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.

October 08, 2014

Click HERE to read the news article from Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

October 03, 2014

A novel dental restorative material that should make life easier for dental care experts and their patients, which is based on technology developed by a team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers, was unveiled today by the 3M Company. - See more at:
October 01, 2014

Dr. Todd Pillion, VDA member dentist, is running for the House of Delegates for the Fourth District House of Delegate Seat.  It is very important to take action!! A Mass Meeting will be held to choose the candidate for the Fourth District House of Delegates seat at Castlewood High School this Saturday, October 4th.  Registration will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and the Mass Meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. All registered voters are welcome to participate.

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