1 June 2013 Volume 18 March 2015 Executive Committee President: James Randy Ransdell, DMD 502 367-1536 Immediate Past President: Bruce Haskell, DMD, PhD 502 964-9094 Vice President: Angela Shelton, DMD 270 352-5566 Secretary-Treasurer: Darren Greenwell, DMD 502 955-6134 Scientific Sessions Chair: Bobby Mann, DMD 502 896-0555 Budget & Finance Chair: Paul Abbott, DMD 502 412-3309 Dental Health Advisory & Community Service Chair: Larry Gettleman, DMD Constitution & Bylaws Chair Walter Distler, DMD Judicial Chair: Scott Norton, DMD Membership & Attendance Chair: Darren Greenwell, DMD New Dentist Chair: Bogdan Graboviy, DMD LDS Representative to KDA: Karen Nation, DMD 502 244-6886 LDS Secretary: 244-2005 Susan Broughman Lewis Message from your President, James E Ransdell, DMD, FACD Greetings to all our dental colleagues, WELCOME to our KDA brethren & sisteren visiting for the KDA Annual Meeting beginning March 5th. There is a great slate of speakers and we encourage everyone’s attendance to swap some stories and learn something new! Does anyone know what now-huge company was founded in the 70’s, started in a garage, began on the sales of a device to make illegal long distance phone calls? They are the maker of the APPLE I, APPLE II, APPLE III, The LISA, The Macintosh, The Ipod (where did all the old Walkmans go?), the IPHONE, The IPAD, the MAC Daddy Pad. Apple ! Just 40 years later they are the largest company in the world by market Capitalization. Second largest information technology company, behind Samsung & the third largest cellular telephone maker. They have experienced a Jolly-Green-Giant growth spurt. While I can’t imagine Barry Ceridan, Mark Schulte & Dennis Price sitting around with a smoky solder gun in a greasy garage, making illegal devices…. their dream, drive and organization started the Smile KY! program 13 years ago. Though no millionaires were made with the Smile KY! IPO, the returns in our children’s oral health have been nothing shy of tremendous. Smile KY! has grown from a grass-roots volunteer organization, to a well-organized multi-county event harnessing public, private and volunteer resources to provide nearly $1.5mil in Free Dental Care to 40K children. The decrease in oral health issues in the children who are screened has been dramatic. Many of those children who were not eligible for Publicly funded dental programs or who could not afford private dental insurance or treatment were the beneficiaries of Smile KY! For this accomplishment, everyone in the LDS, and all who have participated over the years, can be truly proud. From it’s brilliant conception, through its development of innovative partnerships, to its great success in treatment goals, SMILE KY! has become a model for delivery of charitable dental care. First, I would like to Thank Susan Lewis for her toil & skill at managing this Smile KY! Beast every year. Through her patented mix of sweet talk & cajoling, she always has filled the many unpaid volunteer screening & treatment slots with willing Louisville Dental Society Volunteers. She further manages the paper trail, so everything works smoothly on treatment day. After it’s over, she feels like an accountant does on April16th. Christy Ray & Kelly Dearing-Smith and the Louisville Water company & other volunteers have worked tirelessly to educate children about the importance of dental health, provide support and spread the word about Smile KY! Christy Ray is a wizard in the classroom and on treatment day she keeps us all on schedule! The Prospect Rotary club deserves a special thanks for their monetary support totaling nearly $100K over nine years. We appreciate your hard work & generosity. Continued on pages 2 & 4. 2 NE WS U P D A T E Henry Schein & Colgate & other suppliers have provided materials allowing treatment of our many Smile KY! children. Your generosity is phenomenal. Obviously, the ULDS is one of the major reasons of the success of Smile KY! Thanks to the ULDS: faculty, Staff & Students. You all are awesome. I would like to recognize all of the following for their special & generous support of Smile KY! Please hold your applause & cheers as this a long list:: Dr. Darren Greenwell Meade County Area Technology Center Dr Nicholas Ising Meade County Health Department Dr. Bob McDade Microbrush Corporation 3M ESPE Dental Products Morrison's - University Hospital American Dental Association Beam Technologies LLC Bowman Insurance & Benefits Service Brasseler USA Bullitt Co. Area Technology Center Nelson County School District Northwest Area Health Education Center Parker Hannifin Corp. - Porter Instruments Division Passport Health Plan Bullitt Co. Health Dept. Paul’s Fruit Market Carestream Health (Kodak & Cooke-Waite) Plehn’s Bakery Centrix Dental Practiceworks, Inc. Chick-Fil-A Prospect-Goshen Rotary Club Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures SDI / Southern Dental Industries Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Coltene/Whaledent Come Back Inn - Louisville Cosmedent Delta Dental of Kentucky Septodont Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service Shelby County Area Technology Center Spencer county School District Dentsply Caulk Starbucks Dentsply Professional Stock Yards Bank Garrison Dental Solutions Subway - Waterfront GC America Texas Roadhouse Healthcare Practice Consultants Henry Schein / Sullivan Schein Horton Fruit Company Hu-Friedy Kentucky Dental Association Ultradent Products, Inc. UofL Parking Department UofL School of Dentistry Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary, Inc. Kentucky Dental Foundation VOCO America, Inc. Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association Waterfront Development Corporation Louisville Dental Society WaterPik Technologies Louisville District Dental Hygienist Assoc. Whip Mix Corp. Louisville Water Company Any one I forgot? Thank you all for the wonderful past success of Smile KY!, but please keep reading….. 3 4 NE WS U P D A T E Due to federal, legal & institutional changes the scope of the program will change in future years. The Affordable care act should provide dental coverage for most un-insured children in the state of Kentucky. If the Kentucky tax base can survive the expense, this is a phenomenal development. On the negative end, the Jefferson County School System presented a binding mumbo-jumbo “Memorandum of Understanding” which our legal advisors have advised us to avoid, as worded. This memorandum prevented participation of the children in the Jefferson County Public school system from receiving treatment from LDS volunteers. JCPS was non-responsive to our multiple requests for discussion. Additionally, in 2015 the University of Louisville dental school did not need LDS member volunteers for treating Smile KY! children at the school because of the low numbers of children coming to ULSD on Free Treatment Day (just 87 this year.) I trust this will not be a continuing development and we will be back to treating hundreds of children on this day every year, with many LDS member volunteers. All of the children were treated this year by dental & hygiene students. On the positive side of the ledger, many children were treated at Drs. Bob McDade, Darren Greenwell & Nick Ising’s offices & the surrounding county school systems had no requirements for unnecessary memorandums. Future Smile KY! programs may utilize additional volunteer LDS members to treat Smile KY! children in LDS members offices’. Thanks, in advance, for your continued participation. Other opportunities for charitable dental care to different populations are being explored. The Louisville Metro Dental van may be utilized for mobile care to underserved areas. If you have never experienced the THRILL of mobile dentistry, there will be an opportunity to see the van & volunteer (if desired) at the Sojourn Clinic, 1207 S. Shelby St., Louisville KY 40203, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Noon to 4 p.m. For more information and the registration packet see this link: http://seed.sojournchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/MedProPacket_Midtown032115.pdf Thanks once again for your participation, community service and membership. I hope to see you at the next LDS CE meeting on April 16th at the Audubon Country Club. Details on page 5. You all are the greatest. Sincerely, Randy Supreme Court Rules Against North Carolina Dental Board. The American Dental Association (2/26) reports, “In a 6 to 3 decision issued Feb. 25, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that a dental board that includes ‘market participants,’ i.e., dentists, who control its decisions must be subject to ‘active supervision’ by the state if the boards and their individual members are to enjoy immunity from federal antitrust laws under the State Action Doctrine.” In response, the American Dental Association says it “believes the decision constitutes a radical departure from the court’s established law and throws into question the regulatory, licensing, and disciplinary authority of thousands of professional boards across the country.” The AP (2/26, Sherman) reports, “in dissent, Justice Samuel Alito warned that the decision ‘is likely to have far-reaching effects on the states’ regulation of professions’ because many boards are made up of practitioners.” The Los Angeles Times (2/26, Savage) reports, “Legal experts said the ruling stepped away from earlier decisions that had made state officials immune from federal antitrust charges.” The Los Angeles Times adds that, in his dissent, Justice Alito wrote that “the court had ‘veered off course’” and that “‘Today’s decision will spawn confusion’ when judges try to decide which state boards ‘merit a good-government seal of approval.’” Meanwhile, the New York Times (2/26, Liptak, Subscription Publication) reports, “A supporting brief from the American Medical Association and several other medical groups had argued that a ruling against the dental board would discourage doctors from serving on professional boards and disrupt a ‘150-year tradition.’” Similarly, Modern Healthcare (2/25, Schencker, Subscription Publication) reports that prior to the ruling both the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association had filed amicus curiae briefs in support of the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiner’s position that “it should be immune from antitrust laws because it is a state agency.” Medscape (2/26) also mentions the AMA and ADA’s amicus curiae briefs, reporting that the “AMA and its allies” said, “If state licensing decisions are subject to invalidation by federal agencies with no particular expertise in the healing arts, then those federal agencies will become the final arbiters of matters of public safety, tasks that they are ill-equipped to perform.” 