KDA Today

KDA Today

For Immediate Release

Date: Jun 20th, 2019
Phone: 800-292-1855
Email: kda@kyda.org

Join Us for a Blast from the Past!

Welcome back to the future! On behalf of the Kentucky Dental Association Executive Board, Council on Annual Session and the KDA staff, we welcome you to the 2019 KDA Annual Meeting, Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18, at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. It will truly be a very special blast from the past!

Non-Members Can Attend for Only $299.00!
Non-Members can register for the 2019 Kentucky Meeting for $299.00. This fee includes entry into the exhibit hall.

Hotel Room Blocks
See our online Kentucky Meeting page for our Hotel Room Block information and please note that you MUST register online through the provided hotel links to get the room block discounts!

Thursday Night: William Marcus Randall Memorial Reception & Awards Presentation
This reception is open to everyone on Thursday, August 15th from 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. in the Galt House Hotel. Tickets are $40.00. 50 Year Club Awards, Presidential Citation Awards and Fellowship Awards will be presented during this reception, which is open to everyone. Our Opening Session immediately follows…

Thursday Opening Session
The KDA welcomes Rex Chapman as our keynote speaker this year. Rex is an Owensboro native and played two years with the University of Kentucky Wildcats and twelve years in the National Basketball Association. Currently living in Lexington, Rex can be found on several media outlets giving colorful commentary on UK Basketball. Rex is a very entertaining speaker who has a personal story he’s willing to share that you won’t want to miss!

ON A NEW DAY! President’s Reception & Thursday Night Social Event for KDA Members, Dental Students & New Graduates
Enchantment Under the Sea: Be There or Be Square! 
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Galt House Hotel Rivue Tower
Cochran Ballroom - 3rd Floor
FREE for Everyone (But you must have a ticket)
Sponsored by Delta Dental of Kentucky

Come and join KDA President, Dr. Bill Lee, for the KDA President's Reception, complete with food, beverage and musical entertainment. The theme is Enchantment Under the Sea, straight from the popular 80's movie Back to the Future! Dress up like Marty McFly or Doc Emmett Brown or your favorite character! WE DOUBLE DARE YOU! There might even be a contest! 
This event is a celebration designed for KDA members, dental students and new dentists to welcome them to the profession and organized dentistry. Bring your dance shoes for a night of great music from our resident DJ for the evening! All are welcome to come celebrate our profession, rekindle old relationships and start new friendships. You won't want to miss the fun!

Visit Our Exhibit Hall!
Support our exhibitors – they support your KDA! Stroll the exhibit hall and get some great deals!

Sign Up for Exhibit Hall Prizes!
Spend $500 on vendor goods and/or services in the Exhibit Hall in the Grand Ballroom and sign up for a chance to win some fun prizes! Bring the prize drawing coupon, shown here, drop off your completed coupon at the Registration Desk located in the Galt House East on the 2nd Floor Ballroom Level – Suite Tower for a drawing at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 17. You must show proof that you purchased $500 worth of goods and/or services from our vendors in the exhibit hall.

On Friday, “Dentistry Uncensored” with Dr. Howard Farran in the Exhibit Hall
11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
See Howard in Booth #48
Grand Ballroom A - Galt House East
2nd Floor Ballroom Level – Suite Tower
Everyone is invited - no ticket needed!

Dr. Howard Farran, Founder and CEO of Farran Media, LLC, the parent company of Dentaltown.com, Dentaltown Magazine, Hygienetown, Orthotown and Townie Meeting, brings his innovative podcast show “Dentistry Uncensored” to the Kentucky Dental Association!

“Dentistry Uncensored” has reached 1 million downloads and been given countless accolades with over 1,100 shows available to download. His lecture topics cover various aspects of practice management, including business planning, operations and finance, e-commerce business and internet marketing.

