April 17, 2015

ADA President-Elect Dr. Carol Summerhays of CA visited the VCU School of Dentistry yesterday for Clinic Day. She spoke to students on the future of dentistry and the important role they'll play in that future as leaders.



Seated L-R, Dani Howell, Dr. Carol Summerhays, Kristen Edwards, Kandice Klepper, Jeremy Jordan

April 16, 2015

By: Dr. Michael Link, VDA President
April 15, 2015

Do you love running, walking, festivals, and supporting the Foundation?!  Well this is your chance to do all of these at one great event on Saturday, October 17th.  The VCU Broad Street Mile combines a street festival with a 5K Run and series of one-mile fun runs on the city’s major thoroughfare, Broad Street.  In addition to providing a fun, festive event, the VCU Broad Street Mile provides the Foundation with a fundraising opportunity.

April 15, 2015

A final rule was published by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in 2014 that requires practitioners who prescribe Part D covered drugs to be enrolled in Medicare or opt out for those prescriptions to be covered under Part D.  This means that neither the practitioner, nor the beneficiary submits the bill to Medicare for services rendered. Instead, the beneficiary pays the physician out-of-pocket and neither party is reimbursed by Medicare.

April 13, 2015

VDA member Dr. Rob Strauss was awarded as the 2015 recipient of the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (VSOMS) Distinguished Service Award in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  VSOMS President, Dr. Jim Solomon and VSOMS Executive Council Member and friend of Dr. Strauss’, Dr. Brian McAndrew, presented him with the award on behalf of VSOMS during the VSOMS 2015 Annual Meeting at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.  The Distinguished Service award is the highest tribute that the Society can pay to a VSOMS member.  Dr.

April 13, 2015

The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) is now making student loan repayment funds available to help recruit dentists to work in health safety net facilities in Virginia’s dental professional shortage areas. VHCF will provide up to $15,000 per eligible individual per year for up to two years to match an equal amount of federal loan repayment dollars via the Virginia State Loan Repayment Program (VA-SLRP) for the same time period. For example, $15,000 from VHCF plus $15,000 from the VA-SLRP will result in a total of $30,000 per year in loan repayment.

April 13, 2015

Dentistry may not be the first thing people think of when it comes to personalized medicine, but it ties into what’s known as “systemic health.” Dr. R. Lamont MacNeil, dean of the UConn School of Dental Medicine, explains that, and shares his perspective on the future of health care, in which a team of providers, rather than a single physician, is at the center of patient care.

April 10, 2015

Take these steps to get to most out of this year's Virginia Meeting!
Step 1:  Have you made your Virginia Meeting hotel reservation yet?

If not, click HERE to take care of that today. 

April 07, 2015

The VDA Foundation has several opportunities for you to volunteer in 2015.  Make plans to attend one or more of the following MOM Projects. 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MOM     (June 13, 2015)

University of Richmond


WISE MOM     (July 17-19, 2015)

Wise County Fairgrounds


GRUNDY MOM     (October 3-4, 2015)

Riverview Elementary and Middle School