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By J. Ted Sherwin
Dr. Sharone Ward, a dentist in Chester and member of the Virginia Dental Association, recently saw a 51-year-old male patient in need of a filling. As she does routinely, Ward took the patient's blood pressure and was surprised to find that it was 200/120, an extreme hypertensive value and well above the normal range of 120/70.
All employers with one or more employees and gross revenue of at least $500,000 are subject to the requirement to provide a notice to all employees by 10/01/2013. As a service to VDA Members, B&B Insurance Associates, Inc. has provided the following information regarding the requirements and links to templates for model notices from the Department of Labor.
The Virginia Dental Association Foundation again treats thousands of people in dire need of dental care at the annual M.O.M. Project in southwest Virginia. Watch the powerful day unfold through the words and pictures of patients and VDA member dentists.
A new law called the Sunshine Act requires certain companies that provide payments, gifts, food, education, and other “transfers” to dentists to submit an annual report to the federal government with information about each dentist and what was provided. The government will post the information on a searchable public website called “Open Payments.” The companies must also report ownership and investment interests held by dentists and their immediate family members.
Martinsville Bulletin features a great article on the Roanoke MOM project and several VDAF board members, Drs. David C. and David L. Jones, along with dental student Lauren. Dr. Graham Gardner is also mentioned. Please take a minute to read the article and share with your networks.
Take a look at two new resources from the ADA on the Affordable Care Act. (Member Login Required)
How many VDA members can you spot?
New technology expands reach of Virginia prescribers and pharmacists in the fight against prescription drug abuse.
VDA Services Endorsed Vendor, ProSites is offering some great resources to help you begin or enhance your practice's social media marketing. Take a look at "The Ultimate Social Media Resources" for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.
On Thursday, July 29, 2010, the VDA Central Office was struck by lightning and burned down. We pause today to remember how far we've come in the three years since. Thanks to all the members, friends, supporters and especially our staff who have made the VDA stronger than ever!