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Sioux Empire Smiles, Saturday, October 3, 2015
Sioux Empire Smiles is a free one-day dental clinic, for children 18 and under, hosted in Sioux Falls by the Southeastern District Dental Society (SEDDS). The clinic will serve up to 150 patients with comprehensive dental care services,
from cleanings and exams to surgical and restorative treatments. The SEDDS is working in partnership with the Sioux Falls school district to identify children and families with dental needs that are uninsured or who otherwise have difficulty getting to a dentist.
This clinic promises to be a rewarding experience for all volunteers coming together with a common goal of providing dental care to underserved populations of children who cannot, for whatever reason, obtain care.
A clinic of this size needs the participation of many volunteers. Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and non-dental volunteers are needed to help make this clinic a success. To register to volunteer go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/siouxempiresmiles15.

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The SDDA and the St. Francis Mission have created a partnership that is helping to improve the oral health of the members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.  A series of successful events have helped hundreds of people living on the Rosebud Reservation, however there continues to be a great need for dental care.  The SDDA and the Mission are seeking more volunteers to provide care to patients at the Mission's dental clinic. No credentialing is required - volunteers need only a valid license to practice in South Dakota. Volunteers should contact Paul Knecht or Brenda Goeden at the SDDA office by calling 605-224-9133 or email to paul.knecht@sddental or brenda.goeden@sddental.org. We are currently seeking volunteers for: September 14-18. For more information about the St. Francis Mission Dental Clinic go to: http://sfmdental.com/.

About the South Dakota Dental Association
The South Dakota Dental Association is the membership organization of dentists and allied dental staff in South Dakota.  The SDDA has more than 450 dentist members and 500 allied dental staff members statewide. Founded in 1883, the SDDA's mission is to promote the art and science of dentistry and the oral health of the public; educate the public on the benefits of quality preventive and restorative dentistry as provided by the entire dental health care team; and be of service to its members regarding practice health and their general welfare.



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ADA Guidance on Coordination of Benefits

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more consumers are able to purchase dental plan coverage in their medical plans creating questions with respect to coordination of benefits (COB). The ADA has created guidelines to help member dentists and their staff coordinate the dental benefits of their patients.  The ADA's guidelines are available as a members-only resource on the Center for Professional Success website at Success.ADA.org/COB.