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. Bobby Bautts, ADA Member for 52 Years

by Billy Tarpley on August 11, 2017

Bobby Bautts, DDS, 86, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in his hometown of Rogers, Arkansas. He was born on October 11, 1930 in Rogers to Ed and Alpha (Duree) Bautts. Dr. Bautts received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He was a member of the […]

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DentaQuest Withdraws Lawsuit Regarding Medicaid Selection

August 3, 2017

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported on Wednesday, August 2, that Boston-based DentaQuest had withdrawn its lawsuit against the state of Arkansas regarding it’s de-selection as a potential vendor for the Medicaid dental program. In its request-for-proposal (RFP), the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), which oversees Medicaid, had indicated the state would contract with 2 vendors […]

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ASDA Members to Discuss In-Person CDE Proposal on September 15

August 1, 2017

As announced on July 26, ASDA President Dr. David Vammen has called a meeting of the ASDA General Assembly for Friday, September 15 to discuss the new proposed new regulation that would require 30 hours of the mandatory 50-hours to be obtained in a classroom or in-person setting. The legislature delayed its review of this proposal […]

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August 1 Ushers in New Law Requiring PMP Check

August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017 – Today marks the effective date of Act 820 of 2017, which mandates that all Arkansas prescribers check the PMP (Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program) website prior to prescribing Schedule II or III opioids. Prescribers received an e-mail in June from Denise Robertson of the PMP Monitoring Board outlining the new provisions of Act 820 […]

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ADA: NBC News Examines Sedation At The Dental Office.

July 11, 2017

The July 11, 2017 edition of ADA Morning Huddle posts the following report on sedation in dental offices. The article also directs dental offices to helpful resources available through the ADA. In a Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (7/9) broadcast, national correspondent Kate Snow discussed the practice of sedating children for dental procedures. According to NBC News, […]

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