Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation established the Colocation of Dental Hygienists into Medical Settings project. This would later to become the Colorado Medical Dental Integration project.
Cavity Free at Three launches
Cavity Free at Three is launched by a collective of six Colorado health foundations. Now managed by CDPHE, this program is set up to provide training to medical and dental professionals to support young children and pregnant women with a focus on serving high-risk populations. Learn More
University of Colorado opens The Frontier Center
With support from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, CU Anschutz School of Dental Medicine established The Frontier Center to promote the connections between oral health and overall health and well-being. Learn more.
CHP+ expanded to support low-income families
CHP+ was expanded to cover children at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, funded by Amendment 35.
Oral Health Colorado founded
Oral Health Awareness Colorado (later Oral Health Colorado) was founded to develop and promote positive oral health strategies.
New services covered under CHP+
A dental benefit was added to the CHP+, providing preventive and diagnostic services, basic restorative services, oral surgery, and endodontics care for children up to 18 years old.
Dental Loan Repayment Program bill passes
Passage of SB01-164 created the dental loan repayment program, incentivizing dental professionals to serve under-resourced families.
Children’s Oral Health Network formed
Supported by Rose Community Foundation, 24 nonprofit dental providers created the Colorado Oral Health Network (COHN) to improve oral health outcomes for underserved populations. The group supports safety net dental providers and oral health data systems. COHN also established the Children’s Oral Health Outcomes Project, which brought together medical and…
CCCDH offers recommendations to improve oral health
Colorado Commission on Children’s Dental Health (CCCDH) made nine recommendations to improve children’s oral health. The results were five legislative initiatives: education loan repayments for providers, tax credits for rural providers, funding for safety net expansion, direct Medicaid reimbursement for dental hygienists, and the addition of dental benefits in Child…