Gap Fund Applications Available for Small Business Grant and Loan Program

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Deadline: Oct. 26, 2020 The Energize Colorado Gap Fund has opened for its second round of applications for its small business grant and loan program. Applications for the second round are due by Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.  The Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic …

6 Exercises All Dentists Should Regularly Do to Stay Healthy

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By Romelo Rodriguez, CPT, MAT, RTS, HLC Originally published by Oral Health Group, reposted with permission. The dental profession is one that can wreak havoc on your back and cause postural issues if not addressed with appropriate exercises. For all of my clients working in this profession, I begin by talking to them about what their set-up is like when …

2020 CODPAC Supported Legislative Candidates

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In 2020, all candidates running for seats in the state legislature were asked to participate in a dental questionnaire and interview process as a prerequisite to receiving Colorado Dental Political Action Committee (CODPAC) or Colorado Dental Small Donor Committee (CDSDC) funding. This process helps educate candidates on dental issues, and ensures that dentistry’s political dollars are wisely invested with candidates …

Your Permission Slip

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From the Fall 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association By Myriah Shimatsu We have all heard the saying you cannot pour from an empty cup…yet, how many of us live by this rule? Self-care does not have to be booking an appointment at a spa or practicing meditation every day—although these are lovely options to consider. There are many …

SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Pediatric Dental Practice Recommendations

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From the Fall 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association By  Sansriti Narain, B.D.S., M.D.S., Justine Gullia, B.S., and Chaitanya P. Puranik, B.D.S., M.S., M. Dent. Sci., Ph.D. Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted primarily via inhalation, ingestion, and direct mucosal contact with saliva droplets. Most of the documented clinical …

Understand Your Role as a Mandatory Reporter

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Your role as a dentist includes a mandate by Colorado statute to report and document suspected cases of abuse and neglect in children and at-risk adults. Your obligation is not to prove abuse or neglect but to report what is suspected. As long as the report is made in good faith, you are immune from any criminal charges or a …

Sixth Amended PHO 20-29 Released

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Earlier today, CDPHE released the sixth amended Public Health Order that impacts dental procedures and treatment.  Read the latest PHO 20-29. Please review the PHO in its entirety and note the following highlights: The CDA provided feedback to the health department last week regarding its PPE guidelines for aerosol generating procedures – specifically around masks and respirators. We are pleased to …

Take Your Compliant Communication to the Cloud

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By Robert McDermott, President and CEO / iCoreConnect (a CDA-endorsed company) There are real benefits to choosing a cloud-based, fully HIPAA-compliant email service. Using the cloud means that all of your data is backed-up with every keystroke and stored in extremely secure centers, not on a vulnerable server in your office. The cloud also means speed, freedom and flexibility in …

Colorado Dental Board Rule Review – September 2020

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Every four years the Colorado Dental Board conducts a routine rule review to assess the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the Colorado Dental Board’s rules. This determines if the rules should be continued in their current form, modified or repealed. The board will hold a virtual hearing about these rules on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9:00 a.m. Draft rules …

September Podcasts – Help Prevent Suicide

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September is National Suicide Awareness Month. We can all help prevent suicide and we urge you to tune in to one of these podcasts to learn more about suicide prevention and dealing with burnout. Suicide and Hope: A podcast discussion, with Stanford psychologist and suicidologist Dr. Rebecca Bernert, 30 minutes https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2019/06/25/suicide-and-hope-a-podcast-discussion/ Preventing Suicide in Young People, A Cup of Health …