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August 20, 2014

VDA News

The Virginia Dental Association has witnessed the exponential growth of dental student indebtedness and its effects on the state of current dentistry. In 2014, following years of support for dental student scholarships and with a desire to decrease the burden of student debt, the leadership of the VDA generously and graciously established an endowed scholarship at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. 

August 20, 2014

ADA News, VDA News

In response to member questions, the ADA Practice Institute has put together the following Q&A to help clarify which practitioners should opt in or out of Medicare.

Dentists who treat Medicare patients must either enroll in the program or opt out in order to prescribe medication to their qualifying patients with Part D drug plans.

August 19, 2014

ADA News, VDA News

In a statement, the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs said it will continue to closely monitor and evaluate existing and new scientific information on triclosan as it becomes available. The ADA also recommended that individuals continue to follow FDA recommendations on the use of oral health care products that contain the chemical. The FDA’s November 2013 Consumer Update states that the FDA does not have sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan at this time.  

August 15, 2014

The Virginia Dental Association Foundation is in need of volunteers for its Grundy MOM Project October 4th-5th.  Restorative dentists are still needed.  If you would like to learn more about this event or register as a volunter go to

August 12, 2014

Public News, VDA News

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August 11, 2014

If not, don't wait.  Click HERE to view the candidates and place your vote (VDA Member login required).

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July 29, 2014

Public News, VDA News

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 28, 2014

Due to the resignation of an ADA Alternate Delegate after the deadline for publishing positions up for election in the Journal, there is one position available for which nominations will need to be made from the floor.  These will be made at the opening session of the VDA Business Meeting Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Dr. Maynard P. Phelps was appointed by Dr. Ted Sherwin, VDA president, to serve the first year of the two year term (2014-2015).  Nominations from the floor will be received for a one year term to complete the vacated term.

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.