Hygiene Education Expansion in Colorado

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The need for more dental hygienists continues to be a factor for dental practices in Colorado. The CDA has been actively attending information sessions and gathering information on this important topic. Here are some updates across the state. Western Colorado On June 14, the Colorado Mountain College Council voted in favor of the intent to pursuit its dental hygiene program. …

Congratulations 2022-2023 CDA Foundation Officers and Board Members

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The CDA Foundation (CDAF) announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors and officers. Elections took place at CDAF’s annual meeting on April 23, 2022.  Chair: Linda Mettler President, Treasurer: Greg Hill Vice President: Molly Pereira Secretary: Dr. Cal Utke Dr. Ken Peters Dr. Terry Brewick Dr. Richard Murdoch Dr. Susan Kutis Jason Lewis The new chair of the board is Linda …

Welcome to the CDA, Mario Chavez

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The CDA expanded its team in May 2022 to include Mario Chavez. He will serve as the CDA’s Digital Strategy Director. In this role he will enhance the association’s marketing of member benefits, increase online presence and expand communications.   Mario’s career started in newspaper and magazine print journalism as a freelancer and staff writer/editor for several Latino publications, monthly …

What To Do When Someone Dies and Decreasing Stress on Your Loved Ones

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By Brandon Rains, J.D. From the Spring 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The last two years have highlighted how fragile life can be. Of course, COVID is not the only dynamic over this time, and each of us has dealt with unique hardships regardless of how connected they are to COVID. While the topic is grim, it is far …

Study Reveals Losses to Manual and Insufficient Electronic Insurance Verification

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By Robert McDermott From the Spring 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association How much time does your staff spend manually completing insurance eligibility and benefit verifications? The 2021 CAQH Index[1] found that each manual verification takes a minimum of 12 minutes. The data for those 12 minutes only includes the time it takes to conduct the verification, not the additional …

I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot

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By Carrie Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA Editor From the Spring 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association One of the things I missed the most during COVID lockdowns and restrictions was the theater. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend “Hamilton” as it rolled through Denver (with a ticket won in the lottery back in 2019)! …

Do You Know How to Prevent Financial Fraud in Your Dental Practice?

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By Phil Nieto From the Spring 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Embezzlement in the practice is something that most dentists prefer not to think about. Your team members often feel like an extension of your own family, and it can seem like a betrayal to consider that they could be capable of stealing from you. However, over the course …

Be A Giver

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By H. Candace DeLapp, D.D.S., DPLTC Executive Director From the Spring 2022 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso Many of you knew Dr. Jerry Branes of Lamar, CO, and Dr. RJ Schultz of Pueblo, CO. Sadly, we lost both …

Automatic Insurance Verifications

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Vendor Spotlight: iCoreVerify Are you still spending time searching record-by-record to complete patient insurance verifications? If the answer is “yes, we’ve never been able to do anything fast with insurance,” it might be because your staff is calling insurance companies or running electronic checks one patient at a time. That adds up to 20+ hours a week of sitting on …