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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ASDA has received multiple calls from members with questions about employees who are not willing to secure the COVID-19 vaccination, as well as how to handle patients who are reluctant to be exposed to employees who are not vaccinated. So, we asked the association’s attorney, Jenny Teeter, to provide guidelines for your convenience. Here they […]

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Dentistry Largely Exempted from Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

June 16, 2021

On June 10, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19. This standard requires added substantial infection controls in settings like hospitals and nursing homes. Dental practices are largely exempted from the new OSHA emergency temporary standard; however, dental practices must continue to follow some key provisions: […]

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Prescription Monitoring Program Announces Coming Changes to Reporting

June 9, 2021

The information below comes from the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program to announce changes to the reports that show providers how they compare to surrounding prescribers. The full email will be distributed to providers next week: Dear < Prescriber>, Coming soon!  The Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (AR PDMP) will be generating a new and improved quarterly Prescriber Report to your PDMP account in early May 2021.  Based on user feedback, changes have been made to the appearance and metrics of the Prescriber Report that we hope will make the report more accessible and relevant.  […]

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ASDA Annual Awards – Call for Nominations

June 9, 2021

CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS: Help ASDA recognize its outstanding members by providing a nomination for one or all of the categories below. Please fax or e-mail your nomination to ASDA by Thursday, August 13, 2021 at 12 noon with the following information: 1. Name of nominee and award 2. Brief narrative describing why the nominee […]

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Special Olympics Seeks Dentists and Oral Health Volunteers

June 3, 2021

Arkansas Special Olympics invites you and other oral health professionals to volunteer for the annual Special Smiles event in Searcy on June 24-25, 2021 at the Ganus Athletic Complex on the Harding University campus. Options for single day, 2 days, and shift times are available to all volunteers. Lodging information is also available upon request. […]

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