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KDA Today

For Immediate Release

Date: Dec 23rd, 2013
Contact: Melissa Nathanson
Phone: 800-292-1855
Email: info@kyda.org

2014 Kentucky Meeting Details

On-Site Registration
Located in the main lobby of the Kentucky International Convention Center, the registration desk is conveniently open during the following hours:

Friday, March 14, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

There will be no registration on Sunday, March 16, 2014

Please note that all continuing education courses scheduled for Sunday will be held in the Hyatt Hotel. Tickets will be sold at the door for Sunday courses based on availability.

As a member benefit, registration is free of charge to KDA members. All Kentucky dentists must be KDA members in order to attend the meeting. Out-of-state dentists who are not ADA members must pay a $1,000 registration fee to attend. Registration is also free to the following groups:

-- American Dental Association members
(Proof of ADA membership is required upon registration)
-- Spouses who are not dentists
-- Auxiliary members of the following groups:
-- Kentucky Dental Hygienists Association
-- Kentucky Dental Assistants Association
-- Kentucky Dental Laboratory Association
-- Auxiliary members who are employed by a member of the ADA

Register Early And Save
All course fees increase $10 (per ticket) after February 21st. Tickets will be sold based on availability.

Use the registration form included in your preliminary program guide. Form may be copied. List all staff members, spouses, etc. on the doctor’s form. Select CE courses or special event tickets. Complete form in its entirety and mail to the Kentucky Dental Association office by February 21st. Forms postmarked after February 21st
will be returned. Forms that are not legible will also be returned. Registrations are processed in the order received. Fees are payable to the Kentucky Dental Association in U.S. funds by check, money order, MasterCard or Visa. Credit card users must supply a new credit number within 24-hours of denial notification or ordered tickets will be returned to inventory. Fees will be assessed, up to the maximum allowed by law, for checks not honored by the bank. Tickets will not be held. You may also register on-line at www.kyda.org.

Ticketing Policy
All attendees who pre-register for the 2014 meeting will have their badge and/or tickets mailed in advance of the meeting. You do not have to purchase tickets in order to pre-register for the meeting. All tickets and badges will be mailed to the address indicated on the order form.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PLASTIC BADGE HOLDERS WILL NOT BE MAILED AND WILL NEED TO BE PICKED UP ON-SITE.

Completed forms must be postmarked by February 21, 2014.

Tickets may be purchased by MasterCard, Visa, check or money order. Fees will be assessed, up to the maximum allowed by law, for checks not honored by the bank. Tickets will be sold at the meeting depending on availability. There will be a $10 per ticket increase if purchased at the door.

Ticket payment will not be refunded after 5:00 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: THE KDA WILL NOT REPLACE LOST TICKETS

Kentucky Meeting
Continuing Education Course
Handouts Going Paperless

In an effort to minimize paper waste and benefit the environment, course handouts will be made available on the KDA’s website at http://www.kyda.org/the-kentucky-meeting.html. (Please note that some speakers have chosen not to provide handouts.) These materials are not printed for distribution on-site. If you wish to have these materials to reference during the course, please bring a printed copy with you.

Badge Holders
Please note that plastic badge holders will not be mailed with pre-registration materials. Plastic badge holders will need to be picked up in the registration area during registration hours.

Invite A Non-Member To Attend For Only $150!
KDA member dentists may again sponsor a non-member, one time only, for a $150 registration fee. If their guest decides to join the KDA, 100% of their registration fee will be applied to their annual dues. This is an $850.00 savings for a non-member!


Table Clinic & Hobby Show
You are invited to participate in the annual Table Clinic and Hobby Show for the 2014 Kentucky Meeting to be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Kentucky International Convention Center. This event will be held in the rear of the Exhibit Hall.

The Kentucky Dental Association will offer three separate clinic areas. One area is reserved for clinical clinics and information, the second area is for hobbies and crafts only and the third is for research clinics. Let’s work together to make this the best year ever. There are cash awards for each area (clinical, hobby and research).

