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  • Distinguished Dentist Award: Dr. Jack Spratt

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    Dr. Jack Spratt has been very involved with organized dentistry throughout his career. For his efforts, he will receive the Ohio Dental Association Distinguished Dentist Award on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence, held in conjunction with the 148th ODA Annual Session.

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  • Access to Dental Care Program Award: The Summa Health System Center for Dental Health

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    The Summa Health System Center for Dental Health will receive the Ohio Dental Association Access to Dental Care Program Award at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence on Friday, Sept. 12, in conjunction with the ODA Annual Session in Columbus.

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  • N. Wayne Hiatt Rising Star Award: Dr. Christopher Heck

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    Dr. Christopher Heck has been active with organized dentistry since dental school and has a strong desire and ability to be a leader. For his efforts, Heck will receive the N. Wayne Hiatt Rising Star Award from the Ohio Dental Association on Friday, Sept. 12, at this year's Callahan Celebration of Excellence in conjunction with the ODA Annual Session in Columbus.

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  • Rising Star Award winners - where are they now?

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    Winners of the Ohio Dental Association N. Wayne Hiatt Rising Star Award often continue on to become leaders of organized dentistry on the local, state and national level.

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  • All I really need to know I learned as ODA president

    by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    My apologies to Robert Fulghum, whose book title, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," I paraphrased for this, my last message as ODA president.

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  • The ODA's mission: protecting dentists and their patients

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    The Ohio Dental Association's mission is to improve oral health and strengthen dentistry in Ohio.

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  • Embezzlement, fraud a continuing problem for dental offices

    by Keith Kerns, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    The American Dental Association, in its "Employee Office Manual" guide for dentists, estimates that 40 percent of dental offices will experience employee fraud at some point during the life of the business.

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  • Carnation Dental and the Dentists Role in Promoting Freedom of Choice Fee for Service Dentistry

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    Direct Reimbursement, or DR, has been developed by the dental profession as an alternative form of dental benefits to address both the good and bad qualities that many dentists associate with other forms of third-party payment.

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  • Some guys

    by Matthew J. Messina, DDS - Executive Editor
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    Matthew J. Messina, DDS - Executive Editor

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  • ... And change

    by Robert Buchholz, DDS - Guest Columnist
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    Robert Buchholz, DDS - Guest Columnist

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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.