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Apr 2 2012
The 2012 ODA Leadership Institute will be held on May 18-19, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center. Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown, will headline the Leadership Institute this year as keynote speakers. The ODA Leadership Institute will begin with registration at 10 a.m. on ... [continue reading]
Apr 2 2012
The 2012 report of U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults” states “rates of smokeless tobacco use are no longer declining, and they appear to be increasing among some groups.” Based on recent Ohio tobacco use surveys, Ohio is one of the “groups” seeing an increased use of ... [continue reading]
Apr 2 2012
The Ohio Dental Association’s 2012 Leadership Institute will feature a dean’s roundtable, where the deans from three dental schools will discuss issues facing the dental profession. Dr. Jerold Goldberg, of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine; Dr. Patrick Lloyd, of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry; and Dr. ... [continue reading]
Mar 30 2012
by Jackie Best About 140 dentists, dental students and spouses came to Columbus for the ODA Day at the Statehouse on March 14, where they spoke with legislators to help provide dental practices with some “legislative insurance.” “The attendance was excellent – we had dental students represented, and the member dentists coming ... [continue reading]
Mar 1 2012
by Jackie Best Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will headline the Ohio Dental Association's Leadership Institute this year, where he will share his knowledge and leadership expertise with dentists who attend. The ODA Leadership Institute is Friday, May 18, 2012, and Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Hilton Columbus Easton Town Center, 3900 ... [continue reading]
Feb 7 2012
Last month, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I read an interesting study in the December 2011 edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association that shows the number of practicing African American Dentists in Cuyahoga County has decreased significantly since 1985.  The study, authored by Francis Curd, DDS, DMD, the assistant dean of ... [continue reading]
Jan 27 2012
The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to environmentally friendly dental practices by installing amalgam separators for the entire dental school and by participating in the Ohio Good DEED (Dedicated to Environmental Excellence in Dentistry) Program. The dental school has made it a ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
A new rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could require many employers, including some dental offices, to begin posting new labor law posters. The posters are designed to inform employees of their rights and the obligations of employers and union officials under the National Labor Relations Act. The poster requirement was ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
Groupon and Living Social, two deal of-the-day website companies that feature discounted gift certificates, are currently working with dentists across the United States to provide coupons to patients. These “daily deal” coupon sites are becoming increasingly more popular amongst dentists for their ability to bring in new patients and attract ... [continue reading]
Dec 5 2011
Visit the Resource Library to see previous issues of ODA ... [continue reading]
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