The ODA’s House of Delegates, which is the supreme authoritative body of the association, will be meeting virtually on Sept. 25. Nearly 150 delegates from across the state representing all 25 component dental societies, including two student delegates representing the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and The Ohio ... [continue reading]
Open enrollment for the Ohio Dental Association Services Corporation (ODASC)’s health benefits plan, the ODA Wellness Trust, starts in October.
The ODA Wellness Trust is available exclusively to ODA members, their families and their staffs, and most participants are able to save money on health benefit costs by joining the plan.
The ODA ... [continue reading]
Dr. Bruce Grbach is the 2020 ODA Achievement Award winner. Dr. Bruce Grbach has been actively involved with organized dentistry throughout his career. In recognition of his efforts, he will receive the 2020 Ohio Dental Association Achievement Award.
“Dr. Grbach has been an avid member of organized dentistry for many years,” wrote Dr. ... [continue reading]
Way back in February, before the COVID-19 pandemic, during a time that was not as crazy as now, I wrote an article about patients requesting to film in a dental office. At the time this was something that I had not given much thought to because it seemed to be somewhat of an obscure question. Fast forward a few months and dentistry looks much ... [continue reading]
More attention is being given to dentists having a separate charge for personal protective equipment (PPE) or infection control from a variety of sources, many of which are not keen about the idea of dentists levying this charge on their patients. Those weighing in on the idea range from dentists to patients to insurance companies to state ... [continue reading]
The internet age has given us instant access to everything that is known. We have the ability to ask questions and receive answers to matters both monumental and trivial. All discoveries since the dawn of time are available for our perusal.
So why do we seem to be descending into tribal mysticism and closely held beliefs that would be more at ... [continue reading]
During this COVID quarantine, I have had a family strategy for grocery shopping. Because I have a large family of six, I still felt the need to go to the grocery store and do bulk shopping every six weeks to avoid any unnecessary exposure. I would wake up at 5:30 a.m. and make my way to the large Giant Eagle in Brecksville by 6 a.m. to be one of ... [continue reading]
Sadly, each generation will be faced with an event that shakes them to the core. That generation is not defined by the event itself, but by their response to the cataclysmic change in their world. The generation that were my parents (and many of your grandparents) were called “The Greatest Generation” for their response to World War ... [continue reading]
The Ohio BWC uses "Successorship" or "successors in interest" as terms that describe the takeover of one employer’s business by another, generally resulting from a change in ownership due to a purchase, acquisition or merger. For workers’ compensation purposes, it requires the continuation or transfer of experience and liability from ... [continue reading]
Dear ODA members and loyal supporters of the ODA Foundation,
We haven’t forgotten you and we definitely still need your gracious donations.
As we drive ahead on the highway of our lives and professional careers, we see the effects of COVID-19 and economic turmoil in our rearview mirrors. We move ahead with hope that dentistry will adapt and ... [continue reading]
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