When Employees Retire Matters to Them… and to Employers

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By Darren Royal From the Spring 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Americans pride themselves on making their own decisions, and when to retire is an important one. But it takes money to retire, and the shift away from traditional pension plans leaves many Americans ill-prepared to retire when they want to. Employees who struggle with their finances find it …

What was that? Did you hear that?

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By Karen Foster, D.D.S., CDA President From the Spring 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Was it the sound of pattering feet running to the CDA Annual Meeting this year at the famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO? Or ghosts haunting the fourth floor of this gorgeous historic hotel? Ghosts aren’t real, right? If you haven’t heard of The …

2019 Gold Dome Update

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations  From the Spring 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The Colorado General Assembly’s 2019 session is past the halfway mark. More than 450 bills have been introduced, with nearly 200 additional bills still anticipated. The CDA monitors all dental-related activity at the Capitol daily and advocates on your behalf. As the session …

Three HIPAA Compliance Actions You Should Take Right Now

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By Robert McDermott From the Spring 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Most providers know HIPAA places certain standards on practices to keep patient data safe, and failure to comply with these safeguards results in corrective actions and large fines. Just one compromised medical record can cost a practice $50,000.[1] There are three direct steps you can take now to …

SDF Rule to be Reopened

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The Colorado Dental Board meets Thursday, March 28, and is expected to vote to reopen rules governing the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) by dental hygienists to clarify the current interpretation. Following the meeting, the board will hold several stakeholder meetings to receive input from the public. CDA staff will inform membership of the stakeholder meeting dates as they …

Anesthesiology Recognized as Dental Specialty

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On March 11, the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying boards adopted a resolution to recognize dental anesthesiology as the 10th dental specialty. The National Commission recognizes dental specialties to protect the public, foster the science of dentistry and improve quality of care. Next, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists must establish a national certification board that …

Advocacy in Action: Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day

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The CDA hosted its annual Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day on Friday, Feb. 15. Lobby Day is a unique opportunity for dentists across Colorado to talk with legislators about the important issues that affect the dental community. From opioid prescribing and tobacco regulation to new substantial focus on examining the high costs of healthcare, dentistry is currently facing several …

Survey of Senior Dental Program Providers

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The state of Colorado has a Senior Dental Care program that provides reimbursement for low-income seniors to receive important preventive and restorative care, as well as dentures. This program is being considered for potential expansions. If you have participated as a care provider under this program, we ask for your feedback on program successes and potential improvements. This type of …