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Colorado Dental Board Seeks Input On Use Of Lasers

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DENVER, Colorado — The Colorado Dental Board will hold a stakeholder meeting to collect input on draft revisions to Rule XXIV – Use of Lasers. This is Colorado Dental Association (CDA) members’ chance to provide input on the proposed changes.

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Dental Groups Request Increased Funding For CDC, HRSA, NIDCR

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WASHINGTON, District of Columbia The American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Education Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Association for Dental Research are urging Congress to increase funding for a number of programs important to dentistry and oral health.

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Congress Extends CHIP For 10 years, Earmarks $6 Billion For Opioids

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WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — The House and Senate on Feb. 9 passed another stopgap spending bill that includes a 10-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and allocates $6 billion for the opioid epidemic.

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Arizona Legislators Need Your Professional Insights On Oral Health Issues In Arizona — Meet Them Face-To-Face

Arizona State CapitalArizona Dental Association's Oral Health Day at the Capitol, February 8, 2018

PHOENIX, Arizona — Last year we were able to thwart the Pew Foundation's effort to create dental therapists, but this year we are facing a bigger fight. The Dental Therapy Sunrise passed out of the Health Committee of Reference by a vote of 5-4 and a Bill is being drafted that will start to move through the Legislative process in the coming weeks.

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ADA Asks Congress To Prioritize CHIP And Repeal Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — As Congress works to finalize a continuing resolution that will keep the government running until the end of 2018, the American Dental Association (ADA) is asking legislators to include two provisions important to dentistry: a six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and a two-year moratorium on the 2.3 percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices.

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RSVP For 2018 Colorado Dentists At The Capitol Lobby Day

DENVER, Colorado — Mark your calendar for February 16 and plan to join the Colorado Dental Association (CDA) for the 2018 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day.

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Required Informed Consent For Oral Conscious Sedation In California

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SACRAMENTO, California — Passage last year of AB-2235 (Thurmond) made it unprofessional conduct to fail to obtain the specific written informed consent of a patient prior to administering general anesthesia or conscious sedation. In the case of a minor dental patient that consent must contain the following information:

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2018 Is A License Renewal Year For Illinois Dentists

There will be no paper renewal notice mailed in 2018. Notifications will only be sent via email.

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Beginning in early June through September 30, dentists will receive email notification of their license renewal with a PIN. Licensees will be required to go to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's (IDFPR) website to renew online. This affects individuals who have general dentist license, specialty license, controlled substance license and dental sedation permit.

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American Dental Association Continues Opposing Medical Device Tax, Awaits IRS Guidance

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — The American Dental Association (ADA) continues to advocate for Congress to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.

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Updates to California Dental Association's 2017-18 Required Posters

SACRAMENTO, California — Regulatory changes have occurred since the printing of the 2017-18 California Dental Association Required Poster Set. As of December 2017, the three changes are:

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