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SBDE Issues Revised Draft of Anesthesia Rule

December 17, 2009

This week the CDA received a new revision of the SBDE’s anesthesia rule proposal that would modify the anesthesia permit structure for Colorado dentists. To view a copy of the most recent rule revision, click here. The new rule addresses a number of concerns raised at the Board’s last public rule hearing in October, including:

  • Revision to use ADA definitions for the levels of sedation,
  • Clarification and specificity on EKG requirements,
  • Elimination of the term “anxiolysis” and clarification on premedication requirements, and
  • Addition of a section detailing patient monitoring requirements.

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Alert: Make sure you are coding indirect composites correctly!

December 17, 2009

The CDA was recently alerted to a problem with the coding and representation of indirect composite restorations, specifically procedures that involve taking an impression, making the restoration out of oven curable composite and cementing the restoration in place. We have been told that some dentists are representing the procedure to the patient as a porcelain crown and coding this procedure as such. However, the material used for the procedure is a composite, not glass. Thus, the SBDE has determined that this procedure cannot be represented or billed as a porcelain crown. Those who are engaging in this practice may be subject to disciplinary action for fraud. It is important that dentists know the board’s interpretation on this issue, and code and represent the procedure correctly to patients!

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Are you interested in serving on the SBDE?

December 17, 2009

The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) has two positions opening in 2010 – one for a dentist and one for a public member.

These positions will be appointed in the next couple weeks, prior to the SBDE’s meeting on Jan. 21, 2010. The appointment is for a four year term. The commitment includes quarterly full board, monthly panel and additional committee meetings throughout the year.

If you would be interested in a board position – or know someone who would be good in the role – please contact the CDA at (303) 740-6900 for an application. Applications must be filed prior to the end of the year.

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Tech Tip docx conversion

December 14, 2009

Do you ever receive a Microsoft attachment that your computer can’t open? Chances are the attachment was created in a version of Microsoft that is newer than the version you have on your machine.

If the attachment ends in .docx (rather than .doc), this document was created in a newer version of Microsoft Word. Likewise, if you receive a document ending in .xlsx (rather than .xls), this spreadsheet was created in a newer version of Microsoft Excel.

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Rural Health Grants Available

December 14, 2009

At least $1M is available in grant funding to medical, oral and mental health projects that improve primary care services for the underserved in rural areas of Colorado. The maximum award amount is $50,000 per applicant.

The Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Program is available to support the health infrastructure in Colorado’s rural communities. The funds are intended to support outpatient primary care, which are considered to be the basic, entry level care (medical, oral and mental) provided by clinicians. The Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Council was developed by Gov. Bill Ritter to provide oversight for this grant program.

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H1N1 for Dental Professionals

December 14, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance on preventing the transmission of 2009 H1N1 influenza in dental healthcare settings. The guidance includes new recommendations on the use of an airborne infection isolation room, N95 respirators, and infection control measures for personnel with influenza-like illness. The new guidance is available at http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/infectioncontrol/factsheets/2009_h1n1.htm.

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Message from the State Board

December 14, 2009
By Maulid “Mo” Miskell, Program Director, Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners

It is has been an interesting and challenging three years that I have been on the job as program director for the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (Board). During this time, some important steps have been made in furthering the Board’s mission of consumer protection while at the same time working to ensure that licensed professionals are provided with a competitive and fair marketplace to practice their profession. Important steps have been made since this past legislative session in the implementation of two bills that impact dentists and dental hygienists, in addition to amending the dental anesthesia rules.

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Tech Tip Magnify Your Screen

November 20, 2009

Ever wish you had a special magnifying glass for your computer monitor?
These simple key strokes will magnify your Web screen to your reading comfort level.

For PC Users: Hold down your Ctrl key and use the + or – symbols on your keyboard.
For Mac Users: Hold down the Command or Apple key and use the + or – symbols on your keyboard.

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Renew Dues Online

November 20, 2009

With the CDA’s new Website, you have more capabilities than before to efficiently pay your dues and update your personal information with the CDA. Through the renewal function, members are taken through a 3-step process to update their Find a Dentist listing, verify their member profile information and pay their dues electronically.

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Dental Trick or Treating

November 20, 2009

For the third year, Dr. Lisa Fox, Dr. James Norwood and Dr. Patrick Wilson of Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry implemented their Halloween candy buy-back program at the office. Far surpassing any of their previous efforts, this year drew in 1,040 pounds of candy – that’s over a half ton of candy, or the equivalent weight of a cow or baby elephant.

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