October 15, 2014

Click HERE to see Dr. Michael Link's (VDA President 2014-2015) speech.
Click HERE to see Dr. Ted Sherwin's (VDA President 2013-2014) speech. 
October 15, 2014

The VDA Foundation will be adding an additional 15 dental chairs to this project and need your help to man them.  Make plans to join us for the Suffolk MOM Project, Febraury 28, 2015 at the Kings Fork Middle School.  Click HERE for more informaiton and to register as a volunteer. 

Questions? Contact Barbara Rollins at

October 15, 2014

Wytheville Community College has named its dental lab in Galax Hall in honor of three Wytheville dentists, two of whom are alumni of WCC.

The dental lab will be known as the “Campbell, Throckmorton, & Copenhaver Dental Lab,” in recognition of the tremendous support of Drs. O.J. Campbell, Dennis R. Throckmorton, and Richard G. Copenhaver. Over the years, the trio has provided professional and financial support of the WCC Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs, as well as funded numerous scholarships to WCC students.

October 15, 2014

As reported in the ADA News, the ADA contacted the Centers for Disease Control in early September about the Ebola issue, and the CDC’s guidance to dental professionals remains the same now as then:

CDC works with partners at ports of entry into the United States to help prevent infectious diseases, like Ebola, from being introduced and spread in the United States.

October 15, 2014

Carol Summerhays, D.D.S., a general dentist in in San Diego, is the new president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Summerhays was recently elected during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Antonio. She will assume the role of president of the ADA in November 2015, when she will lead the 158,000-member organization, America’s leading advocate for oral health.  

October 14, 2014

San Antonio, Texas — The ADA House of Delegates Oct. 14 said "yes" to a 2015 operating budget with $136,077,000 in revenues and $128,271,000 in expenses and income taxes. With the transfer $7.2 million to the Insurance Royalty Reserve, the projected 2015 operating surplus will be $606,087.

They also said "yes" to keeping 2015 national dues at the same level as 2014: $522.

October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed to have little problem Tuesday concluding that a state board dominated by dentists should not get to decide who can perform teeth-whitening services.

But when it comes to brain surgery, many of the same justices said they would rather empower neurologists than bureaucrats.

October 13, 2014

Cigna will launch in 2015 what it calls a cost-effectiveness designation program that rates in-network dentists based on cost and utilization patterns.

These ratings will appear as stars within Cigna's provider directory. According to Cigna, dentists who receive a three-star rating have a fee schedule that results in greater potential cost savings within their geographical area..

The ADA believes the methodology Cigna is using is scientifically flawed.  

October 08, 2014

Association Gloves has negotiated a significant discount on one of its best-selling gloves: Cranberry AquaSource with a vitamin E and lanolin coating. Buy it now for just $5.80 per 100 gloves or $116 for a case of 2,000 gloves. This special promotional price must end Dec. 31, 2014. And, in response to popular demand, Association Gloves now carries the Microflex NeoGard chloroprene glove. It provides a very strong and secure wet and dry grip in a soft and strong glove.