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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. Daniel Kessler 417-739-4965 | president@modental.org


WINNING ENTRY { BLACK & WHITE } HOME DAY by Dr. Maice Scott, Columbia


THE BLACK AND WHITE CATEGORY HAD 10 ENTRIES. The category winner, Dr. Maice Scott, is a new dentist and a new participant in the MDA Photo Contest. Both her entries captured first place in their respective categories! Dr. Scott is a pediatric dentist and mother of two young children, which served as inspiration for her entries. She says about this image (titled Home Day), “My daughter asks the


same question every morning: Is it a school day or a home day? And although this particular day was a school day for her, I happened to be off and let her have a ‘home day’ with me. I captured her doing what she does best, joyfully playing in our home.” Check out the annual Photo Contest spread of winning images beginning on page 25 of this issue and view a slideshow of all entries at modental.org/photocontest.


WEB FEATURE } WWW.MODENTAL.ORG FAQ & Dental Practice Act


The MDA provides two sections to help members with daily practice issues—FAQs and The Dental Practice Act. In January these were edited and updated: MODENTAL.ORG/FAQ & MODENTAL.ORG/PRACTICEACT


ADVERTISERS thanks to the following businesses that advertise in the focus …


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PRESIDENT-ELECT } Dr. Michael Berry 660-263-1133


TREASURER } Dr. Ron Wilkerson 573-265-8402


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


GREATER KANSAS CITY TRUSTEE } Dr. Rob Tait 816-763-3368


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 MDA COMPONENT SOCIETIES } www.modental.org/components


MISSOURI DENTAL INSURANCE SERVICES } 800-944-7550 | www.mdis4dds.com Greg Russell, Executive Vice President greg@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 Brian Barnett, Executive Director brian.barnett@pr.mo.gov


NORTHWEST TRUSTEE } Dr. Bob Ruwwe 660-646-3802


SOUTHEAST TRUSTEE } Dr. Jim Fox 573-335-4646


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


NEW DENTIST COMMITTEE } Dr. Mack Taylor 573-293-6930


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT } Dr. Vince Rapini 314-517-0135


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


SPEAKER } Dr. Lynne Barbour 660-727-4746


LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY CHAIR } Dr. Jeremy Bowen 816-478-3600


JAN/FEB 2019 | VOL 99, NO 1


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