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March 04, 2014

As I am sure you are aware, the VDA is currently working on various initiatives that resulted from the November 2013 Strategic Planning Retreat.  One of those initiatives is that we are working to engage members in our advertising and public relations campaign by encouraging everyone to send in a picture of themselves/their office teams.  You can check out the current submissions here:

March 03, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a decision by the federal court of appeals affirming the Federal Trade Commission's claim that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners' actions against certain teeth whitening services providers violated federal antitrust laws.

February 28, 2014

Sixty-one percent of moms double as Tooth Fairy assistants


OAK BROOK, Ill. (Feb. 27, 2014) – The Tooth Fairy was a lot more generous in 2013 than the year before, with the going rate for a lost baby tooth rising more than 44 percent from 2012 levels.

February 26, 2014

Help the Ad Council share the Children's Oral Health campaign with your friends and community.  Several Public Service Annoucments (PSA) are available online at  Videos can be added to your practice website or used in social media networks. 

Locally, the Dental Trade Alliance has received DVD versions of the PSAs that allows for non-stop play for busy dental offices who want to entertain their patients and spread the messge of brushing two minutes, twice a day. 

February 26, 2014

The Virginia General Assembly is currently deciding whether or not to provide comprehensive dental benefits to pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS.  Research has shown that dental care during pregnancy can improve periodontal disease, which is associated with poor health outcomes.

February 25, 2014

Richmond, VA –The Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) recently received a generous $5,000 grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation (BJCF) to purchase disposable dental supplies and one-step denture unit templates and to repair or replace small dental equipment for the Mission of Mercy (MOM) program. 

February 24, 2014

On Saturday, February 22, 2014, VDA member Dr. Ron Tankersley was awarded as the 2014 recipient of the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (VSOMS) Distinguished Service Award in Williamsburg, Virginia.  His son and fellow VDA and VSOMS member, Dr. Ken Tankersley, presented him with the award on behalf of VSOMS during the VSOMS 2014 Annual Meeting at the Williamsburg Lodge.  The Distinguished Service award is the highest tribute that the Society can pay to a VSOMS member.  It was presented to Dr.

February 14, 2014

The Affordable Care Act substantially expands oral health care coverage for children. The ADA estimates that it will reduce by 55 percent the number of children without dental coverage.

January 31, 2014

The VDA thanks all members and VCU dental students who attended the Day on the Hill on January 17, 2014.  We were very lucky to have Delegate Bobby Orrock (R-54) speak to the group during breakfast and we appreciate him taking time out of his very busy schedule to attend and meet with our members.