KDA Today

KDA Today

For Immediate Release

Date: Jun 13th, 2011
Contact: Dr. Kevin Wall
Phone: 800-292-1855
Email: info@kyda.org

I Might Soon Be Coming to a Town Near You...

It has been barely one month since I assumed the lofty throne of the KDA president, and it has already been a very busy time.  I represented Kentucky at the Tennessee Dental Association Meeting in Nashville the first week in May.  I spoke at both ULSD and UKCD graduations and have had numerous phone calls regarding the recent changes in the Medicaid plan.

 

The future of our profession looks very bright, as a number of the students are doing postgraduate work.  Many have been involved in their student dental associations, and I would expect their participation would continue as they transition into private practice.  It was an honor to be included in these ceremonies, and I enjoyed wearing the cap and gown again.

 

The Tennessee meeting was similar to our meeting in many ways, and in talking to their leadership; I found we are dealing with many of the same issues.  Good communication between our two states could help to solve some of the ongoing issues we are both facing.  They had a Keynote speaker on Thursday evening with a dinner, at which time they also handed out many of their association awards.  Friday there was a concert with all of the proceeds benefiting their state dental foundation. As we make changes to our meeting to increase attendance all new ideas like this should be considered.

 

The biggest issue facing Kentucky dentistry right now is the recent restructuring of the Medicaid system and turning everything over to a managed care administrator.  The KDA Executive Board had recommended forming a workgroup to study the possibility of carving out the dollars earmarked for dentistry and coming up with our own solution for administering these dollars.  Our Executive Director has had several conversations with some of the state legislators, and he feels like this workgroup would be counterproductive at this time.

 

It seems to me that our Medicaid system changes every few years and we need to be proactive with our own solution.  The KDA will continue to study our options and the next time a change is made, we will have a viable solution.  Anyone having thoughts or input on this important issue, please contact me.

 

On a personal note, I finished my second full marathon - Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon.  My daughter ran the half marathon, and the last thing that she said before I started was, “Dad, Oprah ran a four-hour, 29 minute marathon.”  I am embarrassed to report that I ran slower than Oprah by nine minutes. What does this have to do with the KDA?  Absolutely nothing, except to demonstrate my fitness and perseverance in leading the association this year!  Have a great summer.  My traveling minstrels and I will soon be coming to a town near you.  

Press Releases

Click on any title below to read the press release. The release will open up in a new browser window with no menus or images, so that you may print or copy the press release without extraneous graphics.

