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As I am sure you are aware, the VDA is currently working on various initiatives that resulted from the November 2013 Strategic Planning Retreat. One of those initiatives is that we are working to engage members in our advertising and public relations campaign by encouraging everyone to send in a picture of themselves/their office teams. You can check out the current submissions here: https://vadental.org/about-the-vda/meet-our-vda-members.
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.
On Saturday, February 22, 2014, VDA member Dr. Ron Tankersley was awarded as the 2014 recipient of the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (VSOMS) Distinguished Service Award in Williamsburg, Virginia. His son and fellow VDA and VSOMS member, Dr. Ken Tankersley, presented him with the award on behalf of VSOMS during the VSOMS 2014 Annual Meeting at the Williamsburg Lodge. The Distinguished Service award is the highest tribute that the Society can pay to a VSOMS member. It was presented to Dr.
The Affordable Care Act substantially expands oral health care coverage for children. The ADA estimates that it will reduce by 55 percent the number of children without dental coverage.
The VDA thanks all members and VCU dental students who attended the Day on the Hill on January 17, 2014. We were very lucky to have Delegate Bobby Orrock (R-54) speak to the group during breakfast and we appreciate him taking time out of his very busy schedule to attend and meet with our members.
As result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some ADA members began receiving notices stating that their medical insurance would be cancelled as of December 31, 2013. The Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Plans (CMIRP) saw this as an opportunity to enhance member value, as well as to reinforce constituents’ insurance offerings, and began investigating private health insurance exchange options.
The VDA is proud to annouce the launch of its new Leadership Training Series. As part of the 2014 VDA Strategic Plan, Dr. Terry Dickinson, VDA Executive Director, will be publishing a monthly lesson on leadership. Click the link below to check out Lesson One - Why Leadership?
There has never been a better time to purchase through the VDA Services Glove Program, administered by Association Gloves. By leveraging the buying power of thousands of dentists in 14 endorsing states, Association Gloves has negotiated price concessions with its manufacturing partners and UPS to offer VDA members one simple price and free shipping. This change was effective Nov. 1, 2013.