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CONTENTS


6 From the Editor Dr. Doug Wyckoff


7 ADA COVID-19 Resources


8 Association Insights Vicki Wilbers


9 MDA Connect4Success Schedule & Registration


12 Transitions Jim Ackerman


13 Office of Dental Health Sealants & Fluoride Updates


14 Bites & Briefs 15 New & Deceased Members


16 Legislative & Regulatory by Shantel Smith


18 Dental Amalgam Rule Compliance July Deadline


19 Radiation Inspection Requirements


20 Business Solutions Missouri Dental Insurance Services


21 MDA Endorsed Companies


22 Practice Perspectives Dental Technology


26 Outreach In Action by Paul Roberts


28 Benefits Best Card New Endorsed Processor


30 Inventory Management


32 The Dental Team by Jodi Schaefer


33 Donated Dental Services to Pass $10 Million In Care


34 Interview with Dr. Vince Rapini ADA Second Vice President


36 Points of Light Program Back Online to Support Age 1 Visits


38 Classifieds


CALENDAR { of } EVENTS APRIL


3 GREATER SPRINGFIELD DENTAL SOCIETY CE. 8a, OTC, Springfield, OSHA & Infection Control. Canceled


3 GREATER ST LOUIS DENTAL SOCIETY CE. 9a MAC West, St Louis, Digital Dentistry. Canceled


3 NORTHEAST DENTAL SOCIETY SPRING MEETING. ATSU Dental School, Kirksville. Canceled


3 EFDA REMOVABLE PROSTHETICS COURSE. 8a-5p, McCoy Samples Mattingly Dental Clinic, Chillicothe. Canceled


10 MDA CLOSED. Good Friday.


16-19 MIDWEST DENTAL CONFERENCE. Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Canceled


23 GREATER SPRINGFIELD DENTAL SOCIETY INSTALLATION BANQUET. 6p, Progress, Springfield. Canceled


24 MISSOURI DENTAL BOARD MEETING. 8a, Jefferson City. pr.mo.gov/ dental.asp


24 MDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING. MDA Executive Office, Jefferson City. modental.org/board


25 EFDA FIXED PROSTHETICS COURSE. 8a-5p, Weimer Dental, Kansas City. moefda.org


MAY


1 SOUTHEAST DENTAL SOCIETY SPRING GOLF & BUSINESS MEETING. Golf, 7:30a-Noon; Lunch/Business Meeting, 1p, Cape Girardeau Country Club. semodental.org


1 CENTRAL DENTAL SOCIETY CE & BUSINESS MEETING. Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia, OSHA Training, 9a; Business Meeting/Luncheon, Noon-2p. centraldental.org


1 GREATER ST LOUIS DENTAL SOCIETY CE. 9a MAC West, St Louis. Obstructive Sleep Disorder Lecture. greaterstlouisdentalsociety.org


7 SOUTHWEST DENTAL SOCIETY SPRING MEETING & INSTALLATION. Cocktail reception, 6p; Dinner/ Installation, 7p, location TBD. swmodental.org


15 EFDA RESTORATIVE I COURSE. 8a-5p, Wildhorse Dental, Chesterfield. moefda.org


15 EFDA ORTHODONTICS COURSE. 8a-5p, Demko Orthodontics, Chesterfield. moefda.org


15 UMKC SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY COMMENCEMENT. 7p, Swinney Recreation Center, UMKC Campus, Kansas City.


15 ATSU MISSOURI SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY & ORAL HEALTH COMMENCEMENT. 11a, Baldwin Hall, Truman State University, Kirksville.


25 MDA CLOSED.Memorial Day.


29 21ST ANNUAL UMKC DENTAL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT. 8a-1:30p, Shoal Creek Golf Course, Kansas City.


30-31 EFDA RESTORATIVE II COURSE. Friday 8a-5p, Saturday 8-11a, Newhouse Periodontics, Independence. moefda.org


JUNE


12 GREATER KANSAS CITY DENTAL SOCIETY CE. 8:30a, Adams Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, OSHA Lecture. gkcds.org


12-13 CONNECT4SUCCESS CONFERENCE. Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, see pull-out registration form on page 11. modental.org/c4s


Due to COVID-19 affecting events, these dates were current at press time but are subject to change/cancellation. Please download The MDA App for the most current calendar updates or go to the Calendar on MODENTAL.org.


ISSUE 2 | MAR/APR 2020 | focus 3


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