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SDDA Dentistry in South Dakota eNews

A monthly update from the South Dakota Dental Association  

Practice Management Guidelines Available from the ADA 

Could you use some help with the business side of your practice - managing staff, attracting and retaining patients, etc.? The ADA has just released Practice Management Guidelines as a resource for all ADA members. The guidelines include information on how dentists can improve their patients' experiences along with tips for managing the administrative and business side of practices. This useful tool is a member-only resource.
Dates Set for Local Legislative Receptions
The 2016 Legislative Session will see the SDDA pursuing changes to collaborative supervision and possibly added accountability for absentee owners of dental practices. Take an opportunity to visit with your local legislator before they head to Pierre by contacting them directly or attending a local legislator reception. Events currently scheduled include: Watertown at Minervas at 6:30 p.m.on December 10; Black Hills District in Rapid City on January 4 and Southeastern District in Sioux Falls on January, 5. Talking points on the 2016 issues will be available prior to the events.

Patients Prefer ADA Member Dentists


Nearly 70% of Americans say they are more likely to choose an ADA member the next time they were looking for a dentist. The reasons why? Patients say they appreciate the patient-first promise that ADA dentists make as part of the association's code of ethics. Find the five pledges dentists make in the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct by clicking here: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/e/ethics-and-dentistry 

Recognize Someone Who has Impacted Dentistry in South Dakota

If you know someone in your district or anywhere in the state who has made outstanding contributions to dentistry in South Dakota, please submit his/her name to the South Dakota Dental Association to be considered for recognition and an award. The awards are presented during the Awards Lunch at the SDDA Annual Session. The SDDA Executive Committee will make the final determination. To review the award categories and nominate someone, use the SDDA Award Nomination Form.

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
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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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