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New Dates for KMOM Topeka

It was announced on Saturday, February 14 that Topeka would be the location of the next Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) free dental project. KMOM Topeka will be held at the Kansas Expocentre on January 29-30, 2016. We will continue to update this information as it...

KDA Remembers Past-President, ...

The KDA extends its condolences to the family and friends of L. Thane Frazier, DDS, 90, died March 12, 2015 at Elm Grove Estates Nursing Home in Hutchinson. He was born December 24, 1924 in LaCrosse, Kansas to Leo W. and Minnie I. Bitter Frazier. He graduated from...

Lawmakers Shelving Mid-Level D...

… but advocates given an opportunity to make their cases to health committees By Jim McLean | February 25, 2015 Legislation to allow Kansas dental hygienists with advanced training to provide a broader range of services isn’t likely to survive approaching...

Dr. John Fales and Team Honore...

Dr. John Fales and his team were honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award from the America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) on Friday, February 13. ADCF’s Executive Director, Bill Blasing, presented the award at the KMOM Salina volunteer dinner that...

KMOM Salina Provides $1.2 Mill...

KMOM Salina saw 818 patients on Friday, February 13 and 582 on Saturday, February 14 for a total of 1,400. 171 of these patients were children. 133 dentists, 103 hygienists, 187 dental assistants and 676 general volunteers came together to make this project a...

Latest KDA Video Minute –...

In this episode of the Video Minute, KDA Executive Director, Kevin Robertson, discusses another successful Dental Day event, as well as the Registered Dental Practitioner bills (SB 49 and HB 2079) and the Medicaid RAC Audit bill (HB 2022) that were introduced in the...

Supreme Court Considers if Pro...

Originally posted by the Kansas Health Institute. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could block hospitals, doctors — or anyone else — from suing states over inadequate payment rates for providers who participate in the Medicaid program...

Dentist and Dental Hygienist B...

Originally posted by U.S. News & World Report. The Best Jobs of 2015 Each year, U.S. News faces a tall task: Ranking jobs to highlight those that are better than most. The problem? There isn’t one type of worker who wants one type of job to fit one type of...

FDA Approves New Hydrocodone P...

Originally posted by the American Dental Association. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an extended-release hydrocodone product with properties that can reduce abuse of the drug. Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is an opioid analgesic that can...

Women of HighHeels & Hand...

        On Friday, January 9, HighHeels & Handpieces held an event to bring together not only women dentists, but also the female students from UMKC School of Dentistry. About 45 women met at Teocali Mexican Restaurant, located at 2512 Holmes St, near the...