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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For a copy of the draft rules changes to Article XIII, click here. The Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners has scheduled a public hearing regarding Article XIII to be held: November, 14, 2014 at 8:30am, Arkansas River Room on the 3rd floor.      101 East Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201 If you have [...]

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ADA and CDC Release Ebola Resources for Dentists: See Comment from Dr. Bryan Whitaker

October 2, 2014

With a confirmed case of Ebola in nearby Dallas, it is not too early for Arkansas dentists to prepare to answer potential questions from concerned patients. Earlier today, the ADA released the following information: “October 2, 2014 “ADA, CDC Provide Ebola Resources “In light of the first confirmed Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S., I’m [...]

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ADA offers Q&A primer on opting in or out of Medicare

September 2, 2014

ADA offers Q&A primer on opting in or out of Medicare   For original ADA News article, click here. August 18, 2014 In response to member questions, the ADA Practice Institute has put together the following Q&A to help clarify which practitioners should opt in or out of Medicare. Dentists who treat Medicare patients must [...]

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DEA Tightens Rules on Hydrocodone

August 27, 2014

As reported widely through the media, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has published a Final Rule putting additional restrictions on hydrocodone-containing drug products, moving them from Schedule III to Schedule II of the federal Controlled Substances Act. Earlier this year, the ADA joined several other health organizations in expressing concern over the move, which imposes [...]

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Obituary: Dr. E.O. Ballard of El Dorado; ADA member since 1958

August 26, 2014

 Dr. Ernest Organ Ballard, Jr., 84 of El Dorado, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Town and Country Health and Rehab Center in Minden, LA. He was born August 7, 1930, to Ernest Organ Ballard, Sr. and Argie Childs Ballard in El Dorado, AR. He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, past [...]

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