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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Obituary: Dr. Kirby McGraw, ADA member since 1961

by Billy Tarpley on June 23, 2014

Dr. Kirby Carlton McGraw  passed away on Wednesday June 4, 2014. Kirby is preceded in death by his parents, Walter B. and Clara McGraw, seven siblings, and one grandson, Cannon Blaine Cotton. He was affectionately known as “Doc” by all of those that crossed his path. His life was a life of service to his [...]

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Baseball Great Tony Gwynn Dead at 54; Believed Smokeless Tobacco the Cause

June 23, 2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away earlier this week at the age of 54 after battling salivary gland cancer, which he believed was caused by his use of smokeless tobacco. Gwynn was honest with the public about his cancer battle and his view of the likely causal effect of his dipping habit. To [...]

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Reminder: Repeal of Sales and Use Tax on Dental Appliances effective July 2014

June 16, 2014

* Takes Effect July 2014  Thanks to the efforts of ASDA members, the sales and use tax on dental appliances was repealed by the Arkansas legislature, but the repeal does not take effect until July 2014. This tax on appliances, including dentures, partials, crowns and bridges, has burdened dentists since 1991 when the appliances were [...]

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Stolen laptops lead to HIPAA settlements

June 16, 2014

Since the HIPAA Omnibus Rule came into effect in 2013, ASDA has helped facilitate numerous HIPAA seminars and updates for members.  Recently, an article was published in ADA News revealing the consequences of security breaches by two healthcare entities.  Noteworthy is that one of the companies out of compliance is based in Arkansas.  Please see [...]

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Obituary: Dr. Hugh Wayne Biggs, ASDA member since 1947

June 10, 2014

Dr. Hugh Wayne Biggs, age 89, of Morrilton, passed away on June 6, 2014. A graduate of Washington University in 1947, he was a practicing dentist in Morrilton for many years. Dr. Biggs was the beloved husband of the late Phoebe Robertson Biggs. He was born March 16, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was [...]

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