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March 06, 2014

VDA News

Calls to the VDA office suggest a possible ADA Dues payment scam.  We've seen this come up every few years, a VDA member gets a call or email suggesting that they have not paid their ADA membership dues.  The communication will direct the member to a web address to make the payment. 

Currently, the ADA/VDA is NOT issuing any calls to members to collect dues.  If you have any questions regarding your payment status, please contact our Director of Membership, Leslie Pinkston at or 804-523-2189.

March 04, 2014

VDA News

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:

February 25, 2014

Public News, VDA News

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. 

February 24, 2014

VDA News

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.

February 14, 2014

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.

January 31, 2014

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.  

January 30, 2014

VDA News

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.

January 28, 2014

Dear VDA Members,

January 15, 2014

VDA News

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?