Welcome to KDA's
 Good Vibrations  & Information Exchange! 
Issue # 32
May 27, 2022
Remember and honor those who have given their lives so that we may enjoy freedom.
#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.

Accepting submissions. Here are the particulars: 
* This publication is sent on the last Friday of each month before noon.
* 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 [email protected] and she is gonna get the word out.
Looking to Make a Medicaid Difference in Dentistry?
KDA is Looking for a new Medicaid TAC Member…
The KDA needs a new member to serve on its Medicaid Dental Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This committee currently meets four times per year via ZOOM. Their meetings are approximately two hours long on Friday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time.

Contact KDA Executive Director, Mr. Richard Whitehouse at [email protected] or Dr. Garth Bobrowski, TAC Chair, at [email protected] or go to Dental Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) - Cabinet for Health and Family Services (ky.gov) for more information.
Poor oral health reduces the economic productivity of American society by limiting participation in the workforce and increasing health care costs, according to an article published by The Journal of the American Dental Association. "Oral Health in America: Implications for Dental Practice" highlights key elements from "Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges," a larger report released in December 2021 by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and National Institutes of Health. While access to care has increased for children and young adults, considerable work remains to meet the oral health care needs of all people equitably, according to the article. The commentary "Facing the Future and Deciding What We Want Oral Health To Become" appears in the same issue of JADA. Full Story: ADA News (5/25) 
   
The History of Memorial Day: 7 Patriotic Facts Every American Should Know
from BHG.com
HB 370 - Patient Transparency in Dental Benefits has been signed into law! Thank Your legislator(s) for their votes!
Please support our Kentucky Dental Foundation and sign up for our specialty license plate!
If we don't use it, we're gonna lose it! We are in serious need of 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.
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Check out our March/April
Virtual KDA TODAY!
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 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 be safe.
Kentucky Dental Association
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