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 Dentist Committee Announces New Mentor Program

by Billy Tarpley on December 9, 2019

Dr. Natalia Hodge of Little Rock, Chair of the ASDA New Dentist Committee, has announced that the New Dentist Committee wants to launch the New Dentists Mentorship Program in the beginning of 2020. “The idea of the program,” she said, “is to pair up new dentists with more experienced dentists with similar interests. In order […]

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UAMS Appoints McMillan GPR Director

December 9, 2019
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Dean Susan Long of the UAMS College of Health Related Professions announced recently that ASDA member Ashley Jones McMillan, DDS, has accepted the position of Director of the General Practice Residency program in the Center for Dental Education, effective January 1, 2020. Dr. McMillan received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of […]

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2020 Nominations for Awards; General Assembly Call

December 4, 2019

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Amalgam Separator Deadline Approaching Quickly

October 22, 2019

Reprinted from ADA Morning Huddle, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – Under a federal rule adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2017, many dental practices will need an installed amalgam separator by July 14, 2020. A few practices may be exempt, but some of those that are still need to submit a form to affirm […]

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Rise In Use Of Benzodiazepines Amid Opioid Epidemic Highlighted

October 8, 2019

From ADA Morning Huddle, 10/7/19 – CNN (10/4, Hare) reported on its website that amid the opioid epidemic, “the rise in use of benzodiazepines” has become a growing health concern. Benzodiazepines “are a class of medication commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as anxiety and insomnia,” with familiar brand names including “Xanax, Ativan, Valium and […]

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