5 Scientific Sessions Thursday, April 16, 2015: Ozzie Richi, Master Dental Technologist on Immediate Load Full Arch Restorations with nSequence, 2 credit hours. Sponsored by Platinum Patron Keller Dental Lab. $25 in advance for dinner for LDS members; $75 for non-members; please call LDS today to make your paid reservation with credit card, or mail check to LDS, 1920 Nelson Miller Pkwy, 40223. Call 502-244-2005 to reserve today. Audubon CC, 3265 Robin Road, 40213 The immediate load full arch restoration (also known as All-on-4, Diem, RevitaliZe, TeethExpress, etc.) is one of the fastest growing parts of implant dentistry today. In this lecture we will examine the immediate load full arch procedure and the flexibility it brings to the same day surgical and prosthetic face. We will introduce you to the digital version of it called nSequence and all the benefits and precision it brings to this same day dentistry. Who Should Attend: Surgeons, Periodontists, Prosthodontists, General Practitioners and Dental Auxillaries. Objectives • Review fixture level impression techniques • Review abutment seating and soft tissue displacement options • Learn how guided surgery results in fewer appointments and less chair time for immediate load full arch prostheses • Compare nSequence vs. competitors including costs • Enhance collaboration between the surgical, restorative, and laboratory teams Presenter: Ozzie Richi, Master Dental Technologist Born in Argentina, Ozzie Richi moved to New York City when he was 15 years old. He has worked in all facets of dental technology since he was 19 and attended New York University where he received a Master Dental Technician title after successfully completing the American Society of Master Dental Technologists course. Specializing in implants for the past 24 years, he has helped with the development of several implant companies’ systems and products available in the market today. Ozzie has also worked directly with several laboratories’ implant departments and helped grow them. He owned a laboratory himself in New York City which specialized in producing high-end implant prostheses. During his career, Ozzie has worked alongside some of the best dentists in the world, including Dr. Carl Misch, Dr. Dennis Tarnow, and Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Currently, Ozzie is the Program Director of Implants for National Dentex, the largest network of dental laboratories in the country. Audubon CC, 3265 Robin Road, 40213 Our general membership meetings for the new year began in a new location . . . Audubon Country Club, pictured here. Our meetings are still on Thursday evenings, beginning with hospitality time at 5:30. Most meetings are the third Thursday. Our CE speakers will begin promptly at 7 PM. Audubon has different size rooms, some facing the beautiful golf course, so we may be in different rooms each month, according to our attendance. We are looking forward to this change in a positive way. See you at Audubon! 6 NE WS U P D A T E PAGE 6 7 Community Service Action Alert from the ADA: Help End Unfair Dental Insurance Practices With your help, we can end the free ride that the health insurance industry has enjoyed for nearly 65 years, and make health care insurers accountable to the principles of fair competition. Repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for the “ business of health insurance” would empower federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and challenge collective action by insurance companies, and enable parties victimized by illegal and anticompetitive conduct to pursue remedies against those insurers. These victims may include dentists, their patients, and the public at large, all of whom would benefit from the repeal of McCarran-Ferguson. Contact your Representative today, asking him/her to support H.R. 494, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act. New 2015 LDS Officers President: Dr Angela Shelton Vice President: Dr Bobby Mann Secretary/Treasurer: Dr Paul Boyd Scientific Sessions Chairman: Dr Darren Greenwell Assistant Secretary Treasurer: Dr Joe Cieslak Budget & Finance Chairman: Dr Allan Gould Budget & Finance New Committee Members: David Willis & Bogdan Graboviy Peer Review: Drs. Walt Distler, Darren Greenwell, Susan King, Mark Nation, Scott Norton, Jolanta Sauer. Delegates to 2016 KDA: Drs. Todd Cochran, Bruce Haskell, Ken Hofmann, Michael Hunzinger, Susan King, Darrell Lyvers, Randy Ransdell. Susie Riley, Charlie Tritle. Alternate Delegates to 2016 KDA: Drs. Gay Baughman, Greg Cecil, Nick Ising, Joe Jacobi, Lee Mayer, Mark Nation. Investment Committee Member at Large: Dr Dave Willis LDS representative on the KDA executive board: Dr Karen Nation LDS representative to the KDA Council on Dental Care Programs: Dr Susie Riley All new officers will take office at the May 21st LDS meeting at Audubon Country Club. For nine years the Prospect Goshen Rotary has been a major contributor to the Smile Kentucky! Program. Rotary members have volunteered on treatment days in February for the past nine years. From left, Carol Brenner, RDH, Christy Ray, Susan Lewis, Jim Lewis, DDS & Michael Mansfield, DMD, Nat Green, Kelley Smith and front row, Bill Sherman. But even more important is that the Rotary has a golf scramble each fall and for the past 9 years has donated proceeds from that scramble to Smile KY! so that the children who need to return to ULSD later for additional treatment are able to do that. This picture is at the December Rotary meeting when they gave SK! a check for $8,500. Prospect Goshen Rotary has given Smile KY! $93,000 in 9 years! Thank you Prospect Goshen Rotary! You can help the Smile KY! program by planning NOW to have a foursome at the Rotary Golf Scramble in October. Call Bill @ 502.228.0185. 