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Congratulations to the following Fifth District members who were honored for their outstanding contributions to organized dentistry at the Annual Business Meeting Thursday, September 24, 2020!

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Dr. Stanley L. Wint

2020 Dentist of the Year

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Dr. Henry A. Lee, Jr.

2020 Chairperson of the Year
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Congratulations to the Fifth District 2020-21 Officers Elected September 24, 2020

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Dr. Kathryn N. Stanley

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Dr. Timothy R. Herre
Vice President


Dr. Adam C. McClellan

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Dr. Michael G. Barber


​2021 Study Club Season

At this time, the Program Committee is negotiating with venues and speakers for two events in early 2021--January 22 and March 5. The 2021 Study Club Season Membership will include these events as well as the Dental Symposium scheduled for September 17, 2021. 

Continue to watch your inbox and upcoming newsletters for details. 


The Fifth District Dental Society is pleased to welcome the following new and returning members. We're glad you're here!

Dr. Mackenzie Colson, Leawood
Dr. Thiago Costa, Overland Park
Dr. Theo Daniels, Olathe
Dr. Brendan Daugherty, Lenexa
Dr. Daniel Duhadway, Leawood
Dr. Yasmin Hussein, Overland Park
Dr. Jana Kortje, Overland Park
Dr. Jeffrey Martin, Shawnee
Dr. Graham Naasz, Leawood
Dr. Peter Newton, Overland Park
Dr. Joel Piper, Shawnee
Dr. Theresa Rawalt, Olathe
Dr. Mansoor Safder, Shawnee
Dr. Rachel Slenker, Overland Park
Dr. Jasmyn Thole, Olathe

Welcome Back!

Dr. David Vasquez, Olathe


Below are links to common concerns in dentistry during COVID-19.
For the most current information, refer to ada.org/virus and ksdental.org.

  • HHS Reporting Requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released guidance Sep 19 outlining reporting requirements for health care providers who received funding from the Provider Relief Fund. According to HHS, recipients who received one or more payments over $10,000 will be required to comply with the requirements when the reporting system opens in early 2021. The ADA has updated its Provider Relief Fund FAQ to help dentists comply with the reporting requirements. 
  • ADA Annual Meeting. ADA FDA 2020 meeting will be held October 15-17 and registration is open on ADA.org/meeting.
  • PPE Program for Kansas Businesses. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has launched a new Business PPE Stopgap program, which provides personal protective equipment to businesses experiencing delays in purchasing equipment. Businesses that have ordered PPE but are experiencing a backorder or delayed delivery date on their purchase may access this program and expect delivery of items, if available, within a few days. The PPE will be shipped from the state inventory at no cost to eligible businesses. Items that are supported through this program are masks and face shields, with gowns and coveralls available to health care-related businesses. Requirements include being in good standing with the Kansas Department of Revenue and proof of the PPE backorder or delayed delivery. Access the program and get additional information about the Business PPE Stopgap program at kdem.kansasgis.org/businessppe. The governor’s press release on the program can be found here.
  • COVID Related Leave in Dental Offices. In this video, ADA Associate General Counsel Cathryn E. Albrecht discusses who in the dental office is entitled to employer-paid COVID leave under recent federal legislation, what exceptions may apply to “healthcare worker” staff members and staff of financially-strapped dental practices, and when temporary furlough may be available to staff members who need COVID-related leave.

ADA Management and Membership Conference Week has a reimagined format this year, pivoting to a virtual series of webinars. Every session is open to all state and local society staff and volunteers, and will be held weekly through the remainder of 2020.

View the agenda and register today!


Looking for Ethics CE Hours?

The American College of Dentists offers tuition-free ethics courses online. Go to the CODE tab at dentalethics.org to get started.


Fifth District Directories 

Fifth District member and specialty directories are posted on our website.

To access the locked content, use your ADA login information.

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Fifth District Calendar


January 22 and March 5 Fifth District CE programs (Tentative; Details TBA)
September 17, 2021 
Area Dental Symposium with GKCDS


October 15-17 ADA FDA 2020  


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

October 13, 2020
November 3, 2020
January 5, 2021
February 2,2021
April 6, 2021
June 1, 2021
August 3, 2021


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. 
  • October 9, 2020 Sleep/Occlusion Treatment Planning Lecture
  • November 13, 2020 Restorative/Cosmetic Lecture