ADVOCACY

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The Nevada Dental Association advocates on behalf of its association members with legislators, regulators, and other partners. Working closely with our association members, and under the guidance and oversight from NDA leadership and member-led councils, the NDA works on a host of oral health issues ranging from scope of practice to accessing care.  

The NDA is committed to supporting efforts that ensure Nevada citizens have access to good oral health care. We know that this is a constant challenges and in order of us to be successful, we need your help. Contact the NDA office to learn more about the different ways member dentists can get involved in the legislative process.

Your involvement can be big or small; from writing a letter, to attending a meeting with a legislator; from making a phone call, or to testifying in a legislative committee. Dentists make the best advocates for oral health care issues, so get involved today! 

The NDA provides access to all the latest news on legislative issues, tools, templates, and guides. See our Award winning NDA Journal Quarterly Publications and NDA Monthly Newsletters with content provided from our own dentist members in Nevada. Join our Facebook page to receive current information on new benefits! Stay compliant, informed and engaged. 

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Latest News

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Resources

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The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) has announced that it will begin posting statewide updates on the COVID-19 situation in Nevada on a weekly basis.

FDA & ADA Stance on Amalgam

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On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued updated guidance stating that dental amalgam may cause health problems for some high-risk groups, especially those with hypersensitivity to mercury. The update reinforced that amalgam is safe for most, but recommended some patients to avoid the material. More


Nevada Compliance

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Nevada operates an OSHA-approved State Plan covering most private sector workers and all state and local government workers.
  • Oct 12, 2021
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    SmileCon Kicks off in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas — After a year and a half of facing the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dental community came together in celebration during the SmileCon opening session. - ADA News
  • Oct 12, 2021
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    Dentists’ Group Fights Plan to Cover Dental Benefits Under Medicare

    ADA opposition could be factor as Democrats look to trim $3.5 trillion spending plan. WASHINGTON—The American Dental Association is mobilizing its 162,000 members to fight a proposal to include dental coverage for all Medicare
  • Sep 7, 2021
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    The NDA believes in personal freedom but also encourages dental professionals to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases

    The American Dental Association and the Nevada Dental Association strongly encourage dental professionals to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Recent ADA Health Policy Institute data found nearly 90% of dentists report being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 while 93.4% of dentists report receiving at least one dose.
  • Sep 7, 2021
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    NDA Midwinter Annual Meeting

    Save the date for the 2022 NDA Midwinter Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Saturday, January 22nd, located at Bear's Best. More details will be updated in the weeks to come on our website and social media, stay tuned.
  • Jul 15, 2021
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    The ADA has issued updated information for dentists to consider as they assess COVID-19 workplace hazards

    The update, titled, Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19, covers issues such as having a safety plan for COVID-19 exposure and control, best practices for assessing and managing workplace hazards and more.
  • Jun 30, 2021
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    CDC Updated Healthcare Prevention Control

    The CDC has updated its guidance for fully vaccinated people. Read more on physical distancing, source control, and mask recommendations.
  • Jun 30, 2021
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    Meet. Play. Learn. SmileCon Oct. 11–13, 2021

    SmileCon 2021 is the ADA’s newly reimagined annual meeting taking place this October in Las Vegas with top speakers, a redesigned Dental Central with hundreds of exhibitors and new experiences and events. Members receive discount pricing on registration.
  • Jun 24, 2021
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    NDA welcomes our new officers and president

    Congratulations to our new officers; Dr. Ed De Andrade, NDA President, sworn in at the 2021 NDA HOD Summer Annual Meeting and Dr. Patrick Silvaroli, NDA Secretary!
  • Feb 26, 2021
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    ADA National Signing Day

    The NDA and several Nevada ADA dentists members held the ADA National Signing Day event on Tues, March 9, 2021. The National Signing Day brings together dental schools, state and local dental societies and ASDA chapters together to welcome the Class of 2021 from UNLV and Roseman University to the profession, giving them the opportunity to join tripartite membership in Nevada.
  • Jan 21, 2021
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    Nevada Dentists Can Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine

    On January 14, 2021 under Directive 011, the COVID-19 Medical Advisory Team (MAT) provided additional guidance on who may administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Dec 23, 2020
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    COVID Relief Passed by Congress

    After thousands of grassroots emails from ADA members, as well as extensive lobbying from the ADA’s Government Affairs team, Congress has passed an end of the year package. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 funds the government through the end of fiscal year 2021 and also includes COVID relief. The President is expected to sign this bill into law soon.
  • Dec 11, 2020
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    COVID-19 Vaccination Program

    Nevada's Playbook for Statewide Operations V2 from the Nevada Department of Human Services
  • Dec 11, 2020
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    First COVID-19 vaccine allocation announced

    164,150 doses set to be delivered to Nevada for December
  • Nov 18, 2020
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    Get the Latest Nevada COVID-19 Information

    Get information broken down by different audiences, frequently asked questions and tips and guidelines on how to prevent COVID-19.
  • Oct 16, 2020
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    Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less than One Percent

    Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on data collected in June 2020.
  • Oct 10, 2020
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    We've Gone Digital

    Access your ADA membership card, annual dues sinserts, and renewal options online, whenever you need it.
  • Oct 2, 2020
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    NDA and ADA Stance on Dental Amalgam

    The American Dental Association (ADA) and the Nevada Dental Association (NDA) reaffirm their position that dental amalgam is a durable, safe, and an effective cavity-filling option.
  • Jul 30, 2020
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    FAQ's on the Provider Relief Fund and requirements

    The deadline to apply is Aug. 3rd but what information and materials do you need?
  • Jul 27, 2020
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    ADA Protocols to Follow if COVID Possitive

    If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19 or must self-quarantine because of a COVID-19 exposure, do I need to pay staff members while they are out?
  • Jul 27, 2020
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    Workplace Safety and Health Update

    There is quite a lot of information and regulations which can be rather daunting to swim through, understand and especially implement. See Member Access News for more information.
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