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Jun 17 2020
As we continue to closely monitor analytics throughout COVID-19, we have seen some interesting trends as dental practices re-open across the country. Over the last few weeks, we have seen a rebirth of searches for “dentist” and “dentist near me”, and a rise in new searches for “dentist PPE” and “safe ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
In the last three months we have encountered unprecedented times. During this time, practices worked very restricted hours and now things are beginning to open up. One thing has remained constant. Documentation is key to ensuring that your practice is running as effectively as possible. Prior to COVID-19, if we can think back to those times, ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
I was being interviewed this week by a reporter about how dental practices were returning to seeing patients. She wanted to know how “the average person” was feeling about going to the dentist. Considering that, even pre-COVID-19, only slightly more than half of the people in the country see the dentist on a regular basis, wondering ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
I think the words “unprecedented times” have been used ad nauseam. As a collective brethren, we have probably all shared the same emotions during this global pandemic. Like the stages of grief, I feel we have all gone through stages of “handling.” This time my little column won’t do justice to all the things I have to ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
I couldn’t have been more than 5 years old. Our family home was in the “Valley.” For those of you who aren’t familiar with Cincinnati’s geography – the Mill Creek runs through a valley between some of our “Seven Hills” and ultimately empties into the Ohio River. In the early ’50s the ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
Like many of you, I have been shocked, angry, dumbfounded, frustrated, scared and quite uncertain of the direction our country is being taken. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic and as soon as we prepare to reopen our practices after helping to flatten the curve, our country bears witness to yet another string of unarmed Black Americans having ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
The mantra “a patient doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” gained a new level of significance with the onset of the current pandemic.  Never before has the public been more attuned to the protocols, process and procedures in the intimate confines of the dental office.  The notion of trust ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
I would like to commend the selfless workers of the dental profession during this pandemic. As the medical professionals are lifesaving and help to direct the ultimate safety of our society, we all owe gratitude to them. Although general dentists and dental specialists are not included in the first line of health care workers, their need can be ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is deferring the due date for employers to pay their June, July, and August premium installments until Sept. 1. Governor DeWine said the deferral is designed to help employers focus resources on re-opening their businesses under his Responsible RestartOhio ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
Dentists who are new graduates, former ASDA members and current ODA members may be eligible to have their first year of malpractice insurance coverage to be prepaid by the ODA. Through this program, the ODA provides new graduates with their first year of malpractice coverage through MedPro at no cost to them (subject to underwriting ... [continue reading]
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