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Medicaid symposium, sports dentistry, FDI, musical group deadlines approaching

May 21, 2014

Several dental meetings, activities and deadlines are approaching, including the 2014 MSDA National Medicaid and CHIP Oral Health Symposium, June 8-10; the Academy for Sports Dentistry Annual Meeting, June 19-21; the Medical Musical Group 2014 National Flag Day Concert June 14 in Alexandria, Virginia; and the close of early registration discounts May 31 for the FDI World Dental Congress in New Delhi-Greater Noida, India, Sept. 11-14.

2014 MSDA National Medicaid and CHIP Oral Health Symposium convenes June 8-10

Washington—The Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association will host the 2014 National Medicaid and CHIP Oral Health Symposium June 8-10 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

The program, Contracting with State Medicaid Dental Programs: Improving Program Quality and Value, is designed to help states, contractors and dental providers serve Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program dental patients in need. The agenda is appropriate for those providers seeking to better understand participation in Medicaid.

The program offers a variety of panel discussions on topics that include: emerging models and roles and responsibilities of states and contractors for Medicaid and CHIP dental programs; federal and state regulations; scope of services for participating dental providers; beneficiary enrollment, benefits and communications; program administration and management; quality and integrity measures to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse; and reporting regulations, information and data requirements and recommendations for states developing contracts.

Visit www.medicaiddental.org for details on the symposium agenda, hotel reservations or to register.

Sports dentistry meeting planned for June 19-21

San Diego—Dentists with an interest in sports-related practice should mark their calendar for the Academy for Sports Dentistry's 32nd annual symposium June 19-21 at the Westin San Diego.

The theme of the meeting is Total Sports Team Dentistry: Marketing … Relationships … Performance. Continuing education courses will cover a wide range of topics, including: team dentistry, facial/dental trauma, prevention and treatment of concussions; sports nutrition, a hands-on mouthguard workshop; and more.

Special events and networking opportunities include the welcome reception, recognition luncheon and the president's reception.

For more details or to register, visit academyforsportsdentistry.org.

Register for the FDI World Dental Congress by May 31 to save on fees

New Delhi—Early registration discounts for the FDI World Dental Congress are available until May 31.

The land of a billion smiles will welcome some 10,000 dental professionals, exhibitors, friends and families to the 2014 congress Sept. 11-14 at the India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida (a suburb of New Delhi).

The congress includes a scientific program, exhibition, social programs and the FDI General Assembly meeting, where leaders representing national dental organizations from around the globe, including the ADA, will discuss the latest developments in oral health issues and policies affecting the health of citizens worldwide.

Download the preliminary program, find travel and hotel information and register for the meeting at FDI2014.org.in or contact the ADA Division of Global Affairs for more information at the toll-free number, ext. 2726.

Medical Musical group seeks vocalists, musicians for its June 14 Flag Day concert

Alexandria, Va.—The Medical Musical Group symphony orchestra and chorale seek seeks vocalists and musicians for its Flag Day concert June 14 in Alexandria, Virginia. The group is also planning a November concert in Washington, D.C., followed by a trip to Puerto Rico. MMG is the premier medical musical group in the world. Visit medicalmusical.org or email vanmmg@hotmail.com to join.