Health Information Exchange for Dentists

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Oral health and physical health often go hand in hand. So why don’t more dentists and doctors share patient information? Imagine your oral surgery patient forgot to mention they were currently taking blood thinners for a heart condition. Or a patient comes in for scheduled surgery and discloses they have a pacemaker, which would affect your IV sedation plan and …

July 2023 Electronic Prescribing Requirement

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It’s time to get ahead of the game to comply with a new electronic prescribing law and improve patient safety. Next summer, Colorado law will require dentists to ePrescribe Controlled Substances (EPCS). That’s why the CDA is getting this in front of members a year in advance of Colorado’s July 1, 2023 EPCS deadline. Here are five things you need …

Volunteer with Special Olympics

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Special Olympics Colorado has two clinics coming up this fall at their Regional Football Events and they are looking for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants to help. Northeast Regional Flag Football, Saturday, Oct. 8 at Fossil Ridge School, 5400 Ziegler Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80528. As part of the event, dental checks with a mouth guard fitting clinic will occur …

Summary of SB22-219: Regulation of Dental Therapists in Colorado

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Background During the 2022 legislative session, SB22-219 was sponsored by Senators Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) and Jim Smallwood (R-Parker) and Representatives Monica Duran (D-Wheat Ridge) and Barbara McLachlan (D-Durango). The bill passed by votes of 32-3 and 42-22-1 in the Senate and House respectively. The bill was signed this summer with implementation processes beginning in January 2023.  Education and Licensure …

2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

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The second regular session of Colorado’s 73rd General Assembly adjourned sine die, May 11. The legislature ran out the 120-day clock, hearing 657 bills, and passing well over 500 of them. The 2022 legislative session saw a flurry of bills that directly impacted the dental profession.  From millions of dollars for rural providers and other bills aimed at expanding the …

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 …