It’s a Wrap: 2018 State Legislative Session

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Colorado’s 2018 legislative session began Jan. 10 and ended May 9. It was a unique session filled with contentious conduct investigations, as well as a number of divisive issues. The CDA was fortunate to be able to accomplish many key objectives despite the rancor under the gold dome. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Application by Dental Hygienists: With the passage of …

Adjust Your Prescribing Practices: New Law Limits Opioid Prescriptions

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On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed SB18-22: Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. This state law limits the number of opioid pills that can be prescribed by all healthcare providers. Colorado dentists who prescribe opioids are affected by this new law. Though there is likely to be some enforcement flexibility to start, you should make changes in your prescribing practices now, …

19 Years, 4 Months and 1 Week

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By Sarah Werner, D.D.S. From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Cemeteries reveal a lot about our life and times. A modern headstone identifies the person and states a birthdate and day of death. Older head stones are different. They display grief and lamentations. Old gravesites of children are especially poignant, with their time on earth noted …