Welcome to KDA's
 Good Vibrations  & Information Exchange! 
Issue # 14
November 26, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving!
#KDAgoodVibrations  #KDAinformationExchange  #KDAdentalCommunity
We are dedicated to sending you good vibrations and helping our dental community share good information with each other. Submissions are FREE for EVERYONE!

We invite EVERYONE in our dental community to participate, vendors too! The name of this publication is Good Vibrations, so we are looking for positive and helpful submissions to share.

Now accepting submissions. Here are the particulars: 
* This publication will now be sent on the last Friday of each month before noon. Submissions must be in by the previous Tuesday at 9 a.m.
* Please keep submissions to 50 words or less - you may also include one photo and one link, in addition to the 50 words (So, you will have to be creative!)
* Seriously, no negative stuff - please share positive, helpful or fun news.
* Send your submissions to melissa@kyda.org and she is gonna get the word out.

Happy, Healthy
Check out our KDA PPE Resource Page

Check here for potential sources for all types of PPE on our resource page. We will add new sources as we receive them. 

Disclaimer: While the KDA will make every effort to list legitimate PPE providers, a company's inclusion on this page in no way reflects any endorsement from the KDA, whatsoever. Please take thoughtful care when dealing with any company. Do your own additional vetting of any entity, before you act.
Virtual KDA TODAY!
November/December coming, soon!
Are you an early celebrator?
We hope everyone’s looking forward to the upcoming holiday season!

Submitted by Holly Lang
See the Latest Innovation from Crest/Oral-B!
We are very excited to share information with you on our NEW Oral-B® iOTM. Oral B has unveiled a new electric rechargeable toothbrush and we want to make sure that you are one of the first to learn about this new technology.  Oral-B® iOTM Combines Oscillation Rotations and Micro-vibrations for a Sensational Clean Patients can't Resist.

If you would like more information please contact your Crest + Oral B representative! If you are unsure who your rep is, you may also request a Teach & Learn for more information.

From Sonya Salisbury at Crest/Oral B
Updated CDC Guidelines for Dental Settings:
KASPER Prescriber Report Cards have returned 
It's easier than ever to read, identify high risk patients and view prescribing comparisons within your specialty. Follow the instructions in the KASPER - KOG User Guide to access KASPER, select your dental specialty, and view your report. 
        From David R. Hopkins, KY Cabinet for Health & Family Services
Hello from Dr. Ken Hofmann.
  I thought you might like to see the crafting that my wife, Pat, has completed since March. She created these pieces from old wooden palates, plexiglass, and old wall paper. She is hoping to donate these pieces for a silent auction fundraiser. I hope we can do it soon !!
  Best wishes to all of the dental community!!

Lynn Family Stadium in the Butchertown area of Louisville glows green while its jumbotron displays messages related to the coronavirus.
From Leo Weekly Magazine Online
American soldiers gargle with salt water in an attempt to protect them from the flu virus in 1918. PHOTOQUEST/GETTY IMAGES
From Pale Rider by Laura Spinney: The Times UK
If we don't use it, we're gonna lose it!
We need more folks to purchase our KDA specialty license plate or the state is gonna take it away! When you renew your license plate, ask about our specialty plate and support our Kentucky Dental Foundation. $10 of each license plate sale and each license registration renewal will be donated to the Foundation. Tax-deductible!  You DO NOT have to be a member of the KDA to purchase these plates.
Covid Got You Down?
Our very own 
Dr. John Huang 
has something 
that's guaranteed 
to cheer you up. 
Five years 
AFTER his active dental career, 
he's finally finished 
something he's always dreamed 
about doing. 
Submitted by Dr. John Huang
Here's wishing you GOOOOD VIBRATIONS!
Take care out there, eat your vegetables, take your vitamins, wash your hands for 20 seconds after everything you do and stay away from everybody! We want to see you on the flip side!

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