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Whether you’re 8 or 80, dental health is key. Get tips, advice and healthy habits for your whole family.

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KDA News Updates & Notices

​KDA Remembers
Dr. Stephen F. Young

The K​DA is saddened to announce that Dr. Stephen F. Young, DDS, the KDA’s 1984-85 President, passed away December 9, 2017 in Florida.
 
A full obituary is not yet available; however, the KDA has received word that Dr. Young’s funeral will be held December 28 in Florida. We will share more information with members as soon as it becomes available.
 
Dr. Young was very involved in organized dentistry including the Fifth District Dental Society, KDA, and ADA. In addition to serving as KDA President, Dr. Young served on several KDA councils and committees, and was recognized as the KDA’s 1985 Harry M. Klenda Awardee for Outstanding Council Service and the 1988 KDA Dentist of the Year. Dr. Young was also a long-time delegate to the ADA’s House of Delegates.
 
He retired from his practice in 2000 and moved to Florida. He was currently living in Winter Haven.

Tell Congress to Support the Senate Pass Through Provision

The House and Senate are in the midst of conference negotiations to draft a final tax reform bill. The conference is moving quickly and the conference committee expects to get a bill to the President's desk in the next two weeks.

Can we count on you to tell your Congressional Members that our dental offices are key "main street" businesses and should be treated equally?

TAKE ACTION today and tell Congress that our dental offices are small businesses and the backbone of our local economies.

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​CMS Announces Proposed Changes to Medicare Drug Plans

On November 16, 2017 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced proposed changes to Medicare drug plans, including rescinding the requirement that dentists enroll in or validly opt-out of Medicare in order for a Part D drug prescriptions to be covered.

Getting CMS to remove the Medicare Part D enrollment requirement for dentists has been a key priority of the Association’s advocacy efforts for more than three years, since CMS published a final rule in May 2014 stating that prescribers must be enrolled in or opted-out of Medicare Part B prior in order for their written prescriptions to be covered under Part D.

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Tell Your Senators to Pass CHIP Reauthorization Now

On September 30, Congress allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire, potentially impacting over 9 million children’s access to oral health care. The House has passed its reauthorization of CHIP but the Senate has not scheduled a full vote for its own CHIP reauthorization bill.

Reach out to your Senator and urge them to pass a CHIP reauthorization bill for 2018 funding through ADA Engage.

November 30 was designated as a “day of action” to seek continued funding to advance the positive oral health benefits our nation’s underserved children obtain through the CHIP program, but the Senate has yet to consider the issue.

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