Fifth District CE and Social
Thursday, May 2, 2024
1:00 to 6:00pm
Topgolf Overland Park
Dr. Kyle Stanley will present The Mentally Resilient Dentist. Make plans now in your schedule to join us!
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
2024 Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) free dental clinic will be held on January 12-13 in Salina, KS at Tony's Pizza Event Center. For information or to register, go to the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation website
Set aside a day to join with fellow dentists from around the state to interface with your legislative representatives in Topeka and let your voice be heard. For more information, contact the Kansas Dental Association at 785.272.7360.
2023 KDA Ethics Webinar Now Available Online!
On August 23, the KDA hosted a free Ethics webinar for KDA Member Dentists that is now available online. The cost is $20 for members and $200 for non-members to access the link and receive a CE certificate from the KDA. Click here for information on how to access the course.
Dental Sound Bites™
From Dental Sound Bites, the ADA flagship podcast, comes this episode on Dental School Debt, including expert advice on student debt policy updates, repayment strategies and resources. Click on the image for more information.
DID YOU KNOW...
October 5-7, 2023
Do you have colleagues who are unsure of the value of organized dentistry?
The ADA and KDA are your national and state oral health advocates — always fighting for what matters to you and your patients. Stay up to date with national and state advocacy efforts at actioncenter.ada.org
View the annual report of ADA legislative accomplishments in 2022 here
REDI ACTION ALERT
TAKE ACTION NOW TO EASE THE BURDEN OF STUDENT DEBT FOR DENTISTS.
The pause on federal student loan interest and payments has ended. The ADA advocates for numerous student loan reform policies, but today we are asking you to tell your members of Congress to support the Resident Education Deferred Interest (REDI) Act. If enacted, this bill would allow dental and medical residents to automatically defer payments on their federal student loans during their dental or medical residency. It would also suspend the accrual of interest during their residency period. This can save our dental students and new dentists tens of thousands of dollars. This bill will not erase the staggering amounts of debt that new medical and dental graduates have, but it will ease some of the financial stress for our ADA members who are just starting off in their health care careers. Click here
to let your voice be heard.
ADVOCACY IN ACTION: UNDERSTANDING ERISA
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 — commonly called ERISA — is a federal law that regulates employee benefit plans, including those for dental care. Self-funded ERISA plans, which cover 46 percent of subscribers, are becoming increasingly difficult to amend as some carriers argue that ERISA, as federal law, supersedes the state insurance laws that protect patients.
In this video
from ADA Executive Director Dr. Raymond Cohlmia, you’ll learn more about ERISA, its impact on dentists and patients, and how the ADA’s ongoing advocacy is driving change on this issue and others.
Be sure to check out this detailed handout
showcasing ERISA’s effect on noncovered services and assignment of benefits, plus actions you can take today to drive change.
Our community’s awareness of the issues is a critical step to dental insurance reform, and together, we can achieve a dental benefits system that’s truly beneficial for dentists and patients.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES
The Wellness Program is available to help those in the dental community who are struggling with their mental and physical health. Dentistry can take a toll on our mental, physical, and spiritual health. We owe it to ourselves, our loved ones, and our patients to be in healthy condition. Don’t wait to address problems until you have no other option. Be proactive about your health because you are worth it! Feel free to email Dr. Jack Huebner for additional information.
FIFTH DISTRICT MAILING ADDRESS
Fifth District Dental Society
11750 W 135th St #1059
Overland Park, KS 66221-9395
OLD ADDRESS: 13400 Roe Ave, Leawood 66209
Fifth District Calendar
FIFTH DISTRICT EXECUTIVE TEAM MEETINGS
Executive Team meetings will be held via Zoom unless otherwise listed
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2024
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2024 (may be in-person)
GREATER KANSAS CITY CE CALENDAR
An added benefit to living in the Kansas City metro area is the availability of quality CE programs through our sister organization in Missouri, Greater Kansas City Dental Society. For more information, call 816.737.5353 or email email@example.com.