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SDDA Dentistry in South Dakota eNews

A monthly update from the South Dakota Dental Association  

Registration Open For 2015 SDDA Annual Session

There is still plenty of time to register for the SDDA Annual Session to be held May 14-16, 2015 in Sioux Falls, however hotel rooms are going fast.  In addition to the headquarters hotel (Sheraton) there are rooms available at the Ramada Inn which is located across the street from the Sheraton. Phone numbers for reservations are: the Sheraton - 605-331-0100; the Ramada - 605-336-1020. Ask for the SDDA rate.

The pre-registration deadline for Annual Session is Friday, May 8, 2015. Hard copies of the registration were included with the Spring Newsletter and have been sent to all dental offices. To print a copy of the registration form click here. Pre-registration is also available on-line at http://www.sddental.org/asce_annualsession_registration.htm. 

All SDDA members are encouraged to attend the SDDA House of Delegates meetings during the 2015 Annual Session in Sioux Falls. The meetings will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Attendees on Thursday will hear from Dr. Maxine Feinberg, President of the American Dental Association.

Southeastern, Northern and Black Hills Districts to Meet in April

District meetings provide an opportunity to discuss district business, review House Resolutions and also raise other issues you would like to have considered.
Southeastern District – Monday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.

Sioux Falls - Westward Ho Country Club


Northern District – Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.

Webster – Galley Restaurant


Black Hills District – Thursday, April 23, 6:00 p.m.

Rapid City – Arrowhead Country Club


Resolutions can be obtained here: http://www.sddental.org/house_of_delegates.htm 

Copies of the resolutions will also be available at each of the district resolution’s meetings. Any member who would like a hardcopy of the resolutions may request to have them sent by calling the SDDA office at 605-224-9133.


HIPAA Audit Webinar This Week  -  Compliance Course Available in May

A free webinar to help offices be prepared for a Federal HIPAA Compliance Audit will be offered on Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m. Central Time.  The webinar will explore: current HIPAA audit case studies; what auditors are looking for; and, how office failed their audits.  To register for the free webinar go to:
Two hours of CE on HIPAA requirements will be offered  in conjunction with Annual Session.  Learn what is required of you and how you can help your staff be HIPAA compliant in their day-to-day activities.  Learn effective methods for preventing a patient information breach. Wednesday, May 13, 3:00 -5:00 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.  Offered as a pre-session of the SDDA Annual Session - see registration instructions above.
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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