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Upcoming Health Policy Institute Webinars, May 2017

May 22, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members,

You're invited to these upcoming webinars from the ADA's Health Policy Institute (HPI):

Medicaid Participation and Reimbursement for Physicians and Dentists in Every State

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. (Hawaii)

The Health Policy Institute (HPI) is releasingnew data on dentist reimbursement in Medicaidfor every state. HPI has also comparedprovider participation and reimbursement in Medicaidfor physicians and dentists in every state. Join us for an interactive discussion about the policy implications of these findings. Discussion will include expert opinions from panelistsStephen Zuckerman, PhD, of the Urban Institute, Donna Balaski, DMD, of the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services, andMichael Helgeson, DDS, of Apple Tree Dental.

Register at thislink.

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New Analysis Measuring Access to Dental Care in Every State

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. (Hawaii)

There is lots of debate about whether the U.S. has enough dentists. After two years of work, HPI is releasing new analysis for every state based on a novel, peer-reviewed methodology to measure access to dentists. The analysis specifically addresses the Medicaid population separately from the population in general. Come see the results for your state and what they imply for policymakers. Expert panelists will includeJayanthKumar, DDS, MPH, of the California Department of Public Health andMarty Milkovic, MSW, of the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership.

Register at thislink.

Registrants will receive a copy of the recording shortly after the webinar.

For more information on HPI publications, please visitADA.org/HPI. If you have any questions, contact HPI [email protected].


With Aloha,

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Executive Director




Hawaii Dental Association

May 2017 Classified Ads


A free service exclusively for HDA members

May 15, 2017

 
Aloha HDA members:

Here are the guidelines for submitting a classified ad.HDA Classified Adsarefree, come out on the 15th of each month, and can list anything at all.Just follow these 10 guidelines.
  1. Only HDA members can advertise. (No staff, corporate offices, vendors, representatives, agents, etc.)
  2. Admust contain the member’s namein this format, “Dr. Mary Jones”, either within the text or in the contact information.
  3. Ad can list a contact person who is not a member as long as member’s name is shown.
  4. Ads have afifty word limitincluding the headline.
  5. Sorry, no photos, websites or other links, capitalization or highlighting can be in the ads.
  6. Only two ads per member, per issue.
  7. Ad will run two months and will be automatically deleted after two months.
  8. You can resubmit the ad for reinsertion by resending the ad to HDA.
  9. Ads will be mailed to HDA members without email, emailed to those who have provided their email address, and posted to our website.
  10. Deadline for submission is the 13thof each month.
NOTE:Beware of people contacting you from your ad who may be trying to scam you. Only do business with those people you trust andNEVERsend anyone any money based on a “negotiation” they are having with you. Contact me immediately if that happens. I will help with this situation. Mahalo.

AND REMEMBER: Content of ads (and any representations made in ads) is the responsibility of the member who is advertising. Ads are provided as a service to HDA members and imply no warranty, guarantee or commercial relationship between the member who is advertising and the Hawaii Dental Association.

DENTIST WANTED:

Pedodontist neededImmediate opening for pedodontist in pediatric practice in Kona on the Big Island. Contact Dr. Bennett [email protected]

Specialist wanted Kailua Kona, Hawaii Part time in-office referral based services for endodontics and implantology. Turn-key, 2 operatories available 24/7 serious inquires [email protected].

Associate Dentist wantedin Lahaina, Maui. General practice looking for FT or PT associate. Please call Dr. Glenn Kadohiro at(808) 667-7711 ext. 203or email your resume [email protected].

Pt/Ft Dentist opportunity: Join an established and well run practice that offers quality care. Looking for either a long term employee or a dentist that would like to partner. Work in a shift i.e. morning or afternoon or alternating days i.e. Mon, Wed, Fri or Tue, Thu, Sat. Send [email protected]

Part/Full-Time Dentist in Diamond Head!Come work in a fast-growing office with Dr. David Matto and his fantastic team. Our priority is excellent patient care and enjoying our time at work. Great income potential with guaranteed minimum pay. Convenient hours to avoid rush hour traffic. Contact us at808-735-8883

Volunteer Specialist wantedat Waikiki Health for AEGD program ½ day a month for teaching and mentoring residents in the clinic. Seeking Endodontist, Periodontist and Oral Surgeon. If interested, please contact Dr. Rachel DiPasquale [email protected](425) 766-1615.

Associate Dentist WantedDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an Associate Dentist for an office on Oahu. Full-time or part-time position open for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call808-396-0303for more information.

Why Build Out?Existing 1700 sq ft dental office available. Space includes 4 ops + 1 additional plumbed, lab/sterilization room, consult, reception, laundry/break room, and much more. Equipment available too. Dr. Gary Yonemoto is seeking dentist(s) to assume long lease w/available TI. Call(808) 778-4929for more info.

Pediatric or General Dentistry Associate opportunity – Hilo, Hawaii Recognized in Hilo Tribune Herald as BEST DENTIST IN EAST HAWAII. Annual pay based on collections at $70 - $100K working once a week. Associates fly into Hilo and transportation from airport provided. Dr. Garret Uehara or Stephanie [email protected](808) 935-4800

Associate Dentist wantedin Waipahu. General practice looking for FT or PT associate. Please call Dr. Lisa Valderueda at(808) 388-8410or email your resume [email protected].

Dental Associate(Kauai, HI) General Practice Looking for a full time dental associate preferably with 2 years dental experience. Email Dr. Cathy Tsunehiro [email protected].

Part Time Pediatric Dental AssociateMust have a valid Hawaii State License and able to work Fridays. If interested, please contact Dr Brent BY Ching [email protected](808) 949-8411.

Dental Associate:Family/General Dental Practice in McCully/Moiliili area looking for a FT or PT associate. Please call 949-6608 or email your resume to Dr. Franklin Kometani atkometaniassociates@gmail.com.

STAFF WANTED:

Full Time Front Office/Patient Coordinatorto join Dr. Garrett Hayashi’s downtown dental practice. Computer and Dentrix knowledge preferred. Great benefits include medical, parking, retirement, vacation and Monday to Thursday work schedule. Send resume [email protected] call(808) 536-5090.

Hiring: Dental Receptionist will be overseeing front office operations, answering multi-line phone system, inputting patient and insurance data, provide exceptional customer service. Knowledgeable in DENTRIX G4. Start Part time, possible fulltime. Qualified applicants will be notified by email & phone. Email resume to Dr. Gina Viernes,[email protected].com

Dental Assistant WantedDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an experienced dental assistant for an office on Oahu. Flexible hours and schedule for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call808-202-2092.

OFFICE FOR RENT:

For Lease:Turn Key dental office suite approximately 1,319 sf. Convenient location between downtown, Nuuanu and Kalihi. 4 treatment rooms, 1 private office, 1 consultation room, reception area, lab area and private restroom. Dr. Dennis Nagata(808) [email protected].

Kailua-Kona:Fully Equipped Dental Office For Rent. Free standing building. 4 plumbed ops. 1 X-ray room with exam chair and digital pano. Extensive equipment list. Ample parking, fantastic visibility on the main road. Email Bennett Jacoby, DDS, MS [email protected].

Orthodontic Office Space Available for Sublease in the Ala Moana Building Suite 1103-Be your own Boss! The easiest and least expensive way to start your own orthodontic practice. Offering a complete "turnkey orthodontic office facility" at 50% rent! Available: M/Wed/Th/Sat. Dr. Michael Wall email:[email protected]

PRACTICE FOR SALE:

Private Family Dental Practice in Lahaina, Maui, est. 1986Outstanding visibility, high traffic location with outstanding climate and recreation. 3 ops, DDS & RDH scheduled 5 days a week, averaging 20+ new patients per month. For more information please call Dr. Carl Kobayashi DDS at(808) 205-9311.

Practice for Sale– Long time General Practice in Central Oahu. 3 Operatories, essential equipment, reasonable. Opportunity for start-up dentist. Contact Glenn Wong at(808) 671-7272

Practice for Sale-1150 S King St, ATLAS BUILDING, near Ala Moana, 1000 square feet 3 plumbed Operatories. Contact Dr. Dan Fujii at(808) 284-0584

Dental Practice for Sale in Honolulu, Hi Rarely available private Kahala Mall practice with 1000+ active patients and $1M+ in yearly collections. Doctor would like to work an abbreviated chairside schedule to support a little to no cash down 3 year work-down/buy-down transition. Dr. Michael Schwinn.(808) 735-2627.

Practice for SaleGeneral Dentist looking to retire. Practice for Sale at Medical Arts Building, 1010 S King St., Honolulu. Best offer or terms negotiable. Call Dr. Hugh Matsumura(808) 596-2553.

Aiea Dental Practice for SaleBenefit from shared overhead, strong patient base and well managed systems. This is a unique opportunity to purchase Dr. Frank Baumholtz’s successful dental practice in an established space sharing arrangement. Seller is highly motivated. Call808-778-4929.

Kailua-Kona, HI– Dr. Douglas Dierenfield. For sale, 100% fee for service general practice collecting around $400,000 annually. Wonderful potential for merger or satellite! Seller is willing to transition if desired. Contact Aaron I Pershall, CBA for more information:[email protected].

GP Practice for Sale– Established (45 years) GP Practice for sale in downtown Kailua. Turnkey opportunity. 3 ops. Paperless and fully networked. Recently upgraded equipment. Dentrix. $275K. Contact Dr. Ernest Lau or Thomas Davis at(808) 222-5162.

Price Reduced-Priced for Quick SaleHawaii’s Best practice for sale in Kona, Hawaii. High tech Modern 7 operatories, 2 dentist 1.2 hygienists 1.5 million grow average over last 5 years. [email protected](808) 276-3083

ITEMS FOR SALE:

Dental Equipment for Sale: Biolase Water Laser, Perfect working order and totally in good condition, includes all accessories. Please contact Dr. Fred Gaeta(808) [email protected].

For Sale: Tech West Inc. Vacuum Pump – Whirlwind. Model VP2SSL. 1HP Very lightly used $800. Please contact Dr. Katherine Masaki by e-mail if [email protected].

Item for Sale– Prestige 2100 Classic Portable Sterilizer $800 obo. Purchased refurbished autoclave but didn’t actually need it. Works great. Please contact the office of Dr. Malia Kamisugi [email protected] more information.

Kailua-KonaDigital x-ray processor for sale. Kodak CR 7400 manufactured 7/26/11, comes with multiple accessories/plates. Unit is in excellent condition. Photos and serial numbers available upon request. Please contact Dr. Melissa Beaudet-Uy by [email protected].


