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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ADA: NBC News Examines Sedation At The Dental Office.

by Billy Tarpley on July 11, 2017

The July 11, 2017 edition of ADA Morning Huddle posts the following report on sedation in dental offices. The article also directs dental offices to helpful resources available through the ADA. In a Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (7/9) broadcast, national correspondent Kate Snow discussed the practice of sedating children for dental procedures. According to NBC News, […]

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Opioid Abuse Subject of New Health Department Report

July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017 In a report presented today to the Joint Interim Committee on Public Health, the Arkansas Department of Health released new data about opioid abuse in Arkansas. According to the attached report, which was presented by Dr. Nate Smith, ADH Director, the primary points to be considered were as follows: Large amounts […]

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New In-Person Requirements for CDE Referred Back to Committee

May 24, 2017

A new proposal that would require dentists to secure 30 hours of in-person CDE for each licensure period was returned to committee for further review and input by the dental community. Rep. Deborah Ferguson, an ASDA member, asked for the referral during the May 19 meeting of the Arkansas Legislative Council, which was granted by […]

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Obituary: Dr. James L. Bevans, ASDA Member for 52 Years

May 19, 2017

James L. Bevans, D.D.S., M.S., 78, of Little Rock, passed away May 15, 2017. He was born January 18, 1939 in Little Rock to James and Opal Godsey Bevans. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1965 from the University of Tennessee at Memphis, School of Dentistry, where he also completed his residency […]

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Arkansas Business Reports Sale of Arkansas Dentistry & Braces

May 2, 2017

Reprinted from Arkansas Business, April 19, 2017 http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/ Written by Arkansas Business Staff Rock Dental Brands of Little Rock on Wednesday announced that it will acquire Arkansas Dentistry & Braces (ARDB), owned by Dr. Benjamin Burris and Dr. Justin Bethel. Rock Dental said the deal would further expand the availability of its services and specialists. […]

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