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Executive Director's Update - 1/29/2019
This Week's Top Stories
    HB2494 addresses virtual credit cards/network leasing

In recent years, insurance companies and dental benefit plans have been paying claims using both electronic funds transfers (“EFT”) and virtual credit cards, and they are forcing you into provider networks that you didn`t sign a contract for. AzDA leads a coalition of health care professional organizations doing something about it!

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    AHCCCS Coverage for Expectant Mothers introduced

SB1088, legislation establishing a comprehensive dental benefit for expectant mothers under AHCCCS was introduced by Senator Heather Carter along with 11 bi-partisan co-sponsors, and with the support a broad coalition of organizations including AzDA.

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Bank-of-Arizona
    New BODEX Executive Director appointed

Ryan Edmonson was appointed the new Executive Director of the Board of Dental Examiners and took office on January 14. Mr. Edmonson formerly served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy. Here are some excerpts from an intereview that will appear in next month's edition of Inscriptions.

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    WRDE 2019 printed programs are on the way

If you've been wondering where the WRDE 2019 program is, we've got some good news.

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AzDA Concierge
    Legislation extending deadline for electronic Rx moves

The Board of Pharmacy issued 42,000 waivers to health care professionals from the impending opioid prescription requirments! Obviously, a few people weren't ready for electronic prescribing, and many more probably missed the deadline. The House Health Committee has already moved forward with emergency legislation to extend and impose a hard deadline of January 1, 2020.

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    Like marketing and communications? AzDA needs you

We`re creating an in-house steering committee / focus group to improve our marketing and communications. Click on the link if that`s piqued your interest...

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Darby SmartScramble
    Fill up that blank 2019 calendar!

Both volunteering and participating in CE opportunities support the Arizona Dental Foundation:

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    Too many good tidings of joy this past holiday season?

Consider donating your extra wine to the Arizona Dental Foundation Wall of Wines.

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ADA New Find-a-Dentist
CE & Events
Date CE/Event Location
 2/22/2019 Give Kids a Smile ASDOH Mesa
 3/2/2019 Special Olympics Special Smiles Basketball & Cheer Tempe
 3/7/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 3/23/2019 Special Olympics Special Smiles Eager Eager, AZ
 4/12/2019 Darby Dental SmartScramble Paradise Valley
 4/13/2019 TeamSmile Cardinals/GKAS Phoenix Phoenix
 4/15/2019 Give Kids A Smile CE Test Scottsdale
 4/15/2019 Tax Credit Scottsdale
 4/27/2019 Oral Radiography Review for Dental Assistants Scottsdale
 5/3/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 5/3/2019 Chemical Dependency for Dental Offices Scottsdale
 5/9/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 5/17/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 5/17/2019 Intersecting Dental Ethics and the Law Scottsdale
 6/7/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 6/7/2019 Intersecting Dental Ethics and the Law Scottsdale
 6/13/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 6/14/2019 Chemical Dependency for Dental Offices Scottsdale
 6/21/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 6/21/2019 Infection Prevention and Governmental Requirements Made Easy Scottsdale
 8/15/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 9/19/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 10/10/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 10/12/2019 Oral Radiography Review for Dental Assistants Flagstaff
 11/7/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 12/12/2019 CPR Certification / Recertification Scottsdale
 Online CECombating Caries with Silver Diamine Fluoride (Part 1)
 Online CECombating Caries with Silver Diamine Fluoride (Part 2)
 Online CEHPV and Oral Cancer
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