We are excited to welcome renowned speaker Dr. Kyle Stanley for a Fifth District continuing education program on May 2, 2024! Dr. Stanley will present "The Mentally Resilient Dentist" at the Signature Room at Topgolf, and all guests are invited to stay and play Topgolf afterwards. Space is limited, so arrange your schedule and reserve your spot ASAP--you won't want to miss it! 

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Fifth District CE and Social

Thursday, May 2, 2024

CE Program 1:00 to 4:00pm
Topgolf Social 4:00 to 6:00pm

Topgolf Overland Park

Dr. Kyle Stanley will present The Mentally Resilient Dentist, a proven step-by-step training for dental professionals to master their mental resilience and workplace leadership to create sustainable success in their careers and lives. 
Dr. Stanley has been named to "The Next Generation of Cosmetic Dentistry" by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “The Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry” by the Seattle Study Club, and "World's Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry." 

The May 2 Fifth District event is made possible with the generous support of our Platinum sponsors. Be sure to visit their booths and thank them for their partnership!



The Leadership of the Fifth District would like to announce the retirement of our long-time Executive Director Nedra Sparks, who will be honored at our May 2nd CE and Social Event. Please plan to join us for this celebration. 

Taking her place will be none other than Sam Silvey, current Executive Director for the Greater Kansas City Dental Society.

Nedra took over the position in 2014 and since that time, Sam and Nedra have worked closely together to help steer their respective societies. Moving forward, Sam will be at the helm of both societies.

This transition is an incredible step towards bringing the dental community closer together and opening the door to countless opportunities for collaboration across state lines.

Nedra took over the position of Fifth District Executive Director during a very challenging time and the members of the Fifth District owe Nedra an unpayable debt for navigating the society out of that difficult situation.

Since that time she has proven to be reliable, thorough, and passionate, as evidenced from her willingness to continue serving the society after moving her residence to Texas.

We will miss her smile and her infectious kindness, but she will always have a special place in our hearts. From the Leadership and all current and past members of the Fifth District, Thank You Nedra!

Sympathy Extended...
Heather Samuel, a long-time teacher in the JCCC Dental Hygiene program and champion of oral health who developed Oral Health on Wheels, passed away January 9, 2024 (obituary). Colleagues have established a scholarship in her memory for JCCC dental hygiene students and if you would like to contribute, click here.


Make plans now for SmileCon 2024, Oct. 17–19 in New Orleans. Meet, Play, Learn, and Smile in one of the most exciting cities in America. Get updates at Registration opens May 8.

The buzz of SmileCon starts with free CE webinars

The popular Bridge to SmileCon Webinar Series returns to whet your appetite for SmileCon® 2024, Oct. 17–19 in New Orleans. Courses in the series are presented by noted speakers from SmileCon 2023 and upcoming presenters from SmileCon 2024. These courses will cover a wide spectrum of topics for you and your team while revealing a sneak peek into 2024 CE programming. Each webinar will be 1 CE credit.

Spring forward with these free webinars:

  • Smile Renewal: Exploring the Power of Implant Overdentures, April 16
    Gain a wealth of expertise and experience, invaluable insights, and practical knowledge to elevate your proficiency in implant dentistry. Registration opens soon.
  • Substance Use at the Intersections: Examining Correlation and Causation, May 16
    Learn how societal stressors and inadvertent microaggressions play a significant role in substance use and to consider this knowledge when applying best practices in care. Registration opens soon.

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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  View a list of 2023 ADA Advocacy accomplishments here.

KDA Advocacy News

SB 103 (abolishing the 20% rule) Continue watching for alerts from the KDA if additional contact with your representatives is warranted. 

ADA Advocacy News

20 Wins in 2023
2023 featured wins in clinical guidance, access to care, advocacy, and member savings. But that’s not all: Discover more of the ADA’s top moments.

Dental Loss Ratio: What Does it Mean?
Patients deserve to have most of their premium dollars cover the costs of the dental care they need. A dental loss ratio (DLR) holds insurers accountable, pushing for better plans for patients. Learn more about how DLR drives better patient care.
ADA Expresses Support for Dental and Optometric Care Access Act
The ADA continues legislative efforts to prohibit “noncovered services” provisions in dental and vision plan contracts that are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), specifically the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act. Read more


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.

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Fifth District Dental Society
11750 W 135th St #1059
Overland Park, KS 66221-9395

OLD ADDRESS: 13400 Roe Ave, Leawood 66209

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Fifth District Calendar


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)


Thursday, May 2, 2024 CE with Dr. Kyle Stanley followed by social
Thursday, September 26, 2024 Annual President's Social plus Annual Business Meeting


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

February 9, 2024 Restorations Lecture