1st Place Is $200
2nd Place Is $100
3rd Place Is $50

In past years this has been a very popular and well-attended feature at the spring meeting. There is so much information to share! This would be a great office project with everyone participating or hygienists and assistants could work together or separately to represent your office. Also, individuals are very welcome to present their clinic. There is ample time to put together your program. Please encourage your spouse, family members and auxiliary personnel to be a part of the fun!

Table clinics may be anything you feel would be of interest to the profession and should be able to be presented in a minimal amount of time (5-10 minutes). New and improved techniques, time saving ideas, case presentations, innovative practice tips, collectibles and crafted items represent just a few of the possibilities.

I know there are many talented people and many wonderful hobbies in our association. Let’s get together and share our recreational interests as well as enjoy this wonderful profession.

The Table Clinic and Hobby Show will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 from NOON – 2:00 p.m. You are required to be present and remain with your clinic for the entire time. One six-foot table or a tack board will be provided (per clinic) – no additional space is available. Please indicate whether you require a tack board or table for your presentation on the reservation form.

The set up time is 11:00 a.m.

– NOON. Please set up your clinic at least one half hour prior to the session. The clinics will be assigned a particular space as reservations are received. Look for your name and topic displayed on each table. For students or groups, please identify the primary participant (one person) and then name each individual participant. Students use name only, not intended degree.

No Audiovisual Equipment Will Be Provided By the KDA!

So that the committee may make the necessary preparations to ensure that your clinic needs are met, it is requested that you complete the application and return it to the Kentucky Dental Association office by February 17, 2014.

All dental participants MUST be MEMBERS of the Kentucky Dental Association.

KDA Exhibit Hall
Free of charge to all Kentucky meeting registrants, the KDA exhibit hall features many exhibitors showcasing product lines and services. Take advantage of an opportune time to discover the newest dental equipment and supplies with exhibitors on site to answer your questions.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Exhibitors invest extensive resources to attend our meeting. We ask that an extra effort be made to purchase needed supplies and services from them at the meeting!

Lost Tickets
Lost tickets are replaced at the original cost based on availability.

Join Us For The
William Marcus Randall Memorial Dinner

Featuring: Dr. Steven Rasner
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
7:00 P.M.
Tickets: $45.00

Open To Everyone!

In 1981, in Owens, Illinois—the 6th largest glass plant in the world closed its doors. What followed was a domino effect of failed businesses, staggering unemployment and a devastatingly bleak economy. That was the year after Dr. Steven Rasner opened his practice. Regrettably, since that time Bridgeton, NJ has remained nationally ranked for its unemployment, poverty levels and lack of growth.
During this same period, Dr. Rasner has nurtured a private fee-for-service practice that commands fees in the top percentile in the nation. It grosses over 4.1 million per year on a four-day workweek with a “two day per week” associate and a “substantial bottom line.” His team of 16 has been with the practice an average of 16 years. The practice has been a pillar of strength in community civic duty and was awarded a Congressional Recognition Award in 2000.

Dr. Rasner has published multiple books, including: The Protocol Book; The Art of Getting Paid; and The Bullet Proof Guide to the Extraordinary Practice.

A general practitioner, Dr. Rasner achieved his success and continues to practice full-time in the town of Bridgeton, NJ.  He understands the issues that practices face and brings refreshing realism and rich daily experience to every presentation.  At our dinner, Dr. Rasner will offer some suggestions about how we might address some of life’s challenges.  “Every one of us faces obstacles in our life. These come at us in the form of emotional, financial, legal or health issues.  If you don’t know how to defeat them, they will get in the way of who you could become.”  This type of advice sounds like something we could all put to good use!  This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!!

In addition to the dinner, the 50 Year Club Awards, Presidential Citation Awards and Fellowship Awards will be presented.

