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The Virginia Dental Association (VDA) is a non-profit organization of dentists committed to enhancing the professional lives of our members - 3,500 of the best and brightest dentistry has to offer.  Together, we champion better oral health care for all Virginians.

It’s been ​over 145 years since a small group of nine dentists founded the "Virginia State Dental Association". Since then we’ve grown to become a constant trusted resource for ​Virginia dentists and their patients.

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A 2016 General Assembly Session Review

The 2016 General Assembly has come and gone and, after 59 long days and nights (they adjourned a day early), this session will no doubt go down as one of the more productive in recent memory for the VDA membership.  The General Assembly adjourned after considering over 3,000 bills and resolutions and passing a two-year budget that totaled more than $100 billion.  Economic development, workforce training, and health care topics of various shapes & sizes took top billing in terms of time and attention from Virginia’s 140 member legislature.

The VDA membership battled the insurance companies, worked tirelessly with the Virginia Dental Hygienists Association on judiciously expanding the remote supervision statute, secured $200,000 for the MOM project in the state budget and beat back a couple of attempts by the Department of Health Professions (DHP) to significantly alter the governance of the Board of Dentistry (BoD) without any input from VDA members.

The bills that our membership requested as outlined below (HB310, SB712 & HB16) passed without a single ‘NO’ vote in either the House or Senate.  This speaks to the hard work the VDA members were able to do prior to session in terms of educating legislators as these were not simple bills.  The unanimous votes speak, also, to the diligence relative to how and what to ask for in terms of policy changes.

Click HERE for details on key items the VDA worked on this year.  


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  • 2016 ADA Highlights The ADA had a banner year in 2016, encompassing 161,000 dentist members who are committed to clinical excellence, patient-centered care and giving back to their communities. ADA dentists take pride in what they do each day and make a lasting difference in the world around them. As an organization, we’re honored to celebrate our collective success together, which we credit to our amazing members and dynamic state and local dental societies. Watch this video to learn more about our incredible year, and visit ADA.org/Highlights for more.
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