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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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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MEDICARE: ASDA Provides Synopsis for Informed Decision

May 26, 2015

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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OBITUARY: Dr. Fay O. Wardlaw, ASDA Life Member

August 11, 2015

Dr. Fay O. Wardlaw, 89, of Little Rock, Arkansas, died August 7, 2015. He was a native of Wabbeseka, Arkansas, and the son of the late Ethel Zettie and Robert Wilson Wardlaw of Jefferson County, Arkansas. After graduating from Wabbeseka High School, Fay served in World War II and participated in the Battle of Iwo [...]

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“Arkansas Medicaid does not require diagnosis codes for dental”

July 28, 2015

The Arkansas State Dental Association has received numerous inquiries regarding diagnostic codes within the Medicaid dental program.  Please see the following notice from Arkansas Medicaid: “At this time, Arkansas Medicaid does not require diagnosis codes for dental claims submission (electronic or paper claim form ADA J430).  This process will not change for dental providers when [...]

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Fall Seminar Registration is now Open

July 7, 2015

Fall Seminar 2015 Registration Book   License Renewal is due this year! This is ASDA’s last big CDE offering of 2015, and we have a SUPERB line-up of speakers, including Dr. Dennis Wells (aesthetics) and Dr. Pat Little (dental office embezzlement). We will also feature Penny Reed (dental team) and Derek Champagne (practice building with social media.) Combined with the ARDPAC Lunch and speaker Gov. Asa [...]

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Analysis: ED Visits For Dental Care On The Rise

June 30, 2015

From ADA Morning Huddle (6/30/15) USA Today (6/30, Ungar) carries yesterday’s article from the Louisville Courier-Journal reporting that “a growing number of patients” are “seeking help in the” emergency department (ED) “for long-delayed dental care.” According to an “analysis of the most recent federal data by the American Dental Association…dental” ED “visits doubled from 1.1 [...]

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UAMS to Study Feasibility of Dental School; ASDA Concurs

June 24, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – The leadership of the Arkansas State Dental Association voted last Friday to concur with the development of a formal plan for a public college of dentistry through the University of Arkansas system, and to assist the system for the creation of an external advisory committee to participate in the planning process. Acting [...]

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