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CONTENTS


6 From the Editor Dr. Doug Wyckoff


7 2019 MDA Connect4Success


8 Practice Perspectives Managed Care Insurance Plans


10 Association Insights by Dr. Dan Kessler


11 MDA Board of Trustees January Meeting Highlights


12 Bites & Briefs 13 New & Deceased Members


14 Legislative & Regulatory by Shantel Smith


15 ADA Action for Dental Health Signed Into Law


16 MDA Legislative Day Recap 18 Missouri Dental Board Updates


19 FAQs, Dental Practice Act Website Updates


20 Business Solutions Missouri Dental Insurance Services


21 Component CE/Meeting Dates


22 Missouri Oral Health Coalition Oral Health Policy Conference


24 Outreach In Action by Paul Roberts


25 Photo Contest Winning Images


34 Well Being: Physical, Mental Self Care Strategies


36 The Dental Team by Jodi Schaefer


37 Order Stop the Pop Brochures Register for MERIT Meeting


38 Classifieds 46 MDA Endorsed Companies


CALENDAR { of } EVENTS FEBRUARY


1 NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH. ada.org/ncdhm


1 ADA GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY. ada.org/gkas


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


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


8-9 GIVE KIDS A SMILE ST LOUIS SEMI-ANNUAL CLINIC. gkas.org


9-16 MDA TRAVEL & LEARN. Royal Caribbean Cruise. modental.org/ travellearn


15 GREATER KANSAS CITY MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION EVENT. New Theatre & Restaurant, Cocktails 6p, Dinner 6:30p, Show 7:30p, $55/ticket. gkcds@att.net or 816-737-5353


15 MDA FOUNDATION DENTAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE. modental.org/scholarships


18 MDA CLOSED. President’s Day.


22 NORTHWEST DENTAL SOCIETY SPRING MEETING. 8:30a-1:30p, Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, St Joseph. nwmodental.org


22 GREATER SPRINGFIELD FOUNDATION SMILES OF THE HEART AUCTION. 5:30p, White River Conference Center, Springfield. grsds.org


23 GIVE KIDS A SMILE ST LOUIS MAGICAL SMILE FEST. gkas.org


28-1 ORAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE. Presented by Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, Capital Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City. See page 22 of this issue. oralhealthmissouri.org


MARCH


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


1 GREATER ST LOUIS DENTAL SOCIETY CE. 9a, MAC West, Removable Prosthodontics Lecture. greaterstlouisdentalsociety.org


2 EFDA FIXED PROSTHETICS COURSE. 8a-5p, Premier Dental Partners South County, Fenton. moefda.org


15-16 EFDA RESTORATIVE II COURSE. 8a-5p Friday and 8a-11a Saturday, My Wildwood Dentist, Wildwood. moefda.org


21-24 MIDWEST DENTAL CONFERENCE. Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. bit.ly/2FuKEAZ


29 CENTRAL DENTAL SOCIETY OSHA ANNUAL TRAINING & BUSINESS MEETING. Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia. centraldental.org


29-31 SPECIAL OLYMPIC INDOOR GAMES/SPECIAL SMILE SCREENINGS. St Joseph. somo.org


30 MERIT MEETING. 8a-4p, MDA Executive Office. modental.org/merit


APRIL


5 NORTHEAST DENTAL SOCIETY SPRING MEETING. 8:30a-2p, Comfort Inn, Moberly. nemodental.org


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


15 MOMOM ONLINE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION OPENS. momom.org


26 GREATER ST LOUIS DENTAL SOCIETY CE. 9a, MAC West, Removable Prosthodontics Lecture. greaterstlouisdentalsociety.org


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