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Jan 18 2021
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently outlined guidance on individuals who should be prioritized by local health departments during Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. According to the Ohio Department of Health, local health departments should coordinate the vaccinations of congregate care residents and staff, such as those at nursing homes and ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
After a difficult 2020, the Ohio Dental Association has a lot in store for 2021. As 2021 kicks off, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic as well as regulations in Ohio that ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
Membership dues statements and electronic renewal notices were recently sent out to ODA members. Members who indicated previously that they prefer to receive membership communications electronically will not receive a paper statement in the mail and will only receive e-notifications. Dues were due Jan. 1, 2021, for the 2021 membership ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
The ODA Foundation recently awarded its 2020 grants and scholarships. “Though we were unable to hold the ODA Foundation raffle in 2020, we were able to stay true to our mission of improving the oral health of the citizens of Ohio and enhancing the dental profession in the state,” said Dr. Jennifer Kale, ODA Foundation chair. “Even with ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
The Ohio Dental Association is seeking nominations for its 2021 Awards of Excellence program. The ODA’s Awards of Excellence program recognizes those who offer distinguished service to dentistry and improve oral health care by offering treatment, outreach or education. Members and local dental societies are encouraged to nominate those ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
DentaQuest, LLC has made a $200,000 donation to provide much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Ohio dentists. Working with OhioDDS partner Midway Dental Supply, DentaQuest is providing Ohio dentists with the opportunity to request a credit of $100 to order a selection of popular PPE. Midway has added an additional $100,000 to ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
The Ohio Dental Association recently launched a new publication for dental students and dentists in practice for 10 years or less. NewDentNews is a monthly e-newsletter overseen by the ODA’s Subcouncil on New Dentists. Last year, the ODA conducted a survey on how dental students and new dentists would like to receive news. Based on those ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
The late Dr. Anthony Volpe was a pioneer in clinical dental research and preventive dentistry. In recognition of his efforts, he received the 2020 Callahan ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
It is human nature to assume the experiences, good and bad, of current circumstances are paramount in human history.  That makes sense, as our own experiences are what we relate most strongly. One must wonder if the population of Europe, Asia and the Middle East felt the same when a volcanic eruption caused massive, sudden climate change ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
As I write this column in the middle of December, Ohio has experienced another spike in COVID cases and the Christmas holiday is just a few days away. Like the Thanksgiving spike, experts are expecting another spike in cases due to Christmas and New Year celebrations despite pleas to limit such celebrations to immediate family. While the COVID ... [continue reading]
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