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NOMINATE THE EXCEPTIONAL!

If you know someone in your component district or in the state who has made outstanding contributions in the following areas, please submit his/her name on the form provided at the bottom, to the South Dakota Dental Association for the award. The awards will be presented furing the Awards Lunch at Annual Session. The SDDA Executive Committee will make the final determination.

The SDDA Humanitarian
The most prestigious award granted for service to dentistry. This award is given in recognition of service to dentistry and community. This award is based on service to the dental profession, community activities, humanitarian service, educational, and academice achievements. Only SDDA members may receive this award and only one member may be recognized each year.

Distinguished Service
The award to recognize service above and beyond what is reasonably expected or anticipated. This award is based on outstanding service specific to the South Dakota Dental Association and organized dentistry. Only SDDA members may receive this award. 

Award of Commendation
The award given in recognition of service to the profession of dentistry. This award is given based on service to the South Dakota Dental Association, organized dentistry or the profession of dentistry such as service on a committee or task force, in an elected office or appointed position. The recipient may be someone other than an SDDA member.

Young Dentist of the Year
An award given in cooperation with the International College of Dentists chapter in South Dakota, which provides financial support for the award, to recognize young dentists in South Dakota. Each component district dental society may select, but are not required to select, one outstanding young dentist each year based on criteria established by the SDDA Board of Trustees that the dentist should be:
  • Under 40 years of age;

  • Actively involved professionally; district, state and nationally

  • Actively involved in their community

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership is based on outstanding contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry or important service rendered to the profession or to the SDDA. A member elected by the House of Delegates on the nomination of the Board of Trustees according to the Bylaws.

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Medicaid Providers Required to Provide Interpretation Services to Those with Limited English Proficiency


The enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care prohibits entities that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex.  The rule applies to Medicaid providers. Compliance requirements include requiring covered entities to "provide meaningful access to individuals with limited English proficiency" as well as providing qualified interpreters and translators. The compliance date for the notices is Oct. 16. The rest of the rule went into effect July 18.

The rule requires offices to post notices of nondiscrimination as well as taglines in the top 15 non-English languages spoken in the state indicating that free language assistance services are available.
The notices must be posted in the dental office, on the website and in any significant publications and communications. For smaller items, such as postcards and tri-fold brochures, the practice may use a shorter nondiscrimination statement and taglines in the state's top two non-English languages spoken.

This link provides the translated information offices are required to post: http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/section-1557/translated-resources/index.html.

The 15 most spoken languages (other than English) in South Dakota are German; Chinese; Karen; Vietnamese; Nepali; Serbo-Croatian; Amharic; Sudanic; Tagalog; Korean; Russian; Cushite; Ukrainian; and, French.

 

Medicaid providers in South Dakota have access to live translation services Delta’s language line. 

 

Additionally, the ADA has prepared resources to aid in compliance with the rule, including an FAQ and checklist. Visit ADA.org/1557. There are also sample materials available on the OCR's website at www.hhs.gov/ocr.