Building a Culture of Wellness in Your Office

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By Myriah Shimatsu From the Spring 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  A positive wellness culture can play a fundamental role in the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of your staff. When your employees’ health is a priority, your workplace becomes more efficient and productive. The office becomes a place that is respectful of the employees’ time, talents, families and …

Preventing Opioid Misuse: A Proactive Approach

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By Kevin Patterson, D.D.S., M.D. From the Spring 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  Oral health is the primary focus of dentists and oral surgeons, but we know that quality care means treating the whole person and making every effort to ensure our patients are well-informed about the treatments, medications and aftercare instructions they receive from us. The importance of …

Pitfalls—The “Non-Dental” Type

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By H. Candace DeLapp, D.D.S., Executive Director, Dentists Professional Liability Trust of Colorado From the Spring 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  Anger by a patient is often the nidus for a patient leaving a practice, making a demand, filing a Colorado Dental Board Complaint or even litigation. Interestingly, it is not always because of the quality of care provided …

Is it Time? Selling Your Practice in 2021

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By Susan Spear From the Spring 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  For the last several years, buyers have been experiencing low numbers of dental practices/businesses for sale. This may be changing soon. The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) reported that among the 201,117 dentists working in dentistry as of 2020, 17.0% are under age 35, 24.0% are ages 35-44, …

Things I’ve Googled

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Spring 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  I think we can all agree that not everything we learn in school applies to real life or is ever needed again depending on where life takes you. I’m sure I could list countless examples as well, but the grade school lessons that I’ve …

Calling All Marvel-ous Docs

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By Carrie Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA President From the Spring 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  Have I mentioned that I live in a household with five boys, a husband and two male golden retrievers? To say I’m outnumbered is an understatement. So tonight, I find myself watching superhero movies with the family. Again. Superhero movies aren’t normally my thing, but …

Joint Budget Committee Votes to Restore Funding for Dental Items

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In March 2021, the state’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) considered funding for a number of dental items – with great news for the dental community. While these decisions are not final until budget balancing is complete and the long bill is through the legislative process, the JBC’s initial recommendations hold in more cases than not. Below are additional updates on …

Credit Card Processing Changes in April

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Does your office key-in credit cards rather than reading the card via chip? Best Card, the CDA and ADA endorsed credit card processor, has some time-sensitive information to remember the next time your office processes a credit card. All the major credit card brands make changes to their base cost structure every April and October, and this April’s changes are …

Employers Beware: Colorado Unemployment System Targeted by Scammers

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States across the country are seeing fraudulent unemployment claims and Colorado is no exception. Colorado employers are seeing unemployment claims being filed either in the name of active employees or in the name of people who have never worked for them before. The state has stopped more than 800,000 fraudulent claims, preventing about $7 billion in fraudulent unemployment payments. It …

12th Amended PHO 20-29 Released

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CDPHE released the 12th 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 substantial changes and the CDA and Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association (CODHA) are working together to obtain additional guidance from CDPHE and DORA. The PHO that for the past year has been up to …