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8th District Trustee Representing: IA, KS, MO, NE Darlene Mundt, CDA.

Missouri is known as the "Show Me State". This slogan began in 1899 when Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver stated, "I am from Missouri, and you've got to show me!" The capitol is located in Jefferson City.

Interstate 70 runs East/West across the state, connecting St. Louis and Kansas City. St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team, Anheuser Bush/InBev, St. Louis Rams football team (unless they move) Six Flags amusement park, St. Louis Blues Hockey team , the Arch and home of the 1904 World's Fair.

Kansas City is home to the Kansas City Royals baseball team, Worlds of Fun amusement park, the Kansas City Chiefs football team, Crown Center, home of Hallmark, the Light and Power entertainment district and the University of Missouri/Kansas City dental college.

Columbia is located exactly 120 miles from St. Louis and Kansas City and is the home of the University of Missouri (Mizzou) Tigers, Stephens College and Columbia College. All three colleges surround downtown Columbia.

Springfield is located in South West Missouri. In April 1926, in Springfield, officials proposed the name of the new Chicago to Los Angeles Highway, thus becoming the birthplace of Route 66. Springfield is located near Branson and Table Rock Lake and is the home of Bass Pro Shops.

Dental assistants in Missouri have the opportunity to obtain permits to perform expanded functions procedures. Those who perform expanded functions procedures have either a Missouri Basic Skills certificate or are a DANB Certified Dental Assistant and have taken and passed the appropriate courses in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Restorative I and the most recent, Restorative II. After successfully completing each of these courses, an assistant must apply for a permit from the Missouri Dental Board to legally perform these duties. (

This past year, the Missouri Dental Assistants Association sponsored a Nitrous Oxide Monitoring course in the Kansas City area that was well attended by many assistants.

Missouri also participates in the Missions of Mercy, providing dental care to the residents of the state for the past 5 years. Independence (right outside of Kansas City) is the 2016 location, taking place August 12th and 13th.

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Title Annotation:TRUSTEE NEWS
Publication:The Dental Assistant
Date:Jan 1, 2016
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