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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Dr. William Dale (Bill) Cyphers, III of El Dorado, Arkansas, died November 28, 2018. He was born June 9, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to Esther L. Kauffman and William Cyphers. Dr. Cyphers was a lifelong resident of El Dorado graduating from El Dorado High School in 1941. He attended Hendrix College and A & […]

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ASDA Advises that Contributions to Diamond Plans will Not Occur in 2018

November 30, 2018

The following letter to ASDA members dated November 29, 2018 was authored by Executive Director Billy Tarpley. A copy of the actual letter can downloaded below: “TO:                    Dentist Participants in the Diamond Plan “FROM:             Billy Tarpley, Executive Director “DATE:               November 29, 2018 “RE:                   Arkansas Diamond Plan Update “The purpose of this letter is to […]

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Prescribing Requirement to be Met at 2019 Fall Seminar

November 16, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendar now for September 27-28, 2019 for the ASDA Fall Seminar, when Dr. Hal Crossley will return as the keynote speaker. Thanks to the work of Dr. Werner Schneider, CE chairman for ASDA, Dr. Crossley’s presentation will meet the mandatory 3-hour requirement for prescribing that was recently implemented  by the […]

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Opioid Bill Signed into Law

October 31, 2018

From Mike Graham, ADA Washington Office: Congratulations!  Thanks to your efforts at the 2018 ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day, Congress recently passed and the president just signed legislation to help end the nation’s opioid crisis. Here are some of the ways your advocacy made a positive impact: The bill provides a new round of […]

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Dentists Warn Against DIY Dentistry

October 31, 2018

From ADA Morning Huddle, October 31, 2018: WBBH-TV Fort Myers, FL (10/29, Polansky) reports that “do-it-yourself dentistry is on the rise, and it’s especially popular among kids.” The American Dental Association has launched a public awareness campaign discouraging DIY and direct-to-consumer practices, which can damage teeth, gums, bone, ligaments, and more. “There’s a lot of […]

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