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August 12, 2014

Public News, VDA News

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July 31, 2014

Public News

Dr. James Stephens, California Dental Association President Reports:

"A recent decision by arbitrators will allow the arbitration to proceed despite a motion by Delta to dismiss it."

"The legal action was filed in August 2013 by CDA and several individual dentists challenging, in part, Delta’s attempt to change Premier provider agreements. Prior to the filing, CDA learned informally of a planned rate reduction of 8 to 12 percent."

July 29, 2014

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VDA Dentists Will Conduct Quick Exams at YNot Wednesday on August 6

RICHMOND – An outdoor happy hour usually features food, beverages, live music and festive crowds. But a dental chair in the middle of the action and a dentist ready to offer oral cancer screenings? That’s a sight most people would not expect.

July 23, 2014

Public News

When the Virginia Department of Health cut its dental program a few years ago, the Franklin County Health Department teamed with the Free Clinic of Franklin County to continue providing basic dental extractions for needy patients at the Health Department.  This month, the Health Department gave us their dental operatory and tools to provide extractions at our new building in Schewel’s Plaza in Rocky Mount, but is no longer able to help with staffing due to further state budget cuts. 

July 22, 2014

Public News, VDA News

By: Dr. Ted Sherwin, DDS - President, Virginia Dental Association

It’s no secret today that a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth.

July 16, 2014

VDA Foundation News, Public News

DentaQuest, the dental benefits administrator for Virginia's Smiles for Children program, has committed $25,000 to the VDA Foundation's 2014-2015 Mission of Mercy projects.  "MOM is an important part of the Commonwealth's dental safety net, and we are proud to continue our support of this important outreach program," said Kristen Gilliam, Virginia Project Director for DentaQuest.

July 11, 2014

Public News, VDA News

Dentists in Virginia recently provided care to residents of a Richmond-area long-term care facility as a kick-off event for a greater push to improve access to dental care among that population.

July 09, 2014

Public News

Lucy Corr Villiage and the Virginia Center on Aging are excited to offer a new FREE online CE course for dental professionals.  The course, "Providing Oral Health Services to Medicaid Long Term Care Residents" offers continuing education credit and would be of interest to anyone working in dentistry, social work, nursing home adminstration staff.  Click the link below of complete course details.

July 09, 2014

Public News

Chicago — “The American Dental Association (ADA) and the dental community send their condolences to the family of Dr. Alison P. Riddle-Fletcher, D.D.S., upon her untimely passing,” said Charles H. Norman, D.D.S. Dr. Riddle-Fletcher, who was the president of the National Dental Association (NDA), died July 1 at the age of 55.

“Dr. Riddle-Fletcher dedicated her life to helping others on a local and national level,” said Dr. Norman. “Her contributions to her community and dentistry will be missed.”