A New Normal for Patients, Procedure Billing and Profits

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By Krysten Garduno From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Dentists are facing many challenges in the wake of the novel Coronavirus. The gradual reopening of our offices causes us to reflect on some important topics that could be causing headaches for practice owners across the country. As Colorado providers, we must ensure that we are creating …

Leadership in Crisis

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By Jeff Kahl, D.D.S., CDA Immediate Past President From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association An organization’s leadership, resolve and overall ethical fiber are never tested more than in times of crisis. Organizations are also never judged more than when the whole membership is in panic mode. Seldom do the right decisions get recognized as being the …

Our Common Link

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By Carrie Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA President From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Wow…what a year to take on the CDA presidency. I have big shoes to fill and a very important year to wear those shoes. I am excited that this year of leadership has finally arrived. None of us know what 2020 still has in …

Revised Public Health Order Now Available

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June 25, 2002 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a revised public health order today for voluntary or elective surgeries and procedures in Colorado. June 25 Public Health Order 20-29 Very few changes were made in this third amended PHO, however, there are a few items to note: “During aerosol-generating procedures conducted on patients assumed to be …

Revised Public Health Order Now Available

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May 27, 2020 Late last night a revised Public Health Order was released by CDPHE.  CDPHE Public Health Order 20-29 We encourage you to read the newest version of the Public Health Order in its entirety. Several items were modified. This order is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on June 24, 2020. Highlights related to dentistry in the revised Public …

Delta Dental of Colorado and CDA Announce COVID-19 Collaboration

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For the past two months, the leadership of Delta Dental of Colorado (DDCO) and the CDA have been discussing the significant effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on dentistry in Colorado. Both organizations are deeply concerned about the health and welfare of dentists, dental team members and patients. We are building off a strong foundation of mutual respect and dedication to …

Amended Public Health Order 20-29 Issued

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Public Health Order 20-29 was amended by CDPHE and released this afternoon. This order provides some clarification and modifies text of the original order that was released on April 27. The CDA submitted comments to the health department and met with officials last week to voice concerns about the restrictions on aerosolizing procedures during the Safer at Home phase of state …

ADA Interactive Map Shows COVID-19 Dental Regulations By State

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May 1, 2020 The ADA recently released a COVID-19 State Mandates and Recommendations webpage which features an interactive map that illustrates the various dental regulations by state and includes case totals. Dentists can view how COVID-19 is affecting the dental profession in each state with a visual comparison. The state-by-state list further breaks down mandates and recommendations from state entities, …

New Executive and Public Health Orders Issued

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April 27, 2020 Several orders have been released in the past 24 hours from the governor’s office, DORA, CDPHE and local government entities. Governor Polis’ Executive Order D 2020 045  CDPHE Public Health Order 20-29 (As of 4/29) We have several questions and concerns about this public health order and have submitted comments to CDPHE. Once we have clarification on these concerns, …