19 Years, 4 Months and 1 Week

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By Sarah Werner, D.D.S. From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Cemeteries reveal a lot about our life and times. A modern headstone identifies the person and states a birthdate and day of death. Older head stones are different. They display grief and lamentations. Old gravesites of children are especially poignant, with their time on earth noted …

Think You Know the Answers to These OSHA Questions?

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From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Q: How often is OSHA training required and which employees have to attend? A: Annual training is required for all dental office employees who are at risk for occupational exposure. This includes exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous chemicals. Given the small working environment found in most dental offices, this …

Under the Gold Dome

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The CDA had a busy fall with a number of legislative interim committees and rulemaking processes, debating a number of issues that can impact dentists and dental offices. The CDA is always working to protect and improve the practice environment and parameters …

Wanted: Phone Booth with Walk-In Closet

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association While he doesn’t own a cape (to our knowledge), he does own dark framed Clark Kent glasses and leads a life where his various colleagues, students and acquaintances rarely know his full identity. To some he’s a general dentist (sans white coat), to …

C is For Charm, Colleagues and Crested Butte

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By Dr. Carol Morrow, CDA President From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association How many of you have attended a CDA Annual Session? Show of hands? I’ve gone to 36 of them. This meeting is so valuable to attend—and I’m not just saying that because I’m the president. In fact, I am making it my personal mission …

Meeting to Look at Limited Prescriptive Authority for Hygienists

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A Colorado Dental Board stakeholder meeting will be held at noon Jan. 3, 2018, to collect input on draft revisions to Rule XIII – Limited Prescriptive Authority for Dental Hygienists. Draft Rules Download the official notice and draft rules for the stakeholder meeting. 3 Ways to Participate In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 1250A, Denver, CO 80202. …

Dental License Renewal Notices Coming By Email Only

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Dental license renewal is available starting the week of Jan. 15, 2018, through the Colorado Dental Board website. All Colorado dentist and dental hygienist licenses must be renewed by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. If you have not already done so, renew your state dental license before it expires. Dentists and dental hygienists are not permitted to practice dentistry without a …

EasyRefine Offers Even Bigger Discounts

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One valuable benefit of CDA membership is the discounts available through the CDA’s suite of endorsed products and services. And sometimes those deals are made a little sweeter, like this additional 2% bonus premium on the total value of your next refining shipment to CDA-endorsed D-MMEX EasyRefine. Just be sure to submit your metals by Feb. 28, 2018. About Your …

Apply for the Diversity in Leadership Program by Dec. 23

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The deadline to apply for the inaugural class of the CDA Diversity in Leadership program is Dec. 23, so don’t wait. Apply today! Participants will develop leadership skills through an accelerated program of education, mentoring, and executive coaching. This program will also broaden their professional network and give participants the opportunity to apply what have learned to a leadership project. …