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March 11, 2015

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A Virginia dental clinic that has provided free care to indigent people during more than 30,000 dental visits during the past eight years soon could be shuttered due to a lack of funding.

Community Dental Clinic, which opened in Martinsville, Va., in August 2006, has provided more than $6.7 million in donated services to people who go there because they can’t afford to pay for dental care in private dental offices.

March 11, 2015

Introduced in the Governor’s budget, Medicaid coverage for pregnant women was approved by the General Assembly.  The program took effect March 1, 2015 for pregnant women who are 21 and over and enrolled in a Medicaid and FAMIS.
Click on the following for further information from the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS):

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

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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 or call 877-484-6149 for assistance.

BOGO or Two Returns!

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.