News

December 02, 2014

In order for the Virginia Dental Association to be successful in its legislative efforts, it is vital that each of you play an active role in the political process.

December 02, 2014

VADPAC raised nearly $360,000 for 2014.   The generosity of VDA members has played a large part in protecting the dental profession and patients and we are confident that it will continue and the goal of $375,000 will be reached in 2015.  Your continued participation in VADPAC will ensure we maintain the very positive reputation that our members have in the halls of the Capitol and protect our patients and the profession.

December 01, 2014

Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to Dr. Sherin Tooks, Director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), urging CODA to finalize and adopt accreditation standards for dental therapy education programs, which will likely benefit consumers.

December 01, 2014

Click HERE to read about the new EMV "Chip" Credit Card Processing. 

November 19, 2014

Mark Your Calendar

Date: December 2, 2014

Time: 1pm

November 19, 2014

The Virginia Gazette (11/18) reports that the Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown, Virginia has hired its first part-time dentist, who is now treating patients three days a week. The free clinic was able to hire the dentist as a result of funding from the Virginia Health Care Foundation.

November 18, 2014

Please take a moment to contact your member of Congress and explain the importance of supporting an extension of the Section 179 tax provision prior to the end of 2014.

November 17, 2014

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently responded to an ADA request that the agency approach the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about problems associated with a new rule that requires dentists, before they can prescribe medicine to Medicare patients, either to enroll in the program or officially opt out. SBA Ombudsman Brian Castro has told the ADA that he has asked for a “high-level review of the information you submitted and a response describing the results of its review.”

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