Advertise!Freefor all Hawaii Dental Association members (members only please.)

Mahalofor being our member!


Aloha,

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Executive Director

2017 HDA Awards - There's Still Time to Nominate!

May 8, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members!

A friendly reminder that HDA's Awards Committee wants your nominations for the2017 HDA Awards!We're looking for nominees in the following categories:

Distinguished Service Award:

  • At least 10 years of membership in the HDA
  • At least 5 years of volunteer service to the HDA
  • Meets the highest ethical standards as prescribed by the HDA
  • Has made outstanding contributions to the affairs of the HDA

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • At least 30 years of membership
  • At least 15 years of volunteer service
  • Meets the highest ethical standards as prescribed by the HDA
  • Has attained professional excellence and achieved accomplishments noteworthy ofrecognition

Award of Honor:
Awarded to a non-dentist who has made outstanding contributions towards thepromotion of dentistry or the improvement of public health

Submission Information:

Please submit your nominees with a brief description or CV to Dr. Patsy Fujimoto, Awards Coordinator, either via email ([email protected]) or mail (224 Haili Street, Hilo HI96720).

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF NOMINEES ISTHU,JUNE 15, 2017.

 

With Aloha,

HDA Awards Committee

Legislature Update #16- Legislators Defer HB 696

April 29, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members,

Thank you to those who have responded to and followedHB 696 - the bill that would have changed the BODE name, addthree more dental hygienists to the BODE, and prohibit dental assistants from applying topical fluoride - all session long.Throughyourrepeated phone calls, emails, and visits with your legislators - the bill has beendeferredfor this legislative session!You can viewHB 696's texthere.

As the Legislature winds down toMay 4th(the end of session), HDA will continue to work on our advocacy priorities.We will keep you posted, but feel free to contact us at any time.

Mahalo- for your dedication to Hawaii'soral health!

With Aloha,

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Executive Director

 

ADA Members Encouraged to Comment on Revised Bylaws

April 28, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members,

TheADA Newsreports that ADA members are being asked to review and comment on proposed changes to the ADA Constitution and Bylaws. “The major focus of the rewrite is to remove procedural and operational items with the intent that the ADA will be able to act more swiftly,” said Dr. Michael H. Halasz, chair of the Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs. “The change in the Bylaws is significant, and a comment period allows interested parties more time to consider the changes.”

ADA members wishing to receive a copy of the revisions and a tool for submitting comments on the revised Bylawsshould emailADA Deputy General Counsel and Director of the Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs Tom Elliott at[email protected]with “BYLAWS COMMENT TOOL REQUEST” in the subject line.

The comment period endsMay 26.

 

Mahalo,

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Hawaii Dental AssociationEmail:

Legislature Update #15- HB 696 Continues in Conference Committee; Dental Bills of note

April 26, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members,

Thestate House and Senate Conference Committee has once again rescheduledHB 696toThursday, April 27at 10am.Clickherefor the text to HB 696.The repeated rescheduling indicates that at least some legislators have concerns about this bill. We observe that your calls are being heard. This bill may go down to the wire toFriday'slegislative deadline. We will continue to keep you informed.

At today's April 26 hearing, these bills passed:
HB 374will do a sunrise analysis about requiring certification of dental assistants.HDA has supported this bill as an alternative to the BAD language in HB 696. Clickherefor the text to HB 374.

HB 561would requiredentists who administer general anesthesia, deep sedation, or moderate (conscious) sedation to post notice of contact information for verification of the dentist's licensure, and authorization and permit, to administer anesthesia and sedation.Clickherefor the text to HB 561.

HB 563will allowfor general supervision (instead of requiring direct supervision) for patients of record provided that no irreversible procedures or block anesthesia is performed. HDA requested the favorable changes to the bill which now have been included. Clickherefor the text to HB 563.


Feel free to contact Ms. Melissa Pavlicek, our legislative consultant at 447-1840, by email [email protected], or me at the HDA office, 593-7956.

 

Mahalofor your efforts!

Kim Nguyen, MSW

Legislature Update #14- HB 696 Still in Conference Committee

April 25, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members -Your Action Needed on HB 696!

Thestate House and Senate Conference Committee has once again rescheduledHB 696toWednesday April 26 at 1pm.

Please continue to oppose HB 696on the grounds that it prohibits dental assistants from applying topical fluoride, and it reconfigures the Board of Dental Examiners to add three dental hygienists.PleaseCALL or EMAILthe following House Co-Chairs to say that youOPPOSE HB 696:

Rep. Della Belatti:[email protected]
ph:808-586-9425

Rep. Roy Takumi:[email protected]
ph:808-586-6170

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi:[email protected].gov
ph:808-586-6310

Clickherefor the text to HB 696.

Also of note:
HB 374will do a sunrise analysis about requiring certification of dental assistants, has been scheduled for hearingtomorrow--no action is needed. HDA has supported this bill as an alternative to the BAD language in HB 696. Clickherefor the text to HB 374.

HB 563allows for general supervision (instead of requiring direct supervision) for patients of record provided that no irreversible procedures or block anesthesia is performed, will also be heard in Conference CommitteeWednesdayat4 p.m.Additional action is not required. HDA requested the favorable changes to the bill which now have been included. Clickherefor the text to HB 563.


Feel free to contact Ms. Melissa Pavlicek, our legislative consultant at 447-1840, by email [email protected], or me at the HDA office, 593-7956.

 

Mahalo for your efforts!

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Hawaii Dental AssociationEmail:

Legislature Update #13- HB 696 Continues on in Conference Committee

April 24, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members -Please Continue to Contact Legislators!


The state House and Senate Conference Committee once again rescheduled its hearing forHB 696, toTuesday 4/25 at 1pm.

Thank you to those who have contacted Committee members to oppose HB 696.We need to keep pushing forward.With this nexthearing less than 24 hours away, please call and email the following Representatives andurge them to oppose HB 696:

Rep. Della Belatti:[email protected]
ph:808-586-9425

Rep. Roy Takumi:[email protected]
ph:808-586-6170

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi:repkobayashi@Capitol.hawaii.gov
ph:808-586-6310

Thisbill makes changes to the Board of Dental Examiners and inserts rules into the statute which would prohibit dental assistants from applying topical fluoride.

Feel free to contact Ms. Melissa Pavlicek, our legislative consultant at 447-1840, by email [email protected], or me at the HDA office, 593-7956.

 

Mahalo for your efforts!

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Hawaii Dental AssociationEmail:

Legislature Update #12- HB 696 in Conference Committee

April 22, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members -Please Continue to Act!


The state House and Senate Conference Committee met on Friday 4/21 to discussHB 696 which HDA opposes. The bill makes changes to the Board of Dental Examiners and inserts rules into the statute which would prohibit dental assistants from applying topical fluoride. The committee hasrescheduled its hearing on the bill toMonday 4/24 at 1 p.m.This is a normal part of the legislative conference committee process.

Your calls and emails seem to be having an impact,butpleasecontinue to contact the legislators:

Sen. Michelle Kidani:senkidani@capitol.hawaii.gov
ph:808-586-7100

Sen. Clarence Nishihara:[email protected].gov
ph:808-586-6970

Rep. Della Belatti:repbelatti@capitol.hawaii.gov
ph:808-586-9425

Rep. Roy Takumi:reptakumi@Capitol.hawaii.gov
ph:808-586-6170

Rep. Cynthia Thielen:[email protected]
ph:808-586-6480

Senate President Ron Kouchi:[email protected]
ph:808-586-6030

Rep. Scott Saiki:repsaiki@Capitol.hawaii.gov
ph:808-586-8485

Also considered wereHB 561which would require dentists who administer anesthesia to post a notice in their offices notifying patients of how to file complaints, andHB 672which is a school based health initiative.

We will continue to keep you informed!

Feel free to contact Ms. Melissa Pavlicek, our legislative consultant at 447-1840, by email [email protected], or me at the HDA office, 593-7956.

 

Mahalo for your efforts!

Kim Nguyen, MSW

2017 RenewalAND Continuing Education (CE) Requirements forDentists

April 20, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members,

Please note this license renewal information, and new requirement to complete a Basic Life Support (BLS) course:

Licenses for dentists and dental hygienists expire onDecember 31, 2017unless renewed.In order to renew, dentists and dental hygienists must meet the continuing education (“CE”) requirements.

This notice is posted at this linkhere-please take a few minutes to review it.Below is excerpt language on thenewrequirement:

#4. As a part of the CE requirements, all dentists shall complete a course in Basic Life Support (“BLS”) for Healthcare Providers approved by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association at least once every two years.Please be advised that this is a new requirement.The completion of a general CPR course will no longer be sufficient.

Be sure to renew in good time.If you have any questions, please contact Irish Edsman atirish@hawaiidentalassociation.net,808-593-7956.

Mahalo,

The Hawaii Dental Association Staff

Legislature Update #11- HB 696 Now in Conference Committee

April 19, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members -Please Act Now!

The action of HDA members has had a big impact at the state legislature. Several of the worst, most harmful proposals have been set aside -- thanks to the quick action of our HDA members.

There is one major legislative hurdle left -- please help usdefeat HB 696bycalling or emailingthe following legislatorsASAP:

Sen. Michelle Kidani:[email protected]
ph:808-586-7100

Sen. Clarence Nishihara:[email protected].gov
ph:808-586-6970

Rep. Della Belatti:[email protected]
ph:808-586-9425

Rep. Roy Takumi:[email protected]
ph:808-586-6170

Rep. Cynthia Thielen:[email protected]
ph:808-586-6480

Senate President Ron Kouchi:[email protected]
ph:808-586-6030

Rep. Scott Saiki:[email protected]
ph:808-586-8485

Here’s the proposed message:

Aloha!My name is [INSERT FIRST AND LAST NAME WITH DEGREE], and I’m asking you toOPPOSE HB 696.This bill would prohibit dental assistants from applying topical fluoride, a safe and effective means of preventing tooth decay.Requiring a dental hygienist to apply fluoride rather than a dental assistant will not improve care, but it will likely increase the cost of providing care.Mahalo for your support!

By Email:
Just copy and paste the above message into your email, fill in your personal information, andsend it from your own email.You can send 1 email and putall 7 legislators in the "To" address line.

Why these legislators?

