March 04, 2015

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

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.

March 03, 2015

Polio. Tuberculosis. Whooping cough.

In the 20th century, thanks to vaccines and drugs, these diseases were under control in the U.S. But the needle is moving again on infections worldwide among certain thought-to-be-contained diseases. One of them is measles.

The first signs of measles occur typically in the head and neck region and in the oral cavity. But some dentists may not have had the occasion to actually see these symptoms due to years of successful control of the disease.

March 02, 2015

That’s right!  Dave Weber will be with us and we’re so excited for you and your team to experience his courses!  He’s enthusiastic, entertaining, full of information and he surely won’t disappoint.  Don’t believe us?   We have the video to prove it!  

February 25, 2015

Law360, New York (February 25, 2015, 10:14 AM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that state professional boards controlled by active market participants must be supervised by state governments to avoid federal antitrust scrutiny, siding with the Federal Trade Commission in a dispute with North Carolina's dental board.

In a 6-3 ruling, the justices concluded that the state action doctrine does not protect the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners from the FTC's challenge to its policy blocking nondentists from offering teeth-whitening services.

February 25, 2015

BISMARCK – House lawmakers overwhelmingly defeated a bill Monday aimed at addressing North Dakota’s shortage of dentists by allowing certified “advanced practice dental hygienists” to perform certain procedures under a dentist’s supervision.

February 25, 2015

By: Craig Palmer

The ADA, American Dental Education Association and American Student Dental Association urged Congress to prioritize student debt as the Senate education committee opened hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

February 24, 2015

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 24, 2015

The VDAF has launched its new Charitable Care Reporting Program!  The goal is to capture the total amount of charitable work performed by Virginia Dentists.  Not only will this data demonstrate the dentists’ compassion,  it is an opportunity to enhance the image of the profession, too.