September 29, 2014

Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed amalgam separator standards for dental offices and said it expects to finalize a rule in September 2015.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signed the proposed rule Sept. 23 and submitted it for publication in the Federal Register, a digest of government regulatory activity.

September 26, 2014

Virginia will participate, Saturday, September 27, 2014 in the ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, this collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe manner.  Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m.

September 24, 2014

Dr. Charlie Cuttino and Dr. Anne Adams hosted a VDA fundraiser for Delegate John O’Bannon at their home on September 12. A practicing physician, Delegate O’Bannon is one of only a handful of health care providers serving in the General Assembly.  Delegate O’Bannon has a record of collegial public service and a willingness to consider divergent views in reviewing legislation.  He represents House District 73, which encompasses parts of both Henrico County and the City of Richmond.

September 24, 2014

The VDA wants to hear about all the creative ways your team celebrates Halloween. Do you collect candy from patients? Decorate the office in all kinds of spooky ways? Wear wacky costumes?
Let us know what you do ASAP. Your tradition might even become a local news story!
Email Danny Rubin at Rubin Communications Group at and tell him your favorite Hallowee

September 11, 2014

The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation <>  just awarded a grant of $25,000 to “Give Seniors a Smile”,  a preventative care pilot study aimed at improving the health of seniors in nursing homes. The study was designed by the VDA’s Long-Term Care Task Force and is being funded through the VDA Foundation. “Congratulations again on receiving the grant from the DTA Foundation,” wrote Diana P.

September 10, 2014

Members looking for Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance options during the next ACA marketplace open enrollment period beginning Nov. 15 through Feb. 15, 2015, can look to as a resource.

Members can find health insurance options for themselves, their families and staff at the health insurance resource page, which also links to the ADA-endorsed American Health Insurance Exchange.

September 09, 2014

This morning Governor McAuliffe announced A Healthy Virginia a ten-part plan to increase access to health care for 200,000 underserved Virginians through a series of emergency regulations and an executive order.

September 09, 2014

Tazewell County officials have submitted an amended grant application to the Virginia Tobacco Commission for the proposed Bluefield College School of Dental Medicine project.

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September 05, 2014

On August 20, 2014, twenty-three students participated in the VDA New Dentist Committee's Real World Tour. The students visited the offices of Drs. Londrey, Gardner, and McMunn.

What great insight and advice the students received from each office.  They learned about insurance, office design, sleep apnea, were given reading suggestions (for personal growth), received as gifts like the book,"FISH", and terrific advice from all the dentists!