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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New Minimum Wage Law Could Affect Dental Practices

by Billy Tarpley on December 22, 2016


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EPA Issues Final Rule on Dental Amalgam Waste

December 16, 2016

A Message from the ADA December 16, 2016 “After years of working with the ADA and addressing its concerns, the EPA just released a new federal regulation regarding dental amalgam waste which requires many dentists across the country to install amalgam separators. The rule includes reasonable exemptions, a phase-in period and considerations for dental practices […]

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Delta Dental of Arkansas & Dentaquest Poised for Medicaid Dental Program.

December 14, 2016

While the procurement process is not fully complete, the state of Arkansas anticipates to award Delta Dental of Arkansas and Dentaquest as the two vendors responsible for managing and administering the Medicaid Dental Program.  Two other bidders, MCNA and Liberty Dental, were not selected. To see the Anticipation to Award posting on the Arkansas Department […]

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MUMPS! – A Special Reminder from Dr. Bryan Whitaker

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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