Colorado Election Summary

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The 2018 General Election revealed a major blue wave throughout Colorado. Democrats swept all of Colorado’s statewide offices, including governor, Senate and House of Representatives. At the national level, the U.S. House shifted majority from Republican to Democrat, though the U.S. Senate retains Republican control. Colorado’s U.S. House members also shifted from a majority of Republicans to a majority of …

Seeking Dental Presenters for Middle School Students

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Community Resources, Inc. is seeking volunteers to deliver career-focused presentations to students at Denver Public Schools. Presentations are approximately 35 minutes long with three rotations of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Speakers are encouraged to discuss their day-to-day agendas, why they chose their career path, and how they got there. Speaker programs take place during the school day between …

Anesthesia Review Committee Seeking Volunteers

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The Colorado Dental Board is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will review anesthesia permit applications. This volunteer opportunity can provide great experience for dentists who may eventually be interested in serving on the Colorado Dental Board, though there is no guarantee for or obligation to further service. Volunteers for the anesthesia review committee must hold an active …

Do You Offer Frenectomies?

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The Colorado Lactation Consultant Association is updating their frenectomy provider guide. The annual guide is distributed to member lactation consultants. If you’d like to be included, send the following information to ColoradoLCA@gmail.com. Name of frenectomy provider(s) in your practice Name of practice Physical address Phone number Contact e-mail address Practice website Briefly explain your diagnostic philosophy for determining if a …

Phishing, Hacking and Scamming – Don’t Be a Victim

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Two weeks ago, several members received fake emails instructing them to pay their membership invoices. Within the emails, members were told to wire funds to pay their dues. This phishing scam has been investigated and linked to an out-of-state bank account. A police report has been filed and the situation will continue to be monitored. It appears that these hackers obtained a …

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor,     I haven’t said this often, but a comment from a patient’s mother made me disappointed in my profession. And I found it personally insulting. I was doing a new patient exam. After we were finished, the mother looked around my nice office, sized me up and decided I didn’t quite fit the bill for what she was about …

HR Corner – You Ask, We Answer

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Question: What is the proper procedure to terminate an employee? Answer: As an employer, there will be a time when you are faced with the challenge of terminating an employee. Having a clearly outlined termination policy in your employee handbook is your first line of defense to avoid liability and potential complications.  Your policy should mention some basic disciplinary procedures …

Pause Before Sending That Next Gmail

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From the Fall 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Over 1 billion people use Gmail for countless personal and business messages. However, healthcare providers may be putting themselves at risk by using Gmail for any message that contains PHI. This can include even the smallest bits of health information, such as patient names and appointment times. You may have read …

Do Hackers See Your Practice as Easy Money?

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By Robert McDermott From the Fall 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association There are reports from around the country about dentists being hacked. One dentist reported that her patients received “aggressive” emails telling them they owed money for services they never received.  Those patients were told to send money immediately. The practice had been hacked. Hackers know they can go …

Are You Leaving a Patient Generation Behind?

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By Susan Spear From the Fall 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association According to the Population Reference Bureau (PBR), the data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that there are 76.4 million baby boomers living in the U.S. Baby boomers in general are defined as individuals born in 1946-1964.  Their youngest age is 54 years old.  The oldest age is …