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Mark your calendar to join your KDA colleagues in Branson, MO on June 7-9, 2018!

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KDA Video Minute

for April 20, 2018

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Drawing Contest Winners Announced

Each student will receive a $50 gift card, and their teacher will receive a $100 gift card for classroom supplies and activities.

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Pay your ADA, KDA, and local district dues online. You can even sign up for an installment plan or auto-renew!

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Experience the ADA Seal in 360°

There’s a secret to keeping your family’s smiles healthy at home – and on the go. Explore this interactive video to find out.

MouthHealthy: Any Age, Any Stage

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

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Water Fluoridation

5 reasons why fluoride is great and the 70+ years of research behind it.

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Save time on payer paperwork.

The ADA® credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView® can help.

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KDA News Updates & Notices

Dr. Melodee Armfield Begins Role as 141st KDA President

During the KDA Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018, Dr. Melodee Armfield (Augusta) began her role as the 141st President of the Kansas Dental Association.

Dr. Armfield has served several times as President and Vice President of the Seventh District Dental Society, and for many years as a delegate to the KDA Board of Delegates. She has served on the Budget and Finance Committee and is currently Chair of the KDA Membership Committee. She helps coordinate Lunch and Learns, the Real World Transition Brunch, and other KDA activities for dental students. She has attended the ADA Membership Recruitment and Retention Conference numerous times.

She succeeds Dr. Nick Rogers, whom the KDA thanks for his tremendous service to the organization.

The KDA also congratulates Dr. Rob Dakin from the Wichita District Dental Society, who was elected KDA Secretary.

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American Dental Association Announces New Policy to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The ADA has announced a new policy on opioids supporting mandates on prescription limits and continuing education in what could be the first of its kind among major health care professional organizations.

The policy promotes ADA support of:

  • Mandatory continuing education in prescribing opioids and other controlled substances.
  • Statutory limits on opioid dosage and duration of no more than seven days for the treatment of acute pain, consistent with the CDC evidence-based guidelines.
  • Dentists registering with and utilizing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) to promote the appropriate use of opioids and deter misuse and abuse.
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Information from KDHE Radiation Control Program

Radiation has been a hot topic over the last six months due to dental office inspections and the most recent email/letter sent by KDHE Radiation Control Program regarding continuing education. Both have prompted many questions from member dentists regarding radiation regulations.

In an effort to help our members, the KDA sat down with representatives from KDHE radiation control program to discuss ways we could better inform dentists of the responsibilities in their dental offices, pertaining to radiation. 

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Drs. John Fales and Jim Trotter Honored at 2018 KDA Annual Meeting

Dr. John T. Fales, Jr. was honored with the 2018 Dentist of the Year Award on Saturday, April 7 during the KDA Annual Meeting.

Dr. Fales has served on several KDA councils, has been the Chair of the Dental Education and Manpower Council, and currently serves as the Chair of Council on Children’s Dental Health.

He has also proudly served the KDA in Topeka for the past nine years as the organization battled the dental therapist issue. He has been a Delegate to the ADA and is currently serving as an Alternate Delegate to the ADA. John has served in all the officer positions, highlighted by his year as President of the KDA in 2016-2017.

In addition, Dr. James B. "Jim" Trotter was presented with the 2018 Harry M. Klenda Award for outstanding council and committee service.

He currently serves as Chair of the Wellness Committee of the KDA, and is Vice President of Heart of America Professional Network (HAPN), a non-profit organization serving healthcare professionals in Kansas who suffer from substance abuse disorders and emotional and physical disabilities.

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Concorde Career College Hosting Diode Laser Training

Concorde Career College in Kansas City, MO is hosting several continuing education courses for dentists and dental hygienists in May 2018.

Introduction to Lasers will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on May 3. Appetizers will be provided, courtesy of Ultradent. This course is free and valid for 2 continuing education credit hours.

On May 5, Concorde will host a Laser Certification course from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. This course is designed to fulfill certification requirements in most states, and is valid for 8 continuing education credit hours.

Dentists and dental hygienists may register for ​these courses at advanceddentalhygiene.com

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KMAP System Upgrade Completed

The Kansas Medical Assistance Program (KMAP) is pleased to announce that the Kansas Modular Medicaid System (KMMS) for Provider Enrollment (PE) and Automated Voice Response System (AVRS) is available and ready.

The URL is live and ready for providers to enroll through the portal. 

Please reference General Bulletin 18056 for additional information.

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