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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UT Appoints New Dean for Dental School

by Billy Tarpley on July 12, 2018

UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, announced that James C. Ragain, Jr., DDS, MS, PhD, FICD, FACD, has been named dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, effective August 1. Dr. Ragain was selected following a national search chaired by Dean of Pharmacy Marie Chisholm-Burns and Vice Chancellor for Finance […]

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Obituary: Dr. Richard Lewis, ADA Member for 41 Years

July 12, 2018

Dr. Richard H. Lewis, age 70, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at his home in Little Rock following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves his wife of 44 years, Emily (Matson) Lewis; his daughter Addie Lewis Klein (Craig); son Jacob Lewis (Darci); daughter Mimi Lewis (Daniel Wolf), and four grandchildren, Hersh, Alte Luna, […]

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Dr. Terry Fiddler Confirmed as ASDA’s Nominee for ADA 12th District Trustee

June 22, 2018

By unanimous vote of the ASDA General Assembly today, Dr. Terry Fiddler was confirmed as ASDA’s nominee for the position of ADA 12th District Trustee. Dr. Fiddler’s name will now be presented for approval of the delegation of the 12th District during the summer pre-caucus in Dallas. The term of current Trustee, Dr. Raymond Cohlmia of Oklahoma City […]

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Medicaid Conference Draws Almost 150 Attendees to Little Rock

June 22, 2018

The 2018 Medicaid Conference hosted by ASDA attracted almost 150 dentists and dental team members to Little Rock on Friday, June 22. It became apparent early on that the group had come prepared to ask questions and discuss some of the challenges that exist as Arkansas providers continue to work within the new Dental Managed Care Program […]

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Medicaid Conference to Feature Update on Diamond Plan

June 14, 2018

The Medicaid Conference on June 22 will feature more than new developments from both Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Dentists attending the ASDA General Assembly at noon will hear an update on the Diamond Plan, presented by Rose Naff, Director of the state DHS Division of Medical Services. ASDA has long held that the success of […]

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