October 23, 2014

Click HERE to view the entire 2015 Virginia Meeting photo album.

October 22, 2014

Make sure you see the VDA's new video for Halloween. We dressed kids up as dentists and had them give advice on candy and cavities. It's cute, fun and educational.

Watch the video and share it on your Facebook pages!

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.