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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 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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Having Trouble with Non-Network Reimbursement? The Point-of-Service Option Could Help

July 31, 2014

ASDA Members: If your office has experienced difficulty  recently in getting reimbursed by an insurance company when you are not a participating provider, download the attached form. Thanks to the active involvement of ASDA members in 1999, the Arkansas legislature passed Act 1232 which requires that all health plans offering dental benefits must also provide a point-of-service option for [...]

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Obituary: Dr. Kirby McGraw, ADA member since 1961

June 23, 2014

Dr. Kirby Carlton McGraw  passed away on Wednesday June 4, 2014. Kirby is preceded in death by his parents, Walter B. and Clara McGraw, seven siblings, and one grandson, Cannon Blaine Cotton. He was affectionately known as “Doc” by all of those that crossed his path. His life was a life of service to his [...]

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Baseball Great Tony Gwynn Dead at 54; Believed Smokeless Tobacco the Cause

June 23, 2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away earlier this week at the age of 54 after battling salivary gland cancer, which he believed was caused by his use of smokeless tobacco. Gwynn was honest with the public about his cancer battle and his view of the likely causal effect of his dipping habit. To [...]

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Reminder: Repeal of Sales and Use Tax on Dental Appliances effective July 2014

June 16, 2014

* Takes Effect July 2014  Thanks to the efforts of ASDA members, the sales and use tax on dental appliances was repealed by the Arkansas legislature, but the repeal does not take effect until July 2014. This tax on appliances, including dentures, partials, crowns and bridges, has burdened dentists since 1991 when the appliances were [...]

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