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Oct 14 2020
Over the past several months, the Ohio Dental Association has been working on a new look! This includes a new website, an updated tagline and a refreshed logo with brand new colors for each department associated with the ODA. The ODA’s new tagline, “Advocate. Inform. Serve,” calls to attention how the ODA achieves, and will ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
The 2020 ODA Virtual Annual Session is now available! Dentists and team members can log in at their convenience until Dec. 31 to earn up to 28 hours of CE through 13 courses and visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall. “In a year when everything looked different due to the pandemic, our 154th ODA Annual Session also looks different,” said Dr. ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
The Ohio Dental Association House of Delegates met virtually on Sept. 25. During the meeting, the House of Delegates adopted several resolutions, including: Adopting the policy, “Statement Regarding Employment of a Dentist,” that mirrors the ADA’s policy on the employment of a dentist. Supporting the concept of a medical loss ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
Dr. Alexander Gamber is the 2020 Ohio Dental Association Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award. Pictured is Gamber on a mission trip in Orange Walk, Belize in 2019. Dr. Alexander Gamber is dedicated to giving back to those in need in his community and abroad through mission trips. In recognition of his efforts, he will receive the 2020 Ohio Dental ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
Patrick "Pat" Stephen Metro, D.D.S., 84, of Naples, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at Barrington Terrace of Naples. Formerly of Rocky River, OH he had been a resident of Naples since 2002. Pat was born March 17, 1936 in Cleveland, the son of the late Stephen and Caroline (Lombardo) Metro. Metro was a graduate of John ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
A common question I receive at the ODA is how to terminate the dentist-patient relationship in a proper way. I think this is the case because it is not something that a dentist does on a normal basis, and when they do they want to ensure they are doing it correctly. Terminating the dentist-patient relationship requires the dentist to exercise care ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
The end of this year will mark the end of the 133rd General Assembly. That means all pieces of legislation pending before the Ohio legislature that have not been adopted into law will be discarded. If these legislative proposals are eventually to become law they must then be re-introduced and begin the legislative process all over again in the ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
I’ve spent quite a bit of time and effort recently dealing with chipmunks. Not “the Chipmunks” (Alvin, Simon and Theodore), who sang their way through cartoons when I was young. They were cute and funny, and completely harmless. No, I’m dealing with the small furry kind that burrow in the garden and shrubs, digging all kind ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
Breaking News! All dental disease in the State of Ohio has joined the other deadly scourges of humanity like smallpox, diphtheria and polio in the archives of cured infectious diseases! Wait, you didn’t know that? Well, you probably haven’t read the 2020 report of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio in conjunction with the Ohio ... [continue reading]
Sep 3 2020
The Ohio Dental Association will be launching a new website, along with a refreshed logo and brand look, in October. In 2018, the ODA Council on Membership Services appointed a working group to oversee and assist with building a new ODA website. The working group selected Whiteboard Marketing to build the ODA’s new website. The new website ... [continue reading]
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