GDA Provides Guidance on Medicare Opt In/Out

2014-08-15 06:47

The ADA News recently published a feature article entitled “Dentists must choose to opt in or out of Medicare enrollment.” Since then, the GDA has received a number of calls from member dentists on this particular issue. The GDA staff pulled together the following information together from numerous sources to assist members in navigating this confusing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement. Click here to read the article (member log in is required.)

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Welcome President Doug Torbush

2014-08-08 06:13

Dr. Doug Torbush walks the walk. His thriving practice in the Northern District is 25 years old. His marriage to Debbie, a leader in the dental Alliance spouses’ organization, is 37 years old. At Emory dental school, Dr. Torbush was the class president for four years. He has played competitive tennis for 30 years, serving as team captain nearly every year. He and Debbie are both committed volunteers at GDA and Alliance events ranging from the Georgia Mission of Mercy to TeamSmile to oral cancer screenings at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Dr. Torbush has served on an impressively long list of district, GDA, and ADA committees and councils as well. Read about his plans for his year by clicking here.

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GDA Email Server Downtime

2014-07-29 12:24

The email system for the GDA and Georgia Dental Insurance Services office will be offline starting at 5PM Tues, July 29, and will remain offline pending server upgrades through the morning of Wed, July 30. Please call the GDA and GDIS at (800) 432-4357 or (404) 636-7553 or use this site for resources and information. Thank you.

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New Individual Medical Plans Available

2014-07-02 11:20

Your Georgia Dental Insurance Services agency offers you individual health insurance plans that fit your life style and pocketbook. Presented in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, these plans let you choose the benefits you want at prices that don't break the bank. Obtain an instant insurance quote! Click here to visit our dedicated web site.


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Notification of GDA Officer Vacancy

2014-06-23 09:06

Gov. Nathan Deal recently appointed Dr. Greg Goggans to serve on the Georgia Board of Dentistry. As a result Dr. Goggans has resigned his Vice President officer position on the GDA Board of Trustees (he was slated to become President Elect this July.)

The GDA Board of Trustees hereby gives notice of the vacancy in the office of President Elect for the 2014-2015 term. To fill this vacancy an election will be held at a business meeting on July 18, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida during the GDA Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee will convene on June 28, 2014 to deliberate and recommend a candidate. Candidates may also be nominated from the floor of the business meeting. To be eligible for nomination from the floor of the business meeting, candidates must submit a Curriculum Vitae to the GDA Executive Director no later than ten days prior to the business meeting (July 8, 2014). Please fax (404.633.3943) or email ( Curriculum Vitaes by the deadline.

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