During Dr. Farran’s podcasts, he interviews folks in a live environment. He is truly off the cuff - whatever is on his mind or on the mind of the person that sits next to him, Dr. Farran will get to the bottom of things. He does not follow a script of any kind, so interesting discussions happen when Dr. Farran is around! Howard was voted by his peers in the top 3 on the list of the 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry from 2017-2019.

Friday afternoon: Paint some fun portraits with us! 
Take a break & have some fun! Have a glass of wine!  Invite a friend!

Friday, August 16, 2019
3 p.m.-6 p.m.
$60 per person
Everything you need will be supplied.

Relax, socialize with your buddies, enjoy a glass of wine, munch on some fruit and cheese and crackers, make a new friend...all the while you are painting a fun and colorful portrait - your choice of Mr./Ms. Frog or Mr./Ms. Pig!  A teacher from Whet Your Palette in Anchorage, KY will be on hand to help you find your creative side in a fun, laid-back atmosphere where everyone is exercising their "left-brain". Bring a friend and maybe even make a new one!

Alumni Receptions
The University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky will be hosting alumni receptions on Friday, August 16th. 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.

Friday Night in the Conservatory: New Dentist Social
10:00 P.M. - Midnight
Galt House Hotel - Al J's at the Conservatory
FREE for Everyone 
(But you must RSVP - See below)
(New Dentists are those out of dental school 10 years or less)
Co-Sponsored by Bowman Insurance Company & First Merchants Bank

On Friday night, after the ULSD and UKCD Alumni Receptions, the New Dentist Committee will host a fun social event for new dentists, which are dentists who have been out of school for ten years or less. All Fourth Year Dental Students are invited to attend, as well. It will be necessary to RSVP (See below). Al J's at the Conservatory is located in the Galt House and was voted best place to "sit and drink." Grab a bite or beverage at the 30-foot aquarium bar, offering sweeping views of downtown and the waterfront.

More details will be provided to students at a later date. In past years, this has been a very well-attended activity, so make time to attend! The fun will begin at 10:00 p.m. and last until Midnight. 

Please RSVP to Olivia Estes at oliviaestesdmd@gmail.com or to Rachel Gold at rgolddmd@gmail.com

Participate in Our Table Clinic & Hobby Show!
You are invited to participate in the annual Table Clinic and Hobby Show for the 2019 Kentucky Meeting to be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the Grand Hall/Foyer area outside the Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the Galt House East Hotel.

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).

And, Again, This Year! Cash Awards will be given out in three separate categories just for Hygienists and Hygiene Students!

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 registration desk on second floor of the Galt House East Hotel.

Call the KDA office as soon as possible to get the speaker of your choice.

Take Advantage of Our Featured CE Courses! Check some of them out…
Friday Courses – So many Choices!

Begin your Friday morning with Dr. Jeffrey Osborne and his course “Successful Oral Sleep Devices: The Past, the Present and the Future”. This program will provide Updates on Oral Devices: tips, news and a little science.

Or join Dr. James Braun for “Keep the Root and Build Up: You're Better Off”. This course will explore the advantages of preserving teeth that have had endo but are compromised. There are so many benefits of maintaining root structure and placement of a foundation and subsequent crown.

Dr. Timothy Bizga will present “Designed for Accomplishment, Engineered for Success: How What We Do, Use and Think About Affect Our Daily Practice”. Those in search of riches know that one must move a lot of dirt in order to find a little bit of gold. This course is designed to sift through the “dirt”, providing informational “gold” on a variety of dental topics essential to seeing long term success!

Dr. Gary Radz will discuss “Tips, Tricks & Techniques for the Esthetic Based General Dentist”. Dentistry now has a wide variety of new materials and technologies available to help dentists provide better dentistry faster and more predictably. This fast-paced program is designed to share many useful materials now available as well as the tips and techniques to add speed and predictability.

Then, Kyle Isaacs will teach us about “Working Smarter - Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cements…The Wave of Treating Caries is Here!” With real life case presentations, lively conversation and dramatic photo documentation Kyle will share her expertise and success of using silver diamine fluoride in a variety of dental settings.

