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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11th Annual ArMOM Scheduled for April 27-28 in Conway

by Billy Tarpley on April 19, 2018

The 11th Annual Arkansas Mission of Mercy (ArMOM) returns to central Arkansas on April 27-28 at the Conway Expo Center in Conway. The two-day free dental clinic has provided relief of pain for thousands of people who suffer from poor oral health. The volunteer group of dentists, dental assistants, hygienists and lay personnel will converge […]

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Upcoming Forum Will Discuss Opioids, Minority Health

April 17, 2018

The ADA News (4/16) reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity are hosting the “Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities” on Wednesday, April 25, from 10 am to noon ET “to discuss the […]

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Obituary: Dr. Shelby Woodiel, ADA Member 54 years; Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

March 29, 2018

Dr. Shelby Woodiel was born March 10th, 1930 to S.A. and Lucille Woodiel, and passed away on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 after bravely living with Alzheimer’s disease for 11 years. For most of those years Shelby’s strength, humor and energetic personality remained, despite losing so much.. He grew up in Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas and graduated […]

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Dental Stools – Gillian

March 19, 2018

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Preventing Opioid Abuse from the Dental Chair

March 15, 2018

In an effort to battle opioid abuse, Arkansas dentists have complied with new legislation since August 2017 that requires all prescribers to consult with the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program website prior to prescribing Schedule II or III narcotics. Although the process has been a bit difficult, we have seen the PMP website improve in numerous ways […]

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