Welcome  to KDA's
  Good Vibrations   &   Information Exchange! 
Issue # 2
April 17, 2020
#KDAgoodVibrations    #KDAinformationExchange    #KDAdentalCommunity
We are dedicated to sending you good vibrations and helping our dental community share good information with each other. Sent to you once a week while the world is shut downSubmissions 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 be sent every Friday before noon. Submissions must be in by the previous Thursday 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.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted items below! 
Please send more stuff!

COVID19 PPE Request Fact Sheet
We are sharing information from Dr. Julie McKee, State Dental Director regarding PPE. Please see the link below and refer to it as appropriate.
                                                     From Dr. Julie McKee, KY State Dental Director

Father & Son Gone Fishin!

KDA President Dr. Mark Moats plays hooky from CoronaVirus stress with his son, Andrew, at Otter Creek Recreational Area in Brandenburg, KY. (Of course, while social distancing!)
                        Submitted by Dr. Mark Moats

How to Donate PPE in Kentucky
To donate gloves, masks or other safety gear to state government, please call 833-448-3773 (833-GIVE-PPE) or visit this website:  giveppe.ky.gov .
                                              Submitted by Amanda Stringer, CDA, RDH, BSDH

Bonding to Zirconia!

Bonding to zirconia only requires two very simple steps : micromechanical retention and  chemical bond. You can achieve both in your office! Find out how.  
Watch the Video!                                      Submitted by Holly Lang of Bisco

Dental Lifeline Network Partner Resources for COVID-19

We have a blog post with some of our national partners' resources that others might find helpful too: https://dentallifeline.org/blog/partner-resources-for-covid-19/

                  Submitted by Jennifer Venerable of Dental Lifeline Network

Colgate is here for you during these "crazy" times!  
We care for the dental community and have taken many steps to support you as we live through this together.    As a reminder - the Colgate Oral Health Network is a wonderful tool that provides information and hundreds of FREE CE options.  Many programs have been added in the past few weeks and there are many more to come.  Please visit www.ColgateProfessional.com to access these programs.

Stay safe, stay healthy, this too shall pass and we're in this TOGETHER.

                                                     From Christie Pfeffer of Colgate

Throwback comedy from the Carol Burnett Show Official Channel
Tim Conway & Harvey Korman star in "The Dentist" - one of the most popular sketches from The Carol Burnett Show! Conway plays a recently graduated dentist who accidentally injects himself with Novocaine his first day on the job.

We are in Serious Need of PPE...
I run a small Chamber of Commerce in NKY and one of my members, a ladies home, is in desperate need of apprx 100 PPE (masks and gloves). Is there anyone out there from whom we could purchase that amount? Please contact me at  pfrew@cbcky.com   or call  (859) 431-1500, ext. 1. We are in dire straits. Thank you! 
               Submitted by  Pat Frew,  Executive Director,  Covington Business Council

From www.mysignaturesmiles.com

We are offering Free, live daily CE streamed through CE Zoom

Crest + Oral B is dedicated to the profession during this time of social distancing.  We are offering Free, live daily CE streamed through CE Zoom. Free CE has been one of the resounding requests as help needed from dental professionals during this time. Stay healthy everyone!   Registration is available at    
                                                 Submitted by Sonya Salisbury, Crest + Oral B

Benefits of Working from Home!

Enjoy a good laugh! 
We're trying to make people smile with our creative abilities. I hope our video below helps to brighten your day. 

                            Submitted by Jim Pond, Co-founder of James & Matthew

Efforts Underway to Get Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites Up and Running

A consortium of businesses is now partnering with the state to get mobile COVID-19 testing sites up and running. As part of the effort, they are looking for avenues to purchase PPE gear that supplements the State's other efforts to do so. The consortium would be willing to buy masks and shields that dentists have available at a reasonable mark up to help dentists in a small way during this time, but also to procure the resources. Please send information about supplies for PPE (face shields, masks, etc) that you have available to Gen. Les Carroll at info@openhealthllc.com
                                                      Submitted by  Sara Luna Osborne

A list of helpful links for you...
(If you have a helpful link to share, send it in!)

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!