And, Dr. Joe Blaes will show us “Great Products for Your Practice”, both Friday morning and afternoon. This exciting products, techniques and strategies workshop presents the features and benefits that will change your practice.

Jocelyn Coupal will present “The Role of the Dental Professional When Family Abuse is Suspected: An Ethical Dilemma”. Family abuse is a global problem, but it touches every one of us either directly or indirectly. If we accept that each member of the dental team does have a role to play, the challenge is in knowing how we can help our patients.

And Dr. Jim Grisdale will warn us about “The Dark Side of Implants: Complications, Diagnosis & Management”.

Dr. Fiona Collins will then present “Dry Mouth: Etiology, Complications and Management & Management of Pre- and Post-procedural Pain”. This presentation begins with a review of the prevalence and etiology of dry mouth, and its role as a risk factor for oral diseases and conditions.

And, for hygienists only, attend our popular Preventative Products Roundtable Luncheon. Representatives from the leading preventative products companies will participate in this interactive session where attendees will be seated at tables for lunch and company representatives will travel the room spending time at each table describing their newest materials and answering dental hygienists’ questions.

On Friday afternoon, one of our favs, Dr. George Kushner will present “Bisphosphonates, Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (ONJ) and Dentistry - Where Are We Now and What Do We Know?”

Kyle Issacs and Jennifer Hasch will present “On the Move: Delivering Dental Care to Those in Need!” With real life case presentations, lively conversation and dramatic photo documentation this course will share the expertise of Kyle Isaacs, RDHEP, BHS, founder of Miles2Smiles and their experience of traversing the world of mobile dental hygiene and Jennifer Hasch, RDH BS, Dental Services Manager of Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center.

In his course, “The Best Options for Your Patients: Lab Cad-Cam Crowns”, Dr. James Braun will identify ceramic options and how to work with your lab for ultimate success.

Dr. Timothy Bizga will then teach us about “Effective Assisting”. This dental assisting continuing education course is designed to teach dental assistants and EFDA’s the skills necessary to better support their dentists in the everyday routines associated with a general dental practice.

In today’s digital world, data security is essential to every dental practice and his course, “Cybercrime in Dentistry: How Real is the Threat?”, Fred Sagester will discuss the potential types of cyber security threats that your office must protect itself against, why healthcare data is so valuable to hackers and how doctors can protect their data and their practice.

Then, Friday afternoon, Dr. Grisdale will present two additional courses, “Key Essentials for Successful Bone Grafting, Techniques for Socket Preservation and Augmentation for Implants and Restorative Dentistry: The Basics and Future Trends” and “Predictable Bone Grafting for Site Preparation for Implants & Restorative Dentistry: A Workshop”.

Next, Dr. George Kushner gives us “Complications in Dentistry”. By studying possible complications, we can hopefully decrease the potential complication rate in our own patient population.

And Dr. Radz will talk about “Elective, Cosmetic Dentistry for Adolescents & Young Adults”. This half-day lecture discusses the materials and techniques that can allow a dentist to predictably use very conservative techniques to create beautiful smiles for young people.

Dr. Pamela Stein-VanArsdell will teach us about “Foods That Fight Oral Cancer (and other cancers too): Evidence Based Eating for Cancer Prevention”. Research suggests that nearly 70% of all cancers are potentially preventable and related to our lifestyles with 30% of cancers attributed to dietary factors.

And, finally, Jocelyn Coupal will present her afternoon version of “The Role of the Dental Professional When Family Abuse is Suspected: An Ethical Dilemma”.

Make Your Saturday Schedule Productive!

First up on Saturday morning, Dr. Brittany Camenisch and her course, “New Updates in Periodontal Diagnosis”

Next, Dr. Pamela Stein-VanArsdell will again teach us about “Foods That Fight Oral Cancer (and other cancers too): Evidence Based Eating for Cancer Prevention”.

