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SDDA Dentistry in South Dakota eNews

A monthly update from the South Dakota Dental Association  

2015 Legislative Session a Success for Dentists

The most significant item of the SDDA's 2015 Legislative agenda was the adoption of the new Dental Practice Act. Additional highlights include the defeat of a bill that would have allowed the state to deny a professional license to someone owing a debt to the state and the defeat of a bill that would have set a maximum on charges for providing copies of patient records. For an update on all of the bills the SDDA is following click here
Multiple Opportunities to Help Others in Need

The Southeastern District Dental Society is hosting "Sioux Empire Smiles". A one-day charitable event in Sioux Falls. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2015 and will take place at the Children's Dental Center Clinic. Any one interested in volunteering should contact the event coordinator, Dr. Damon Thielen, at Children's Dental - 605-335-7618.                                                                                             

"Rosebud Dental Days" is entering its third year and has expanded to several seasonal events including a Spring event the week of March 23-27; Summer events June 22-26 and July 20-24 and a Fall event September 14-18. Dentists and allied dental staff are needed for all of these charitable events. All volunteers work at the dental clinic at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation in South Central South Dakota.  Housing is provided on site. To volunteer call Paul or Brenda at the SDDA - 605-224-9133. For more information about the St. Francis Mission Dental Clinic go to: http://sfmdental.com/. .


Anesthesia / Sedation Monitoring Course Available in May

Any allied staff that monitor patients under anesthesia or sedation are required to have a certificate from the State Board of Dentistry in order to do so. The SDDA is again offering a course, approved by the Board of Dentistry, for the purpose of obtaining a permit. The eight-hour seminar covers the general principles of patient care during mild, moderate and deep sedation. The content is designed for auxiliary healthcare providers and includes preoperative assessment, pharmacology, management of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and management of complications. The seminar will be held during the SDDA Annual Session on Saturday, May 16 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Anyone interested in registering may do so through the Annual Session registration process. Registration will begin in mid-March.
Continuing Education

For the list of state-wide dental continuing education go to: http://www.sddental.org/cont_ed_statewidece.htm

SDDA eNews is a convenient and cost-effective method to share timely information with SDDA members. Most information found in eNews is a summary of  larger news stories. Members wanting more indepth information should either follow the links provided within the news stories or visit the SDDA web site at
http://www.sddental.org/ .

Editor: Paul Knecht

South Dakota Dental Association
804 N Euclid, Ste. 103
Pierre SD 57501
Telephone: 605-224-9133
Fax: 605-224-9168
Website: www.sddental.org

Paul Knecht
Executive Director
Tia Hertel
Member Services Coordinator
Brenda Goeden
Program Manager

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