Opioid Prescribing Update

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From the Winter 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In recent years, there has been significant legislative and policy attention around the issue of opioid prescribing, given the opioid epidemic gripping Colorado and the entire nation. Opioids, both prescription and illicit, have become the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. for young adults.1 Risks of opioid-related adverse …

The ROI of Workplace Wellness Programs: How can you afford to NOT offer one?

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By Myriah Shimatsu From the Winter 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Workplace wellness programs used to be thought of as a nice “extra” for employees. However, the evidence suggests that these programs should be part of any company’s strategic operation. Twenty percent of employees voluntarily left their jobs due to work-life balance or wellbeing in 2018. Three out …

2020 Legislative Preview

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Lobbyist From the Winter 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The CDA had a busy summer and fall with a several legislative interim committees and rulemaking processes debating changes that impact dentists and dental offices. The CDA actively engages on these topics to protect and improve the practice environment and parameters for members. We Need …

Your Mixtape on Wellness

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Winter 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Happy New Year! The fact that we’re starting a new decade blows my mind—especially because I feel like it was just 2002 a couple years ago. Never mind the fact that I taught my 7-year-old what a cassette tape was last week, and …

Dr. Randy Kluender Joins Georgia School of Orthodontics

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Dr. Randy Kluender will step down as the executive director of the Dentists Professional Liability Trust of Colorado after serving in this role for the past six years. Dr. Kluender has accepted a position with the Georgia School of Orthodontics as its chairman and president of the Board of Trustees.     Dr. H. Candace DeLapp has accepted the full-time …

Dental Plan Payments by Stored-Value Credit Cards: Colorado Requirements

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Around the country, states have been enacting laws in recent years to prevent dental plans from reimbursing dentists using single-use credit cards in either electronic or digital format as the sole payment methodology. These cards are commonly referred to as “prepaid debit,” “stored-value credit cards” or “virtual credit cards.” These types of payments can result in lost revenue for dental …

Save the Date: Lobby Day 2020

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Make your voice heard! Join the CDA at the Colorado State Capitol Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. You will have the opportunity to meet with your local state legislators to discuss important dental issues, helping set the stage for dentistry’s success during the upcoming legislative session! The CDA will supply resources and training to those who volunteer for the event. Registration …

Membership Cards Becoming Digital for 2020

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Your ADA membership card is becoming digital starting in 2020. As an alternative to putting a physical card in the mail, the association will issue electronic membership cards. Members will be able to access their eCards in their MyADA profile on ADA.org. By logging into ADA.org/MyADA, members can choose to save the card to their smartphone’s virtual wallet and other …

It’s Time to Renew!

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2020 dues have arrived – it’s time to renew to continue receiving CDA, ADA and your local dental society exclusive benefits to enhance your professional development and practice management, insurance and regulatory support and services. Staying connected in 2020 is as easy as ever when you sign up for the 10-month auto renewal. Click here to renew online. If you …

Dental Board Adopts One Hour Opioid Prescriber Training Requirement

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As shared with Colorado dentists this summer, a 2019 state bill (SB19-228) added a new training requirement for all prescribers of opioids, including dentists. The training seeks to help address Colorado’s opioid crisis by requiring all prescribers of opioids to complete training in four key areas: Best practices for opioid prescribing, according to the most recent version of the DORA …