Jack Hadley will give us some advice on how to “Grow Your Practice Using Social Media Marketing”. Progressive practices use social media marketing to attract new patients, raise top-of-mind awareness and referrals, decrease attrition, increase case acceptance and strengthen patient relationships.

Hernan Veras will show us how to create an “Effective Case Presentation to Get Case Acceptance Every Time”.

Allyson Taylor will educate us about “Human Trafficking: Street Signs and Recruitment Methods”. Human trafficking is occurring in every community in Kentucky but often goes unrecognized because of misconceptions held by those in a position to interact with and assist trafficking victims. This presentation focuses on dispelling those myths and giving attendees insight into how traffickers recruit victims and how those victims may present in daily life.

In his course, “Mission Based Dentistry - An Out of Office Experience!”, Dr. Joseph Jacobi will introduce us to a different mode of practice - that of mission-based dentistry to relieve pain and suffering. Mission trips in both the U.S. and overseas will be discussed as well as working with secular and faith-based organizations.

Then, Dr. Jerry Caudill will provide his Medicaid update in “Navigating Kentucky Medicaid 2019: The Path Forward”. Kentucky Medicaid for dentists continues its evolving path. This course will explore the trail forward touching on multiple subjects and questions including: How to Obtain a MAID, Credentialing, Opioids, Diabetes, 1115 Waiver, SDF, Mobile/Portable units and IV Moderate Sedation. Come join us on our journey into the future.

Mr. Andy Reynolds and Mr. Frank Yozwiak will prepare us for what comes next in their course, “Preparing for Retirement? Five Action Items to Help you Achieve your Goals”.

Want to learn about insurance? Then Dr. Terry Norris’ course “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dental Insurance but Did Not Know Who to Ask” is for you!

Justin Perron with Commonwealth Technology will teach us about “Protecting Your Practice from External and Internal Threats – HIPAA Compliance & Cybersecurity”. In this session, we will discuss how to mitigate risk from external and internal threats and how that ties into your cybersecurity strategy.

Jack Hadley will show you how to “Help New Patients Find YOU Through Social Media”. Come learn what effective social media marketing is, and isn’t, for a dental practice.

“I’ve Found This Lesion…Now What?” This session will be a two-hour clinical pathologic conference applicable to all members of the dental team. Drs. George Kushner, Brian Shumway and Bruno Azevedo round out the instructor team.

Patty Bonasso Byrd will give us the lowdown on “OSHA and Infection Control in the Dental Office 2019”.

And finally, “Behavioral Finance - Why Do Investors Act Irrationally and What can You do About It?” Mr. Andy Reynolds and Mr. Frank Yozwiak will tell us why in their second course of the day!

Dependable Sunday!

Sunday will bring our staple courses, “Basic Life Support-BLS Healthcare Provider Training” with our popular instructor, Mr. Dewayne Livers and Dr. George Kushner’s “Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office”.

In addition, Patty Byrd will present, “Recognizing Drug Abuse in Dental Patients and KASPER Update 2019”. Drug abuse is a major health problem in America and impacts every dental practice as well as our families. Dental professionals can play a huge role in drug abuse identification, prevention and intervention. Emphasis will be placed on increasing your skills and abilities to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, refer suspected drug abusers for help and treat recovering patients in your practice. This course satisfies the KBOD’s HB 1 KASPER requirement.

