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July 09, 2014

On July 1st, the Virginia Dental Association (represented by Laura Givens, Director of Legislative and Public Policy and Leslie Pinkston, Director of Membership) presented the doctors from Commonwealth Endodontics with a sketch of the Virginia State Capitol Building signed by Speaker of the House Bill Howell.  This gift was to express the VDA's appreciation for their generous contributions to the Virginia Dental Political Action Committee (VADPAC).  Each of the doctors, Dr. Steve Barbieri, Dr. Ronald Vranas, Dr. Timothy Finkler, Dr. Madelyn Gambrel, Dr.

July 08, 2014

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.

July 02, 2014

Dr. Frank P. Iuorno Jr. of West End Orthodontics, who is head of the Virginia Dental Association Access to Care Task Force, recently led an effort to provide dental care to residents of Envoy of Westover Hills, a long-term-care facility in Richmond.

More than two dozen dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and administrators participated in the daylong clinic that offered oral screenings to the facility’s residents. Iuorno talked about what they hoped to accomplish.

July 02, 2014

Bluefield College administrators made the announcement, June 30, 2014, after Tazewell County officials informed the college they had decided to suspend funding for the public-private co-op and terminate the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two regarding the dental school.

July 01, 2014

In response to strong demand, Association Gloves has extended the special promotional price on the BeeSure Slim nitrile glove through September 2014. Until Sept. 30, this glove will be available for just $4.80 per 100, or $96 for a case of 2,000 gloves. This sale price is available only from Association Gloves, which is endorsed by VDA Services.

June 30, 2014

We are pleased to inform you of a new dental access program in Virginia sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the Virginia Association of Orthodontists (VAO) that may help some of your patients who need orthodontic care, but cannot afford it. Thanks to concerned orthodontists throughout Virginia and the Virginia Association of Orthodontists, the Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) program will provide free care to children whose families cannot afford needed orthodontic treatment.

June 30, 2014

The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure is considering proposed revisions to the ADA Guidelines for the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists and the ADA Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students and seeking comment from our communities of interest.

June 19, 2014

By Lauren Raab Los Angeles Times

Instead of having to drill and fill cavities, dentists could head them off at the pass with a new technique that accelerates a tooth's natural healing, King's College London announced this week.  Click HERE to read the full article.

June 18, 2014

Click HERE for the CNN news story.

Learn more about oral cancer including signs and symtoms HERE.

June 17, 2014

During the VA Board of Dentistry’s meeting on June 13, 2014, they approved drafted legislation that would prohibit fee splitting.  This will be introduced during the 2015 General Assembly Session.  The approved language is as follows:

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