Oct 21st, 2014Postscript for an Editor’s Passing
Oct 21st, 2014Get passionate! This is Our Profession!
Oct 21st, 2014I’m here to Help
Oct 21st, 2014Last Call
Oct 21st, 2014Who Can I Hire for $100 a Month?
Oct 21st, 2014“…and he did what?!”: Giving a Professional Second Opinion
Aug 21st, 2014Synergy
Aug 21st, 2014Your KDA is Working Hard for You!
Aug 21st, 2014Nobody Goes Into Dentistry Because They Love Molars!
Aug 21st, 2014KENTUCKY HEALTH NOW: The GOALS of our GOVERNOR
Jun 16th, 2014Denigration
Jun 16th, 2014YOU HAD TO BE THERE!
Jun 16th, 2014New Friendships and Lasting Connections Creating a Stronger Interest in Organized Dentistry
Jun 16th, 2014New Friendships and Lasting Connections Creating a Stronger Interest in Organized Dentistry
Jun 16th, 2014Think Big. Think Positively. Think Proactively.
Apr 24th, 2014The Dentist’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
Apr 24th, 2014I am the KDA! You are the KDA! WE are the KDA!
Apr 24th, 2014Dare to Dream!
Apr 24th, 2014I Only Have A Loose Screw!
Feb 20th, 2014Where Do We Go From Here?
Feb 20th, 2014Medicaid: An Example of Missing the Goals for Oral Health in Kentucky
Feb 20th, 2014UKCD’s First Regional Dental Program: The First Ten Years
Feb 20th, 2014UofL Brightening the Smiles of Children
Feb 20th, 2014Go Tell It on the Mountains
Dec 23rd, 2013It Is What They Left Behind
Dec 23rd, 2013Letting the Secret Out
Dec 23rd, 2013Teamwork Creates Champions: the Kentucky Meeting: March 13-16, 2014
Dec 23rd, 2013Listen to Interviews with our Speakers!
Dec 23rd, 2013Welcome Dental Students and New Dentists!
Dec 23rd, 20132014 Kentucky Meeting Details
Dec 23rd, 2013Dr. John Thompson Awarded Distinguished Editor Award
Oct 17th, 2013I Still Like Maps!
Oct 17th, 2013Ground Game
Oct 17th, 2013Kentucky Department of Insurance, HB 497 and Non-covered Services
Oct 17th, 2013Dr. Janet Faraci Lee’s Legacy
Oct 17th, 2013Dr. Janet Faraci Lee Leadership Development Award
Aug 12th, 2013The Affordable Care Act: What does it mean for Our Members?
Aug 12th, 2013All Membership Is Local
Aug 12th, 2013White Crosses
Aug 12th, 2013KDA Membership…Where Do We Go from Here?
Aug 12th, 2013Thoughts from a New Dentist: the Top Three Reasons that I am Involved with Organized Dentistry
Aug 12th, 2013How can KDAIS Benefit You, as a KDA member?
Aug 12th, 2013Beyond the Website: Marketing on the Modern Web
Aug 12th, 2013Delinquent Accounts….Collections…..YUCK!
Aug 12th, 2013Every Patient Matters. So Does Every Transaction.
Jun 13th, 2013Preaching to the Choir
Jun 13th, 2013Something I Wish I Didn't Know!
Jun 13th, 2013The Foundation of the Kentucky Dental Association: Positioned to Make a Powerful Statement
Apr 15th, 2013Participate in Your KDPAC! Contribute and Deliver
Apr 15th, 2013The Pediatric Dental Benefit: Must Offer, May Purchase…
Apr 15th, 2013Exchange What?
Apr 15th, 2013So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu
Apr 15th, 2013United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Feb 12th, 2013A Profession in Flux
Feb 12th, 2013Living Is What You Do When Life Gets In the Way
Feb 12th, 2013The Tip of the Iceberg: Actions by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services Which May Sink KMAP
Feb 12th, 2013It’s a Dentist Thing
Oct 19th, 2012Self-Regulation
Oct 19th, 2012House Bill 1 and What It Means to You
Oct 19th, 2012Membership Matters
Aug 21st, 2012Sarrell Dental: Beyond the Operatory
Aug 21st, 2012The Perception of Dentistry
Jun 18th, 2012Leadership or Politics?
Jun 18th, 2012What Part of the “Affordable Care Act” Has Been Affordable?
Jun 18th, 2012I Had an Uncle…
Apr 6th, 2012The "New Old" Still have Teeth
Apr 6th, 2012What a Year, so far!
Apr 6th, 2012Many Thanks for a Great and Memorable Year
Feb 21st, 2012Happy New Normal
Feb 21st, 2012All for One and One for All!
Dec 19th, 2011The Wide World of Sports
Dec 19th, 2011Access to Care?
Oct 28th, 2011To the KDA Executive Board and the entire KDA
Oct 28th, 2011Report of the Sixth District Trustee
Oct 18th, 2011Managed Care and Dentistry in Kentucky: a Dentist’s Dilemma
Oct 18th, 2011Word-of-Mouth on Steroids!
Oct 18th, 2011Why We Shouldn't Lose Sight of Our Purpose...
Aug 4th, 2011Mentor a Young Dentist and Change a Life
Aug 4th, 2011OMG, what is EBD?
Aug 4th, 2011CAPWIZ: Legislative Advocacy Made Easy
Jun 13th, 2011Outside Our Line
Jun 13th, 2011I Might Soon Be Coming to a Town Near You...
Apr 18th, 2011On Your Side, Not Your List
Apr 18th, 2011Blindsided
Apr 18th, 2011I Pledge to Be your Humble Servant…
Apr 18th, 2011Let Me Ask For a Minute of Your Time
Feb 17th, 2011Dr. Andy Elliott for President-elect of the American Dental Association
Feb 4th, 2011A Little Planning Really Helps
Feb 4th, 2011Adjusting Attitudes
Jan 4th, 2011Dental Management of Patients Taking Antiplatelet Medications
Nov 30th, 2010Dental Education Found Worthy
Nov 30th, 2010Delegates Report from the 2010 American Dental Association House of Delegates, Orlando, Florida
Nov 30th, 2010Holiday Greetings to All
Oct 25th, 2010Delegates Report from the 2010 American Dental Association House of Delegates, Orlando, Florida
Oct 7th, 2010What Happens in Alaska, doesn’t Stay in Alaska
Oct 7th, 2010We Need To Do a Better Job of Communicating
Oct 7th, 2010What If …?
Oct 7th, 2010I’m in a Hurry!
Oct 7th, 2010Who Will Speak for Me?
Aug 6th, 2010Kentucky's Dental Practice Act: The Passing of an Old Friend
Aug 6th, 2010The Times They Are Changing
Jun 10th, 2010How a Star was Born
Jun 10th, 2010I Need Your Help…
Apr 20th, 2010President's Message MA 2010
Apr 20th, 2010KDA and Louisville Water Company Share 150th Birthday and Public Health Vision
Apr 20th, 2010Getting It Right!
Feb 25th, 2010What is a Legacy?
Feb 25th, 2010Please Join Us for an Exciting, Event-Filled Year Ahead!
Dec 14th, 2009Holiday Reflections…
Dec 14th, 2009There is Hope: Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Kentucky
Dec 14th, 2009Challenging the Myth of the Suicide-Prone Dentist
Nov 6th, 2009Break your Right Arm and Suddenly You have Time to Study Economics.
Nov 6th, 2009Don’t Balance Health Care Books by Shortchanging Physicians
Jun 26th, 2009Making the World a Better Place, One Village at a Time!
Apr 13th, 2009Breaking Glass
Feb 20th, 2009At the Heart of any Worthy Project is a Committed Volunteer