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March 04, 2015

VDA News

Effective July 1, 2015, dentists who dispense controlled substances in Schedule II (Percocet, Vicodin), Schedule III (Tylenol with Codeine), or Schedule IV (Valium, Xanax) must begin reporting the drugs dispensed to the Prescription Monitoring Program within 7 days of dispensing.  The reporting requirements in the Code of Virginia can be found by clicking HERE.

March 03, 2015

The 2015 General Assembly came to an end on February 28 and no doubt it will go down as one of the most amiable in recent memory; even adjourning early and passing several important pieces of legislation and significant budget amendments with relatively minimal public bickering.

February 24, 2015

VDA News

You and your team are eligible to attend our webinar series – an offer exclusive to VDA members!  Throughout the year, we offer courses with a range of topics.  The best part?  They’re FREE and you can attend from your office, from your house, or even while you’re out of town.
 

February 23, 2015

Public News, VDA News

VDA Dentists Will Conduct Quick Screenings at 16 West Marketplace

A crowded market full of people coming, going and eating lunch. Suddenly, people stop and notice a dental chair in the middle of the action and a dentist ready to offer oral cancer screenings. What’s going on?

February 04, 2015

With your help, we can end the free ride that the health insurance industry has enjoyed for nearly 65 years, and make health care insurers accountable to the principles of fair competition.

Please click here to write your Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 494, The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, a bill that would eliminate the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption granted to the health insurance industry nearly 65 years ago.

January 27, 2015

VDA News

Dentists searching for a value-priced, high-quality nitrile glove will want to try the new EcoBee SuperSlim. Priced at only $4.87 per 100 gloves, the glove features textured fingertips for better tactile sensitivity and a sure wet or dry grip. SuperSlim comes in a space-saving box of 300 and costs just $146 for a case of 3,000 gloves.

Request free samples of SuperSlim from the VDA Services Glove Program, administered by Association Gloves. Place your sample request online at www.vdaservicesgloves.com or call 877-484-6149 for assistance.

BOGO or Two Returns!

January 26, 2015

ADA News, Public News, VDA News

A final rule was published by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in 2014 that requires practitioners who prescribe Part D covered drugs to be enrolled in Medicare or opt out for those prescriptions to be covered under Part D.  This means that neither the practitioner, nor the beneficiary submits the bill to Medicare for services rendered. Instead, the beneficiary pays the physician out-of-pocket and neither party is reimbursed by Medicare.

January 23, 2015

Over 120 dentists and VCU dental students gathered very early for the annual VDA Day on the Hill on Friday, January 16.  Breakfast was held at the Omni in downtown Richmond where they heard from their fellow VDA member dentist Dr. Todd Pillion who is now a new member of the VA House of Delegates.  They also heard from VDA President Dr. Mike Link, VADPAC Chairman Dr. Bruce Hutchison and VDA Lobbyist Chuck Duvall.  After breakfast, the group headed up the hill to visit with their legislators at the General Assembly building.

January 23, 2015

Public News, VDA News

The VDA is looking for volunteers to help judge the State Science and Engineering Fair being in held at VMI in Lexington Virginia on Saturday, March 28, 2015.The purpose of the VDA’s participation in these high school science competitions is to promote dentistry to our communities’ science-talented students.  Your influence could be influential in a student’s career choice. 

January 22, 2015

VDA News

The Board of Directors Awards Subcommittee selects recipients for VDA awards which are presented at the Governance Meeting in September.  In order to select those who are most deserving of these honors, we would like to ask for your help in identifying potential recipients.  Nominations for awards may be made by individual members of the VDA or by components.

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