Welcome to KDA's
 Good Vibrations  & Information Exchange! 
Issue # 19
April 30, 2021
Happy Mother's Day!
#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.
Another Victim of the pandemic. (And we were doing so well!)
If we don't use it, we're gonna lose it! We are in serious need of 130 more registrations, or our license plate will soon be discontinued!
If you are a friend of dentistry and the KDA, now is the time we really need your support!. 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.

Happy Mother's Day to SUPER MOMS Everywhere!

Call your Mom on Mother's Day and let her know how much you appreciate her.

View 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.
2021 KY Meeting Preliminary Programs coming, soon!
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Give or sell it to each patient as you deliver their removable appliance, or include it with the device as part of your treatment.
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

Here’s How It Was Possible to Develop COVID-19 Vaccines So Quickly
The high worldwide rates of people with COVID-19 initiated a joint effort in putting public and private resources toward finding a vaccine. sanjeri/Getty Images
  • Understanding how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed so quickly can help ease fears about them.
  • Resources, public support, existing technology, and more all contributed to the speed of vaccine development.
  • Lessons learned during COVID-19 vaccine developments might help with future vaccines.
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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