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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 Colorado Dental 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 that 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. The Board is made up of thirteen members: six dentists, three dental hygienists and three public members.

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is currently conducting a sunset review of the Dental Board. Analysis is performed to determine if the Board is necessary and should be continued, modified, or repealed.  To provide input on this review, please visit COPRRR's website.

Program Information

Program/Board Members

Yukon Morford, Program Director

Colorado Dental Board 
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-0144  |  Email: dora_dentalboard@state.co.us

Mark Adams, DDS, MS, Board Chair
Professional Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2025

Bryan Limmer, DDS, MS, Board Vice Chair
Professional Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2025

Panel A:

  • Jamie Marquez, DMD, Panel Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2026
  • Colleen Lampron, MPH, Panel Vice Chair
    Public Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2026
  • Anastasia Petkova, DDS
    Professional Member |Term Expires: January 1, 2028
  • Nancy Gill, DDS
    Professional Member |Term Expires: January 1, 2025
  • Olivia Bauer
    Public Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2025
  • Ashley Ridilla
    Professional Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2027

Panel B:

  • Bryan Limmer, DMD, MS, Panel Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2025
  • Willie Johnson, RDH, Panel Vice Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2025
  • Nicolas Politano, DDS, MS
    Professional Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2028
  • Angela Rhoades, RDH
    Professional Member | Term Expires: January 1, 2025
  • Tasnova Mohler, MSc
    Public Member| Term Expires: January 1, 2027
  • Sadaf Khalid, DMD
    Professional Member| Term Expires: January 1, 2027

Anesthesia Application Consultant Committee:

  • Tyler Borg, DDS
    Term Expires: January 1, 2025
  • Taylor Clark, DDS
    Term Expires: January 1, 2027
  • Jeremy Jannuzzi, DMD
    Term Expires: January 1, 2025
  • Sara Weinstein, DDS
    Term Expires: January 1, 2025
  • Vacant
    Term Expires: January 1, 2027
Public Notices

Dental Board

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing – November 2, 2023

The purpose of this Permanent Rulemaking Hearing is to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to testify before the Director determines whether to repeal on a permanent basis Rule 1.32 - PROTECTIONS FOR PROVISION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE IN COLORADO to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-188 (Concerning Protections for Accessing Reproductive Health Care)  and Rule 1.33 - PROTECTING COLORADO’S WORKFORCE AND EXPANDING LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-265 (Concerning a Prohibition on a Regulator Imposing Discipline Against a Person Based on Certain Activities Involving Marijuana).

 

REQUESTING WRITTEN STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS 
Implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 and 23-265

What is this about?
 

The following Boards and Programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations are requesting written comments regarding the implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA) and 23-265 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA), and the proposed repeal of the Board and Program rules that are no longer necessary after the codification of these regulations into law. 

Each of the listed Boards and Programs will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on the dates listed to determine whether to repeal the rules on a permanent basis to implement the law.  Please submit written comments as soon as possible. The Boards and Programs will continue to accept written comments until the Permanent Rulemaking Hearings where stakeholders will be given a final opportunity to testify before the Board and/or the Director or Director's designee. Please visit the Board and Program websites under the "Public Notices" tab for the most current information, including webinar registration information, written comments (SB23-188 and SB23-265), and the draft rules. 

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - Opioid Guidelines - July 17, 2023

The Colorado State Board of Pharmacy, Colorado Dental Board, Colorado Medical Board, Colorado State Board of Nursing, Colorado State Board of Optometry, Colorado Podiatry Board, and Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine are holding a virtual Stakeholder Meeting on July 17, 2023, for stakeholders to provide feedback regarding Colorado’s Guidelines for the Safe Prescribing and Dispensing of Opioids as these guidelines relate to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain.

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - November 3, 2022

The Colorado Dental Board will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide testimony before the Board considers adopting multiple proposed new and revised rules to implement Colorado Senate Bill 22-116 (Concerning the ability of an individual to obtain an occupational credential through the occupational credential portability program); Colorado Senate Bill 22-058 (Concerning the creation of a peer health assistance program for dental hygienists); Colorado Senate Bill 22-219 (Concerning the regulation of dental therapists); Colorado House Bill 22-1115 (Concerning the prescription drug monitoring program); Colorado House Bill 22-1284 (Concerning updates to state surprise billing laws to facilitate the implementation of surprise billing protections, and aligning state law with the federal "No Surprises Act"); Executive Order D 2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado); and Executive Order D 2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities). 

 

Stakeholder Meeting - October 21, 2022

The Colorado Dental Board will hold a Stakeholder Meeting on October 21, 2022, for stakeholders to provide additional feedback on the implementation of Colorado Senate Bill 22-116 (Concerning the ability of an individual to obtain an occupational credential through the occupational credential portability program); Colorado Senate Bill 22-058 (Concerning the creation of a peer health assistance program for dental hygienists); Colorado Senate Bill 22-219 (Concerning the regulation of dental therapists); Colorado House Bill 22-1115 (Concerning the prescription drug monitoring program); and Colorado House Bill 22-1284 (Concerning updates to state surprise billing laws to facilitate the implementation of surprise billing protections, and aligning state law with the federal "No Surprises Act").

The Permanent Rulemaking Hearing will be held on November 3, 2022, to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide testimony before the Board considers adopting multiple proposed new and revised rules to implement Colorado Senate Bill 22-116; Colorado Senate Bill 22-058; Colorado Senate Bill 22-219; Colorado House Bill 22-1115; Colorado House Bill 22-1284; Executive Order D 2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado); and Executive Order D 2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities). 

 

Emergency Rulemaking Hearing - October 4, 2022

The Colorado Dental Board will hold an Emergency Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide testimony before the Board considers adopting the proposed new Rules 1.32 and 1.33, to implement Executive Order D 2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado); and Executive Order D 2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities). The Board will consider emergency adoption of Rules 1.32 and 1.33, to comply with the reporting requirements of the Executive Orders.

 

Emergency and Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - November 4, 2021

The Colorado Dental Board held an Emergency and Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on November 4, 2021, that allowed stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considered adopting revisions to multiple rules to fix typographical errors, correct references to rules and statutes, and correct language in the rules that conflicted with portions of the statutes, as required by the Office of Legislative Legal Services; revisioned Rule 1.6, to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing); and considered adopting new Rule 1.31, to implement Colorado House Bill 21-1276 (Concerning the prevention of substance use disorders). The new rule to implement HB21-1276 (Rule 1.31), was considered on an emergency basis, to comply with the bill’s November 1, 2021, effective date.

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

Full Board Meeting Minutes

Panel A Meeting Minutes

Panel B Meeting Minutes