The first five of the legislators noted above are on the Conference Committee which will decide the fate of HB 696. We added Sen. President Ron Kouchi and House Majority Leader Scott Saiki to our list as we know that they will be closely monitoring the Conference Committee decisions, and they may also weigh in with their colleagues. You are, of course, welcome to email or call ANY legislator to express your views on this bill and the complete list can be found here:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/members/legislators.aspx?chamber=all

Why didn't we include Sen. Roz Baker?

Senator Baker proposed the dental assistant language that HDA opposes and she is the chairperson of the committee that advanced the bill.We believe additional emails at this time are not likely to change her view.

More information:

HB 696 also changes the name of the Board of Dental Examiners to the Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene and adds three dental hygienists to the board. An earlier version of the bill would have also allowed a version of licensure reciprocity which HDA opposed -- that provision is now removed from the bill. Here is a link to the current version of the bill:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HB696_SD1_.htm

HDA is also monitoringHB 374which would require a sunrise analysis of certifying dental assistants. We believe that supporting HB 374 is further justification for setting aside HB 696. Why do a study on training if you have already enacted a law that prohibits dental assistants from applying topical fluoride?

We are also monitoring bills related to posting notice for dentists who administer anesthesia; a change from direct to general supervision for dentists overseeing the work of dental hygienists; and a bill that would promote school-based health.

The deadline for all bills to be finalized in committee isnext week Friday, April 28 -- butplease act immediatelyas HB 696 could be decided much sooner.

Contact Ms. Melissa Pavlicek, our legislative consultant at 447-1840 or by email [email protected], or me at the HDA office, 593-7956.

 

Mahalo for your efforts!

Kim Nguyen, MSW

Complete Your Find-a-Dentist Profile!


April 18, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."
 

Aloha HDA Members,

A friendly reminder, to enter for a chance to win either a$10,000 cashaward, or a one-year lease to aMercedesBenzC class sedan or a Mercedes Benz GLC sport utility vehicle!All it takes is spending just a few minutes to complete your profile on ADA'sFind-a-Dentisttool, by11:59 pm PSTMay 1.

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Be one of the first 5,000 to complete your profile and you will also receive a free sample pack of patient brochures.

The Find-a-Dentist enhancements are designed to make your practice information more accessible to patients so they can more easily search by geography, payment/benefit plan and specialty and connect to book an appointment with you.Completed profiles will be given priority in the search results.And consider including a headshot, too, in your profile.

To update your Find-a-Dentist profile, log in to your MyADA page,ADA.org/MyADA, using your member ID number and password. For more information or assistance, contact the ADA Member Service Center.

Clickherefor more information.

Mahalo,

Kim Nguyen, MSW

Hawaii Dental Association

April 2017 Classified Ads


A free service exclusively for HDA members

April 14, 2017

 
Aloha HDA members:

Here are the guidelines for submitting a classified ad.HDA Classified Adsarefree, come out on the 15th of each month, and can list anything at all.Just follow these 10 guidelines.
  1. Only HDA members can advertise. (No staff, corporate offices, vendors, representatives, agents, etc.)
  2. Admust contain the member’s namein this format, “Dr. Mary Jones”, either within the text or in the contact information.
  3. Ad can list a contact person who is not a member as long as member’s name is shown.
  4. Ads have afifty word limitincluding the headline.
  5. Sorry, no photos, websites or other links, capitalization or highlighting can be in the ads.
  6. Only two ads per member, per issue.
  7. Ad will run two months and will be automatically deleted after two months.
  8. You can resubmit the ad for reinsertion by resending the ad to HDA.
  9. Ads will be mailed to HDA members without email, emailed to those who have provided their email address, and posted to our website.
  10. Deadline for submission is the 13thof each month.
NOTE:Beware of people contacting you from your ad who may be trying to scam you. Only do business with those people you trust andNEVERsend anyone any money based on a “negotiation” they are having with you. Contact me immediately if that happens. I will help with this situation. Mahalo.

AND REMEMBER: Content of ads (and any representations made in ads) is the responsibility of the member who is advertising. Ads are provided as a service to HDA members and imply no warranty, guarantee or commercial relationship between the member who is advertising and the Hawaii Dental Association.

DENTIST WANTED:

Specialist wanted: Kailua Kona, Hawaii Part time in-office referral based services for endodontics and implantology. Turn-key, 2 operatories available 24/7 serious inquires [email protected].

Associate Dentist wanted:in Lahaina, Maui. General practice looking for FT or PT associate. Please call Dr. Glenn Kadohiro at(808) 667-7711 ext. 203or email your resume [email protected].

PT/FT Dentist opportunity: Join an established and well run practice that offers quality care. Looking for either a long term employee or a dentist that would like to partner. Work in a shift i.e. morning or afternoon or alternating days i.e. Mon, Wed, Fri or Tue, Thu, Sat. Send resume [email protected].

Part/Full-time Dentist in Diamond Head! Come work in a fast-growing office with Dr. David Matto and his fantastic team. Our priority is excellent patient care and enjoying our time at work. Great income potential with guaranteed minimum pay. Convenient hours to avoid rush hour traffic. Contact us at808-735-8883.

Volunteer Specialist wantedat Waikiki Health for AEGD program ½ day a month for teaching and mentoring residents in the clinic. Seeking Endodontist, Periodontist and Oral Surgeon. If interested, please contact Dr. Rachel DiPasquale [email protected](425) 766-1615.

Associate Dentist WantedDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an Associate Dentist for an office on Oahu. Full-time or part-time position open for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call808-396-0303for more information.

Periodontist NeededImmediate opening for periodontist in busy, successful periodontal office in Kona on the Big Island.Possible partnership opportunity. Contact Dr. Bennett [email protected].

Why Build Out?Existing 1700 sq ft dental office available. Space includes 4 ops + 1 additional plumbed, lab/sterilization room, consult, reception, laundry/break room, and much more. Equipment available too. Dr. Gary Yonemoto is seeking dentist(s) to assume long lease w/available TI. Call(808) 778-4929for more info.

Pediatric or General Dentistry Associate opportunity – Hilo, Hawaii Recognized in Hilo Tribune Herald as BEST DENTIST IN EAST HAWAII. Annual pay based on collections at $70 - $100K working once a week. Associates fly into Hilo and transportation from airport provided. Dr. Garret Uehara or Stephanie [email protected]or(808) 935-4800.

Associate Dentist wantedin Waipahu. General practice looking for FT or PT associate. Please call Dr. Lisa Valderueda at(808) 388-8410or email your resume [email protected].

Dental Associate(Kauai, HI) General Practice Looking for a full time dental associate preferably with 2 years dental experience. Email Dr. Cathy Tsunehiro [email protected].

Part Time Pediatric Dental Associate:Must have a valid Hawaii State License and able to work Fridays. If interested, please contact Dr Brent BY Ching [email protected](808) 949-8411.

Dental Associate:Family/General Dental Practice in McCully/Moiliili area looking for a FT or PT associate. Please call 949-6608 or email your resume to Dr. Franklin Kometani atkometaniassociates@gmail.com.

STAFF WANTED:

Dental Assistant wanted:Dr. Lisa Wong is looking for an experienced dental assistant for an office on Oahu. Flexible hours and schedule for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call808-202-2092.

OFFICE FOR RENT:

Kailua-Kona:Fully Equipped Dental Office For Rent. Free standing building. 4 plumbed ops. 1 X-ray room with exam chair and digital pano. Extensive equipment list. Ample parking, fantastic visibility on the main road. Email Bennett Jacoby, DDS, MS [email protected].

Orthodontic Office Space Available for Sublease in the Ala Moana Building Suite 1103-Be your own Boss! The easiest and least expensive way to start your own orthodontic practice. Offering a complete "turnkey orthodontic office facility" at 50% rent! Available: M/Wed/Th/Sat. Dr. Michael Wall email:[email protected]

PRACTICE FOR SALE:

Practice for sale– Long time General Practice in Central Oahu. 3 Operatories, essential equipment, reasonable. Opportunity for start-up dentist. Contact Glenn Wong at(808) 671-7272.

Practice for sale-1150 S King St, ATLAS BUILDING, near Ala Moana, 1000 square feet 3 plumbed Operatories. Contact Dr. Dan Fujii at(808) 284-0584.

Dental Practice for sale in Honolulu, HI Rarely available private Kahala Mall practice with 1000+ active patients and $1M+ in yearly collections. Doctor would like to work an abbreviated chairside schedule to support a little to no cash down 3 year work-down/buy-down transition. Dr. Michael Schwinn.(808) 735-2627.

Practice for saleGeneral Dentist looking to retire. Practice for Sale at Medical Arts Building, 1010 S King St., Honolulu. Best offer or terms negotiable. Call Dr. Hugh Matsumura(808) 596-2553.

Aiea Dental Practice for SaleBenefit from shared overhead, strong patient base and well managed systems. This is a unique opportunity to purchase Dr. Frank Baumholtz’s successful dental practice in an established space sharing arrangement. Seller is highly motivated. Call808-778-4929.

HILO office for SaleDr. William Hayakawa retiring. Great location in dental / professional building. 1000 sq. ft. office, comfortable architectural floor plan, glassed front office, 4 operatories, private office, lab, darkroom / storage, private bathroom. Some equipment. Ample parking. Asking 95K, negotiable. Contact Ginoza Realty, Inc., at(808) 969-1471.

Kapaa, Kauaiwell established fee-for-service practice. CEREC, laser, digital x-rays. Exceptional office seeking highly motivated buyer. Dr. Clyde Ishida is very willing to stay to insure successful transition of the practice. Building and land for purchase if desired.808.822.4906or 808.778.4929.

Kailua-Kona, HI– Dr. Douglas Dierenfield. For sale, 100% fee for service general practice collecting around $400,000 annually. Wonderful potential for merger or satellite! Seller is willing to transition if desired. Contact Aaron I Pershall, CBA for more information:[email protected].

GP Practice for Sale– Established (45 years) GP Practice for sale in downtown Kailua. Turnkey opportunity. 3 ops. Paperless and fully networked. Recently upgraded equipment. Dentrix. $275K. Contact Dr. Ernest Lau or Thomas Davis at(808) 222-5162.

Price Reduced-Priced for Quick SaleHawaii’s best practice for sale in Kona, Hawaii. High tech Modern 7 operatories, 2 dentist 1.2 hygienists 1.5 million grow average over last 5 years. [email protected] phone(808) 276-3083.

ITEMS FOR SALE:

Dental Equipment for Sale: Biolase Water Laser, Perfect working order and totally in good condition, includes all accessories. Please contact Dr. Fred Gaeta(808) [email protected].

