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February 25, 2015

ADA News

By: Craig Palmer

The ADA, American Dental Education Association and American Student Dental Association urged Congress to prioritize student debt as the Senate education committee opened hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

February 19, 2015

ADA News

Conference 2015 is just around the corner! 

DENTISTS: Every year we make it our mission to reach out to every dental avenue and unite into a large dental family through the use of fun activities, meet and greets, and the love for oral health! 

The Alliance of the American Dental Association is a non- profit volunteer organization that supports its members in advancing the oral health of the public. 

February 04, 2015

With your help, we can end the free ride that the health insurance industry has enjoyed for nearly 65 years, and make health care insurers accountable to the principles of fair competition.

Please click here to write your Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 494, The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, a bill that would eliminate the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption granted to the health insurance industry nearly 65 years ago.

January 26, 2015

ADA News, Public News, VDA News

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.

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 07, 2015

ADA News, VDA News

By Stacie Crozier

In 1982, Dr. Francis G. "Frank" Serio took a leap of faith, making a one-man mission trip to provide dental care in a remote region of the Dominican Republic. Today, that first small step has grown into a dental charity that has provided care to thousands of residents in poor rural areas of that country and beyond. The Dominican Dental Mission Project is just one example of how Dr. Serio has touched and improved the lives of countless people through volunteerism and education.

December 23, 2014

We are pleased to inform you that Congress has just passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 which has extended the Section 179 expensing tax provision for 2014.  ADA has worked hard to ensure passage of this bill, which will allow small businesses to write off up to $500,000 of capital investment in 2014. ADA members sent over 8,500 emails to Congress in the last month urging lawmakers to extend this important provision.

December 04, 2014

ADA News, VDA News

While honoring its immediate past president, Dr. David Whiston, the ADA Foundation kicked off a new award in his name at a Thursday evening meet-and-greet. 

The ADAF organized the event as a way for friends and supporters to honor Dr. Whiston and ADAF volunteers and to usher in the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Program, the new award established in his name. Dr. Whiston served as ADA Foundation president 2010-14.