10th Revised PHO 20-29 Released

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Today, CDPHE released the 10th amended Public Health Order that impacts dental procedures and treatment. Read the latest version of PHO 20-29. The latest revision of PHO 20-29 made just a few changes. We encourage you to read the order in its entirety. Following, are the noted changes that appear in this 10th amended version of PHO 20-29. As of Jan. 12, …

Dentists Authorized to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

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Emergency Rules Adopted, which temporarily expand scope of practice. Read Dental Emergency Rule (CCR 709-1). Emergency rules for numerous healthcare professions were adopted on Jan. 11 for the expansion of scope of practice regarding the administration of the COVID-19 vaccination. The rule changes apply to inpatient, outpatient and hospital settings under certain delegation. These changes were triggered by Executive Order D …

Make the most out of RMDC Anywhere

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From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  The last year has presented many challenges but also some unique opportunities. One of those amazing opportunities is the chance to experience a new and exciting virtual Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC) Anywhere. As the name indicates, on Jan. 21-23, 2021 you can access a wide variety of well-known dental industry …

Looking Ahead at HIPAA Compliance in 2021

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By Matt DiBlasi From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association   After a record-breaking year of HIPAA enforcement, the following is a recap of what happened in 2020 and how you can best protect your practice in the year to come.  In addition to the historic toilet paper shortages and the skyrocketing prices of Purell and Lysol, 2020 will …

Do You Know How to Ask for Help?

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By Katherine Garcia, M.A., L.A.C., M.A.C. From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our daily lives continues to rapidly evolve. Stress, anxiety and depression have increased as a result of the pandemic, while a unique stress has been placed on dental professionals. The shutdown of dental practices early in the pandemic, and …

Unit or Spoon It?

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By Paul Casamassimo, D.D.S., M.S. From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  The COVID-19 viral pandemic has brought infection control front and center in dental practice. Most attention has been with viral transmission through contact and aerosol in our dental world; but in the public sector, the longevity of virus contamination on various surfaces has been a concern …

Screen Time Currency & the Transaction of Saying No

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  “We should get together sometime.” “Sounds great, I’d love that. I’ll talk with you soon!” End result: Neither party called the other, there were no hard feelings and both parties checked the, “I was a good friend” box. This is a common way adults …

Start With the Person

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By Candace DeLapp, D.D.S., Dentists Professional Liability Trust Executive Director From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  Although dentists are trained to treat the oral cavity, this treatment, in fact, begins with the patient. Informed consents are not just sheets of paper to be signed quickly, they are an invaluable tool in obtaining information from your patients on …

Flipping Coins of Virtue

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By Carrie Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA President From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  One year ago, I stumbled upon the book, “The Road to Character” by David Brooks. Mr. Brooks captured my attention immediately as he explored two different sets of gifts that we bring to this world. He separated our attributes into two categories: the résumé virtues …

Pioneering Phase 3

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By Chris Macri, D.D.S. From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  On Friday, July 17, 2020, I was the third person in Colorado to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This is my story. The serenity prayer asks for the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom …