Colorado Dental Association eNews 
 December 2015
The CDA is pleased to announce its newest program, Dental Health Matters. In an effort to help underserved communities and populations, this program will draw together all of the CDA's efforts to advance the oral health of Coloradans.
Dentists who treat Medicare patients must either enroll in the Medicare program or opt out to ensure that tests, procedures, devices and drugs ordered for Medicare patients will be reimbursed, as well as prevent denial of reimbursement for other providers you refer patients to. 
The CDA and Oral Health Colorado (OHCO) launched this week Colorado Fluoride Facts, a website and set of social media tools that communicate about the benefits, safety and support of community water fluoridation in Colorado. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.
The Colorado Dental Board is conducting a comprehensive review of its rules and policies. Several were already reviewed as part of Sunset Review rulemaking conducted in early 2015. Now, the Dental Board is tackling the rest and looking for your input. 
CDT 2016 is the official source for the most accurate and up-to-date ADA dental procedure codes. Relying on old information may lead to unexpected claim denials or reimbursement delays. Code changes for 2016 include 19 new codes, 12 revised codes and 8 deleted codes. 
With a new year just around the corner, the 2016 dues payment cycle is well underway. Earn double points when you pay for your dues with your American Dental Association (ADA) Visa Signature credit card from U.S. Bank, the only credit card endorsed by ADA members and ADA Business Resources. 
Conflict can occur in any workplace, but you, as a manager, can determine how you let it affect your workplace. Sign up now to attend Conflict Management, a Masters Series program, March 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, at CDA headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colo., and earn three continuing education credits for only $149. 
In This Issue
Happy Holidays!
Dental Health Matters
Medicare Update
Colorado Fluoride Facts
CDT 2016 Kit Available
Pay Your Dues, Earn Double Points
Conflict Management CE
Featured Events

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Featured Events:
Connect the Docs
Don't miss your chance to connect with other docs at this interactive program dedicated to networking, mentoring, management training and leadership growth. Network with other dentists to solve practice challenges, gain fresh ideas and ask questions. 
Date: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to noon 
Location: CDA office, 8301 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 
Moderators: Dr. Brett Kessler and Dr. Lindsay Compton
Learn more: Visit the CDA website to find out how to reserve your spot.

Rocky Mountain Dental Convention New Dentist Social Event
Please join the CDA New Dentist Committee for a social event during the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 21
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: WXYZ Lounge, Aloft Denver Downtown Hotel, 800 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
RSVP: Please RSVP to Jeanne Nicoulin at

Dentist at the Capitol Lobby Day 2016
The CDA needs you to join the conversation with legislators (no political experience required). In 2016, we will be discussing loan forgiveness, insurance reform and the Medicaid dental benefit. Your voice, as a dentist, will make a difference.
Date: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. to noon 
Location: Colorado State Capitol in Denver 
RSVP: Please RSVP to participate in this annual event.
Contact Krysia Gabenski at or
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael Diorio
Managing Editor: Molly Pereira
CDA Contact Information: 
303-740-6900, 800-343-3010, Fax 303-740-7989 or

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