Phishing is a Curable Disease

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By Robert McDermott, President/CEO, iCoreConnectFrom the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association “Ransomware reigns supreme in 2018, as phishing attacks continue to trick employees…A criminal only needs one victim to click on their malicious link or download to gain access to an organization.” TechRepublic1 Malware. We’re calling it the most significant disease that can infect your practice. Let’s start …

Re-thinking Your Estate Plan

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By Brandon Rains, J.D. From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association When I say the words “estate plan,” what first comes to mind?  I will go out on a limb and say that you may have thought something like, “a way to pass on my money to my loved ones after I die.” If you thought something along …

Short Motivational Conversations to Help Patients Change

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By Carolyn J. Swenson, M.S.P.H., M.S.N., R.N., Peer Assistance Services, Inc. From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Imagine this scenario: your patient reports that he/she currently smokes or uses another form of tobacco. You know that it is important to encourage them to quit but you only have a few minutes and you know that these conversations …

Are Your Dental Assistants Compliant with New X-Ray Training Standards?

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2016, the Colorado Dental Board revised its rules regarding x-ray training for dental assistants. This increased “machine operation exposure factor” training requirement accounts for newer technologies like digital x-rays and CBCT. As a reminder, all dental assistants or office personnel who expose radiographs must be trained through a Commission on …

Meet the CDA New Dentist Committee

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association This group of “doers” is comprised of volunteer dentists who are 10 years or less out of dental school. They are the current and future leaders of our profession. Shaheen Moezzi, NDC Chair Practice Location: I cover most parts of the state north to south, from Fort Collins to Alamosa. Practice …

KIND Colorado Springs Partners With Mission Medical Center

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By Ellie Burbee, Kids in Need of Dentistry Executive Director From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) is growing. In late 2018, the Colorado Springs Oral Health Center location moved and entered into a service and space partnership with Mission Medical Center (MMC). MMC provides complimentary services to KIND, serving uninsured/underinsured adults …

COMOM 2018 Provides Over 1,100 with Free Care

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By Kelsey Creehan, CDA Marketing Specialist From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) held its 12th annual free clinic Nov. 2-3 in Greeley, CO. The large-scale dental clinic is held each year in a different Colorado community. COMOM provides quality dental services to individuals of all ages who cannot afford or access dental care. …

Your Medicaid Questions Answered

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association FAQs for MEDICAID PROVIDERS What are the opioid prescribing limitations for Medicaid dentists? Colorado’s Medicaid program recently enacted new opioid prescribing limitations for dentists. Effective Nov. 15, 2018, dentists may prescribe only four days of short-acting opioids at a time, with a maximum of 24 pills (six pills per day) containing …

2018 Election and CDA 2019 State Legislative Outlook

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association A major “blue wave” was the headline of Colorado’s 2018 election results, with Democrats claiming notable victories across national, statewide and local races. In spite of this blue wave, Colorado upheld its fiscally conservative disposition, with nearly all statewide ballot initiatives with potential …

An October Hat Trick

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association He’s no stranger to the dental community. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find many Colorado dentists who haven’t heard of the name, Dr. Brett Kessler. Depending on which circle you travel, your knowledge of Dr. Kessler could be very different from your …