Why Every Prescription Should be Electronic

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By Robert McDermott From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  Improve patient care and protect your practice as soon as you begin electronically prescribing.  Key integrations and automations help to remove human error, verify correct prescriptions and reduce the risk of misuse.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports an increase in overall drug overdoses in …

Reducing Risk Through Efficiency

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By Greg Hill, J.D., C.A.E., CDA Executive Director From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  During the past few years, the Colorado Dental Association has evaluated many of its existing programs and services and has made changes to them to keep them current and able to serve members’ needs efficiently and effectively. Recently, the CDA Board of Trustees …

COMOM – the Pandemic Version

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By Nate Kunzman, D.M.D., COMOM Board of Directors From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  One of my favorite things to participate in every year is the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM).  It is just an incredible experience seeing hundreds of dentists from all over the state come together to help those in need. As many of you …

Masks, Zooms and Delays – 2021 Legislative Session Preview

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Lobbyist From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  While January typically brings the start of another fairly predictable 100-day legislative session in Colorado, 2021 may part with that trend. At the end of 2020, rumors continued to swirl about what the regular legislative session, slated to convene Jan. 13 and adjourn on May 12, …

Masks and Gowns Available to Dental Offices Through ADA

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The ADA and CDA are aware of growing PPE shortages and the exponentially higher cost of some items. We continue to work through multiple channels to address these PPE concerns with a focus on keeping practices open and safe for patients and the dental team. Working with FEMA and HHS, the ADA secured an additional allotment of 3M-made KN95 masks, …

Ninth Amended PHO 20-29 Released

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On Dec. 15, CDPHE released the ninth amended Public Health Order that impacts dental procedures and treatment. Read the latest version of PHO 20-29. The latest revision of PHO 20-29 made very few changes. We encourage you to read the order in its entirety. Following, are the noted changes that appear in this ninth amended version of PHO 20-29. As of Dec. …

Dentists in Phase 1B of COVID Vaccine Distribution Plan

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Gov. Jared Polis conducted a press conference on Dec. 9 with a presentation announcing the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan for Providers and Coloradans.    Dentists have been placed in Phase 1B, following the highest risk healthcare workers and individuals who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients for 15-minutes or more over a 24-hour period. This also includes long-term care facility …

Your Permission Slip for Self-care

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By Myriah Shimatsu From the Fall 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association We have all heard the saying you cannot pour from an empty cup…yet, how many of us live by this rule? Self-care does not have to be booking an appointment at a spa or practicing meditation every day—although these are lovely options to consider. There are many forms …

Finding More Time for Patient Care

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By Krysten Garduno From the Fall 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association With Halloween coming, let’s talk about a word that’s not so scary: outsourcing. In an effort to reduce overhead and direct labor costs, business owners are depending on professional help outside of their businesses. Although this may seem alarming for some, outsourcing is really in the entrepreneur’s favor. …