The 2020 ODA Virtual Annual Session will launch Sept. 24 and be available through Dec. 31. It will feature online CE, a Virtual Exhibit Hall and games and social activities. Registration for the 2020 ODA Virtual Annual Session is now available! The ODA Virtual Annual Session provides an affordable, convenient way for you and your team ... [continue reading]
There is a saying, "Timing is everything." This saying keeps popping into my head when I reflect on this past year. It probably was not the best year, timing-wise, to be president of the ODA. I certainly did not appreciate all that I was about to encounter when I signed up! However, I feel that organized dentistry, the ODA and ADA in particular, ... [continue reading]
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is reporting that registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. In an attempt to create the illusion that these criminals are DEA employees, they have masked their telephone number on caller id with a phone ... [continue reading]
Although we can't meet in person this year, the 2020 virtual ODA Annual Session will feature opportunities for team building and connecting with others. Photo taken at the 2019 ODA Annual Session. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ODA Annual Session Committee has decided to host a virtual meeting in 2020! The 2020 virtual ODA ... [continue reading]
Over the last few months, I have received many calls from dentists regarding the Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs license (TDDD). Most of these calls have stemmed from a document sent by suppliers asking for TDDD license numbers. The paperwork also includes a response where a dentist can indicate he or she is exempt from having a TDDD. The ... [continue reading]
The 2020 ODA Annual Session is moving to a virtual meeting. Watch for more details in August! Photo taken at the 2019 ODA Annual Session. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ODA Annual Session Committee has decided not to hold an in-person meeting of Annual Session in 2020. Instead, the ODA Annual Session Committee plans to host a ... [continue reading]
Receiving a clear, concise explanation of the terms of a provider contract may help you decide if participating with such a plan is best for you and your patients, as well as helping you avoid unpleasant surprises under the contract in the future. The ADA Contract Analysis Service will provide you with information concerning a proposed contract ... [continue reading]
Although we've had to keep a social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the profession of dentistry is stronger together through organized dentistry. Photo taken at the 2019 ODA Leadership Institute. Although we've had to keep a social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the profession of dentistry is stronger together through ... [continue reading]
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge those protesting social injustice in our country. We need to forget, for a while, those that are looting and rioting, for many or most are not a part of this. Our Pledge of Allegiance, something most of you hold dear, ends with the words “with liberty and justice for all.” If that is ... [continue reading]
ODA President Dr. Sharon Parsons donates excess gloves and masks to a local hospital. Many Ohio dentists and dental societies have donated excess PPE to their local hospitals or emergency management agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As most of you know, I donated some PPE from my office to help my medical colleagues,” said ... [continue reading]
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