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Colorado Dental Board


Maulid Miskell, Program Director

Consumer Protection is our Mission.

The Colorado Dental Board regulates and licenses dentists and dental hygienists. The Board does not regulate or require the registration of dental assistants or expanded duty dental assistants. The Board also does not license based upon specialty. The mission of the Board is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Colorado by developing and maintaining rules and policies to ensure that only qualified persons are licensed to provide dental care and those violators of the laws and rules regulating dentistry are sanctioned as appropriate. Board activities include licensing dentists and dental hygienists, investigating complaints about the licensed and unlicensed practice of dentistry and dental hygiene, disciplining those who violate the law and/or the Board’s Rules and make, amend, and adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the conduct of dentists and dental hygienists. This Board is made up of thirteen members: six dentists, three dental hygienists and three public members.

News Items

DEA-registered Dentists must register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) by October 31, 2014

Pursuant to House Bill 14-1283 (now CRS 12-42.5-403), all Colorado licensed prescribing practitioners who possess an individual DEA registration and all Colorado licensed pharmacists are required to register an individual user account with Colorado's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  

While all pharmacists and DEA-registered prescribing practitioners are encouraged to register a user account with the PDMP at anytime between now and before September 30th, the October 31, 2014, date is the officiall deadline.

To begin this process, please utilize the following link for more information about the PDMP and to begin creating a PDMP account. http://www.hidinc.com/copdmp
 
While account creation normally takes less than 5 minutes, should you have questions regarding how to register a PDMP account, please contact the PDMP Help Desk at 1-855-263-6403.

 

Timeline for Quad-Regulator Opioid Policy

To provide guidance to prescribers and dispensers of opioids, the Quad-Regulator Boards at DORA are collaborating to draft a joint policy as one part of a statewide solution to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse.  The Quad-Regulator Boards include the Colorado Medical Board, the Colorado State Board of Nursing, the Colorado Board of Pharmacy, and the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners, facilitated by the Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH).  The development of a joint policy by multiple regulatory boards is a first, so the Quad-Regulators are committed to an open process and timeline that allows for full consideration of stakeholder views.  To view the policy that will be circulated for Board review and adoption, please click here. Comments and questions may be referred to Cory Everett at cory.everett@state.co.us.
 


PROCESS TIMELINE AS OF MAY 1, 2014

Summer 2013

Separately, Quad-Boards developed policies and/or principles for prescribing and dispensing opioids at Board meetings and stakeholder meetings.
 

September 2013

Quad-Regulator Conference: Quad Boards met jointly to consider separate policies plus policies from other jurisdictions.


Oct-Dec 2013

Quad-Board Presidents (or their delegates) worked together to merge the four separate policies and practices from other jurisdictions and created first draft of Joint Policy.

January 2014

Legal and science review of draft policy.

February 2014

Draft policy dated 2/20.  Medical Board meetings 2/20 and 2/25.

March 2014

Revised draft dated 3/3.  Pharmacy Board meeting 3/20.  Quad-Stakeholder meeting 3/24.


April 2014

Quad-Board Presidents (or their delegates) worked together to incorporate comments.  Revised draft dated 4/3.  Quad-Stakeholder meeting 4/16.  Dental Board meeting 4/16.  Nursing Board meeting 4/22.

 

PROCESS AHEAD 

May 2014

Quad-Board Presidents (or their delegates) to work together to incorporate comments.  Revised draft anticipated by 5/16.  Medical Board meeting 5/22.  Quad-Stakeholder meeting anticipated week of 5/26.

June 2014

Deadline for comments on revised draft policy 6/6.  NPATCH meeting 6/6.  Quad-Board Presidents (or their delegates) work together to incorporate comments.  Anticipated first Board vote on policy -- Medical 6/19.
 

July 2014

Anticipated Board votes on policy -- Pharmacy 7/17, Nursing 7/22, and Dental 7/24.
 

 

Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.

 
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