Alumni Receptions
The University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky will be hosting alumni receptions on Friday, March 14th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville. This is a perfect time to catch up with fellow classmates.

University Of Louisville
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

University Of Kentucky
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Classroom Etiquette
Please remember to “silence” your cell phones and pagers while seated in classrooms. Please step outside to receive or conduct phone calls, so as not to disturb other attendees.

Room Capacity
All rooms are set to maximum seating capacity. Space in limited attendance courses is restricted by the speaker to insure quality instruction. Please note that room space dictates the number of tickets available and courses could sell out before the meeting begins. Pre-registration does not guarantee a ticket.

Refund Policy
Refund Deadline: March 11, 2014. Send written request for refund with badges and tickets to the Kentucky Dental Association, Attn: Todd Edwards, 1920 Nelson Miller Parkway, Louisville, KY 40223. No refunds will be given after the stated deadline regardless of the reason. Refunds are processed after the close of the meeting.

Mark Your Calendar
for the
2015 Kentucky Meeting

March 5-8, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel
&
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky


Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education courses provided by the Kentucky Dental Association are recognized by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry and most other state licensing bodies. Continuing education requirements differ from state to state. Check with your state for specific requirements. Continuing education credit hours are shown on each synopsis.
Board Of Dentistry: Continuing education credit hours are earned by attending courses presented at the meeting. Each course synopsis and course ticket lists the hours earned for attending. Members will be provided with a ticket allowing entry to each course as well as proof of attendance. The course ID # given at the end of the course must be recorded on the ticket for it to be valid for CE credit.

Note: It is the attendees’ responsibility to maintain these cards for their records.

Academy Of General Dentistry: The Kentucky Dental Association is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. Application is pending and will be retroactive to 1/1/14.

Registration Materials
Badges and tickets are mailed to those who pre-register prior to the meeting. Registration materials will be mailed to those who pre-register around the first of February, 2014. It is the responsibility of the attendees to bring all necessary items with them to the meeting. Obtain a plastic badge holder, on-site meeting program and a room assignment list at the registration desk during registration hours.

On-Site Registration Hours
Friday, March 14, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 16, 2014
NO REGISTRATION

Please note that all continuing education courses scheduled for Sunday will be held in the Hyatt Hotel.

Calling All KDA Members
Is there a speaker on our program that you’ve wanted to meet?  We are looking for those members interested in meeting, greeting and introducing the wonderful speakers we have on our program. 
 
We offer any paid course at no charge for the person who introduces the speaker for that course. Some exceptions may apply. Call for details.
 
Duties include arriving early to the course to hand out information to the attendees.  Once the course is ready to begin, introduce the speaker. During the presentation, be available to attend to the needs of the speaker should any arise and enjoy the course.  At the end, provide the course code numbers for the attendees to obtain CE credit and collect the CE cards. These cards are then returned to the appropriate location in the convention center.
 
Call the KDA office as soon as possible to get the speaker of your choice.

KDA Executive Office Closing
The KDA Executive Office will close at the end of business on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 and will reopen on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Your Comfort Is Important To Us!
We all have different ideas of the ideal indoor temperature – you may find the temperature in lecture rooms and the exhibit hall “too hot” or “too cold” for comfort. Try as we might, we can’t guarantee the temperature will be “just right” for everyone, so please come prepared: dress in layers and bring a sweater or light jacket to the meeting.

Non-Solicitation Policy
All speakers are contracted by the Kentucky Dental Association. Utilization of said speakers by other persons or groups will not be permitted unless approved prior to the meeting by the Council on Annual Session.

Non-Solicitation Policy
With the exception of exhibitors operating with designated booth spaces, no attendee may solicit business on the exhibit floor or in any other Kentucky Dental Association convention space. Violation of this policy will result in expulsion from the meeting.

The Kentucky Dental Association does not promote any products that may be recommended by speakers, nor do the speaker’s views necessarily represent those of the Kentucky Dental Association.

Press Releases

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