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Lasers in Dentistry: Be Sure to Stay in Compliance

From the Winter 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

During last year’s 2014 state legislative session, the Colorado Dental Practice Act was reviewed and updated pursuant to HB 14-1227, the dental sunset review bill. Substantial changes were made to the Dental Practice Act that will impact dental practices in the months and years to come. One of the key changes in this bill was the addition of new requirements to govern the use of lasers by dental practices.

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Dental Hygiene Prescribing: What You Need to Know

From the Winter 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

During last year’s 2014 state legislative session, the Colorado Dental Practice Act was reviewed and updated pursuant to HB 14-1227, the dental sunset review bill. Substantial changes were made to the Dental Practice Act that will impact dental practices in the months and years to come. One of the key changes in this bill was the addition of new provisions that allow dental hygienists to collaborate with a dentist and prescribe, administer or dispense a limited formulary of preventive agents like fluoride and nonsystemic topical antimicrobials. 

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Five to Thrive in 2016

By Kim McGuire, Fortune Management
 
What makes a dentist successful? Successful dentists habitually perform similar behaviors in their practices. This success, however, is not only in their dental offices; it’s in their lives, as a whole. Success means having fulfillment in all aspects of life, from family life, spirituality and health to fun and leisure, in addition to professional life. These dentists also embrace what it means to be a leader. 

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The Importance of Glove Ergonomics to Dentistry

By Reva Darling Goucher, Association Gloves
 
Dentists and hygienists wear gloves when they treat patients to prevent cross-contamination and ensure clinician and patient safety. That you know. But did you know the daily use of traditional disposable gloves can contribute to debilitating musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? The dental profession began using disposable gloves nearly three decades ago, but until recently, these long-term ergonomic effects of prolonged use of gloves were largely unknown. Now, some glove manufacturers are making it their mission to find a solution to keep dental professionals’ hands healthy.

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Fluoridation Still Flows: New Website Provides a Flood of Information

From the Winter 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

2015 was quite the year for community water fluoridation in Colorado.  The year wrapped up with two more victories and a big win for fluoride with the launch of a Colorado website and resource tool

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