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April 06, 2015

That's right!  Not only can you meet him, but you can spend the majority of the Virginia Meeting with him.  Or with Dave Weber, Dr. John Cranham, or Dr. Rhonda Savage...or many more!  
April 06, 2015

By Kimber Solana

St. Louis — In its election to fill five board of directors vacancies, Delta Dental of Missouri participating dentists overwhelmingly voted for candidates who petitioned to be included in the ballot — rejecting all nominees recommended by the board.

April 02, 2015

Take a few minutes to watch these two important videos on Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program:

1. "Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program Story" (Run time 4:32) provides a brief overview of the mission to promote the appropriate use of controlled substances for legitimate medical purposes while deterring the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances.

March 27, 2015

On March 26, 2015, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released introduced H.R. 1677, the Dental Insurance Fairness Act of 2015.  Congressman Gosar was joined by twenty-one other cosponsors in introducing this bipartisan legislation to help improve quality access of dental healthcare.  One of the cosponsors is Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA 9th District).  We encourage you to contact your Representative and ask him or her to sign on as a sponsor.

March 25, 2015

We’re unveiling a tremendous opportunity for you!  In August, the VDA will offer it’s first-ever New Dentists Conference.  It’s an event we are extremely proud of and we’ve been chomping at the bit to tell you all about!  
Some things we’re especially thrilled about…
It’s unique.

March 24, 2015

The Board of Dentistry requests assistance in responding to the following questions regarding the practice of dentistry and access to dental treatment in Virginia.  

  • What are the most pressing needs?
  • What outcomes should be the focus of policy strategies?
  • Waht are viable treatment models for increasing access?
  • What are the risks and costs associated with the option?
Click HERE for complete details
March 24, 2015

A Teleconference will be held to share important information and resources with dentists to help them comply with the new requirement to enroll or opt-out of Medicare when prescribing drugs to patients covered by a Part D drug plans.

March 23, 2015

The Board of Directors Awards Subcommittee selects recipients for VDA awards which are presented at the Governance Meeting in September.  In order to select those who are most deserving of these honors, we would like to ask for your help in identifying potential recipients.  Nominations for awards may be made by individual members of the VDA or by components.

March 19, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.