February 04, 2015

With your help, we can end the free ride that the health insurance industry has enjoyed for nearly 65 years, and make health care insurers accountable to the principles of fair competition.

Please click here to write your Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 494, The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, a bill that would eliminate the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption granted to the health insurance industry nearly 65 years ago.

February 04, 2015

The State Corporation Commission has received inquiries recently about unsolicited mailings directed to Virginia corporations from "Virginia Council for Corporations", 7330 Staples Mill Road, #402, Richmond, VA 23228-4122.  

February 03, 2015

VCU School of Dentistry

March 7, 2015

January 29, 2015

Governor McAuliffe has recently initiated a 10 step plan to increase the health of more than 200,000 Virginians.  As part of that plan, pregnant women on Medicaid (21 years old and older), shall have the opportunity to receive much needed dental care through the dental Medicaid program.    Beginning March 1, 2015, Virginia's Smiles For Children program will provide dental benefits to pregnant women in Medicaid and FAMIS including:

January 27, 2015

Dentists searching for a value-priced, high-quality nitrile glove will want to try the new EcoBee SuperSlim. Priced at only $4.87 per 100 gloves, the glove features textured fingertips for better tactile sensitivity and a sure wet or dry grip. SuperSlim comes in a space-saving box of 300 and costs just $146 for a case of 3,000 gloves.

Request free samples of SuperSlim from the VDA Services Glove Program, administered by Association Gloves. Place your sample request online at or call 877-484-6149 for assistance.

BOGO or Two Returns!

January 26, 2015

A final rule was published by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in 2014 that requires practitioners who prescribe Part D covered drugs to be enrolled in Medicare or opt out for those prescriptions to be covered under Part D.  This means that neither the practitioner, nor the beneficiary submits the bill to Medicare for services rendered. Instead, the beneficiary pays the physician out-of-pocket and neither party is reimbursed by Medicare.

January 23, 2015

Over 120 dentists and VCU dental students gathered very early for the annual VDA Day on the Hill on Friday, January 16.  Breakfast was held at the Omni in downtown Richmond where they heard from their fellow VDA member dentist Dr. Todd Pillion who is now a new member of the VA House of Delegates.  They also heard from VDA President Dr. Mike Link, VADPAC Chairman Dr. Bruce Hutchison and VDA Lobbyist Chuck Duvall.  After breakfast, the group headed up the hill to visit with their legislators at the General Assembly building.

January 23, 2015

The VDA is looking for volunteers to help judge the State Science and Engineering Fair being in held at VMI in Lexington Virginia on Saturday, March 28, 2015.The purpose of the VDA’s participation in these high school science competitions is to promote dentistry to our communities’ science-talented students.  Your influence could be influential in a student’s career choice. 

January 22, 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.

January 22, 2015

The VSOMS Annual Meeting is being held April 11-12 at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.    hours of continuing education credits can be obtained for attending the presentations at this meeting.  We are also excited about the VCU OMS Resident presentations and to hear from AAOMS, VSOMS and OMS Foundation leaders and representatives on Saturday afternoon.