On August 1, the Kansas Dental Association launched a new initiative to increase participation in the Kansas Medicaid program in an effort to expand the services provided to Kansas children. The voluntary program to increase the number of Medicaid participating dentists by 140 dentists coincides with the state dental organization’s 140th anniversary. Dr. Hal Hale, President of the KDA is urging more dentists in Kansas to become Medicaid providers. KDA’s goal for this volunteer program is to increase the number of dentists that accept and actively participate in the Medicaid program to better help supplement the charitable dental services already being delivered in the state. The effort is designed to help address the needs of Kansas children served by the state’s Medicaid program.