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 to dentists to [...]

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ASDA led the effort to pass Act 1414: “An Act to create an exemption from the sales and use tax for dental appliances sold by or to dentists or certain other professionals” Dear ASDA Member, During the course of the 89th General Assembly (2013), ASDA was successful in leading the effort to repeal the longstanding sales [...]

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ADA Offers Q&A Primer on Opting-In or Opting-Out of Medicare

September 2, 2014

Dentists who treat Medicare patients must either enroll in the program or opt out in order to prescribe medication to their qualifying patients with Part D drug plans. The deadline for this action is June 1. For an extensive list of resources and other information to help dentists make decisions about this issue, visit ADA [...]

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Save 22% on Credit Card Processing with Best Card! New Endorsement

May 26, 2015

Best Card powered by First Data     Endorsed by 20+ medical and dental associations – including the Arkansas State Dental Association – Best Card offers great rates and personalized customer service for credit card processing. Thousands of dental offices have saved an average of 22% ($1,480 annually) in credit card fees over their prior processor. You [...]

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ADA Releases Videos to Help Dental Offices Understand Dental Benefit Programs

May 21, 2015

New from the ADA’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality  The ADA has created several short video tutorials designed to help dental offices understand key issues related to dental benefit programs. Besides videos, you’ll also find links to various ADA resources related to each subject. Signing the Contract: Understanding PPOs will help explain key contractual [...]

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2015 Arkansas Mission of Mercy Treats 2,000 Patients

May 15, 2015

UPDATE: 2006 patients were treated at the 2015 Arkansas Mission of Mercy. Free services provided were valued at over $1.5 million.  Nearly 1000 volunteers participated including over 160 dentists.  Major sponsors include Delta Dental of Arkansas and the Walmart Foundation.  Thanks to EVERYONE who participated! The 2016 Arkansas Mission of Mercy will be held in [...]

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Article XIII (Sedation) Public Hearing postponed until June 19

May 4, 2015

The Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners was forced to postpone the public hearing on proposed changes to Article XIII (sedation) pending approval from the Governor’s office for publication. The board will revisit  proposed changes to the rules during the next public hearing on Friday, June 19, For a copy of the draft rules changes to Article [...]

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