By now, you have probably been exposed to decisions you need to make as a dentist as it relates to Medicare.  Working with legal council, the Arkansas State Dental Association has created a concise, one-page synopsis to help in your decision making process.  While ASDA does not have a recommendation for all dentists to follow, […]

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MUMPS! – A Special Reminder from Dr. Bryan Whitaker

by Billy Tarpley on September 19, 2016

A Reminder from Dr. Bryan Whitaker: “At this time, there are quite a few confirmed cases of mumps up here in Northwest Arkansas. “As you may know, symptoms can include pain/swelling and about the jaws and possibly could  be confused with 3rd molar pain. “In addition, folks should be ever vigilant in standard infection control […]

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Section 1557 – New Regulations for Health Professionals (including Dentists)

September 6, 2016

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act is now effective for health professionals (including dentists) who serve Medicare and/or Medicaid patients.  The American Dental Association has provided a one-hour seminar to familiarize members with this newly effective regulation. To access, click here. The Arkansas State Dental Association is currently planning an opportunity for members in Arkansas […]

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ADA Releases CDT 2017: Dental Procedure Codes

August 30, 2016

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2016 — The American Dental Association (ADA) today released CDT 2017: Dental Procedure Codes, the definitive manual of codes for documentation and reimbursement. This latest edition of CDT is designed to streamline coding and help maximize reimbursement by third-party payers. CDT 2017: Dental Procedure Codes features 11 new codes, five revised codes […]

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ADA Reacts to News Article on Flossing

August 2, 2016

The ADA News (8/2, Manchir) reports that the American Dental Association has released a statement on the benefits of using interdental cleaners after the AP questioned the oral health benefits of flossing. “To maintain good oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing for two minutes, twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between […]

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Dental Students Now Eligible for Loan Repayment Program

July 19, 2016

Reprinted from the ADA Leadership Update (July 19, 2016) – Dental students are now eligible for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program, which was previously only open to medical students. The program provides up to $120,000 to dental or medical students in their final year of school in […]

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