For Sale: Tech West Inc. Vacuum Pump – Whirlwind. Model VP2SSL. 1HP Very lightly used $800. Please contact Dr. Katherine Masaki by e-mail if [email protected].

Item for Sale:Prestige 2100 Classic Portable Sterilizer $800 obo. Purchased refurbished autoclave but didn’t actually need it. Works great. Please contact the office of Dr. Malia Kamisugi [email protected] more information.

Kailua-Kona:Digital x-ray processor for sale. Kodak CR 7400 manufactured 7/26/11, comes with multiple accessories/plates. Unit is in excellent condition. Photos and serial numbers available upon request. Please contact Dr. Melissa Beaudet-Uy by [email protected].


Advertise!Freefor all Hawaii Dental Association members (members only please.)

Mahalo for being our member!

Aloha,

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Executive Director
Hawaii Dental Association
1345 S. Beretania St. Suite 301
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone:808.593.7956
Toll Free:800.359.6725
Fax:808.593.7636
Email:hda@hawaiidentalassociation.net
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Call for 2017 HDA Awards!

April 10, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members!

The Nominating/Awards Committee of the Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for the2017 HDA Awards. Names for nominees in the following categories may now be submitted:

Distinguished Service Award:

  • At least 10 years of membership in the HDA
  • At least 5 years of volunteer service to the HDA
  • Meets the highest ethical standards as prescribed by the HDA
  • Has made outstanding contributions to the affairs of the HDA

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • At least 30 years of membership
  • At least 15 years of volunteer service
  • Meets the highest ethical standards as prescribed by the HDA
  • Has attained professional excellence and achieved accomplishments noteworthy ofrecognition

Award of Honor:
Awarded to a non-dentist who has made outstanding contributions towards thepromotion of dentistry or the improvement of public health

Submission Information:

Please submit your nominees with a brief description or CV to Dr. Patsy Fujimoto, Awards Coordinator, either via email ([email protected]) or mail (224 Haili Street, Hilo HI96720).

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF NOMINEES ISJUNE 15, 2017.

 

With Aloha,

Nominating/Awards Committee
Board of Trustees

Legislature Update #10 - HB 696

April 8, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members!

Your advocacy made a difference! As mentioned,House Bill696was heard this week.Legislators cited overwhelming testimony and phone calls from Hawaii Dental Association members as reasons they removed provisions from HB 696 which would have increased licensing reciprocity without adequate safety protections. They also inserted a provision in the bill which willrequire it to undergo additional meetings and can no longer be advanced "as is." You can read the bill at this linkhere.

Our HDA Advocacy "Hero" Award goes to Dr. Ed Cassella for testifying against the measure. The success ofthe HDA Legislative Committee, chaired by Dr. Norman Chun, with consultant Melissa Pavlicek, would not be possible without the quick action of the HDA members -all of you.

Conference Committee members will need to be designated by the House and Senate, and then HB 696 will be considered further. Please remain vigilant -we will be calling on you for additional emails, phone calls, and help in the remaining weeks of the legislature.Session is expected to end onMay 4.

With Aloha,

Kim Nguyen, MSW

ADA unveils Find-a-Dentist online search tool for patients

April 4, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members,

Want to land at the top of an online search for dentists in your area?How about a chance to win a Mercedes 12-month lease?Here's your chance!Read on to find out how.

On April 3, the ADA launched an online search tool aimed at helping prospective patients connect with local ADA members. The Association is encouraging ADA member dentists to fill out theirFind-a-Dentistonline profile, which takes about five minutes, on average, to complete. ADA member dentists with completed profiles, especially those with photos, are prioritized in the online tool's search results.

"This campaign is designed to help our members succeed by helping fill holes in their schedules," said Dr. Craig Herre, chair of the ADA Council on Communications. "It will only succeed if members participate by completing their profile so that consumers have a good tool to use."

Profiles with photos receive 11 times more clicks on average than those without, Dr. Herre said. Members are able to see how many times their profiles have been viewed through their My ADA member dashboard.

Complete your profile byMay 1, 2017, for a chance to win a Mercedes Benz C class sedan or GLC SUV 12-month lease, or a $10,000 cash award.

Be one of the first 5,000 to complete your profile and you will also receive a free sample pack of patient brochures.Clickherefor more information.

 

Mahalo,

Kim Nguyen, MSW

Legislature 2017 Update #9:
HB 696 SD 1


Call Senators toOPPOSEHB 696 SD 1!


April 3, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."
 

Aloha HDA Members,

As we reported last week,HB 696 SD 1will be heard thisWed Apr 5in front of theSenate Committee onCommerce, Consumer Protection, and Health.This bill is being completely reworded to include everything that HDA previously opposed:

  • Changes to the Board of Dental Examiners (previously defeated in SB 371)
  • Licensure by reciprocityand(previously defeated in SB 343)
  • Preventing dental assistants from applying topical fluoride (not scheduled for hearing in HB 374)

PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW:

  • CallCommittee members today and ask them toOPPOSEHB 696 SD 1:Senators Clarence Nishihara,808-586-6970; Stanley Chang,808-586-8420; Will Espero,808-586-6360; Les Ihara, Jr808-586-6250; Michelle Kidani,808-586-7100; and Russell Ruderman,808-586-6890.
You can view the hearing agenda at thislink.

Mahalo for your efforts!

Kim Nguyen, MSW

 

Legislature 2017 Update #8:
HB 696


Action Needed Now toOPPOSEHB 696!


March 31, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."
 

Aloha HDA Members,

We have received word that a Senate committee has scheduled a hearing for thisWEDNESDAY, APRIL 5. We need your URGENT help inOPPOSINGHB 696.This bill is being completely reworded to include everything that HDA previously opposed:

  • Changes to the Board of Dental Examiners (previously defeated in SB 371)
  • Licensure by reciprocityand(previously defeated in SB 343)
  • Preventing dental assistants from applying topical fluoride (not scheduled for hearing in HB 374)

PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW:

  • If you've previously approved HDA to submit OPPOSITION testimony, we will submit it again for you.
  • If you haven't submitted testimony before but would like HDA's consultant Melissa Pavlicek to do so, please email her your approval to OPPOSE HB 696 [email protected].
  • Or,submit your own OPPOSITION TESTIMONY by clickingHere.
You can view the hearing agenda at thislink.

Mahalo,

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Hawaii Dental Association
 
Email:

LEGISLATURE 2017

Update #7: SB 371


March 29, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."
 

Aloha HDA Members,

On Tuesday, Mar 28, the Hawaii House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee voted to defeatSB 371which would have changed the board of dental examiners (by adding a dental hygienist, an early version of the bill would have also changed the name of the board).

Mahalo to HDA President-Elect Dr. Robert Baysa for testifying in person, and to over 100 HDA members who submitted testimony in opposition of this bill. Your voice matters. You can view the billhere.

With aloha,

Kim Nguyen, MSW
Hawaii Dental Association
 
Email:

A New Smile Joins the Hawaii Dental Association’s Leadership

Nonprofit veteran leader Kim Nguyen will head the state’s oldest professional membership organization for dentists


March 27, 2017

 
Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."
 

Aloha HDA Members,

I am pleased to share our press release that was just sent out, announcing the arrival of Kim Nguyen, our newExecutive Director:

HONOLULU, HI– The Hawaii Dental Association (HDA)on Mondaynamed Kim Nguyen as the organization’s new Executive Director. Nguyen is an experienced leader with over two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector.

“We’re extremely pleased to have someone of Kim’s caliber join our team,” said Dr. Steve Wilhite, who served as HDA’s Interim Executive Director during the leadership search and was also a Past President of the Association. “I’m confident that Kim will play a significant role in furthering our organization’s vision of maintaining the highest quality of standards for the dental health industry here in Hawaii.”

In her new position, Nguyen will work with the Board of Trustees to develop and enhance HDA’s programs and strategic plan. She will also spearhead the organization’s administration, fiscal management, and visibility in the community by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with our membership, decision-makers, and community to improve the dental well-being for all people in Hawaii,” said Nguyen.

Nguyen was most recently at the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific as its Hawaii Executive Director. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at WithinReach, a nonprofit health organization in Seattle providing hepatitis B education for high-risk populations throughout Washington state. She also worked in the public policy sector for the Washington State Dental Association and Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and in adult employment with the YWCA of Seattle and King County.

Nguyen grew up in Hawaii and traces her educational roots back to Iolani School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Washington’s Whitman College and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. She is also a 2016 Weinberg Fellows graduate. Nguyen and her husband reside in Honolulu’s Kakaʻako district.


If you have not already, I hope you'll have a chance to visit with Kim.She can be reached atKim@hawaiidentalassociation.net.


With aloha,

Christopher Lee, DDS
President

Legislature 2017

UPDATE #6:SB 371

March 25, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members,

Your Action is Needed Now!

SB 371relating to the Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene is scheduled for hearing thisTuesday, March 28.Your OPPOSITION testimony is needed!

Many of you have already authorized HDA to oppose this bill on your behalf by emailing our legislative consultant Melissa Pavlicek [email protected] if you have already done so, it's not necessary that you email her again. (You may withdraw your approval by emailing her if you have changed your own position.)

The bill has been significantly amended in a way more favorable to dentists and HDA; thanks to your advocacy, the name of the board would not be changed and only one additional hygienist member instead of three are planned.But the bill could take a turn for the worse. HDA opposes it so that it doesn't go into conference committee. Please oppose this bill.

Instructions for submitting testimony, and a link to the current version of the bill can be found here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/hearingnotices/HEARING_CPC_03-28-17_.HTM

OR you can authorize us to submit testimony in OPPOSITION to this bill for you, by emailing Melissa [email protected]

You can reach Melissa Pavlicek at(808) 447-1840or by cell at(808) 722-7007.

Mahalo!


With aloha,

Kim Nguyen, MSW

Legislature 2017

UPDATE #5:SB 343 and 371

March 21, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha HDA Members,

This is Kim Nguyen, your new Hawaii Dental Association Executive Director, with a report from the state Capitol.

After an hour-long hearing before the joint House Health and Intrastate Commerce Committees today, the legislators have decided todeferSenate Bill 343which would have allowed licensure by reciprocity. This means that the bill will not advance this session and its companion bill is also dead.HDA strongly opposed this bill on the basis of public safety and more than 100 pieces of OPPOSITION testimony were generated, which helped convince members of the Intrastate Commerce Committee to defer the bill.
Senate Bill 371, which would have reconfigured (and re-named) the Board of Dental Examiners was amended to keep the focus on dentistry and add an additional dental hygienist to the board. This bill will next move the the House Consumer Protection Committee. Its companion bill did not advance. Our advocates met with the chair of the Consumer Protection Committee and they (and other members of the legislative committee) will continue to work with stakeholders to advocate for HDA members on this bill.

