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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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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ADA Offers Q&A Primer on Opting-In or Opting-Out of Medicare

September 2, 2014

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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Analysis: ED Visits For Dental Care On The Rise

June 30, 2015

From ADA Morning Huddle (6/30/15) USA Today (6/30, Ungar) carries yesterday’s article from the Louisville Courier-Journal reporting that “a growing number of patients” are “seeking help in the” emergency department (ED) “for long-delayed dental care.” According to an “analysis of the most recent federal data by the American Dental Association…dental” ED “visits doubled from 1.1 [...]

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UAMS to Study Feasibility of Dental School; ASDA Concurs

June 24, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – The leadership of the Arkansas State Dental Association voted last Friday to concur with the development of a formal plan for a public college of dentistry through the University of Arkansas system, and to assist the system for the creation of an external advisory committee to participate in the planning process. Acting [...]

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Save 22% on Credit Card Processing with Best Card! New Endorsement

May 26, 2015

Best Card powered by First Data 877-739-3952www.bestcardteam.com     Endorsed by 20+ medical and dental associations – including the Arkansas State Dental Association – Best Card offers great rates and personalized customer service for credit card processing. Thousands of dental offices have saved an average of 22% ($1,480 annually) in credit card fees over their prior processor. You [...]

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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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