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 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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DentaQuest Files Suit to Challenge Medicaid Contract Reversal

April 13, 2017

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported in the April 13, 2017 edition that DentaQuest, one of the four companies that bid for the Medicaid Dental contract, has filed suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court requesting that the judge overturn a decision that unseated the company as one of the two vendors for the program. Filed on Monday, the […]

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New UAMS Study Supports 3 Days or Less When Opioids Prescribed

March 29, 2017

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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