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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MMIS Workshop Scheduled for October 20

by Billy Tarpley on October 16, 2017

As reported recently, the Arkansas Department of Human Services will launch a new provider portal the end of October. The portal will benefit providers and beneficiaries with new functions that are not available on the current Arkansas portal. Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) is hosting a series of virtual and on-site workshops on “Navigating […]

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ASDA Mourns Passing of General Bill Lefler, age 86

September 26, 2017

ASDA is sad to report the death of Major General Bill Lefler, age 86, on Tuesday morning, September 25. Many remember “the old General” as a lively and outgoing personality who never met a stranger. As former Chief of the Army Dental Corps, Dr. Lefler counted among his former patients First-Lady Mamie Eisenhower, Sen. Bob […]

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Arkansas Medicaid Upgrade to New MMIS

September 25, 2017

From AFMC (Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care) – The new MMIS Healthcare Portal Official Go-live Date is November 1, 2017! In preparation for this transition, many activities leading up to November 1 will be taking place. Learn more in this issue of the ARMedicaid Insider.  For more information, email

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ASDA General Assembly Encourages Change to Continuing Education Proposal

September 21, 2017

In a called meeting of the ASDA General Assembly on Friday, September 15, the membership voted to recommend that the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners amend the proposed number of in-person continuing education hours from 30 in each reporting period to 15. The law requires that dentists earn a minimum of 50 hours of […]

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Obituary: Dr. Henry Udouj, ADA Member for 50 Years

September 20, 2017

Dr. Henry Joseph Udouj, Jr., 72, of Fort Smith, passed into the loving arms of God September 18, 2017 in Fort Smith. He was born October 3, 1944, in Pawtucket, R.I. to Henry Joseph, Sr. and Ida Genevieve Kinzle Udouj. He was co-owner of Udouj Orthodontics, a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of […]

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