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Apr 7 2020
I asked the “ODA Today” staff to let me try to put some levity in this issue devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, so I pulled my original column and now pose a tongue-in-cheek conundrum that I’ve been “sitting on” since all this started! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life and we’ll look back on it ... [continue reading]
Apr 7 2020
It’s not lost on me that the last column I wrote for “ODA Today” was about getting a job in dentistry, and now I sit here unemployed. We are living through a pandemic, hospitals running low on PPE and ventilators, restaurants and dental offices closed for regular business, no definitive end in sight. The rate at which I’m ... [continue reading]
Apr 7 2020
We have now added COVID-19 to the list of acronyms that denote benchmarks in our history. These are times that will be remembered as the guides and bumpers dictating our thoughts and directions for life as we thought we knew it. In several conversations, I have given my perspective on this current epoch as a combination of 9/11, Y2K, and the ... [continue reading]
Apr 7 2020
I never thought that at the very beginning of my career I would be facing one of the greatest challenges of my life as a dentist and a human being: a global pandemic. None of us thought we would have to completely adjust every aspect of our lives in order to combat and live through the first pandemic of the modern age. Writing that sentence just ... [continue reading]
Apr 7 2020
The Ohio Dental Association has been working diligently on members' behalf from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. From advocacy efforts to providing information to emergency meetings of the Executive Committee to answering questions, ODA leadership and staff have been busy. Here are some examples of steps the ODA has taken for members: The ... [continue reading]
Mar 26 2020
During the state of Ohio’s stay at home order, some dentists may find themselves with extra time available. The ODA has a few online resources available to keep dentists informed and prepare to return to their practices.   Online opioid CE   The Ohio State Dental Board is now requiring all dentists to complete two hours of ... [continue reading]
Mar 25 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice warns that a number of scams related to COVID-19 have been reported.    According to the Justice Department, reported scams include: Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud. Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization ... [continue reading]
Mar 13 2020
Out of abundance of caution and to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the ODA has canceled its 2020 ODA Leadership Institute.   The ODA took this action in accordance with the state of Ohio’s order prohibiting any event that brings together one hundred (100) or more people in a single space. The ODA Leadership ... [continue reading]
Mar 4 2020
Dr. Hazel Glasper, a dentist, speaker and consultant, will discuss navigating change in dentistry and how a dentist’s mindset can affect patient outcomes and practice success during a keynote presentation at the 2020 ODA Leadership Institute. Change is inevitable. Maintaining a growth trajectory can be difficult. Experts agree that, more ... [continue reading]
Mar 4 2020
Attendees at the 2020 ODA Day at the Statehouse will have the opportunity to meet with their legislators and speak about issues important to dentistry. This year's event will be May 13. Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association’s most important grassroots advocacy event, will be May 13 in Columbus. Day at the Statehouse gives ... [continue reading]
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