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September 17-21 may seem like a long time from now – but it’s closer than you think! The room block for the Virginia Meeting is open now, exclusively for VDA members! We anticipate that it will fill quickly and strongly recommend that you make reservations for yourself and your staff now. To help with the planning process, CLICK HERE to view the preliminary meeting agenda. For reservation information, CLICK HERE.
Virginia and West Virginia now work together across state lines in the fight against prescription drug abuse as part of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Prescription Monitoring Program InterConnect (PMPi).
The online system allows physicians and prescribers in both states as well as several other states to mutually review a patient’s use of controlled substances, reduce drug diversion and make doctor shopping more difficult.
Based on a recent annoucment from the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civial Rights (OCR) it's time for small-business healthcare providers to take stock of their HIPAA compliance protocols.
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The room block for The Virginia Meeting will open to VDA Members in early April. Room pricing will be the same as in 2013 as will the procedure for making a reservation at The Homestead. All VDA Members will receive information in the mail as well as by email in the next few weeks with details so please be on the lookout. Additionally, information about CE courses, governance proceedings, and social events will be included that mailing as well as on our website very soon.
Approximately 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2014. The VDA is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual VCU SNDA Oral Cancer Walk on April 19, 2014. Join the fun and be part of the solution! 40% of proceeds from this event will be donated to the VCU Philips Institute for advancements in oral cancer research.
Questions or to become a sponsor of this event contact email@example.com
Join a dynamic array of volunteers spanning medical and dental fields, educators and support staff on a medical mission to Annotto Bay. Holy Mount Zion Healing Tabernacle is seeking dentists, dental students (3rd & 4th years) and other capable volunteers.
Sixty-one percent of moms double as Tooth Fairy assistants
OAK BROOK, Ill. (Feb. 27, 2014) – The Tooth Fairy was a lot more generous in 2013 than the year before, with the going rate for a lost baby tooth rising more than 44 percent from 2012 levels.
Help the Ad Council share the Children's Oral Health campaign with your friends and community. Several Public Service Annoucments (PSA) are available online at http://2min2x.adcouncil.org/tv/. Videos can be added to your practice website or used in social media networks.
Locally, the Dental Trade Alliance has received DVD versions of the PSAs that allows for non-stop play for busy dental offices who want to entertain their patients and spread the messge of brushing two minutes, twice a day.
Richmond, VA –The Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) recently received a generous $5,000 grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation (BJCF) to purchase disposable dental supplies and one-step denture unit templates and to repair or replace small dental equipment for the Mission of Mercy (MOM) program.
By J. Ted Sherwin
Dr. Sharone Ward, a dentist in Chester and member of the Virginia Dental Association, recently saw a 51-year-old male patient in need of a filling. As she does routinely, Ward took the patient's blood pressure and was surprised to find that it was 200/120, an extreme hypertensive value and well above the normal range of 120/70.