New CU Dental Graduates Join the Dental Community

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By Denise Kassebaum, D.D.S., M.S., CU School of Dental Medicine Dean From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association On May 22, 2020, during a virtual commencement of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, D.D.S. degrees were conferred for the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Class of 2020.  During these most unprecedented times, this class …

5 Steps to Practicing Dentistry Pain-Free: An Evidence-based Approach to a Long and Healthy Career

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Dr. Bethany Valachi, P.T., D.P.T., M.S., C.E.A.S. From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association With the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new layer of stress and physical challenge is added to the problem of work-related pain in dentistry. Personal protective equipment, distancing and controlling the environment all contribute to mental stress, which research shows can lead …

Being a Doctor vs. Tooth Mechanic

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By Candace DeLapp, D.D.S., Dentists Professional Liability Trust Executive Director From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association I wanted to share an excellent case commentary written by Scott H. Brown, D.D.S., of Utah. I hope it will strike a chord with you as it did with me. A pediatric dentist was referred an 11-year-old female for orthodontic …

We Will Get Through This

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By A. J. “Bud” Gerathy, D.M.D., M.S From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association At this point, it has been 29 years since Operation Desert Storm (the First Gulf War). The upset it caused for military reservists is similar to the chaos experienced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps this story offers some hope that things will …

Congratulations 2020 CDA Award Winners

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From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association CDA Exceptional Service Award Dr. F. Robert Murphy, Boulder, CO Dr. Bob Murphy is an asset to our profession, a constant presence in organized dentistry and an incredible human being. Dr. Murphy graduated from the Loyola University College of Dentistry in 1981 and completed his dental practice residency at Vancouver …

Meet the CDA Executive Committee

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From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The CDA Executive Committee is comprised of four officers elected by the House of Delegates and three ex-officio (non-voting) members that include the speaker of the house, editor and executive director. President Dr. Carrie Mauterer graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2005. During her studies, Dr. …

Grasshoppers and Sunshine

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The short version of the conversation with my kids went like this: Me: “For the third time, I need you to come in! Dinner is almost ready!” [for the love…does no one listen in this family…] 9-year-old: “Who are you talking to?” Me: …

Leadership in Crisis

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By Jeff Kahl, D.D.S., CDA Immediate Past President From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association An organization’s leadership, resolve and overall ethical fiber are never tested more than in times of crisis. Organizations are also never judged more than when the whole membership is in panic mode. Seldom do the right decisions get recognized as being the …

Our Common Link

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By Carrie Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA President From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Wow…what a year to take on the CDA presidency. I have big shoes to fill and a very important year to wear those shoes. I am excited that this year of leadership has finally arrived. None of us know what 2020 still has in …