Posts for: December, 2012

By abiwer@officite.com
December 28, 2012
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The ADA, in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration, recently released a report titled “Dental Radiographic Examinations: Recommendations for Patient Selection and Limiting Radiation Exposure”. The updates to the report are the first since 2004. The newly released recommendations are meant to serve as an adjunct to the dentist's professional judgment of how to best use diagnostic imaging. The dentist, knowing the patient's health history and vulnerability to oral disease, is in the best position to make this judgment. For this reason, the recommendations are intended to serve as a resource for the practitioner and are not intended to be standards of care, nor requirements or regulations. Additional information can be found on the Radiology page of ADA.org, and in a recent ADA News article that highlights other important aspects from the report.


By abiwer@officite.com
December 28, 2012
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The Winter House of Delegates of the Georgia Dental Association will take place on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30346. This hotel is the one behind the Chequers restaurant overlooking I-285 near Perimeter Mall. Delegates, you may reserve a room at the Marriott at a special GDA rate! Click this link: GDA Marriott Room Rate or call (800) 228-9290 and ask for the “Georgia Dental” rate. Contact Patrice Williams at williams@gadental.org or (404) 636-7553 with questions.


By abiwer@officite.com
December 28, 2012
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Dentists will not be responsible for assessing, collecting or paying the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that will be applied as of Jan. 1, 2013. However, they can expect some modest increase in the cost of materials and finished dental devices as manufacturers adjust their prices to accommodate the tax.

Upon President Obama's re-election, the Internal Revenue Service issued new rules implementing Affordable Care Act provisions, the excise tax among them. The new regulations affect manufacturers, importers and producers of taxable medical devices. While there is still information to be ascertained in regards to the tax, the ADA has posted information on its website to inform members ahead of the implementation date.


By abiwer@officite.com
December 28, 2012
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Experience eight days of luxury and fun on the Azamara Club Cruises’ 5.5 Star Rated Quest April 21-28, 2013. President Dr. Sidney and Susan Tourial invite you to sample the enticements of beautiful Spain. Embark in Seville, cruise the Guadalquivir River, and visit Gibraltar, Motril, Valencia, and Barcelona. Exclusive amenities await you as part of the GDA group. Reserve your cabin today! Call Ferris Bland at Vacations to Go: 1-(800)-514-9986 ext. 7020. You may also email fbland@vacationstogo.com.


By abiwer@officite.com
December 28, 2012
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The Georgia Dental Association thanks all dentists who completed the GDA workforce census. The Georgia Health Policy Center has studied the census results and is completing a study. The GDA looks forward to having a true picture of Georgia’s dentists, their practice locations, and their current capacity.