Ransomware Version 2.0…A Real Game Changer

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By Gary Salman From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association During the last several months, there has been a significant paradigm shift in the cybersecurity world. Threat actors from Russia, in particular, have enhanced their capabilities to target individual businesses and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) or IT companies. In December 2019, hacking groups known as Sodinokibi (aka …

A New Normal for Patients, Procedure Billing and Profits

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By Krysten Garduno From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Dentists are facing many challenges in the wake of the novel Coronavirus. The gradual reopening of our offices causes us to reflect on some important topics that could be causing headaches for practice owners across the country. As Colorado providers, we must ensure that we are creating …

Steps to a Strong Immune System

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By Myriah Shimatsu From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In these challenging times, it is important to keep your health a top priority! To keep your immune system strong, make sure you are drinking enough water, eating as many fruits and vegetables as possible, exercising, and getting a good night’s rest. 4 Steps to Keep Your …

What Do You Think?

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By David Hess From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association “The greatest compliment was paid to me today,” Henry David Thoreau once wrote. “Someone asked me what I thought and actually attended to my answer.” He said this surprised and delighted him as it is so rare. Why did this delight Thoreau? Why is the question, “What …

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 …