March 27, 2015

On March 26, 2015, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released introduced H.R. 1677, the Dental Insurance Fairness Act of 2015.  Congressman Gosar was joined by twenty-one other cosponsors in introducing this bipartisan legislation to help improve quality access of dental healthcare.  One of the cosponsors is Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA 9th District).  We encourage you to contact your Representative and ask him or her to sign on as a sponsor.

March 25, 2015

Take these steps to get to most out of this year's Virginia Meeting!
Step 1:  Have you made your Virginia Meeting hotel reservation yet?

If not, click HERE to take care of that today. 

March 25, 2015

We’re unveiling a tremendous opportunity for you!  In August, the VDA will offer it’s first-ever New Dentists Conference.  It’s an event we are extremely proud of and we’ve been chomping at the bit to tell you all about!  
Some things we’re especially thrilled about…
It’s unique.

March 24, 2015

The Board of Dentistry requests assistance in responding to the following questions regarding the practice of dentistry and access to dental treatment in Virginia.  

  • What are the most pressing needs?
  • What outcomes should be the focus of policy strategies?
  • Waht are viable treatment models for increasing access?
  • What are the risks and costs associated with the option?
Click HERE for complete details
March 24, 2015

A Teleconference will be held to share important information and resources with dentists to help them comply with the new requirement to enroll or opt-out of Medicare when prescribing drugs to patients covered by a Part D drug plans.

March 23, 2015

The Board of Directors Awards Subcommittee selects recipients for VDA awards which are presented at the Governance Meeting in September.  In order to select those who are most deserving of these honors, we would like to ask for your help in identifying potential recipients.  Nominations for awards may be made by individual members of the VDA or by components.

March 19, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

March 18, 2015

Dentists have until March 31 to purchase a reduced-rate license to legally show movies and other audiovisual programs in their waiting rooms and exam rooms.

Until March 31, the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation will be offering an Umbrella License to ADA members for $250. Dentists who purchase the license have access to a wide array of movies, popular children’s programs, educational documentaries and other audiovisual content to show in a copyright compliant manner.

March 18, 2015

A catalog of dental procedure codes, a visual tool for patient case presentations and a series of videos designed to aid patient education, are apps on sale in the ADA Catalog.

The searchable, easy-to-use CDT Code Check app for iOS and Android contains the most up-to-date CDT Codes, including 16 new procedure codes and 52 revised procedure codes. The app also features a list of new, revised and deleted codes so you can see exactly what was updated.