We will continue to keep you updated.

 

Mahalo!


With aloha,

Kim Nguyen, MSW

Legislature 2017

UPDATE #4

March 19, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

Aloha everyone,

Action Needed to Stop Bad State Legislation

Aloha HDA Members!

Your immediate action is needed to help stop “Licensing by Reciprocity” and “Reconfiguring the Board of Dental Examiner” bills. More than 100 members have authorized HDA to submit testimony opposing those bills (and you can too, see instructions at the end of this message).

Most urgently, Drs. Chris Lee, Steve Wilhite and Norman Chun (our legislative advocacy leadership team) ask that you CALL and EMAIL Representative Takashi Ohno and state that youSTRONGLY OPPOSESB 343 (Reciprocity) and SB 371 (Board of Dental Examiners Reconfiguration).

If you do nothing else, please do STEP 1:

STEP 1:OPPOSE THESE BILLS TO CHAIR TAKASHI OHNO:

CALL REP. TAKASHI OHNO AT808-586-9415AND LEAVE A MESSAGE STATING: My name is [INSERT]. I AM A DENTIST IN [CITY]AND I OPPOSE SB 343 and SB 371BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY.

EMAIL REP. TAKASHI OHNO AT[email protected]stating: My name is [Name] and I am a dentist in [CITY]. I OPPOSE SB 343 and SB 371because I am concerned about the health and safety of our community. Please DEFER these bills.

If you have not already approved HDA to submit testimony, or if you prefer to submit testimony yourself, please proceed to Step 2 below.

STEP 2:SUBMIT TESTIMONY OPPOSING SB 343 and SB 371

SUBMIT TESTIMONY BY EMAIL TO:

  • EmailNo. 1 to:

    [email protected].govand

    [email protected].gov

    Re: OPPOSITION TO SB 343

    My name is: [INSERT]

    Position: Opposed to SB 343 on public health and safety grounds. Please defer this measure.

    IAC/HLT Hearing3/21/17 11:00 a.m.

    Room 329

  • Email No. 2 to:

[email protected].gov

Re: OPPOSITION TO SB 371

My name is: [INSERT]

Position: Opposed to SB 371 on public health and safety grounds. Please defer this measure.

IAC/HLT Hearing3/21/17 11:00 a.m.

Room 329

AUTHORIZE HDA TO SUBMIT YOUR OPPOSITION TESTIMONY FOR YOU:email our consultant Melissa Pavlicek [email protected] state “I approve you submitting opposition testimony to SB 343 and SB 371.”

Background Information:

Senate bill 343 and SB 371 are scheduled for a hearing in the House Intrastate Commerce (Chaired by Takashi Ohno) and Health (Chaired by Rep. Della Belatti) Committees onTuesday, March 22. A copy of the hearing notice (and links to the bills) can be found here:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/hearingnotices/HEARING_HLT-IAC_03-21-17_.HTM

SB 343 and SB 371 were introduced by Sen. Rosalyn Baker.Rep. Della Belatti previously introduced bills similar to the ones being heardon Tuesday, so we arefocusingadvocacy on Rep. Ohno who we believe may be more willing to DEFER these bills. However, time permitting, please also call/email Rep. Belatti stating that you oppose these bills. We believe that 50+ calls to Rep. Ohno and Rep. Belatti will make a difference in the outcome ofTuesday’shearing:

  • Rep. Della Belatti808-586-9425

  • Email:repbelatti@capitol.hawaii.gov

     

    If you have questions regarding these bills, please call our consultant Melissa Pavlicek at 447-1840 (office), 722-7007 cell, or email her [email protected]

     

    Mahalo!


With aloha,

Steve Wilhite DDS

Hawaii Dental Association

Classified Ads


A free service exclusively for HDA members

March 14, 2017

Hawaii Dental Association
Classified Ads
March 14, 2017
Aloha HDA members:

Here are the guidelines for submitting a classified ad.HDA Classified Adsarefree, come out on the 15th of each month, and can list anything at all.Just follow these 10 guidelines.
  1. Only HDA members can advertise. (No staff, corporate offices, vendors, representatives, agents, etc.)
  2. Admust contain the member’s namein this format, “Dr. Mary Jones”, either within the text or in the contact information.
  3. Ad can list a contact person who is not a member as long as member’s name is shown.
  4. Ads have afifty word limitincluding the headline.
  5. Sorry, no photos, websites or other links, capitalization or highlighting can be in the ads.
  6. Only two ads per member, per issue.
  7. Ad will run two months and will be automatically deleted after two months.
  8. You can resubmit the ad for reinsertion by resending the ad to HDA.
  9. Ads will be mailed to HDA members without email, emailed to those who have provided their email address, and posted to our website.
  10. Deadline for submission is the 13thof each month.

NOTE:Beware of people contacting you from your ad who may be trying to scam you. Only do business with those people you trust andNEVERsend anyone any money based on a “negotiation” they are having with you. Contact me immediately if that happens. I will help with this situation. Mahalo.

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Dentist wanted


pediatric or general dentistry associate opportunity – hilo, hawaii Recognized in Hilo Tribune Herald as BEST DENTIST IN EAST HAWAII. Annual pay based on collections at $70 - $100K working once a week. Associates fly into Hilo and transportation from airport provided. Dr. Garret Uehara or Stephanie [email protected](808) 935-4800

associate dentist wantedin Waipahu. General practice looking for FT or PT associate. Please call Dr. Lisa Valderueda at(808) 388-8410or email your resume [email protected].

associate dentist wantedin Lahaina, Maui. General practice looking for FT or PT associate. Please call Dr. Glenn Kadohiro at(808) 667-7711 ext. 203or email your resume [email protected].

DENTAL ASSOCIATE(Kauai, HI) General Practice Looking for a full time dental associate preferably with 2 years dental experience. [email protected]. Dr. Cathy Tsunehiro

part time pediatric dental ASSOCIATEMust have a valid Hawaii State License and able to work Fridays. If interested, please contact Dr Brent BY Ching [email protected](808) 949-8411.

part/FULL-TIME DENTIST IN DIAMOND HEAD!come work in a fast-growing office with Dr. David Matto and his fantastic team. Our priority is excellent patient care and enjoying our time at work. Great income potential with guaranteed minimum pay. Convenient hours to avoid rush hour traffic. Contact us at808-735-8883

volunteer specialist wantedat Waikiki Health for AEGD program ½ day a month for teaching and mentoring residents in the clinic. Seeking Endodontist, Periodontist and Oral Surgeon. If interested, please contact Dr. Rachel DiPasquale [email protected](425) 766-1615.

WHY BUILD OUT?Existing 1700 sq ft dental office available. Space includes 4 ops + 1 additional plumbed, lab/sterilization room, consult, reception, laundry/break room, and much more. Equipment available too. Dr. Gary Yonemoto is seeking dentist(s) to assume long lease w/available TI. Call(808) 778-4929for more info.

ASSOCIATE DENTIST WANTEDDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an Associate Dentist for an office on Oahu. Full-time or part-time position open for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call(808) 396-0303for more information.

periodontist needeDImmediate opening for periodontist in busy, successful periodontal office in Kona on the Big Island. Possible partnership opportunity. Contact Dr. Bennett [email protected].

dental associate:Family/General Dental Practice in McCully/Moiliili area looking for a FT or PT associate. Please call 949-6608 or email your resume [email protected]. Dr. Franklin Kometani.
Staff wanted

PART-TIME DENTAL INSURANCE CLAIMS SPECIALIST- Detailed audit of patient accounts and insurance plans, Review EOB’s vs. claim payments, Review and process refunds to insurance/patients. 1 year of dental insurance experience required. Knowledgeable with Dentrix G4. Please e-mail Dr. Gina B Viernes [email protected].com.

DENTAL ASSISTANT WANTEDDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an experienced dental assistant for an office on Oahu. Flexible hours and schedule for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call(808) 202-2092.
OFFICE FOR RENT

Orthodontic Office Space Available for Sublease in the Ala Moana Building Suite 1103-Beyour own Boss! The easiest and least expensive way to start your own orthodontic practice. Offering a complete "turnkey orthodontic office facility" at 50% rent! Available: M/Wed/Th/Sat. Dr. Michael Wall email:[email protected]

Kailua-Kona:Fully Equipped Dental Office For Rent. Free standing building. 4 plumbed ops. 1 X-ray room with exam chair and digital pano. Extensive equipment list. Ample parking, fantastic visibility on the main road. Email Bennett Jacoby, DDS, MS [email protected].

PRACTICE FOR SALE

Practice for sale-1150 S King St, ATLAS BUILDING, near Ala Moana, 1000 square feet 3 plumbed Operatories. Contact Dr. Dan Fujii at(808) 284-0584

practice for sale– Long time General Practice in Central Oahu. 3 Operatories, essential equipment, reasonable. Opportunity for start-up dentist. Contact Glenn Wong at(808) 671-7272

KAILUA-KONA, HI– Dr. Douglas Dierenfield. For sale, 100% fee for service general practice collecting around $400,000 annually. Wonderful potential for merger or satellite! Seller is willing to transition if desired. Contact Aaron I Pershall, CBA for more information:[email protected].

HILO office FOR SALEDr. William Hayakawa retiring. Great location in dental / professional building. 1000 sq. ft. office, comfortable architectural floor plan, glassed front office, 4 operatories, private office, lab, darkroom / storage, private bathroom. Some equipment. Ample parking. Asking 95K, negotiable. Contact Ginoza Realty, Inc., at(808) 969-1471.

Gp practice for sale– Established (45 years) GP Practice for sale in downtown Kailua. Turnkey opportunity. 3 ops. Paperless and fully networked. Recently upgraded equipment. Dentrix. $275K. Contact Dr. Ernest Lau or Thomas Davis at(808) 222-5162.

kapaa, kauaiwell established fee-for-service practice. CEREC, laser, digital x-rays. Exceptional office seeking highly motivated buyer. Dr. Clyde Ishida is very willing to stay to insure successful transition of the practice. Building and land for purchase if desired.(808) 822.4906or (808) 778.4929.

Aiea Dental Practice for SaleBenefit from shared overhead, strong patient base and well managed systems. This is a unique opportunity to purchase Dr. Frank Baumholtz’s successful dental practice in an established space sharing arrangement. Seller is highly motivated. Call(808) 778-4929.



