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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.

July 15, 2014

VDA News

Small businesses, such as dental practices, can be easy targets for fraud.  Recently, an member's practice reported a potential scam relating to military patient billing.  The information said that the practice needed to recertify and pay $500 in order to continue billing services for military patients.  The office manager realized that her certification WAS due to lapse but that she normally recertifies for FREE. 

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 10, 2014

VDA News

By: Joel Rubin

It’s been called an “epidemic,” the poor state of teeth and gums among the nearly 1.4-million nursing home residents in the United States. That is why the Virginia Dental Association is looking to secure funding for a pilot study that could lead to the development of a long term solution to the dental care issues faced by many residents of long term care facilities.

July 09, 2014

On July 1st, the Virginia Dental Association (represented by Laura Givens, Director of Legislative and Public Policy and Leslie Pinkston, Director of Membership) presented the doctors from Commonwealth Endodontics with a sketch of the Virginia State Capitol Building signed by Speaker of the House Bill Howell.  This gift was to express the VDA's appreciation for their generous contributions to the Virginia Dental Political Action Committee (VADPAC).  Each of the doctors, Dr. Steve Barbieri, Dr. Ronald Vranas, Dr. Timothy Finkler, Dr. Madelyn Gambrel, Dr.

July 08, 2014

Public News, VDA News

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.

July 01, 2014

VDA News

In response to strong demand, Association Gloves has extended the special promotional price on the BeeSure Slim nitrile glove through September 2014. Until Sept. 30, this glove will be available for just $4.80 per 100, or $96 for a case of 2,000 gloves. This sale price is available only from Association Gloves, which is endorsed by VDA Services.

June 30, 2014

The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure is considering proposed revisions to the ADA Guidelines for the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists and the ADA Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students and seeking comment from our communities of interest.

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