8 9 NE WS U P D A T E ADA: Op-Eds Strongly Support Community Water Fluoridation. In an op-ed for the VT Digger (3/2), practicing Rutland, Vermont dentist, Vermont State Dental Society board member and ADA trustee Dr. Judith M. Fisch writes strongly in support of community water fluoridation. “Water fluoridation is one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems and improve the oral health of all residents,” Dr. Fisch writes, adding that opponents of water fluoridation “resort to creating confusion and fear, frequently with bizarre conspiracy theories they proclaim as fact” in order to undermine support for fluoridation. Dr. Fisch continues, citing CDC data that show, “every $1 spent on fluoridation saves $38 in dental treatment,” and concludes, “I know I speak for my colleagues within the Vermont State Dental Society and the American Dental Association when I say fluoridation is safe and is one of the best tools for improving the oral health of our communities.” In another op-ed, this one for the Philly (3/3) “Healthy Kids” blog, pediatrician Dr. Emiliano Tatar, MD, writes that “in looking at 70 years of data, it’s hard to understand” the anti-fluoride stance. Indeed, Dr. Tatar adds, “Fluoride’s ability to prevent cavities is well-documented” and its “benefits are touted by the vast majority of dentists, physicians and scientists as well as all major health organizations around the globe.” Dr. Tatar specifically points to a Harvard review of foreign studies that “seem to show IQ loss in areas where fluoride concentrations were high,” but has since “been analyzed, shown to have multiple profound flaws, and debunked.” Cedar Lake Lodge is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer highly compassionate, capable care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may experience a life of abundant possibilities. There are several locations where those with disabilities can live in a home style environment and care for themselves, but have the support of staff to insure their safety and well being. The residents are all ages, but many will spend years there after their families are gone or can no longer care for them. It is the closest thing to a family that some of the residents will experience. I became involved with Cedar Lake due to several patients and friends that had family members who were housed there. It is a wonderful, local, financially efficient organization that could use our support. The residents would greatly appreciate your donations. —Randy . $8800 in donations have been received from these: Phil Barber, DMD Randy Ransdell, DMD Louisville Dental Society Glenn Blincoe, DMD & David Shutt, DMD Kenny Livesay, DMD Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics Perio Implant Associates 10 Louisville Dental Society Pictorial Roster Update Current roster is on sale—half price! 7.50 for members & advertisers; 27.50 for nonmembers. Call today before we run out. We will mail them to you for an additional 2.00 per roster; just send LDS a check for rosters & postage, or you may pick up at the LDS office. Is your Pictorial Roster Information Correct? Is your Picture Present & Current? Please Type or Print. Please e-mail your picture! [email protected] If the information is correct & your picture is present & current, you DO NOT need to return this form, however, if you wish to make changes, please do so below & return before April 1, 2015. Thanks! You may email info to LDS also. Your Name _____________________________________________________________ Spouse’s Name_____________________ E-mail address: __________________________________________________________ Office #1 Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________ City______________________________________________________State____________Zip___________________ Office #1 Phone: ______________________________________ Fax __________________________________________________ Office #2 Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________________State ____________Zip___________________ Office #2 Phone: ______________________________________ Fax__________________________________________________ Office #3 Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________________State_____________Zip______________________ Office #3 Phone ________________________________________Fax_________________________________________________ (If you have 3 offices, there will not be space for your residence.) Residence Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________________________State________________Zip_________________ Phone __________________________________________________________________ Type of Practice (Specialty) ________________________________________________ Dental School ________________________________________________________________ Year of Graduation__________ Specialty School_______________________________________________________________Year of Graduation__________ Check all that apply. Do you: Accept Passport/Medicaid? _______Put Patients to sleep? _______ Use lasers in office? ______ Go to nursing homes? _________ Make house calls? ___________ Please return before April 1 to: Louisville Dental Society 1920 Nelson Miller Parkway Louisville, KY 40223-2164 Important: Please submit any & all changes before April 1. We will do our best to include all information received before April 1 in the next Pictorial Roster being published this summer. Thank You!
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