PRICE REDUCED-PRICED FOR QUICK SALEHawaii’s Best practice for sale in Kona, Hawaii. High tech Modern 7 operatories, 2 dentist 1.2 hygienists 1.5 million grow average over last 5 years. [email protected](808) 276-3083
ITEMS FOR SALE



ITEM FOR SALE– Prestige 2100 Classic Portable Sterilizer $800 obo. Purchased refurbished autoclave but didn’t actually need it. Works great. Please contact the office of Dr. Malia Kamisugi [email protected] more information.

kailua-KONADigital x-ray processor for sale. Kodak CR 7400 manufactured 7/26/11, comes with multiple accessories/plates. Unit is in excellent condition. Photos and serial numbers available upon request. Please contact Dr. Melissa Beaudet-Uy by [email protected].


Advertise!Freefor all Hawaii Dental Association members (members only please.)

Mahalo for being our member!

Aloha.

Steve Wilhite, DDS.
Interim Executive Director
Hawaii Dental Association
1345 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone:808.593.7956 * Toll Free: 800.359.6725
Fax:808.593.7636 * Email:hda@hawaiidentalassociation.net * Web:www.hawaiidentalassociation.net

The Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA)

Read This!

March 10, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

 
Aloha HDA members:

Here is something the ADA is bringing to our attention andsome of youhave to be ready to comply with these new laws.


On Behalf of Craig Busey, ADA General Counsel, Division of Legal Affairs, we have important information to share.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA) requires that places of public accommodation, including physicians’ and dentists’ offices, be accessible to persons with disabilities. With the advent of the internet, and of websites that businesses utilize to provide additional access to the public, the U.S. Department of Justice has taken the position that websites open to the public must also be accessible in various ways to persons with sight or hearing impairment. This interpretation may affect not only the websites of our members, but also those of our associations themselves.

You may be aware that several member dentists in Texas have received letters from attorneys alleging that their websites violate the AwDA because the websites are not accessible to individuals with disabilities. The letters typically request the payment of some amount of money in order to avoid a lawsuit, and may also insist on prompt compliance with the law. As it is possible that other member dentists may receive similar letters, we thought some guidance might be helpful.

To assist both the members and the state associations with this issue, the ADA has prepared the following attached documents:
  1. Website Accessibility”. A quick rundown, in a brief, executive summary-type format, of steps that members should consider in the short term to make their websites less susceptible to a claim.
  1. “Website Accessibility Claims: Strategies for Dentists”. A “white paper” type document that describes in greater detail strategies for members (and their attorneys) in case they receive a demand letter of the type described above. The paper also includes the actions that members might consider in order to make their websites more fully accessible to persons with disabilities in the long term.

Because of the sensitive and strategic nature of this information, please urge your members and local societies to maintain it in confidence.

In addition to the attached resources, the ADA will also host aTwo-Part 90 Minute Website Accessibility Webinar onMarch 20thfrom12:00-1:30 p.m.to provide an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (AwDA) and answer any questions.
The first part of the webinar will include a general overview of the current accessibility environment, legal best practices (imagery, video, page titles, tables, content, color contrast) and resources. The second part of the webinar will provide a detailed tutorial session for those dental societies who are a part of the ADA Branded Web Template community. If your dental society is not currently using an ADA Branded Web Template you will not need to remain on the webinar for the second half.

Register NOW
To sign up, click the link below and complete the required fields to register yourself for the event.Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email and invitation to add the event to your calendar.Please be sure to download and accept the invitation, as your dial-in information and unique join link for the webinar will be contained within it. At the time of the event, please open your calendar invitation and join using the call-in information and web link provided below:

Two-Part 90 Minute Website Accessibility Webinar onMarch 20thfrom12:00-1:30 p.m.

Please share the resources and webinar information with your local dental societies and others who may benefit from the information.If you experience any trouble with registration, please contact Kim Loch,[email protected].

If you have a site on the Branded Web Templates and you have questions about AwDA or you would like more information regarding the Branded Web Templates, contact Kamilah Paden –312.440.2821,[email protected]or Mike Maddaloni –312.440.4628,maddalonim@ada.org. If you have questions about Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the ADA Legal Division at800-621-8099 extension 2499.

As always, your Dental Society Membership Outreach Manager can also help navigate any questions you may have:

Dental Society Outreach Manager,Elizabeth Bronson
312.440.2696;[email protected]
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming


April Kates-Ellison, M.S., CAE
[email protected]
Director, Client Services
Division of Member and Client Services
Phone312.440.2624
Fax312.440.2883


_________________________________________
American Dental Association 211 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611www.ada.org

Here are some things I can pass on that my website designer passed on to me:
  • There are some WordPress plugins available, like the one we used, to assist in compliance. There are a few others — they may be limited by the theme and or the age of the websites.
  • There are some newer WordPress templates that are 'Accessible' that dentists could move their content onto.
  • Some dentists have pretty dated websites. I would NOT employ a programmer to work on an older or HTLM site. It would likely cost more than moving to a WordPress site that will be continuously updated — until they come up with some other new platform.
  • They might want to test if their websites are accessible athttp://www.boia.org/then they can determine next steps.
Please let us know if we can help and feel free to call us.

Be sure to share our emails with the staff to keep them up to date too.

Mahalo for being our member.

With aloha,

Steve Wilhite DDS
Interim Executive Director
Hawaii Dental Association
1345 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone:808.593.7956
Toll-Free:800.359.6725
Fax:808.593.7636
Email:HDA@hawaiidentalassociation.net
Web:www.hawaiidentalassociation.net

Hawaii Dental Association

OLD CONVENTION PHOTOS WANTED



March 6, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association
 
"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."


  • Drs.Wayne Leong And Jackie Lum want any photos that you might have of an old convention. Please forward to HDA@HawaiiDentalAssociation.net
Mahalo for being our member!

Aloha,

Steve Wilhite, DDS.
Interim Executive Director
Hawaii Dental Association
1345 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone:808.593.7956 * Toll Free:800.359.6725
Fax:808.593.7636
* Email:
hda@hawaiidentalassociation.net
* Web:
www.hawaiidentalassociation.net

Hawaii Dental Association

Classified Ads


A free service exclusively for HDA members

February 24, 2017

Hawaii Dental Association
Classified Ads
February 15, 2017
 
Aloha HDA members:

Here are the guidelines for submitting a classified ad.HDA Classified Adsarefree, come out on the 15th of each month, and can list anything at all.Just follow these 10 guidelines.
  1. Only HDA members can advertise. (No staff, corporate offices, vendors, representatives, agents, etc.)
  2. Admust contain the member’s namein this format, “Dr. Mary Jones”, either within the text or in the contact information.
  3. Ad can list a contact person who is not a member as long as member’s name is shown.
  4. Ads have afifty word limitincluding the headline.
  5. Sorry, no photos, websites or other links, capitalization or highlighting can be in the ads.
  6. Only two ads per member, per issue.
  7. Ad will run two months and will be automatically deleted after two months.
  8. You can resubmit the ad for reinsertion by resending the ad to HDA.
  9. Ads will be mailed to HDA members without email, emailed to those who have provided their email address, and posted to our website.
  10. Deadline for submission is the 13thof each month.


NOTE:Beware of people contacting you from your ad who may be trying to scam you. Only do business with those people you trust andNEVERsend anyone any money based on a “negotiation” they are having with you. Contact me immediately if that happens. I will help with this situation. Mahalo.

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AND REMEMBER: Content of ads (and any representations made in ads) is the responsibility of the member who is advertising. Ads are provided as a service to HDA members and imply no warranty, guarantee or commercial relationship between the member who is advertising and the Hawaii Dental Association.
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Dentist wanted

associate dentist wantedin Lahaina, Maui. General practice looking for FT or PT associate. Please call Dr. Glenn Kadohiro at(808) 667-7711 ext. 203or email your resume [email protected].

DENTAL ASSOCIATE(Kauai, HI) General Practice Looking for a full time dental associate preferably with 2 years dental experience. [email protected]. Dr. Cathy Tsunehiro

part time pediatric dental ASSOCIATEMust have a valid Hawaii State License and able to work Fridays. If interested, please contact Dr Brent BY Ching [email protected](808) 949-8411.

part/FULL-TIME DENTIST IN DIAMOND HEAD!come work in a fast-growing office with Dr. David Matto and his fantastic team. Our priority is excellent patient care and enjoying our time at work. Great income potential with guaranteed minimum pay. Convenient hours to avoid rush hour traffic. Contact us at808-735-8883

volunteer specialist wantedat Waikiki Health for AEGD program ½ day a month for teaching and mentoring residents in the clinic. Seeking Endodontist, Periodontist and Oral Surgeon. If interested, please contact Dr. Rachel DiPasquale [email protected](425) 766-1615.

WHY BUILD OUT?Existing 1700 sq ft dental office available. Space includes 4 ops + 1 additional plumbed, lab/sterilization room, consult, reception, laundry/break room, and much more. Equipment available too. Dr. Gary Yonemoto is seeking dentist(s) to assume long lease w/available TI. Call(808) 778-4929for more info.

ASSOCIATE DENTIST WANTEDDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an Associate Dentist for an office on Oahu. Full-time or part-time position open for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call808-396-0303for more information.

periodontist needeDImmediate opening for periodontist in busy, successful periodontal office in Kona on the Big Island. Possible partnership opportunity. Contact Dr. Bennett [email protected].

dental associate:Family/General Dental Practice in McCully/Moiliili area looking for a FT or PT associate. Please call 949-6608 or email your resume [email protected]. Dr. Franklin Kometani.
Staff wanted

PART-TIME DENTAL INSURANCE CLAIMS SPECIALIST- Detailed audit of patient accounts and insurance plans, Review EOB’s vs. claim payments, Review and process refunds to insurance/patients. 1 year of dental insurance experience required. Knowledgeable with Dentrix G4. Please e-mail Dr. Gina B Viernes [email protected].com.

DENTAL ASSISTANT WANTEDDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an experienced dental assistant for an office on Oahu. Flexible hours and schedule for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call808-202-2092.

OFFICE FOR RENT

Orthodontic Office Space Available for Sublease in the Ala Moana Building Suite 1103-Beyour own Boss! The easiest and least expensive way to start your own orthodontic practice. Offering a complete "turnkey orthodontic office facility" at 50% rent! Available: M/Wed/Th/Sat. Dr. Michael Wall email:[email protected]

DENTAL OFFICE: Long time general practice in central Oahu, 3 operatories. Essential equipment, Reasonable, Opportunity for startup dentist. Contact Dr. Glenn Wong at(808) 671-7272.

