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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A new study by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) reports that a patient’s potential abuse of opioids can be reduced one to three years later if the initial prescription is for 3 days or less. See the full report here: UAMS Study Finds Opioid Supply of Three Days or Less Reduces Likelihood of Chronic Opioid […]

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Obituary: Dr. J.D. Patterson of Searcy, ADA Member for 63 Years

March 28, 2017

Dr. J. D. Patterson of Searcy passed away on  March 26, 2017. Having served as a dentist for more than 63 years, he was a month short of his 91st birthday. Dr. Patterson moved from Heber Springs to Searcy as a child, graduating from Searcy High School, 1947 from Ouachita Baptist College and 1952 from […]

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Obituary: Larry Ball, age 44, son of ASDA’s Cheryl Ball

March 21, 2017

Larry Ball, 44, son of ASDA Membership Director Cheryl Ball, of Benton passed away on March 20, 2017 in Benton. He was born on May 20, 1972 to Larry and Cheryl Ball in Little Rock. He loved golfing, going to the lake, spending time with family and friends, playing poker and cook-outs. He attended Family […]

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Handout for Dr. Hal Crossley

March 15, 2017

2017.March 17.Avoid Liability Know Your Patients ………………..Arkansas State Dental Association Annual Meeting.Little Rock.Arkansas

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SB299 Fails to Pass Committee: Would Have Returned Community Water Fluoridation to Local Vote

March 14, 2017

In a 2-4 vote this morning, the Senate Committee on City, County and Local Affairs defeated SB299 by Sen. Bryan King which would have overturned the Community Water Fluoridation Act by allowing “public water systems” to vote “for” or “against” fluoridation. Following testimony and a voice vote, the chair announced the bill was defeated. Sen. […]

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