Colorado Dental Association eNews 
 March 2016
The Colorado Dental Board is reviewing its rules and policies. These changes will affect your practice. Voice your thoughts on these rule changes before it's too late! Your opportunities to provide feedback include a stakeholders meeting on Friday, March 4; a final rulemaking session on Thursday, April 28; and through written comments.
Dental care access in rural communities in Colorado continues to be a hot button issue in the state. That's why one dentist, Dr. Arnold Cullum, has taken it upon himself to make a difference, via a mobile dental clinic he calls Rural Dental Centers. Cullum hopes his traveling clinic will relieve a burden of remote, low-income households throughout the state that struggle with access to a nearby dentist.
Represent your component as a delegate to the CDA House of Delegates. Learn first-hand about issues affecting your profession. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved with organized dentistry. The deadline to submit your name is Friday, April 8. 
The ADA 2016 annual meeting is coming to Denver Oct. 20-23. Having the meeting in our backyard means you have a great opportunity to earn CE that can go toward the required 30 CE credit hours dentists and dental hygienists must earn during each licensure cycle. This new requirement began March 1, the start of the 2016-18 licensure cycle.
Volunteer for the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM)and help celebrate 10 years of free dental care! Volunteer registration is now open for the 2016 Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) June 17-18 at Brush High School in Brush, Colo. COMOM is celebrating the clinic's 10th anniversary by "Brushing its way to Brush!" Volunteer to help, and be a part of the celebration. 
To strengthen local voices to improve oral health, Oral Health Colorado is partnering with the Interaction Institute for Social Change to hold Facilitative Leadership for Social Change workshops to build leadership and advocacy capacity in rural Colorado.  
The International College of Dentists (ICD) is seeking deserving dentists to install as ICD fellows. If you know of a good candidate, nominate that person today! To nominate a dentist, contact Dr. Kevin Sessa at or 303-449-8165 and discuss the criteria and nomination process for ICD Fellowship.  
The ADA Department of Testing Services is seeking volunteers, including practicing dentists and hygienists, to serve on Test Construction Committees to support critical examination programs. Test constructors are responsible for developing test questions that are appropriate for the purpose of the examination program. Apply today!
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
Dental Practice Act Changes
Have Dentist, Will Travel
Be a Delegate
Volunteer at ADA Meeting
COMOM Call for Volunteers
Improve Oral Health
ICD Fellowship Nominations
Develop Board Exams
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, April 30, 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.

CDA Annual Session
The CDA Annual Session is coming up, so save the date! Unlike traditional three-day annual meetings, this year's Annual Session will be one day. You'll still get down to business in the House of Delegates, network over a luncheon, learn about current trends in dentistry and unwind at the Past President's Reception.  

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites Loveland, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538 
Learn more: Visit the CDA website.
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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