Anesthesiology Recognized as Dental Specialty

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On March 11, the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying boards adopted a resolution to recognize dental anesthesiology as the 10th dental specialty. The National Commission recognizes dental specialties to protect the public, foster the science of dentistry and improve quality of care. Next, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists must establish a national certification board that …

Advocacy in Action: Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day

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The CDA hosted its annual Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day on Friday, Feb. 15. Lobby Day is a unique opportunity for dentists across Colorado to talk with legislators about the important issues that affect the dental community. From opioid prescribing and tobacco regulation to new substantial focus on examining the high costs of healthcare, dentistry is currently facing several …

Survey of Senior Dental Program Providers

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The state of Colorado has a Senior Dental Care program that provides reimbursement for low-income seniors to receive important preventive and restorative care, as well as dentures. This program is being considered for potential expansions. If you have participated as a care provider under this program, we ask for your feedback on program successes and potential improvements. This type of …

Be a Leader in Your Profession: Official Call for CDA Delegates and Officers

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The CDA Annual Session is a weekend that combines leadership with CDA business, professional wellbeing and CE in a family-friendly location. This year, we’re holding the meeting at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. This is a great opportunity to get involved with organized dentistry. Volunteer to be a CDA delegate or run for a leadership position! Register With …

Sip, Swirl and Support: CDA Foundation Wine Tasting Fundraiser

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Join the CDA Foundation on Thursday, April 18, for a wine tasting event at Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar (Southglenn location) in Centennial, CO. Open to members, vendors, and friends, attendees will enjoy exclusive wine and hors d’oeuvre pairings with prize drawings throughout the night! All proceeds will benefit the CDA Foundation, which supports underserved dental access to care, dental …

Phishing is a Curable Disease

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By Robert McDermott, President/CEO, iCoreConnectFrom the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association “Ransomware reigns supreme in 2018, as phishing attacks continue to trick employees…A criminal only needs one victim to click on their malicious link or download to gain access to an organization.” TechRepublic1 Malware. We’re calling it the most significant disease that can infect your practice. Let’s start …

Re-thinking Your Estate Plan

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By Brandon Rains, J.D. From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association When I say the words “estate plan,” what first comes to mind?  I will go out on a limb and say that you may have thought something like, “a way to pass on my money to my loved ones after I die.” If you thought something along …

Short Motivational Conversations to Help Patients Change

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By Carolyn J. Swenson, M.S.P.H., M.S.N., R.N., Peer Assistance Services, Inc. From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Imagine this scenario: your patient reports that he/she currently smokes or uses another form of tobacco. You know that it is important to encourage them to quit but you only have a few minutes and you know that these conversations …

Are Your Dental Assistants Compliant with New X-Ray Training Standards?

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2016, the Colorado Dental Board revised its rules regarding x-ray training for dental assistants. This increased “machine operation exposure factor” training requirement accounts for newer technologies like digital x-rays and CBCT. As a reminder, all dental assistants or office personnel who expose radiographs must be trained through a Commission on …

Meet the CDA New Dentist Committee

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association This group of “doers” is comprised of volunteer dentists who are 10 years or less out of dental school. They are the current and future leaders of our profession. Shaheen Moezzi, NDC Chair Practice Location: I cover most parts of the state north to south, from Fort Collins to Alamosa. Practice …