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Health-Centered Dentistry in the Digital Age

Presented by Dr. Kevin Kwiecien

at GRID Collaborative Workspace
12022 Blue Valley Parkway, Overland Park

As dentistry continues to evolve, the role of the dentist and dental team can seem more ambiguous, creating more questions than answers. Airway or occlusion? Stress-management or an occlusal guard? Fluoride and tooth repair or nutritional counseling? Can we do it all? Should we do it all? If so, how? Would you be open to the possibility that the dentist and dental team can use all of its gifts and tools to move a patient towards appropriate and optimal health, one step at a time? 

The use of the CAD/CAM systems and model-free workflow is becoming an alternative to traditional techniques (like a facebow and articulator) more and more. A comparison of traditional and more modern digital techniques will be presented, as well as a road map for getting started.

For more information or to sign up, click here to download a meeting notice. 

donate door prize

We had some great giveaways at our last
Study Club meeting! If you are willing to donate a door prize for the February event,
please email Nedra Sparks, Executive Director. Thank you!

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You can make a difference by donating your time and expertise at the next KMOM event in Dodge City 
on February 7-8, 2020. Click the image above for more information and to volunteer!

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The KDA and Fifth District will be hosting a Progressive Dinner for dental students and new members Friday, April 4, 2020. If you are interested in volunteering your office space as one of the stops, please email Nedra Sparks. Food and beverages will be provided.

More great member benefits!

Association Health Plan

The Kansas Dental Association has partnered with one of the strongest and most respected carriers in the region and will kick-off the new KDA Health Plan effective January 1, 2020! 
Even if you have just renewed your group health plan on November 1, 2019 (or any other time) you can join the KDA Health Plan on January 1. Click the image for more information.


Save Money on Supplies

The KDA and Association Gloves & Supplies have formed an alliance with The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC) to provide those savings on a wider selection of supplies through one easy-to-shop site.As a member, you benefit from 24/7 access to shop for the supplies you need at a 20% average savings compared to MSRP plus free shipping. Click the image above for more information.

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Our deepest sympathy

is extended to family and friends of Fifth District Past President Dr. Arlen Staab, who passed away on September 20, 2019. For more on Dr. Staab's distinguished career and legacy, click here.

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Fifth District Calendar


The following Study Club program will be held at GRID Collaborative Workspace, 
12022 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66213:

Friday, February 28, 2020 Dr. Kevin Kwiecien will present Health Centered Dentistry in the Digital World. The program will run from 8:00am to 4:00pm, followed by happy hour.


  • February 28, 2020 Study Club Program at GRID Collaborative Workspace, OP
  • April 17-18, 2020 KDA Board of Trustees Meeting​ in Kansas City, MO
  • September 17-18, 2020 Dental Symposium with GKCDS, Sheraton Overland Park


  • February 4, 2020 at Tanner's, 143rd & Metcalf, Overland Park
  • April 7, 2020 at Jenkins & LeBlanc Overland Park Office
  • June 2, 2020 at Tanner's, 143rd & Metcalf, Overland Park
  • August 4, 2020 at Jenkins & LeBlanc Overland Park Office


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 14, 2020 Pharmacology Lecture
  • March 13, 2020 Endodontic Lecture
  • June 12, 2020 OSHA Lecture
  • October 9, 2020 Sleep/Occlusion Treatment Planning Lecture
  • November 13, 2020 Restorative/Cosmetic Lecture