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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Dentists who treat Medicare patients must either enroll in the program or opt out in order to prescribe medication to their qualifying patients with Part D drug plans. The deadline for this action is June 1. For an extensive list of resources and other information to help dentists make decisions about this issue, visit ADA [...]

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ADA Releases Videos to Help Dental Offices Understand Dental Benefit Programs

May 21, 2015

New from the ADA’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality  The ADA has created several short video tutorials designed to help dental offices understand key issues related to dental benefit programs.  https://success.ada.org/en/practice/dental-benefits/dental-benefit-video-series/dental-benefit-video-series Besides videos, you’ll also find links to various ADA resources related to each subject. Signing the Contract: Understanding PPOs will help explain key contractual [...]

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2015 Arkansas Mission of Mercy Treats 2,000 Patients

May 15, 2015

UPDATE: 2006 patients were treated at the 2015 Arkansas Mission of Mercy. Free services provided were valued at over $1.5 million.  Nearly 1000 volunteers participated including over 160 dentists.  Major sponsors include Delta Dental of Arkansas and the Walmart Foundation.  Thanks to EVERYONE who participated! The 2016 Arkansas Mission of Mercy will be held in [...]

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Article XIII (Sedation) Public Hearing postponed until June 19

May 4, 2015

The Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners was forced to postpone the public hearing on proposed changes to Article XIII (sedation) pending approval from the Governor’s office for publication. The board will revisit  proposed changes to the rules during the next public hearing on Friday, June 19, For a copy of the draft rules changes to Article [...]

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Update: Medicare Deadline Extended to January 1, 2016

March 31, 2015

Dentists who treat Medicare patients must either enroll in the program or opt out in order to prescribe medication to their qualifying patients with Part D drug plans. The deadline for this action has been extended to January 1, 2016. (From the ADA: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be extending to [...]

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UPDATE: Number of Dentist Victims of Identity Theft Increased to 28 Known

March 25, 2015

Following the release of an Information Alert to Arkansas dentists regarding identity theft that had impacted three dentists in central Arkansas, the ASDA office has received additional calls from affected dentists. The total of known cases has now increased to 28. Last week, ASDA received a phone call from a central Arkansas CPA stating that three [...]

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