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January 29, 2015

Governor McAuliffe has recently initiated a 10 step plan to increase the health of more than 200,000 Virginians.  As part of that plan, pregnant women on Medicaid (21 years old and older), shall have the opportunity to receive much needed dental care through the dental Medicaid program.    Beginning March 1, 2015, Virginia's Smiles For Children program will provide dental benefits to pregnant women in Medicaid and FAMIS including:

January 27, 2015

Dentists searching for a value-priced, high-quality nitrile glove will want to try the new EcoBee SuperSlim. Priced at only $4.87 per 100 gloves, the glove features textured fingertips for better tactile sensitivity and a sure wet or dry grip. SuperSlim comes in a space-saving box of 300 and costs just $146 for a case of 3,000 gloves.

Request free samples of SuperSlim from the VDA Services Glove Program, administered by Association Gloves. Place your sample request online at www.vdaservicesgloves.com or call 877-484-6149 for assistance.

BOGO or Two Returns!

January 23, 2015

Over 120 dentists and VCU dental students gathered very early for the annual VDA Day on the Hill on Friday, January 16.  Breakfast was held at the Omni in downtown Richmond where they heard from their fellow VDA member dentist Dr. Todd Pillion who is now a new member of the VA House of Delegates.  They also heard from VDA President Dr. Mike Link, VADPAC Chairman Dr. Bruce Hutchison and VDA Lobbyist Chuck Duvall.  After breakfast, the group headed up the hill to visit with their legislators at the General Assembly building.

January 23, 2015

The VDA is looking for volunteers to help judge the State Science and Engineering Fair being in held at VMI in Lexington Virginia on Saturday, March 28, 2015.The purpose of the VDA’s participation in these high school science competitions is to promote dentistry to our communities’ science-talented students.  Your influence could be influential in a student’s career choice. 

January 22, 2015

The VSOMS Annual Meeting is being held April 11-12 at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.    hours of continuing education credits can be obtained for attending the presentations at this meeting.  We are also excited about the VCU OMS Resident presentations and to hear from AAOMS, VSOMS and OMS Foundation leaders and representatives on Saturday afternoon.

January 22, 2015

February 6, 2015

ACCA Shriners Temple

1712 Bellevue Ave

Richmond, VA 23227

January 15, 2015

August 2-7, 2015

New Kingston, Jamaica

January 15, 2015

Washington – The ADA and Virginia Dental Association executive directors thanked CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner for hosting a Jan. 8 discussion of Medicaid and Medicare policy issues important to the profession.

January 13, 2015

Over 100 dentists and dental students will be attending the annual VDA Legislative Day on the Hill this Friday, January 16.  This is one of the most important days of the year for the VDA as we are able to advocate for the profession of dentistry and our patients in a large group at the General Assembly Building.  It’s all about strength in numbers! 

There are two key ingredients to successful legislative efforts: Relationships and Money.

January 09, 2015

The Virginia Dental Association will join several other states in hosting the 2015 Ski and Learn Seminar at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. The meeting begins on Wednesday, March 18 and continues through Wednesday, March 25. Other state dental associations who have co-sponsored the trip include Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Tennessee. 

This will be our eleventh consecutive trip to Big Sky. Nearly fifty dentists from nine states participated in the 2014 trip. 

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