New CU Dental Graduates Enter a Welcoming Dental Community

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By Denise Kassebaum, D.D.S., M.S., CU School of Dental Medicine Dean From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Thank you to the CDA members and leaders who have contributed to the educational journey of our University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Dental Class of 2018. Graduation was held on May 25, 2018.  During the special commencement …

The 80/20 Rule & Sharpening Your Axe

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By Marie Chatterley & Randon Jensen From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In the late 1800s, economist Vilfredo Pareto determined that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population.  Later, while gardening, he observed that 20% of the peapods in his garden yielded 80% of the peas harvested. Thus, was born …

7 Ways to Increase Engagement on Facebook

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By Krysia Gabenski, Former CDA Strategic Marketing Specialist From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association It’s important for businesses to have a presence on Facebook. That’s standard these days. But it’s even more important to go beyond that presence to get your followers engaged in what you have to say and what your business has to offer. …

New Colorado Data Privacy Law: How it Affects Colorado Dentists

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By Erin Eiselein, J.D. From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association On May 29, 2018, the governor of Colorado signed into law HB 18-1128 (Privacy Law), which made sweeping changes to Colorado’s data privacy laws and will affect nearly every Colorado business and government entity. The Privacy Law imposes new requirements on any person or entity that …

Are You an Expert? Test Your Knowledge on Colorado’s Non-Covered Services Bill

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From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Take this quick quiz to see how well you know Colorado’s new non-covered services law, passed in 2017. Scenario 1: William Smith comes into your dental office and has a need for a crown. William is covered by a limited ABC Dental plan that covers only exams, diagnostic services, cleanings …

New Opioid Prescribing Limitations – Are You in Compliance?

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From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In late May, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 22: Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. This new state law limits the number of opioid pills that can be prescribed by all healthcare providers. Colorado dentists who prescribe opioids are affected by this new law. Be sure your prescribing practices comply. …

A Simple Restorative Option for Severe Early Childhood Caries

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By Scott Hamilton, D.D.S., Assistant Professor in Pediatric Dentistry, Children’s Hospital Colorado From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Early childhood caries (ECC) is the most common preventable health condition in U.S. children. Severe early childhood caries (S-ECC), formerly referred to as baby bottle tooth decay, remains a public health challenge for dentists and pediatric dentists alike. …

Honoring CDA’s Finest: 2018 Annual Award Recipients  

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From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association CDA Exceptional Service Award: Dr. Justin Pearson Dr. Justin Pearson served the CDA New Dentist Committee (NDC) as chair for the past two years. He has worked tirelessly alongside CDA Director of Membership Erica Carvin to bring new energy and life to this active section of the CDA. The NDC …

Kelsey Creehan Joins the CDA As New Strategic Marketing Specialist

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Kelsey Creehan has joined the CDA as its new strategic marketing specialist. Prior to joining the CDA, she worked as a public policy and communications specialist at the American College of Cardiology, and as project manager for a Pittsburgh-based political advertising firm. A new Denver transplant, Kelsey is from the small town of Cresson, PA, and graduated from American University. …

Were the Odds Ever in Our Favor? 2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2018 state legislative session began on Jan. 10 and ended on May 9. Legislators considered several bills that affect dental offices. Bills with the greatest impact on dentists are detailed below. Dental Hygiene Authorization to Administer Silver Diamine Fluoride In 2017, …