Focus July-August 2011 Focus : Page 21

Thank You MDIS sponsors various MDA events and programs that support the Association's efforts and help reduce member fees. Focus ePublication  BMP For the Environment Program Member Resource Guide Booklet  New Member Kit New Dentist Component Grants  Health & Career Fair Exhibit Materials  Your Mouth Is Talking Campaign Efforts This year eight $2,000 dental scholarships and four $500 hygiene scholarships were awarded to Missouri students. The MDA Foundation funded six dental scholarships and all hygiene scholarships, while MDIS funded two dental scholarships. Dental scholarships were open to second through fourth year UMKC dental students who are Missouri high school graduates. Hygiene scholarships were open to full-time students entering their second year of a program who are Missouri high school graduates. Applications included a financial need assessment and essay questions, which the MDA Foundation Board reviewed for award selection. We thank all students for applying and look forward to next year’s applicants. Congratulations to these students! Scholarships Dental & Hygiene f d for th ught Dental Recipients • • • • • • • • Jason Baker (Osage County R1) Heather Bledsoe (Bolivar High School) Erin Graham (Jefferson City High School) Andrew Kemlage (De Smet Jesuit) Nichole Madison (Kearney High School) Robert Patton, III (Rock Bridge High School) Brandon Pollard (Wentzville Holt High School) Ashley Popejoy (Branson High School) Hygiene Recipients • Amanda Basler (Ste. Genevieve High School), MO Southern State Univ • Lindsey Hall (Oak Grove High School), UMKC School of Dentistry • Amanda Moscal (Incarnate Word Academy), UMKC School of Dentistry • Katelyn Pointer (Marshall High School), UMKC School of Dentistry Welcome back students! Join the MDA, get 6 lunches free! A s a new year of dental school is about to get underway, the MDA once again is planning its annual, popular Food for Thought program. Food for Thought lunches are on Wednesdays at Noon in Room 209 at the School of Dentistry. Become an MDA student member now for just $10/year to get all lunches free, plus other great benefits! Go to WWW.MoDENTAL.oRG/STuDENTS to join online. Jason Baker Heather Bledsoe Erin Graham Andrew Kemlage September 28  October 26  November 16 February 15  March 21  April 11 Thanks to MDIS for sponsoring the Food For Thought program each year. Nichole Madison Robert Patton Brandon Pollard Ashley Popejoy MDA welcomes the UMKC School of Dentistry class of 2015! To become a student member go to WWW.MoDENTAL.oRG/STuDENTS . Amanda Basler Lindsey Hall Amanda Moscal Katelyn Pointer

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This year eight $2,000 dental scholarships and four $500 hygiene scholarships were awarded to Missouri students. The MDA Foundation funded six dental scholarships and all hygiene scholarships, while MDIS funded two dental scholarships. Dental scholarships were open to second through fourth year UMKC dental students who are Missouri high school graduates. Hygiene scholarships were open to full-time students entering their second year of a program who are Missouri high school graduates. Applications included a financial need assessment and essay questions, which the MDA Foundation Board reviewed for award selection. We thank all students for applying and look forward to next year's applicants. Congratulations to these students!<br /> <br /> Dental Recipients<br /> <br /> o Jason Baker (Osage County R1)<br /> <br /> o Heather Bledsoe (Bolivar High School)<br /> <br /> o Erin Graham (Jefferson City High School)<br /> <br /> o Andrew Kemlage (De Smet Jesuit)<br /> <br /> o Nichole Madison (Kearney High School)<br /> <br /> o Robert Patton, III (Rock Bridge High School)<br /> <br /> o Brandon Pollard (Wentzville Holt High School)<br /> <br /> o Ashley Popejoy (Branson High School) Hygiene Recipients<br /> <br /> o Amanda Basler (Ste. Genevieve High School), MO Southern State Univ<br /> <br /> o Lindsey Hall (Oak Grove High School), UMKC School of Dentistry<br /> <br /> o Amanda Moscal (Incarnate Word Academy), UMKC School of Dentistry<br /> <br /> o Katelyn Pointer (Marshall High School), UMKC School of Dentistry <br /> <br /> ADA, Ad Council collaborate on new health literacy campaign for improved oral health More than 20 leading dental organizations partner for national three-year effort<br /> <br /> From ADA News online - The ADA is proud to join with the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives coalition and the Ad Council on a three-year oral health literacy campaign. Their involvement in this campaign reflects the ADA's commitment to Goal 2 of our Strategic Plan to be the trusted resource for oral health information to help people be good stewards of their oral health.<br /> <br /> The Ad Council, known for such iconic public service advertising campaigns as McGruff the Crime Dog's "Take A Bite Out Of Crime," will conduct a national campaign to improve children's oral health. The goal of the three-year campaign will be to raise awareness and educate parents and caregivers about the value of good oral health for their children and how it can be achieved.<br /> <br /> The campaign is the brainchild of the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives dental coalition, which is made up of more than 20 dental organizations led by the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation. The Ad Council accepted the coalition's proposal in June. The ADA is a member of the coalition whose members hope that the Ad Council's commitment to an extensive multi-year, national public service advertising campaign will help improve the oral health of America's children through oral health messages stressing prevention and the ways parents and caregivers can instill behaviors that will result in a lifetime of good oral health.<br /> <br /> The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives dental coalition joins other notable organizations that have worked with the Ad Council to address social issues through public service campaigns. Some unforgettable slogans from the Ad Council's previous campaigns include the United Negro College Fund's "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste," and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration' s "You Could Learn A Lot From A Dummy" and "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk." <br /> <br /> The campaign is slated to begin appearing in national media and on a customized website in 2012. To see a complete list of the organizations that are part of The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives dental coalition and for more information about this exciting campaign, go to ADA News at www.ada.org/ news/6055.aspx.

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