Revised Public Health Order Now Available

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May 27, 2020 Late last night a revised Public Health Order was released by CDPHE.  CDPHE Public Health Order 20-29 We encourage you to read the newest version of the Public Health Order in its entirety. Several items were modified. This order is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on June 24, 2020. Highlights related to dentistry in the revised Public …

CDC Issues Framework for Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care

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May 15, 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that healthcare systems prioritize urgent visits and delay elective care to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings. A consequence of the pandemic has been the under-utilization of important medical services for patients with non-COVID-19-related urgent and emergent health needs. As the pandemic continues, healthcare systems must …

Delta Dental of Colorado and CDA Announce COVID-19 Collaboration

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For the past two months, the leadership of Delta Dental of Colorado (DDCO) and the CDA have been discussing the significant effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on dentistry in Colorado. Both organizations are deeply concerned about the health and welfare of dentists, dental team members and patients. We are building off a strong foundation of mutual respect and dedication to …

Amended Public Health Order 20-29 Issued

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Public Health Order 20-29 was amended by CDPHE and released this afternoon. This order provides some clarification and modifies text of the original order that was released on April 27. The CDA submitted comments to the health department and met with officials last week to voice concerns about the restrictions on aerosolizing procedures during the Safer at Home phase of state …

ADA Interactive Map Shows COVID-19 Dental Regulations By State

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May 1, 2020 The ADA recently released a COVID-19 State Mandates and Recommendations webpage which features an interactive map that illustrates the various dental regulations by state and includes case totals. Dentists can view how COVID-19 is affecting the dental profession in each state with a visual comparison. The state-by-state list further breaks down mandates and recommendations from state entities, …

New Executive and Public Health Orders Issued

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April 27, 2020 Several orders have been released in the past 24 hours from the governor’s office, DORA, CDPHE and local government entities. Governor Polis’ Executive Order D 2020 045  CDPHE Public Health Order 20-29 (As of 4/29) We have several questions and concerns about this public health order and have submitted comments to CDPHE. Once we have clarification on these concerns, …

Make the Call

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By Dr. Leah Schulz, CDA Wellness Committee Chair Social relationships are fundamental to human connectedness. Many of us choose to have life partners, children, participate in neighborhood gatherings and other community-based groups in order to feel connected. We crave an attachment to others. It’s typically pretty easy to satisfy that craving as a dentist. We picked a career where we …

DORA Communication & Joint Update from the CDA and CODHA

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April 24, 2020 This morning, DORA released a statement to every dental licensee in Colorado regarding the expiration of Executive Order D 2020 027 – the Temporary Cessation of All Elective and Non-Essential Surgeries and Procedures.   While Colorado is entering the “Safer-at-Home” phase of its recovery plan on April 27, dentists should NOT expect to return to work as normal …

CDA 2020/2021 Operating Budget Open Forum

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On April 14, the CDA Finance Council held an open membership forum to present the CDA 2020/2021 Operating Budget and to address questions from members. If you were unable to attend the open forum, it is available to view on demand here. If you have additional questions, please contact CDA Executive Director Greg Hill at greg@cdaonline.org.