Juggling Anvils

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Fall 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The word “wellness” has just one meaning according to a dictionary: “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.” Since Merriam-Webster documents the word’s first use in 1653, it’s safe to say that the meaning has …

Proposed X-Ray Regulations Could Have Large Cost for Dental Profession

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The Colorado Board of Health will meet in coming months to consider sweeping changes to the x-ray regulations that govern healthcare providers. Significant impacts for the dental profession are anticipated if the rules are adopted in current form. The most impactful change proposed in the rule is the requirement for implementation of rectangular collimation for dental x-ray equipment by 2022. …

Jennifer Goodrum Joins Michael Best Strategies

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Jennifer Goodrum, CDA director of government relations, is joining the Michael Best Strategies team after 11 years with the CDA. In her time at the CDA, Jennifer has successfully increased the presence and influence of organized dentistry at the Capitol and across the state, immensely benefiting the providers and patients of Colorado. Jennifer will continue to serve as the policy …

Volunteers Needed

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CERP Advisory Committee The CDA is looking for volunteers to serve on the CDA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Advisory Committee. The CERP Advisory Committee is an objective entity that provides peer review and direction for the CERP program and the continuing education provider. The committee will be working this year to review its needs assessment and objectives. Volunteers would …

Meet New CDA Staffmember: Elisa Llodra

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Elisa Llodra has joined the CDA team as membership coordinator. With over seven years of experience working in the event planning and healthcare industry, Elisa supports membership recruitment, retention and engagement, as well as membership events and programs. Before joining the CDA, Elisa was the event manager for Hyatt Regency in Denver. Elisa earned her Bachelors of Science in hospitality …

Enforcement Coming: Register and Use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

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Colorado’s electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a secure online database that provides objective information about patients’ controlled substance prescription records to assist Colorado healthcare providers in offering appropriate treatment to their patients. The PDMP was enacted into law in 2005, in part, to reduce prescription drug abuse. All providers – including dentists – who maintain an active DEA …

5 Questions to Ask Every Bank Before Financing Your Dental Practice

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By Dave Miller, Vice President, Bank of America Practice Solutions From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Did you know that when you borrow $500,000 on a 10-year loan, the difference between 5% and 5.25% is approximately $7,500? That’s a difference of only $63 a month. Now imagine your bank requires you to keep a checking account with …

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 Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association On May 24, 2019, during a special commencement ceremony that included inspirational remarks by commencement speaker and current CDA President Dr. Jeff Kahl, the University of Colorado Dental Class of 2019 achieved the professional milestone of graduating from dental …

Winning the Online Review Game: Take Control of Your Online Reputation

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By Patrick Chavoustie, President, Omni Premier Dental Marketing From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association We have all heard that if someone is happy with their experience, they will tell one person, but if they are angry, they will tell 20. That saying may have applied 20 years ago; however, in today’s age, with one click of …

How to Manage In-house Dental Plans When Selling Your Practice

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By Susan Spear, SAS Transitions, Inc. Dental Practice Brokers From the Summer 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In-house dental plans are growing and can offer a solution to dental insurance plans that don’t meet the needs of all patients. They are also a way to offer dental services to those who don’t have dental insurance. The typical individual …