Kailua-Kona:Fully Equipped Dental Office For Rent. Free standing building. 4 plumbed ops. 1 X-ray room with exam chair and digital pano. Extensive equipment list. Ample parking, fantastic visibility on the main road. Email Bennett Jacoby, DDS, MS [email protected].

PRACTICE FOR SALE

KAILUA-KONA, HI– Dr. Douglas Dierenfield. For sale, 100% fee for service general practice collecting around $400,000 annually. Wonderful potential for merger or satellite! Seller is willing to transition if desired. Contact Aaron I Pershall, CBA for more information:[email protected].

HILO office FOR SALEDr. William Hayakawa retiring. Great location in dental / professional building. 1000 sq. ft. office, comfortable architectural floor plan, glassed front office, 4 operatories, private office, lab, darkroom / storage, private bathroom. Some equipment. Ample parking. Asking 95K, negotiable. Contact Ginoza Realty, Inc., at(808) 969-1471.

Gp practice for sale– Established (45 years) GP Practice for sale in downtown Kailua. Turnkey opportunity. 3 ops. Paperless and fully networked. Recently upgraded equipment. Dentrix. $275K. Contact Dr. Ernest Lau or Thomas Davis at(808) 222-5162.

Kapaa, kauaiwell established fee-for-service practice. CEREC, laser, digital x-rays. Exceptional office seeking highly motivated buyer. Dr. Clyde Ishida is very willing to stay to insure successful transition of the practice. Building and land for purchase if desired.808.822.4906or 808.778.4929.

Aiea Dental Practice for SaleBenefit from shared overhead, strong patient base and well managed systems. This is a unique opportunity to purchase Dr. Frank Baumholtz’s successful dental practice in an established space sharing arrangement. Seller is highly motivated. Call808-778-4929.

PRICE REDUCED-PRICED FOR QUICK SALEHawaii’s Best practice for sale in Kona, Hawaii. High tech Modern 7 operatories, 2 dentist 1.2 hygienists 1.5 million grow average over last 5 years. [email protected](808) 276-3083
ITEMS FOR SALE
 

Kailua-KONADigital x-ray processor for sale. Kodak CR 7400 manufactured 7/26/11, comes with multiple accessories/plates. Unit is in excellent condition. Photos and serial numbers available upon request. Please contact Dr. Melissa Beaudet-Uy by [email protected].


Advertise!Freefor all Hawaii Dental Association members (members only please.)

Mahalo for being our member!

Aloha.

Steve Wilhite, DDS.

Legislature 2017

UPDATE #3

February 22, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

COME ON PEOPLE HELP US OUT BY CLICKING ON THE LINK TO OUR LOBBYIST!!!
SHE WILL DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU.

On behalf of Dr. Curt Shimizu and members of the HDA legislativeand leadership team, this communication is intended to facilitate testimony from members of the Hawaii Dental Association.


Please act now!
  • Submit your own OPPOSE testimony via the link belowOR
  • Approve our consultant to SUBMIT OPPOSE testimony for you.

Hearings on bills that HDA OPPOSES are scheduled forThursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24.

It's imperative that we act immediately.



If you have specific questions, please contact HDAlegislativeconsultant Melissa Pavlicek atcell number(808) 722-7007OR by email [email protected]


TESTIFY IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:


1. Authorize Melissa to submit your testimony for you:


Melissa is willing to submit your testimony to the state legislature for you:email her or forward this email toHiOralHealth@gmail.comand state in the email:"I approve testimony in opposition to SB 343, SB 344, SB 371, SB 381 and HB 374 with your name, mailing address (and, not to be published, phone number.)
 
OR


2. Submit your own testimony. You can enter it into the state legislative website and do not need to attach a separate document.


Submit your own testimony to the state legislature inOPPOSITIONTO


HB 374 - This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride. A link to the bill is here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HB374_HD1_.htm


Submit testimony by registering here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=374&year=2017


SB 381-This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride. A link to the bill is here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB381_.pdf



Submit testimony here once you have registered:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=381&year=2017





SB 371 -Reconfigures the Board of Dental Examiners and would add oversight of dental hygienists in the same board. A link to the bill is here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB371_.pdf


Submit testimony here once you have registered:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=371&year=2017


SB 344 -This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride.http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB344_.pdf


Submit testimony here once you have registered:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=344&year=2017



SB 343which initiates "licensure by reciprocity" -- we believe that this measure could lower the overall quality of care in Hawaii. A link to the bill is here:



For your reference the hearing notices can be found here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/hearingnotices/HEARING_CPH_02-24-17_.HTM

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/hearingnotices/HEARING_CPC_02-23-17_.HTM
 


Mahalo for being our member and supporting the work of the HDA Legislative Program.


With aloha,

Steve Wilhite DDS

 

Legislature 2017

UPDATE #2

February 19, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

On behalf of Dr. Curt Shimizu and members of the HDA legislativeand leadership team, this communication is intended to facilitate testimony from members of the Hawaii Dental Association.


Please act now!
  • Submit your own OPPOSE testimony via the link belowOR
  • Approve our consultant to SUBMIT OPPOSE testimony for you.

Hearings on bills that HDA OPPOSES are scheduled forThursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24.

It's imperative that we act immediately.



If you have specific questions, please contact HDAlegislativeconsultant Melissa Pavlicek atcell number(808) 722-7007OR by email [email protected]


TESTIFY IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:


1. Authorize Melissa to submit your testimony for you:


Melissa is willing to submit your testimony to the state legislature for you: email her or forward this email toHiOralHealth@gmail.comand state in the email:"I approve testimony in opposition to SB 343, SB 344, SB 371, SB 381 and HB 374 with your name, mailing address (and, not to be published, phone number.)
 
OR


2. Submit your own testimony. You can enter it into the state legislative website and do not need to attach a separate document.


Submit your own testimony to the state legislature inOPPOSITIONTO


HB 374 - This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride. A link to the bill is here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HB374_HD1_.htm


Submit testimony by registering here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=374&year=2017


SB 381-This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride. A link to the bill is here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB381_.pdf



Submit testimony here once you have registered:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=381&year=2017





SB 371 -Reconfigures the Board of Dental Examiners and would add oversight of dental hygienists in the same board. A link to the bill is here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB371_.pdf


Submit testimony here once you have registered:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=371&year=2017


SB 344 -This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride.http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB344_.pdf


Submit testimony here once you have registered:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=344&year=2017



SB 343which initiates "licensure by reciprocity" -- we believe that this measure could lower the overall quality of care in Hawaii. A link to the bill is here:



For your reference the hearing notices can be found here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/hearingnotices/HEARING_CPH_02-24-17_.HTM

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/hearingnotices/HEARING_CPC_02-23-17_.HTM
 


Mahalo for being our member and supporting the work of the HDA Legislative Program.


With aloha,

Steve Wilhite DDS

The Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA)

Read This!

March 10, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."


 

Aloha HDA members:

Here is something the ADA is bringing to our attention andsome of youhave to be ready to comply with these new laws.


On Behalf of Craig Busey, ADA General Counsel, Division of Legal Affairs, we have important information to share.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA) requires that places of public accommodation, including physicians’ and dentists’ offices, be accessible to persons with disabilities. With the advent of the internet, and of websites that businesses utilize to provide additional access to the public, the U.S. Department of Justice has taken the position that websites open to the public must also be accessible in various ways to persons with sight or hearing impairment. This interpretation may affect not only the websites of our members, but also those of our associations themselves.

You may be aware that several member dentists in Texas have received letters from attorneys alleging that their websites violate the AwDA because the websites are not accessible to individuals with disabilities. The letters typically request the payment of some amount of money in order to avoid a lawsuit, and may also insist on prompt compliance with the law. As it is possible that other member dentists may receive similar letters, we thought some guidance might be helpful.

To assist both the members and the state associations with this issue, the ADA has prepared the following attached documents:

  1. Website Accessibility”. A quick rundown, in a brief, executive summary-type format, of steps that members should consider in the short term to make their websites less susceptible to a claim.
  1. “Website Accessibility Claims: Strategies for Dentists”. A “white paper” type document that describes in greater detail strategies for members (and their attorneys) in case they receive a demand letter of the type described above. The paper also includes the actions that members might consider in order to make their websites more fully accessible to persons with disabilities in the long term.

Because of the sensitive and strategic nature of this information, please urge your members and local societies to maintain it in confidence.

In addition to the attached resources, the ADA will also host aTwo-Part 90 Minute Website Accessibility Webinar onMarch 20thfrom12:00-1:30 p.m.to provide an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (AwDA) and answer any questions.
The first part of the webinar will include a general overview of the current accessibility environment, legal best practices (imagery, video, page titles, tables, content, color contrast) and resources. The second part of the webinar will provide a detailed tutorial session for those dental societies who are a part of the ADA Branded Web Template community. If your dental society is not currently using an ADA Branded Web Template you will not need to remain on the webinar for the second half.

Register NOW
To sign up, click the link below and complete the required fields to register yourself for the event.Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email and invitation to add the event to your calendar.Please be sure to download and accept the invitation, as your dial-in information and unique join link for the webinar will be contained within it. At the time of the event, please open your calendar invitation and join using the call-in information and web link provided below:

Two-Part 90 Minute Website Accessibility Webinar onMarch 20thfrom12:00-1:30 p.m.

Please share the resources and webinar information with your local dental societies and others who may benefit from the information.If you experience any trouble with registration, please contact Kim Loch,[email protected].

If you have a site on the Branded Web Templates and you have questions about AwDA or you would like more information regarding the Branded Web Templates, contact Kamilah Paden –312.440.2821,[email protected]or Mike Maddaloni –312.440.4628,maddalonim@ada.org. If you have questions about Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the ADA Legal Division at800-621-8099 extension 2499.

As always, your Dental Society Membership Outreach Manager can also help navigate any questions you may have:

Dental Society Outreach Manager,Elizabeth Bronson
312.440.2696;[email protected]
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming


April Kates-Ellison, M.S., CAE
[email protected]
Director, Client Services
Division of Member and Client Services
Phone312.440.2624
Fax312.440.2883


_________________________________________
American Dental Association 211 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611www.ada.org

Here are some things I can pass on that my website designer passed on to me:
  • There are some WordPress plugins available, like the one we used, to assist in compliance. There are a few others — they may be limited by the theme and or the age of the websites.
  • There are some newer WordPress templates that are 'Accessible' that dentists could move their content onto.
  • Some dentists have pretty dated websites. I would NOT employ a programmer to work on an older or HTLM site. It would likely cost more than moving to a WordPress site that will be continuously updated — until they come up with some other new platform.
  • They might want to test if their websites are accessible athttp://www.boia.org/then they can determine next steps.
Please let us know if we can help and feel free to call us.

