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!

September 04, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working closely with the World Health Organization and other partners to better understand and manage the public health risks posed by Ebola virus disease (EVD). As of August 10, 2014, no EVD cases have occurred in the United States. The purpose of this document is to provide updated information about EVD to clinicians working in U.S. hospitals and health clinics.

September 02, 2014

6th Annual Wings and Wheels 2014
Salute to Those Who Serve
September 20, 2014
Click HERE for complete event details.
September 02, 2014

Earlier this month, VDA members were given the opportunity to submit questions and concerns regarding the Board of Dentistry’s sedation permits and plans for the permit holder inspections.  These permit requirements and unannounced inspections will only be affecting those dentists who administer moderate/conscious sedation and general anesthesia/deep sedation.
September 02, 2014

Two health care entities paid settlements to the federal government after possibly violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act when unencrypted laptops were stolen.

An unencrypted laptop was stolen from one of Concentra Health Services' facilities, the Springfield Missouri Physical Therapy Center, resulting in a $1,725,220 fine. QCA Health Plan Inc., of Arkansas, reported that an unencrypted laptop was stolen from a workforce member's car. The company agreed to a $250,000 settlement.