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  • License renewal due by end of year; process changed by recent legislation

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    This fall, dentists and dental hygienists will receive licensure renewal information from the Ohio State Dental Board. As was the case during the last two renewal periods, the board will direct lice...

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  • ODA membership dues payments due Jan. 1, 2012

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    Ohio Dental Association members received tripartite membership dues statements in November. ODA membership dues payments are due Jan. 1, 2012 for the 2012 membership year. Tripartite membership affor...

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  • Emerging evidence base in third-molar management

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    For several generations now, dental treatment of third molars has been based on clinical impressions rather than on published scientific data, says Dr. Matthew Dennis in the November issue of the Jou...

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  • ODA seeks nominations for Awards of Excellence

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    ODA Staff Each year, the Ohio Dental Association honors those who have offered distinguished service to dentistry, and members and local dental societies are encouraged to nominate those they know who...

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  • Important to know protocols on release of pediatric records

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    Keith Kerns, Esq.ODA Director of Legal and Legislative Services Since the advent of federal privacy regulations under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) in 2003, dental office...

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  • Legacy of a Dayton-area farmer may impact Health Care Reform

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    David J. Owsiany, JD – ODA Executive DirectorThe following piece originally appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on November 19, 2011. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that ...

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  • Real Friends

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    Matthew J. Messina, DDS – Executive Editor Cornell University sociologist Matthew Brashears has recently surveyed more than 2,000 adults from a national database. His research spanned 1985 to 20...

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  • Is the customer always right?

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    Ben Lamielle, DDS – Guest Columnist "Le client n'a jamais tort." In 1908 famed French hotelier Cesar Ritz coined this phrase, "The customer is never wrong." A few years later Marshall Field's de...

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  • Random 'Stuff'

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    Ken Jones, DDS – Guest Columnist "I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult." E. B. White (1899...

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  • Survival of the Fittest

    12/9/2011
    ODA Today

    Anita Aminoshariae, DDS – Guest ColumnistThe English philosopher, Herbert Spencer, coined the term "survival of the fittest" in 1864 after reading the works of Charles Darwin. The phrase means ...

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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.