Join MDHA at the Spirit of Michigan Dental Conference!

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This meeting is being held April 13-16 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Although registration will remain open until April 16th the pre-registration deadline to register and receive your badge and packet in advance is Friday, March 25th

A vast array of classes, including CPR and pain management, for all dental professionals during our four day “Spirit of Michigan” meeting.

Also offered is three FREE classes totaling 4 hours of CE credit: one on Thursday, April 14th (class #4), and two on Friday, April 15th (class #23 and #35).
There is still time to get into that perfect class, and CE credits are available for every CE class offered with the exclusion of CPR classes.

SAVE MONEY! Take any CE course on Saturday, April 16th at a discounted rate! There are 16 classes on Saturday to choose from.

Check out the link below for further information and class registration:
http://www.smilemichigan.com/pro/CE-Courses/Annual-Session/General-Information

Support your association, by registering for a co-promoted course: Check for these presenters: Mattana/Relich, Molinari, Bonine, Gueits, and Kinnamon.

Allison Restauri, RDH, BSDH, MA
MDHA President

MDHHS Releases 2016 Fluoridation Equipment Grant RFP

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Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2015

CONTACT: Jennifer Eisner, (517) 241-2112

MDHHS Releases 2016 Fluoridation Equipment Grant RFP

 

LANSING, Mich. – Fluoridation of a community water system is one of the most cost effective and efficient ways to reduce dental disease in a population.  For 70 years, research on this topic has proven community water fluoridation to be safe and effective in improving the oral health of our communities. 

 To promote community water fluoridation across the state, and thanks to generous gift from Delta Dental of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a RFP for the Fluoridation Equipment Grant to offer communities reimbursement for fluoridation equipment purchases. Communities may be eligible if they are not currently fluoridating and are purchasing equipment for the sole purpose of initiating community water fluoridation.  If funds allow, this grant will also reimburse communities for upgrading and replacing existing or worn out equipment.

 Community water fluoridation is the process of adjusting the natural fluoride concentration of a community’s water supply to a level that is best for the prevention of dental cavities. Water fluoridation began in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945, and for 70 years this preventive practice has been recognized as one of the ten great achievements in public health of the 20th century.

 Today, more than 7 million people in Michigan are benefiting from community fluoridated water.  For those systems currently wishing to initiate or continue this basic public health practice in their communities, this is an excellent opportunity to receive assistance with the cost of purchasing and installing fluoridation equipment. 

 Requests for the Fluoridation Equipment Grant can be made for up to $24,000, and must be used for new or replacement fluoridation equipment purchased in the contract period of April 1, 2016, through September 15, 2016.  A Letter of Intent is due January 29, 2016, with the proposal or application due February 5, 2016.

The RFP is available for download at www.michigan.gov/oralhealthInformation will also be available on the Bid4Michigan Grant website at www.bid4michigan.com