Unit or Spoon It?

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By Paul Casamassimo, D.D.S., M.S. From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  The COVID-19 viral pandemic has brought infection control front and center in dental practice. Most attention has been with viral transmission through contact and aerosol in our dental world; but in the public sector, the longevity of virus contamination on various surfaces has been a concern …

Pioneering Phase 3

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By Chris Macri, D.D.S. From the Winter 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  On Friday, July 17, 2020, I was the third person in Colorado to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This is my story. The serenity prayer asks for the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom …

Colorado Dental Professionals Added to Priority List for COVID Vaccine

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The State of Colorado recently established a state vaccine plan. While dentists and hygienists were not directly listed in the original document as professionals who would be priority recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine, the CDA and Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association successfully lobbied the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to ensure dental professionals were included in the first phase …

Resources for Your Office if There is a COVID-19 Exposure

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Here is a list of resources to help you navigate a COVID-19 exposure in your dental office. (Note: Some resources below require an ADA login.) If you are concerned about a potential exposure, contact your local public health department or CDPHE’s COVID Help Line at 303-692-2700. The hold time to reach someone differs across departments. CDPHE is currently reporting a …

Can I Require My Employees to be Tested for COVID?

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Each week brings a new trend in questions from member dentists at the CDA.  As the numbers surge, it is no surprise to see questions around testing this week. The CDA consulted with attorneys Gary Benson, Esq. and Sean O’Brien at Dworkin, Chambers, Williams, York, Benson & Evans, P.C. Here is some information on the three commonly asked question this …

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 …