clinical experience. Applicants must live in Colorado.
Given how critical coming months are to the long-term success of the Medicaid program, interested dentists are encouraged to apply.  Click here to learn more.  
Register for Give Kids a Smile 2015!    
There's still time to register for Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015!  While that date might seem far away, now is the time to register and to plan your GKAS program. GKAS is a day of free dental treatment and education for kids from families without the means to afford dental care.  Click here to learn more.  
In This Issue
Happy Holidays!
Sunset Review Rulemaking
HIPAA-Compliant E-mail
Fluoride Issues
Renew Your Membership
Tax Credits
X-Ray Fee Increase
DentaQuest Job Opening
Register for GKAS
Featured Events

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Featured Events: 

January 22, 2015:
5:30-8:00 p.m.
CDA New Dentist Committee's Annual Happy Hour at Katie Mullen's

Come mingle with your fellow new dentists and the NDC sponsors following a day at the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention! Great appetizers will be provided, as well as free drink tickets supplied by NDC sponsors.  The fun is at Katie Mullen's (in the Sheraton Hotel on the 16th Street Mall), 1550 Court Pl., Denver, CO.

Please RSVP to Jeanne Nicoulin, CDA Director of Membership, at or 303-996-2842. New dentists are those who have been out of dental school for 10 years or less.

February 20, 2015:
CDA Lobby Day - Dentists at the Capitol


Save the date for the 2015 CDA Lobby Day.  This annual event is held to connect dentists with state legislators at the Capitol in Denver.  It is a great opportunity to provide education to our policymakers about oral health.  Dentists are needed to attend this event.  Training will be provided and no prior experience is necessary.  Advocate for YOUR profession!  Contact Director of Government Relations Jennifer Goodrum for more information at 303-996-2847 or 

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor: Molly Pereira
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