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    Dr. Joe Crowley elected ADA president-elect

    by ODA Staff
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    On Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, the American Dental Association's House of Delegates elected Dr. Joe Crowley, a general dentist from Cincinnati, to be ADA's president-elect. He will be Ohio's first ADA president in more than 80 years.

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    ACA rule requires some dental offices to post notices

    by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to protect individuals from discrimination in health care on basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity and sex stereotyping.

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  • ODA president: Dentists must band together under unified banner to protect patients, profession

    by ODA Staff
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    As membership renewal season approaches, tripartite members should watch their mailbox and inbox for dues renewal statements.

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  • Kyger joins ADA Board of Trustees

    by ODA Staff
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    On Oct. 25, 2016, Dr. Billie Sue Kyger was sworn in as the 7th District trustee to the ADA.

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  • ODA members hold leadership roles at the American Dental Association

    by ODA Staff
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    With Dr. Joe Crowley being elected president-elect of the American Dental Association, Ohio will have its first ADA president since Dr. Frank Casto of Cleveland who served as ADA president in 1935. However, Crowley is not the only ODA member serving in a leadership role at the ADA.

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  • Grant recipient travels to schools to provide dental care to children in need

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    Traveling Smiles, Miami County Portable Dentistry, received the ODA Foundation's first Callahan/Henry Schein Cares Award for Improving Access to Care with additional support from the ODA Foundation.

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  • Medical emergency preparedness for dental offices, part 2

    by Larry J. Sangrik, D.D.S.
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    The following article is part of a series of reviews encompassing various medical issues relevant to dentistry today.

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  • The importance of glove ergonomics to dentistry

    by Reva Darling Goucher - Association Gloves
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    The dental profession began using disposable gloves nearly three decades ago but until recently, the long-term ergonomic effects of prolonged use of gloves were largely unknown.

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  • An unknown population

    by By Donna Ginsterblum RDH, MS
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    Oral health in America has improved over the last century due to many factors. However, for low socio-economic groups dental health has not seen the increase in improvement of that of the general population. And there are even greater discrepancies in oral health among certain subpopulations.

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  • Lucy Hobbs opened the door to dental school for women 150 years ago

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    As you know, the ODA has been celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary throughout 2016. The ODA's founding, however, was not the only significant dental-related event that happened in Ohio in 1866. That same year, Lucy Hobbs became the first American woman to earn a dental degree when she graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery.

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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.