CU Continues its Access-to-Care Initiative with the Save-A-Tooth Program

CDA Featured News

By Kathy Michel, CU School of Dental Medicine Director of Marketing/Communications From the Winter 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The effort is aimed at making endodontic treatment affordable and avoiding tooth loss. Patient care and easing the financial barrier are at the heart of this program. In partnership with the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (SDM) and …

Some Surprising Non-Staff Options to Sidestep the Staffing Shortage

CDA Featured News

iCoreConnect offers a new insurance verification software for dentists. By Robert McDermott, President and CEO of iCoreConnect From the Winter 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The CDA recognizes the challenges that many dentists are facing due to the labor shortage. While we continue to work to increase the supply of dental assistants and hygienists through dental hygiene program development …

Supply Chain Disruptions Fuel Higher PPE Costs

CDA Featured News

By Burke Spielmann, General Manager of TDSC.com, Powered by Henry Schein From the Winter 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Since the onset of the pandemic, a boom in demand has overwhelmed the global supply chain with many businesses and manufacturers struggling to keep up. The increase in demand, combined with COVID-related shutdowns, labor shortages and lack of raw materials …

Finding Time, Choosing Health

CDA Featured News

From the Winter 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Often when we take care of others, we bear the extra weight—both figuratively and literally. Taking a day or even a week off is a great start to make time for self-care, but after that break it doesn’t take long to fall right back into the same routine we needed a …

The Oregon Trail is Still Blazing

CDA Featured News

By Carrie Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA Editor From the Winter 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association There are days when I reflect on my journey to become a dentist and I think to myself, “That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” After I attend the commencement celebrations for the International Student Program (ISP) of the University of Colorado School of …

The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act

CDA Featured News

By Gary Benson, Esq. and Sean O’Brien, Esq. From the Winter 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association When 2021 approached, we wrote an article expressing hope that the year would not be dominated by the COVID-19 virus. Now we find ourselves in 2022 and, unfortunately, COVID-19 is still a part of our everyday lives, both from a health standpoint and …

The Costly Psychological Effect of Cybercrime

CDA Featured News

Four Ways to Beat Cybercriminals at Their Own Game By Robert McDermott, President and CEO of iCoreConnect From the Winter 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association No one likes to be manipulated, yet we are subjected to invasive tactics in our email to get us to click a link, give access to sensitive data or share confidential information. These aren’t …

2022 – the year it gets better

CDA Featured News

By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Winter 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association There are three types of people during the holidays: Those who proudly watch Hallmark movies, Those who watch Hallmark movies but won’t admit it and Those who judge people for watching Hallmark movies. Years ago, I was a solid number three on that list. …

Resources For Those Affected by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County

CDA Featured News

The CDA is devastated to know of the fires that engulfed the Superior and Louisville areas on Dec. 30. Our deepest sympathies to those who were impacted directly by this emergency. We sincerely hope that our dental community is safe, as well as its family members, friends and dental teams. We welcome any information regarding those dental teams directly affected …

Wynne Health Group Report: Exploring the Addition of Mid-Level Dental Providers in Colorado

CDA Featured News

At the end of the 2020 legislative session, the CDA made a commitment to Sen. Dominick Moreno to bring on an external independent consulting group that would convene Colorado stakeholders, gather information, and determine where Colorado had specific oral health needs or gaps in care. In addition to assessing need in Colorado, the group was asked to evaluate current dental …