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July 23-24 in Wichita--Your Help Is Needed!

The KMOM free dental clinic will be held July 23-24 in Wichita. Volunteers will work together to provide patients with free cleanings, fillings, and extractions. For information on how you can help, go to the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation website


Friday, September 17, 2021 at Sheraton Overland Park

PLUS a Cocktail Reception & Hall of Exhibits Thursday Evening!

This event will offer both practice management and clinical topics featuring the following speakers:

The Four Keys to Master Treatment Acceptance

Great for the Entire Dental Team!

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Kirk Behrendt, ACT Dental 

Cutting Edge Technology with Digital Design and Real World Cosmetic Dentistry: Faults, Failures, and Fixes

PLUS Afternoon Lab (Additional Lab Fee):

Composite Artistry: Mastering Posterior & Anterior Techniques for Direct Composite and Creating Undetectable Restorations

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Joyce Bassett, DDS

Click here for an informational flyer or email the Fifth District for more details.

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The Dental Symposium will have door prize drawings beginning at the cocktail hour on September 16 and continuing through the day on September 17. If your office would like to donate a door prize, contact Nedra Sparks
Thank you for your help!

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At the Fifth District Annual Business Meeting on September 17, four Trustees will be selected as representatives to the KDA Board of Trustees. The Fifth District incoming President and Vice President along with Dr. John Fasbinder will serve in the first three positions. If you would like to nominate a Fifth District member for the fourth open position, please submit the name to Executive Director Nedra Sparks or President Kate Stanley, with "Trustee Nomination" in the subject line. 

Trustees will serve a two-year term, and must attend four mandatory meetings per year (November 5-location TBD, February 3 in Topeka, and April 14 and 15 in KCMO).

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Fifth District Immediate Past President Dr. Jill Jenkins was inducted as the 2021-2022 KDA President on April 29, 2021.

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Fifth District Past President Dr. Dan Nielson was inducted as the 2021-2022 KDA Vice President on April 29, 2021.

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Mark your calendar!

2021 President's Social at Topgolf
Thursday, October 21
7:00pm to 10:00pm
All Fifth District members are welcome!

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Annual Meeting

11:30 AM Friday, September 17
Sheraton Overland Park

Plan now to attend!

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ADA’s first SmileCon offers new pass options and $100 Early Bird discounts. Plan to attend SmileCon in Las Vegas Oct. 11–13 and register early for the best rates. For more information, click here.

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Kansas Dental Board Allowing Online CPR Renewals thru 2021

The Kansas Dental Board has stated that it is allowing CPR courses to be taken in an online-only format for 2021. If you have additional questions, please contact the Kansas Dental Board at 785.296.6400 or dental.info@ks.gov.

Reminder: Submit One-Time Amalgam Compliance Report by July 15

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute (KSU PPI) are still working on collecting one-time amalgam compliance reports from dental offices. 
Existing sources (those discharging prior to July 14, 2017) must comply with the new dental effluent standards, and must submit their one-time compliance reports immediately.
New sources must comply immediately and submit their one-time compliance reports within 90 days of their first discharge.
For more information on these regulations, who is affected, and how to comply, or to submit your report, visit the KSU PPI dental amalgam page.

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Members of United Dentists of Kansas, a grassroots advocacy group, are challenging recent bylaws amendments made by Delta Dental of Kansas Board of Directors. If this is something that interests you, more information may be found on their website

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Fifth District Calendar


September 17 Kansas City Area Dental Symposium with GKCDS


All 2020-21 Council Meetings will be held at the office of Kate Stanley (unless otherwise noted), 8575 W 110th St #310, Overland Park

June 1 (Tabard's Kitchen, 12030 Blue Valley Pkwy, OPKS)
August 3


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 gkcds@att.net.