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Jun 23rd, 2015Irrelevance
Jun 23rd, 2015My Introduction: A Smidge of Trepidation, Overwhelmingly Full of Pride and Anticipation
Jun 23rd, 2015Part II: The KDAs Dental Access Summit A Report
Jun 18th, 2015Medicare Part D: Q&A - American Dental Association - May 29, 2015
Apr 28th, 2015Thank You for the Opportunity
Apr 28th, 2015Ask not What Your KDA Can Do for you
Apr 28th, 2015The View from No Mans Land
Apr 28th, 2015KDAS Dental Access Summit Saturday, January 31, 2015 Report to KDA Part I
Feb 20th, 2015Think Big!
Feb 20th, 2015Its all about the membership in 2015!
Feb 20th, 2015For the Record
Feb 20th, 2015Into the Belly of the Beast
Dec 29th, 2014Things are Moving Faster than Fast!
Dec 29th, 2014Who Wouldnt Want to Be a Part of This?
Dec 29th, 2014When Is the Right Time?
Oct 24th, 2014Dental Insurance Direct Deposit Through A Virtual Credit Card; What Does It Cost Me?
Oct 21st, 2014Who Can I Hire for $100 a Month?
Oct 21st, 2014Last Call
Oct 21st, 2014Im here to Help
Oct 21st, 2014Get passionate! This is Our Profession!
Oct 21st, 2014Postscript for an Editors Passing
Oct 21st, 2014and he did what?!: Giving a Professional Second Opinion
Aug 21st, 2014Your KDA is Working Hard for You!
Aug 21st, 2014Nobody Goes Into Dentistry Because They Love Molars!
Aug 21st, 2014Synergy
Jun 16th, 2014Think Big. Think Positively. Think Proactively.
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
Apr 24th, 2014I Only Have A Loose Screw!
Apr 24th, 2014Dare to Dream!
Apr 24th, 2014I am the KDA! You are the KDA! WE are the KDA!
Apr 24th, 2014The Dentists Guide to Social Media Marketing
Feb 20th, 2014Where Do We Go From Here?
Feb 20th, 2014Medicaid: An Example of Missing the Goals for Oral Health in Kentucky
Feb 20th, 2014UKCDs 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, 2013Letting the Secret Out
Dec 23rd, 2013It Is What They Left Behind
Dec 23rd, 2013Dr. John Thompson Awarded Distinguished Editor Award
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
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 Lees 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 MembershipWhere 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, 2013Its a Dentist Thing
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
Oct 19th, 2012Membership Matters
Oct 19th, 2012House Bill 1 and What It Means to You
Oct 19th, 2012Self-Regulation
Aug 21st, 2012The Perception of Dentistry
Aug 21st, 2012Sarrell Dental: Beyond the Operatory
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, 2012Many Thanks for a Great and Memorable Year
Apr 6th, 2012What a Year, so far!
Apr 6th, 2012The "New Old" Still have Teeth
Feb 21st, 2012Happy New Normal
Feb 21st, 2012All for One and One for All!
Dec 19th, 2011Access to Care?
Dec 19th, 2011The Wide World of Sports
Oct 28th, 2011Report of the Sixth District Trustee
Oct 28th, 2011To the KDA Executive Board and the entire KDA
Oct 18th, 2011Word-of-Mouth on Steroids!
Oct 18th, 2011Managed Care and Dentistry in Kentucky: a Dentist’s Dilemma
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, 2011I Might Soon Be Coming to a Town Near You...
Jun 13th, 2011Outside Our Line
Apr 18th, 2011Let Me Ask For a Minute of Your Time
Apr 18th, 2011I Pledge to Be your Humble Servant…
Apr 18th, 2011Blindsided
Apr 18th, 2011On Your Side, Not Your List
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, 2010Holiday Greetings to All
Nov 30th, 2010Delegates Report from the 2010 American Dental Association House of Delegates, Orlando, Florida
Nov 30th, 2010Dental Education Found Worthy
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, 2010The Times They Are Changing
Aug 6th, 2010Kentucky's Dental Practice Act: The Passing of an Old Friend
Jun 10th, 2010How a Star was Born
Jun 10th, 2010I Need Your Help…
Apr 20th, 2010KDA and Louisville Water Company Share 150th Birthday and Public Health Vision
Apr 20th, 2010President's Message MA 2010
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, 2009Challenging the Myth of the Suicide-Prone Dentist
Dec 14th, 2009There is Hope: Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Kentucky
Nov 6th, 2009Don’t Balance Health Care Books by Shortchanging Physicians
Nov 6th, 2009Break your Right Arm and Suddenly You have Time to Study Economics.
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