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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Obituary: Dr. Joel Foster, ADA Member for 40 Years

by Billy Tarpley on July 29, 2022

Dr. Joel F. Foster, 66, of Pine Bluff, entered Heaven on July 17, 2022, from complications due to Alzheimer’s. He was born in Lake Village, AR, on April 5, 1956, to the late Morrell and Elizabeth Toler Foster. He is also preceded in death by brothers, Howard and Guy Thomas Foster. He is survived by […]

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EIDL, PPP borrowers: Hold on to records

June 21, 2022

Reprinted 6/21/22 edition of ADA Morning Huddle: Businesses that borrowed from the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program or Paycheck Protection Program would be wise to retain relevant records in light of pending legislation that would extend to 10 years the statute of limitations on fraudulent loans, according to Inc. Important documents include invoices, receipts, payroll […]

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West District/River Valley Annual Meeting Information & Registration

June 7, 2022

You are invited to a joint meeting of the West District Dental Society of ASDA and the River Valley Dental Association with Dr. Hal Crossley on Friday, August 12, 2022. Download the information you need below: Brochure information Registration form.

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New Study Finds What Dentists Already Knew: Arkansans Were Not Making Regular Dental Visits Even Before Pandemic

June 2, 2022

June 2, 2022 – In a new report released today by the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI), Arkansans were not visiting their dentist on a regular basis even before COVID-19. The same is true for those with dental insurance, the study finds. Among the significant findings in the report, 54 percent of the state’s […]

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ACHI Data Watch: Arkansas Individual Marketplace Health Insurance Premiums

May 23, 2022

Reprinted from Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) newsletter, May 19, 2022: “This update to our Data Watch series shows that since 2017, Arkansas has had the lowest marketplace benchmark premium among the surrounding states. Arkansas had the ninth-lowest premium in the United States in 2022. Average benchmark premiums were calculated using the second-lowest-cost silver plan […]

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