Uniting to Overcome Barriers, Contributing to the Next New Normal

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By Leah Schulz, D.D.S. From the Spring 2021 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association  Like many of you, I’m a general dentist. Up until recently, most days I provided full-scope dental care to patients of all ages and precepted dental students and residents at Salud Family Health Centers (Salud). Salud is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that offers co-located, integrated medical, …

11th Revised PHO 20-29 Released

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Late last week, CDPHE released its 11th revision of PHO 20-29.    As of Feb. 11, 2021, there are 409,683 known cases of COVID-19 in Colorado; 22,655 Coloradans have been hospitalized and 5,568 Coloradans have died from COVID-19. Very few changes were made in this PHO revision.   Here are the noted changes:   Medical Facility Infection Control Policies: While fairly straightforward, it …

Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020

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The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief (TCDTR) Act of 2020 was enacted Dec. 27, 2020 to provide tax relief in the form of tax credits for eligible employers. It’s important to note the difference between a ‘tax break (or write-off)’ and a ‘tax credit.’ A tax credit is dollar-for-dollar relief on payroll taxes in this instance, where as a …

Thank You Denver Health and Thank You COMOM!

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The CDA did a flash survey among members two weeks ago to better understand the continued need for COVID-19 vaccinations for dental professionals. We found that one third of our members had received the first dose; one third had received both doses; and one third had yet to be vaccinated despite substantial efforts. The dentists in metro-area counties, Larimer County …

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Phase 1B Vaccine Distribution: Dental SettingsDental professionals have been placed in Phase 1B for vaccine distribution, and are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccine distribution is being coordinated at the county level through public health departments as well as at the state level through CDPHE. For a map of state issued locations visit the CDPHE COVID-19 Vaccine webpage. FIND …

Ninth Amended PHO 20-29 Released

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On Dec. 15, CDPHE released the ninth amended Public Health Order that impacts dental procedures and treatment. Read the latest version of PHO 20-29. The latest revision of PHO 20-29 made very few changes. We encourage you to read the order in its entirety. Following, are the noted changes that appear in this ninth amended version of PHO 20-29. As of Dec. …

Martha Stewart Meets The Rock

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By Carrie Mauterer, CDA President From the Fall 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association I started to feel the first inkling of it during the first few days of Governor Polis’s stay-at-home orders. It was that twitchy feeling like Thor waiting for his hammer to land in his hand. From our very first COVID-19 emergency meeting back in March, there …

A New Kind of Ethics

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By Lisa Fox, B.S.N., D.D.S. From the Fall 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association “The nation’s morals are like its teeth: the more decayed they are the more it hurts to touch them.” – George Bernard Shaw I know we all long for the days of “normal.” For the CDA Council on Ethics and Professional Conduct, those were the days …

Distance Dentures

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By Darrel Kneupper, D.D.S. From the Fall 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Without actually seeing her in person, I provided a new lower denture to my elderly patient who lost the lower denture I made her four years ago. This is a strange time when we find ourselves in a situation where it is risky to work with all …

A Life Interrupted, Again

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By David Wetherington, D.D.S. From the Fall 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association I’m writing this from my couch. It’s noon on a Wednesday, which still seems weird to me, but somehow also feels normal. Back in February, I would have been seeing patients and working on several side projects. But then life came to a halt. COVID-19 brought …