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Mar 31 2021
Dr. Lori Fitzgerald is the ODA’s vice president and will serve as president in 2023. She is the president of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society, current chair of the ODA’s Annual Session Committee, current trustee on the ODA Foundation Board of Trustees, and former chair of the ODA’s Council on Membership Services. Dr. Fitzgerald received ... [continue reading]
Mar 26 2021
Dr. Sharon Parsons served as ODA president in 2020, when she led the association through the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a past president of the Columbus Dental Society, former chair of the ODA’s Council on Dental Care Programs and Dental Practice and Strategic Plan Review Committee, and current member of the ODA Services. Corp. Board of ... [continue reading]
Mar 19 2021
Dr. Denise Hering has served as speaker of the ODA House of Delegates since 2017 and is the first woman to do so. She served as the ODA’s vice speaker of the House of Delegates from 2014-2017.  She is a past president of the Columbus Dental Society, past chair of the ODA’s Dental Education and Licensure Committee, and a current member of the ... [continue reading]
Mar 12 2021
Dr. Billie Sue Kyger served as ODA president in 2003, and she recently completed her term as ADA 7th District Trustee, which ran from 2016-2020. She chaired the ADA Council on Dental Practice and has served as chair of the ODA Foundation Board of Trustees, secretary of the ODA Services Corp. Board of Directors and chair of the Leadership ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
The Ohio Dental Association recently praised the release of the “State Oral Health Plan” from Oral Health Ohio.  This plan includes many proactive and ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
The Ohio Dental Association launched a new radio and digital advertising campaign in March about the importance of seeing a dentist, particularly for those people who may have delayed receiving care over the past year. According to a recent TIME-Harris Poll survey, 78% of respondents reported that they had put off at least some medical services ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
The Ohio Dental Association recently released a new COVID-19 online CE course for members. The course, “COVID-19 Update:  From Vaccines to Aerosols,” is presented by Dr. Tom Paumier, an ODA past president. Paumier is a general dentist in Canton and served on the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery created in response to ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
Applications for the ODA Foundation’s 2021 scholarships and grants are now open. “The Foundation is happy to be able to continue to award scholarships in 2021 to deserving dental students from OSU and Case School of Dental Medicine to help them decrease their student debt,” said Dr. Jennifer Kale, chair of the ODA Foundation Board of ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment for dentists who practice in designated shortage areas, treat Medicaid patients and provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. The 2021 application period for the ODLRP is now open and the deadline to apply is April 24. The goal of the ODLRP is to attract dentists ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
Many dental offices were already in the midst of transitioning to a paperless office before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Paperless patient registration has always been a great way to save time for your practice and save trees for the planet. But now, paperless registration has critical added benefits: It can keep your office safer from COVID-19 ... [continue reading]
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