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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Dental Amalgam Rule Frozen by Trump Administration

by Billy Tarpley on February 20, 2017

In an article by reporter Jennifer Gavin the in February 6, 2017 edition of ADA News, the Trump administration has ordered a freeze on all “new or pending regulations, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule requiring dental offices to install amalgam separators.” The freeze applies to all non-published regulations. A regulation is considered non-published […]

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Obituary: Dr. Darrel Fain of Prescott; ADA member for 43 years

February 17, 2017

Dr. William Darrel Fain, 67 of Texarkana, AR. passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 in a Little Rock, AR. hospital. Dr. Fain was born August 23, 1949 in Stamps, AR. He was a member of Downtown First Baptist Church and a member of the American Dental Association. Graduated from the University Of Missouri-Kansas City School […]

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MCNA Wins Medicaid Contract Following Official Protest; MCNA and Delta Dental of AR New Vendors

February 6, 2017

The following article by reporter Andy Davis was printed in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on Saturday, February 4, 2017: “After initially scoring last among four bidders, a Florida company won a contract to manage dental benefits provided to Arkansas Medicaid recipients after the state’s procurement director on Friday disqualified two of the other bidders. “The […]

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“SHARING SOLUTIONS” at 2017 ASDA Annual Session, March 17-18

January 25, 2017

We hope you will plan to join us for “Sharing Solutions” on March 17-18! You have noticed that the 2017 meeting is earlier than normal. The entire event will occur at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock in a compact, easy-to-access venue. And who better to help us launch a new meeting format than Dr. […]

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ASDA Anticipates Significant Amendments to HB1250

January 24, 2017

Bill Would Amend Dental Practice Act; Amend the Dental Hygienist Collaborative Care Program; Modify Appointments to the Dental Board, and Modify Dental Specialty Licenses   (Tuesday, January 24) ASDA has received several calls from dentists regarding House Bill 1250 that was filed yesterday in the 91st Arkansas General Assembly. The association has tracked this issue […]

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