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focus USPS 284-840; ISSN 0887-4646


the focus mda is published six times annually by the missouri dental association Postmaster: Send address changes to Focus MDA, 3340 American Ave, Jefferson City MO 65109-1088 Periodicals postage paid at Jefferson City, MO


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MISSOURI DENTAL ASSOCIATION address: 3340 American Ave, Jefferson City MO 65109-1088 phone: 573-634-3436 or 800-688-1907 | fax: 573-635-0764 email: info@modental.org | web: www.modental.org


EDITOR } Dr. Douglas Wyckoff editor@modental.org EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR } Vicki Wilbers vicki@modentalmail.org MANAGING EDITOR } Melissa Albertson melissa@modentalmail.org


The editor, staff and Board of Trustees are not responsible for any opinions or statements of fact in submitted articles. The MDA does not endorse views represented in submitted articles nor do such express MDA policy, unless stated. MDA reserves the right to reduce, revise or reject manuscripts submitted. For questions about editorial content, advertising, subscriptions, legislative affairs or membership please contact the MDA.


MDA OFFICERS & BOARD OF TRUSTEES board information & phone numbers at www.modental.org/board


PRESIDENT } Dr. Michael Berry 660-263-1133 | president@modental.org


PRESIDENT-ELECT } Dr. Rob Tait 816-763-3368


WINNING ENTRY { OUTDOORS } PATAGONIAN MOUNTAIN LAKE by Dr. Dean Telthorst, St. Louis


THE COLOR CATEGORY, NEW IN 2020, HAD 16 ENTRIES. Dr. Dean Telthorst (UMKC 83) practices in St. Louis. He said of this image, “These antique pharmacy bottles can be found at a crazy tourist attraction in southern Wisconsin. The “House on the Rock” is an insane collection of memorabilia from almost any walk of life, including a turn of the (last) century dental office and an old-time apothecary


shop. The bottles are all authentic to the period 1880-1920.” Congratulations to Dr. Telthorst, on his first cover-winning entry!


WEB FEATURE } WWW.MODENTAL.ORG COVID-19


Just as your practice and personal lives are changing rapidly, so too the information and resources we are sharing. MODENTAL.ORG/COVID


ADVERTISERS


thanks to the following businesses that advertise in the focus … Easyrefine: 31


ADS MidAmerica: 13 ADS Midwest: 13 AFTCO Transition Consultants: 41 Best Card: 29 BWTP Transition Solutions: 45 DDS Match: 43 Edmonds Dental Prosthetics: 25


4 focus | MAR/APR 2020 | ISSUE 2


GSLDS Seminar Series: 39 Medical Protective: 5 MDIS: 2, 18, 24, 37 Paragon Dental Practice Transitions: 44 PNC Bank: 29 TDSC: 31


Those in color denote an MDA Endorsed Company


TREASURER } Dr. Jon Copeland 636-273-5866


GREATER ST. LOUIS TRUSTEE } Dr. Earl Larson 636- 537-0447


GREATER KANSAS CITY TRUSTEE } Dr. Jeremy Bowen 816-478-3600


GREATER SPRINGFIELD TRUSTEE } Dr. Brett Durbin 417-924-8809


CENTRAL TRUSTEE } Dr. Erick Jansson 573-298-4400


NORTHEAST TRUSTEE } Dr. Amanda Fitzpatrick 660-385-3413


AFFILIATED CONTACTS


AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION } 800-621-8099 | www.ada.org Dr. Roy Thompson, Sixth District Trustee 615-378-8777 | thompsonr@ada.org Dr. Vince Rapini, Second Vice President 314-517-0135 | rapiniv@ada.org


MDA COMPONENT SOCIETIES } www.modental.org/components MISSOURI DENTAL INSURANCE SERVICES } 800-944-7550 | www.mdis4dds.com MDA FOUNDATION } Dr. Danielle Riordan, Chair | www.modental.org/foundation MODentPAC } Dr. Lynne Barbour, Chair | www.modental.org/pac


VOLUNTARY WELLNESS PROGRAM } 314-571-6284 | www.modental.org/wellbeing Rebecca Mowen, LCSW, SAP, CIP, CADC, Administrator wellbeing@modental.org MISSOURI DENTAL BOARD } 573-751-0040 | www.pr.mo.gov/dental.asp


NORTHWEST TRUSTEE } Dr. Emily Mattingly 660-646-3802


SOUTHEAST TRUSTEE } Dr. Mack Taylor 573-293-6930


SOUTHWEST TRUSTEE } Dr. Michael Patterson 417-782-0400


NEW DENTIST COMMITTEE } Vacant


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT } Dr. Daniel Kessler 417-739-4965


EDITOR } Dr. Douglas Wyckoff 816-632-2822 | editor@modental.org


SPEAKER } Dr. Lynne Barbour 660-727-4746


LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY CHAIR } Dr. Ron Wilkerson 573-265-8402


MAR/APR 2020 | VOL 100, NO 2


mda mission: helping all members succeed the MDA is proud to serve our members through our various subsidiaries


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