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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Fiddler Elected Trustee of ADA 12th District

by Billy Tarpley on September 9, 2019

ASDA celebrates Dr. Terry Fiddler and his induction as Trustee of the ADA 12th District during the 160th Annual Session in San Francisco. Dr. Fiddler will serve a 4-year term on the ADA Board of Trustees serving AR, LA, KS and OK. He and his wife, Joyce, are seen here following their introduction at the […]

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ASDA Issues Response to Initial Medicaid Rate Review

August 21, 2019

In ongoing discussions with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, ASDA issued a response this week to the first draft of DHS’ rate review, which is a state-mandated process of comparing Arkansas’ Medicaid dental rates to those of surrounding states. Although the first draft recommends no fee increases at this time, we are still early […]

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ADA Responds to New Fluoride Study in JAMA

August 20, 2019

JAMA Pediatrics released a study this morning that examines the association between fluoride exposure during pregnancy and IQ scores of children. The study centered on mother-child pairs in Canada, with the authors concluding that higher levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with lower IQ scores in children measured at 3-4 years old. The […]

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Orthodontist Ben Burris Charged on 15 Counts of Bribery

August 20, 2019

The former Arkansas orthodontist Dr. Ben Burris was charged yesterday with 15 counts of bribery involving former state senator, Jeremy Hutchinson, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Arkansas. The charges follow on the heels of Hutchinson’s guilty pleas earlier this summer on two public corruption-related charges. The 20-page indictment charges […]

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Dentists face evolving roles amid opioid crisis

August 8, 2019

A new, on-demand webinar looks at the evolving opioid situation in the United States, including a brief history of the crisis. Viewers will learn about the three waves of the opioid epidemic in the United States, clinical diagnosis of opioid use disorder, medications that are approved to treat opioid use disorder, and how to treat […]

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