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    Dentists to hold Give Kids a Smile events across the state

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    The 13th Annual Give Kids a Smile kick-off event will be held on Feb. 6 at the Mercy Medical Center in Canton. The kick-off event is one of many Give Kids a Smile programs that will take place throughout the year to help children in need receive access to quality dental care.

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    Governor signs HB 463 into law to improve access to dental care

    by ODA Staff
    12/22/2014
    ODA Today

    On Friday, Dec. 19, Gov. John Kasich signed ODA-backed House Bill 463 into law.

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  • ODA Day at the Statehouse helps educate Ohio legislators

    by ODA Staff
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association's most important grassroots advocacy event, will be March 4 at the Columbus Athenaeum in downtown Columbus.

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  • ODA Leadership Institute set for March 27-28

    by ODA Staff
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    The 2015 Ohio Dental Association Leadership Institute - Learn, Lead, Succeed - will give members the resources they need to rejuvenate their work and become leaders in their own practices, communities and lives. This year's Leadership Institute will be March 27-28 at the Hilton Columbus Polaris Hotel.

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  • Champions of Oral Health: Look Up Dental Clinic helps relieve pain for patients in need

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    On the opening day of the Look Up Dental Clinic in August 2011, Susan Steinman took an X-ray of a young adult patient with a large swelling in his jaw and found he had a tumor.

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  • CWRU students tour five dental offices at Street of Dreams event

    by ODA Staff
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    Sixteen students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine attended the Street of Dreams on Nov. 19.

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  • ODA Foundation raises more than $200,000 in 2014 for grants, scholarships

    by ODA Staff
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    The Ohio Dental Association Foundation raised more than $200,000 in 2014, thanks to nearly 1,300 donors.

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  • Delivering dentistry's message

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    Back in April 2014, Ohio Dental Association immediate past president Dr. Paul Casamassimo (then president) and I presented testimony on behalf of the ODA in favor of House Bill 463 before the Ohio House Health and Aging Committee. We testified again on Dec. 3, 2014, before the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Service Committee. I know many of you have followed the progress of House Bill 463, whic

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  • Law encourages new dentists to practice in state

    by Keith Kerns, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    House Bill 463, The Ohio Dental Care Modernization Act promoted by the ODA, was signed into law by Gov. John Kasich last month after unanimous approval from the legislature. Among its many provisions to promote increased access to comprehensive dental services, the new law offers additional incentives for new graduates to practice in the state.

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  • Treatment decisions versus benefits decisions

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    How can an insurance company or even its dental consultant make treatment decisions about the care a dentist provides without ever seeing the patient? How can they make treatment decisions based on X-rays alone? The Ohio Dental Association receives many calls throughout the year from member dentists expressing these or similar concerns.

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The views expressed in the monthly columns of the “ODA Today” are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the view of the Ohio Dental Association (ODA). The columns are intended to offer opinions, information and general guidance and should not be construed as legal advice or as an endorsement by the ODA. Dentists should always seek the advice of their own legal counsel regarding specific circumstances.