Colorado Dental Association eNews 
 May 2015
Colorado State Legislature Adopts Two Key Dental Bills 
Colorado's state legislative session ended May 6, 2015. Two key dental bills, HB 1191 and HB 1309, received legislative support and approval during this year's state legislative session. Click here to read more.  
Do Changes to the Colorado Medicaid Dental Program (CMDP) Affect You?     

The Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities program will be incorporated into the CMDP in July 2015, the state implemented changes to the Adult Dental Services Rule, and DentaQuest updated its office reference manual. Click here to learn more

Update on Medicare Opt In/Opt Out Process and Medicare Advantage Plans 
Dentists are required to opt in or opt out of Medicare by June 1, 2015. Learn how your decision affects not only you but also other dentists. For those who opt out, find out how this changes the way you bill Medicare Advantage plan patients. Click here to learn more.  
Clearing Up Confusion about Collecting Fees from Medicaid Patients      

With the addition of the Medicaid adult dental benefit, there seems to be some confusion in the oral health community regarding when a Medicaid patient may be charged out-of-pocket for dental services. Click here to learn more

Anesthesia Rule Changes Adopted by State Dental Board
In April 2015, the State Dental Board held a final rulemaking hearing on anesthesia rule changes to help implement the dental sunset review bill. The proposed rules were adopted with minimal editorial changes and will take effect June 30. Click here to read more.
New Optimal Level of Fluoride in Drinking Water Announced
The Department of Health and Human Services released its final Public Health Service recommendation for the optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay. this replaces the previous recommended range issued in 1962. Click here to read more
New Dentists Mentor Graduating Dental Students at Two Fun Events
The first week of May, the CDA held two events as a way to introduce soon-to-be graduates of the CU School of Dental Medicine to the association. May 2 was the third annual New Dentists Meet the Students, and May 5 was National Signing Day. Click here to learn more
CDA Dentists Headed to Capitol Hill for the Washington Leadership Conference
A delegation of CDA dentists traveled to Washington, D.C., April 27-29 to lobby their legislators as part of the ADA's 2015 Washington Leadership Conference, a nationwide effort held every spring to increase awareness about oral health issues. Click here to read more.
2015-2016 House of Delegates Meeting and 2015 Resolutions 
The CDA's governing body convenes each year at the Annual Session. The House of Delegates votes on resolutions that affect the CDA and its membership. To read this year's resolutions and to view the proposed budget for 2015-2016, click here. Click here to read more
In This Issue
Two Key Bills Adopted
Medicaid Benefit Change
Medicare Opt-In/Opt-Out
Collecting Medicaid Fees
Anesthesia Rule Changes
New Optimal Fluoride Level
Welcome, New Dentists!
CDA Dentists in D.C.
2015-2016 Resolutions
Featured Events

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Featured Events:
June 11-14, 2015:
CDA Annual Session 

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa

(May 21 is the deadline to reserve a hotel room. To make a hotel reservation, call 888-421-1442 or click here.)  

The CDA's 2015 Annual Session is less than a month away. Register today! This year's family-friendly event is all about learning, leading and living!

American College of Dentists (ACD), International College of Dentists (ICD) and Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA) members are invited to register for the ACD, ICD, PFA breakfast. Find details about this breakfast, along with a few other events we have in store, below.  

Friday, June 12
  • ACD, ICD, PFA breakfast ($30)
  • CE courses: "Mastermind Mega Topics: What keeps you up at night? It's time to get more sleep!" and "Providing Optimal Care in a Changing Dental Environment" 
  • Networking Wine and Cheese Reception
Saturday, June 13Sunday, June 14
  • Annual golf tournament ($110 per person)
  • Guided family-friendly hike
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Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor: Molly Pereira
CDA Contact Information: 
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