Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation supports public policies that advance oral health equity. Public policy should advance access to care, prevention and the connection of oral health to overall health for up to all ages. Policies must promote equity and reduce disparities, particularly for populations historically overlooked. 

Policies we support and why

SB 21-102: Dental hygienists are on the frontline of delivering care in non-traditional settings like schools and nursing homes.  

Allowing their dental hygienists to place silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and interim therapeutic restorations (ITR) on a patient’s teeth help stop the progression of cavities.  Data show these treatments are effective at increasing access to care and improving patient outcomes. SB102 continues to allow dental hygienists to provide ITR and SDF treatments to patients. 

Alongside DDCO and DDCOF, other supporters of SB102 include Caring for Colorado Foundation, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Children’s Campaign, Colorado Community Health Network, Colorado Dental Association, Colorado Dental Hygienists Association, and Healthier Colorado. 

On April 15, 2021, bill SB102 was signed into law by Governor Polis.