Be sure to share our emails with the staff to keep them up to date too.

Mahalo for being our member.

With aloha,

Steve Wilhite DDS
Interim Executive Director
Hawaii Dental Association
1345 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone:808.593.7956
Toll-Free:800.359.6725
Fax:808.593.7636
Email:HDA@hawaiidentalassociation.net
Web:www.hawaiidentalassociation.net

Hawaii Dental Association

OLD CONVENTION PHOTOS WANTED



March 6, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association
 
"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."


  • Drs.Wayne Leong And Jackie Lum want any photos that you might have of an old convention. Please forward to HDA@HawaiiDentalAssociation.net
Mahalo for being our member!

Aloha,

Steve Wilhite, DDS.
Interim Executive Director
Hawaii Dental Association
1345 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone:808.593.7956 * Toll Free:800.359.6725
Fax:808.593.7636
* Email:
hda@hawaiidentalassociation.net
* Web:
www.hawaiidentalassociation.net

Hawaii Dental Association

Classified Ads


A free service exclusively for HDA members

February 24, 2017

Hawaii Dental Association
Classified Ads
February 15, 2017
 
Aloha HDA members:

Here are the guidelines for submitting a classified ad.HDA Classified Adsarefree, come out on the 15th of each month, and can list anything at all.Just follow these 10 guidelines.
  1. Only HDA members can advertise. (No staff, corporate offices, vendors, representatives, agents, etc.)
  2. Admust contain the member’s namein this format, “Dr. Mary Jones”, either within the text or in the contact information.
  3. Ad can list a contact person who is not a member as long as member’s name is shown.
  4. Ads have afifty word limitincluding the headline.
  5. Sorry, no photos, websites or other links, capitalization or highlighting can be in the ads.
  6. Only two ads per member, per issue.
  7. Ad will run two months and will be automatically deleted after two months.
  8. You can resubmit the ad for reinsertion by resending the ad to HDA.
  9. Ads will be mailed to HDA members without email, emailed to those who have provided their email address, and posted to our website.
  10. Deadline for submission is the 13thof each month.


NOTE:Beware of people contacting you from your ad who may be trying to scam you. Only do business with those people you trust andNEVERsend anyone any money based on a “negotiation” they are having with you. Contact me immediately if that happens. I will help with this situation. Mahalo.

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Dentist wanted

associate dentist wantedin Lahaina, Maui. General practice looking for FT or PT associate. Please call Dr. Glenn Kadohiro at(808) 667-7711 ext. 203or email your resume [email protected].

DENTAL ASSOCIATE(Kauai, HI) General Practice Looking for a full time dental associate preferably with 2 years dental experience. [email protected]. Dr. Cathy Tsunehiro

part time pediatric dental ASSOCIATEMust have a valid Hawaii State License and able to work Fridays. If interested, please contact Dr Brent BY Ching [email protected](808) 949-8411.

part/FULL-TIME DENTIST IN DIAMOND HEAD!come work in a fast-growing office with Dr. David Matto and his fantastic team. Our priority is excellent patient care and enjoying our time at work. Great income potential with guaranteed minimum pay. Convenient hours to avoid rush hour traffic. Contact us at808-735-8883

volunteer specialist wantedat Waikiki Health for AEGD program ½ day a month for teaching and mentoring residents in the clinic. Seeking Endodontist, Periodontist and Oral Surgeon. If interested, please contact Dr. Rachel DiPasquale [email protected](425) 766-1615.

WHY BUILD OUT?Existing 1700 sq ft dental office available. Space includes 4 ops + 1 additional plumbed, lab/sterilization room, consult, reception, laundry/break room, and much more. Equipment available too. Dr. Gary Yonemoto is seeking dentist(s) to assume long lease w/available TI. Call(808) 778-4929for more info.

ASSOCIATE DENTIST WANTEDDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an Associate Dentist for an office on Oahu. Full-time or part-time position open for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call808-396-0303for more information.

periodontist needeDImmediate opening for periodontist in busy, successful periodontal office in Kona on the Big Island. Possible partnership opportunity. Contact Dr. Bennett [email protected].

dental associate:Family/General Dental Practice in McCully/Moiliili area looking for a FT or PT associate. Please call 949-6608 or email your resume [email protected]. Dr. Franklin Kometani.
Staff wanted

PART-TIME DENTAL INSURANCE CLAIMS SPECIALIST- Detailed audit of patient accounts and insurance plans, Review EOB’s vs. claim payments, Review and process refunds to insurance/patients. 1 year of dental insurance experience required. Knowledgeable with Dentrix G4. Please e-mail Dr. Gina B Viernes [email protected].com.

DENTAL ASSISTANT WANTEDDr. Lisa Wong is looking for an experienced dental assistant for an office on Oahu. Flexible hours and schedule for the right candidate. Please email resume toemployment@hawaiidentalclinic.comor call808-202-2092.

OFFICE FOR RENT

Orthodontic Office Space Available for Sublease in the Ala Moana Building Suite 1103-Beyour own Boss! The easiest and least expensive way to start your own orthodontic practice. Offering a complete "turnkey orthodontic office facility" at 50% rent! Available: M/Wed/Th/Sat. Dr. Michael Wall email:[email protected]

DENTAL OFFICE: Long time general practice in central Oahu, 3 operatories. Essential equipment, Reasonable, Opportunity for startup dentist. Contact Dr. Glenn Wong at(808) 671-7272.

Kailua-Kona:Fully Equipped Dental Office For Rent. Free standing building. 4 plumbed ops. 1 X-ray room with exam chair and digital pano. Extensive equipment list. Ample parking, fantastic visibility on the main road. Email Bennett Jacoby, DDS, MS [email protected].

PRACTICE FOR SALE

KAILUA-KONA, HI– Dr. Douglas Dierenfield. For sale, 100% fee for service general practice collecting around $400,000 annually. Wonderful potential for merger or satellite! Seller is willing to transition if desired. Contact Aaron I Pershall, CBA for more information:[email protected].

HILO office FOR SALEDr. William Hayakawa retiring. Great location in dental / professional building. 1000 sq. ft. office, comfortable architectural floor plan, glassed front office, 4 operatories, private office, lab, darkroom / storage, private bathroom. Some equipment. Ample parking. Asking 95K, negotiable. Contact Ginoza Realty, Inc., at(808) 969-1471.

Gp practice for sale– Established (45 years) GP Practice for sale in downtown Kailua. Turnkey opportunity. 3 ops. Paperless and fully networked. Recently upgraded equipment. Dentrix. $275K. Contact Dr. Ernest Lau or Thomas Davis at(808) 222-5162.

Kapaa, kauaiwell established fee-for-service practice. CEREC, laser, digital x-rays. Exceptional office seeking highly motivated buyer. Dr. Clyde Ishida is very willing to stay to insure successful transition of the practice. Building and land for purchase if desired.808.822.4906or 808.778.4929.

Aiea Dental Practice for SaleBenefit from shared overhead, strong patient base and well managed systems. This is a unique opportunity to purchase Dr. Frank Baumholtz’s successful dental practice in an established space sharing arrangement. Seller is highly motivated. Call808-778-4929.

PRICE REDUCED-PRICED FOR QUICK SALEHawaii’s Best practice for sale in Kona, Hawaii. High tech Modern 7 operatories, 2 dentist 1.2 hygienists 1.5 million grow average over last 5 years. [email protected](808) 276-3083
ITEMS FOR SALE
 

Kailua-KONADigital x-ray processor for sale. Kodak CR 7400 manufactured 7/26/11, comes with multiple accessories/plates. Unit is in excellent condition. Photos and serial numbers available upon request. Please contact Dr. Melissa Beaudet-Uy by [email protected].


Advertise!Freefor all Hawaii Dental Association members (members only please.)

Mahalo for being our member!

Aloha.

Steve Wilhite, DDS.

Legislature 2017

UPDATE #3

February 22, 2017

Mission Statement of the Hawaii Dental Association

"The Association is dedicated to serving the profession of dentistry and the public of the State of Hawaii. The Association preserves the integrity of the dental profession, strengthens the doctor/patient relationship and promotes thePrinciples of Ethics and Code of Professional Conductof the American Dental Association."

COME ON PEOPLE HELP US OUT BY CLICKING ON THE LINK TO OUR LOBBYIST!!!
SHE WILL DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU.

On behalf of Dr. Curt Shimizu and members of the HDA legislativeand leadership team, this communication is intended to facilitate testimony from members of the Hawaii Dental Association.


Please act now!
  • Submit your own OPPOSE testimony via the link belowOR
  • Approve our consultant to SUBMIT OPPOSE testimony for you.

Hearings on bills that HDA OPPOSES are scheduled forThursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24.

It's imperative that we act immediately.



If you have specific questions, please contact HDAlegislativeconsultant Melissa Pavlicek atcell number(808) 722-7007OR by email [email protected]


TESTIFY IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:


1. Authorize Melissa to submit your testimony for you:


Melissa is willing to submit your testimony to the state legislature for you:email her or forward this email toHiOralHealth@gmail.comand state in the email:"I approve testimony in opposition to SB 343, SB 344, SB 371, SB 381 and HB 374 with your name, mailing address (and, not to be published, phone number.)
 
OR


2. Submit your own testimony. You can enter it into the state legislative website and do not need to attach a separate document.


Submit your own testimony to the state legislature inOPPOSITIONTO


HB 374 - This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride. A link to the bill is here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HB374_HD1_.htm


Submit testimony by registering here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=374&year=2017


SB 381-This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride. A link to the bill is here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB381_.pdf



Submit testimony here once you have registered:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=381&year=2017





SB 371 -Reconfigures the Board of Dental Examiners and would add oversight of dental hygienists in the same board. A link to the bill is here:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB371_.pdf


Submit testimony here once you have registered:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=371&year=2017


SB 344 -This bill restricts dental assistants from applying topical fluoride.http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/Bills/SB344_.pdf


Submit testimony here once you have registered:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=344&year=2017



SB 343which initiates "licensure by reciprocity" -- we believe that this measure could lower the overall quality of care in Hawaii. A link to the bill is here:



For your reference the hearing notices can be found here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/hearingnotices/HEARING_CPH_02-24-17_.HTM