Please be advised that beginning March 1, 2015, pharmacies will be required to report information to the NJPMP on a daily basis using the ASAP 4.2 format. . Prescriptions must be reported to the database no more than one (1) business day after the date the controlled substance was dispensed. In order to help facilitate any software conversion that may be necessary, the NJPMP will defer enforcement until September 1, 2015.
For complete details please visit the NJPMP website.
The Academy of General Dentistry’s annual meeting – AGD 2016 – takes place July 14 to 17 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Registration for the meeting will open February 2, 2016.
Dr. Alfred “Fred,” DMD, 53, a resident of Rutherford passed away suddenly on Wednesday July 29th, 2015. He was born in Jersey City to the late Alfred and Ann (nee Pellegrino) Fiume.
Fred was a 1984 graduate of St. Peters College in Jersey City. He also graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 1988. He was a past member of the American Dental Association and a current Board member of the NJ Academy of General Dentistry.
Fred proudly entered the United States Army in 1988 and served in Iraq Operation Freedom, when completing his service he achieved rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was employed by Correctional Dental Associates working in the NJ State Home for Boys and he was an Associate at Gentle Dental in Lyndhurst.
He was an active P.E.R. of the Rutherford Elks Lodge #547 for 18 years, a member of Unico in Lyndhurst for 20 years, and served on the Rutherford Board of Education from 2006 to 2012.
Fred was a loving Dad, always involved in his children’s activities, a man who was devoted to his wife and his family. Fred was a loving husband to Joanne (nee Mastrolia), a dear father to Alyssa, Anthony, Andrew and Alex. A devoted son-in-law to MaryAnn and Nicholas Mastrolia. He is survived by his brothers Mark and wife Janet, Rocco Fiume, his sister Ann Marie Fiume, his brother-in-law Peter, Nicholas and wife Michele along with nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held on Monday 10 AM from The Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford, for 11 AM Mass of Christian Liturgy in The Church of Saint Mary, Rutherford. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, No. Arlington. Family will receive friends Sunday 4-8 PM.
Donations may be made in Fred’s memory to: Rutherford Elks 547, “Special Children’s Committee,” 48 Ames Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070 or Lyndhurst Chapter of Unico, 2 Kennedy Ct., Lyndhurst 07071.
Dental facilities are required to certify between 10/1 and 12/31 of each year, with the certification covering the period 10/1 to 9/30 of the reporting year.
Note: The NJDEP dental amalgam program is applicable ONLY to those dental facilities that generate amalgam waste through placement and/or removal of amalgam.
To find out more information, please visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s website.
The Division of Consumer Affairs is extending the last date to use old prescription blanks through November 2, 2014.
The New Jersey Drug Control Unit has confirmed that the Cerification of Destruction form must be completed for all blanks that are being destroyed.( DO NOT destroy old blanks until you have read the destruction form info).
Aetna considers oral brush biopsy experimental and investigational for screening or diagnosis of cancerous or pre-cancerous oral lesions.
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Did you know that the NJAGD is the 2010 recipient of the William W. Howard ACE Award! The ACE Award recognizes excellence in newsletter publishing. The award acknowledges the best newsletters in six size categories, as well as the “most improved newsletter” and “best constituent Website”. Congratulations NJAGD!
On Nov. 9, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final regulation implementing the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003, which requires financial institutions and creditors to develop and implement written identity theft programs (Red Flags programs). Neither the FACT Act nor the final rule issued by the FTC specifically mentions health care professionals as creditors. Nonetheless, the FTC determined that health care professionals should be covered under this law and must implement a Red Flags program by Jan. 1, 2011.
This past Tuesday, Nov. 30, the U.S. Senate moved quickly and in bipartisan action to exempt certain businesses, including dental practices, from the FTC’s Red Flags Rule. This bill, S. 3987 (the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010), is now pending in the House and may be considered on Monday, Dec. 6. However, AGD has been advised that the House may not act on the bill. We need you to act now to urge your member of Congress to ask that the House leadership to schedule a vote and to vote YES on S. 3897.
CHICAGO (August 2011)—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public, is pleased to announce that Manuel A. Cordero, DDS, MAGD, of Sewell, N.J., was elected as secretary of the association during the AGD 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held July 28 to 31, in San Diego, Calif.
“I am honored to serve as national secretary for the AGD,” says Dr. Cordero. “In this role, I can communicate and represent the interests of the general dentist to enhance the profession while continuing to provide the best oral health care to our patients.”
Dr. Cordero currently serves as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee, as well as a Strategic and Tactical Assessment and Response (STAR) facilitator for the AGD. He has been a member of both the AGD and the American Dental Association (ADA) since 1987.
Dr. Cordero graduated with a BA from Haverford College and concurrently received a certificate in secondary education from Bryn Mawr College in 1976. He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1983.
Since joining the AGD, Dr. Cordero has been dedicated to its growth. He has represented the New Jersey AGD (NJAGD) as a delegate since 1991, and has held nearly every position within its Board, including the presidency in 2000. He served as regional director and then as trustee of the NJAGD from 2004 until 2010, working on several tasks forces and the first Staff Compensation Committee.
Dr. Cordero has been a spokesperson for the AGD since 1995. He was a catalyst in the AGD’s production of the first multi-language media news releases, as well as the translation of “Dental Notes,” generating media awards for the AGD during the 1990s.
Dr. Cordero’s commitment to general dentistry and his interpersonal abilities have led him to bridge to other organizations, communicating the ideals and beliefs of the AGD. In seeing oral health’s ties with systemic health, Dr. Cordero became involved in the Hispanic Medical Association in 2001 and became an honoree last year. He is also a lecturer and representative of the AGD to the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)—where he currently serves as trustee and legislative committee member.
Dr. Cordero has been married for 34 years to his wife, Harriet. They have four children. His eldest, Maria, is a dentist completing a pediatric residency at Ohio State University. His daughter Laura graduated from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing a master’s in public policy. Dr. Cordero’s daughter Rebecca just completed her dual degree in illustration and English, and his son David is studying neuroscience and preparing for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT).
About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. More than 772,000 persons in the United States are employed directly in the field of dentistry. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. For more information about the AGD, please visit www.agd.org.
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