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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ADA President Responds To Article In The Atlantic

by Billy Tarpley on June 19, 2019

Reprinted from ADA Morning Huddle, June 19, 2019 – The ADA News (6/18, Garvin) reports that in a June 16 letter to the editor of The Atlantic, ADA President Jeffrey M. Cole responded to the magazine’s May article, “The Trouble With Dentistry.” The ADA News reports that Dr. Cole “addressed the article’s shortcomings, which the […]

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Opioid Overdose Deaths Not Prevented By Medical Marijuana Laws, Research Suggests

June 12, 2019

ADA Morning Huddle, June 12, 2019 – The Washington Post (6/10, Bernstein) reports, “Five years ago, a study of death certificate data attracted notice for suggesting that states that passed medical marijuana laws saw 25 percent fewer opioid overdose deaths on average than states that barred medical” marijuana. Following release of that study, “the cannabis […]

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Ex-employee of Little Rock dentist gets 12 years for $218,000 theft

May 30, 2019

ASDA Congratulates Dr. Don Cobb for prosecuting a former staff member who embezzled funds from his practice. The dental community would be well served by following his example. Reprinted from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 29, 2019: “The former office manager for a Little Rock dentist was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for stealing atleast […]

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Request from Dr. Sean Sebourn

May 28, 2019

The following message is approved by ASDA: My name is Sean Sebourn and I am a first year pediatric dental resident at LSU. I am originally from Benton, AR and am a member of ASDA. I was formerly employed with Dr. Jim Bevans and Rock Dental Brands. I graduated from LSU in 2013 with Spencer […]

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New Electronic Prescribing Law Takes Effect January 1, 2021

May 8, 2019

The General Assembly passed a new law requiring that any prescription for controlled substances be prescribed through an electronic prescription beginning January 1, 2021. This new state law coincides with the start date for a federal law, which also requires electronic prescribing of controlled substances for all Medicare beneficiaries. Both the federal and state laws […]

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