Honoring a Leader Who Has Left a Legacy

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It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of Dr. Jeanne M. Salcetti (August 22,1958 to July 26, 2020). She was the CDA’s first female president and the epitome of strength, courage, professionalism, and perseverance. She proved that anything was possible despite barriers and stereotypes. In 2007, she broke the mold at the CDA, becoming the first …

FDA Expands Hand Sanitizer Recall

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The Food and Drug Administration has expanded its recall of hand sanitizers to at least 75 brands. The affected brands are sold at Costco, Walmart and other national retailers. They contain methanol or wood alcohol, which can be harmful or even deadly when absorbed through the skin or ingested. To read a full list of the affected brands, click here.

Guidance on COVID-19 Positive Team Members

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As the number of COVID-19 cases surges in more than half the states across the country, make sure you and your team are prepared if an employee tests positive. The ADA has released new guidance on its COVID-19 resource page that includes protocols, flowcharts and return to work strategies. Download: Protocols to Follow if a Staff or Household Member is …

CODPAC Annual Meeting Notice

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The Colorado Dental Political Action Committee (CODPAC) will hold its annual meeting on September 9, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. The meeting will either take place at the Colorado Dental Association or be held virtually depending on how the circumstances develop over the next month. The board will meet to discuss candidate interview results and make decisions on political …

Ethics Corner: What Would You Do?

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From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Q: A new patient came into our office for a second opinion. I could see that the previous dentist was treatment planning for a crown, but I feel like a filling is the correct procedure. In my opinion, the crown is inappropriate. What should I do? What should I say …

Change and Transition in a Dentist’s Career: How to Cope During the Challenging Phases of Dentistry

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By Susan Spear From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Change: To cause to be different. The act of passing from one state or phase to another. A variation, deviation or modification. Change is external. Transition: Passage from one form, state, style or place to another. The period of time during which something changes from one state …

Ransomware Version 2.0…A Real Game Changer

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By Gary Salman From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association During the last several months, there has been a significant paradigm shift in the cybersecurity world. Threat actors from Russia, in particular, have enhanced their capabilities to target individual businesses and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) or IT companies. In December 2019, hacking groups known as Sodinokibi (aka …

A New Normal for Patients, Procedure Billing and Profits

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By Krysten Garduno From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Dentists are facing many challenges in the wake of the novel Coronavirus. The gradual reopening of our offices causes us to reflect on some important topics that could be causing headaches for practice owners across the country. As Colorado providers, we must ensure that we are creating …

Steps to a Strong Immune System

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By Myriah Shimatsu From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In these challenging times, it is important to keep your health a top priority! To keep your immune system strong, make sure you are drinking enough water, eating as many fruits and vegetables as possible, exercising, and getting a good night’s rest. 4 Steps to Keep Your …

What Do You Think?

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By David Hess From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association “The greatest compliment was paid to me today,” Henry David Thoreau once wrote. “Someone asked me what I thought and actually attended to my answer.” He said this surprised and delighted him as it is so rare. Why did this delight Thoreau? Why is the question, “What …