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Sep 12 2022
The March issue of the “ODA Today” reported that Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) Executive Director Harry Kamdar had resigned effective Feb. 25, 2022, to pursue other opportunities. Recently, the OSDB announced that it has rehired Kamdar as its executive director effective Aug. 1. OSDB President Dr. Kumar Subramanian, an endodontist from ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
This year’s ODA Annual Session will feature an event to help member dentists, dental residents and dental students who are looking for a job match up with dentists who are preparing for a practice transition or looking to expand their practice. MATCH @ ODA Annual Session is a free event hosted by the ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists and will take ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
The opportunities for excellence present themselves to us every day, and creating excellence can be as simple as a 1% change.  Having great “systems” in place allow those small 1% changes to make necessary course corrections to any challenges presented as well as compounding growth and excellence for yourself, your family, your practice, our ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
In July, I attended Dr. Ron Occhionero’s retirement reception at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. You can read about that event on page 13. For this column, I want to briefly discuss the amazing legacy Occhionero created during his career. Many of you know that I served as the ODA’s director of legal and ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
If you have read my columns in the past, you know that a consistent point that I have brought up is that documentation is key in the dental office. If it isn’t documented, then in the eyes of most regulatory or legal entities it did not happen. It is great to have all this documentation, but how long should you or do you have to keep it? The ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
The Ohio Dental Association’s Council on Dental Care Programs and Dental Practice has identified insurance company overpayment recovery practices as one of the priority issues in need of a remedy that are adversely affecting Ohio dental practices. To set the framework for the ODA’s overpayment recovery advocacy efforts, the ODA House of ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
I just got back from a weekend getaway to western Pennsylvania. As tough as it is for a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan to suggest a trip into the heart of Steelers’ country, I can’t recommend it highly enough. I had always heard about the resort at Nemacolin but we had never made the trip. I’m sad that it took 60 years! Three and a half ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
I write this column today in the parlor of the St. Regis Hotel in Rome. As Covid protocols have lifted, wanderlust is pervasive and we decided to celebrate our Latin loving, social justice high school graduate with a trip abroad of his choosing. My brother, a periodontist from Canada, accompanied us also with his new graduate, my niece, in his ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
Dr. Domenick Zero has lectured and done clinical research on almost every aspect of cariology. In recognition of his efforts, he will receive the 2022 Ohio Dental Association ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2022
“That’ll never happen to me!” How many of us have said this countless times throughout our careers? Aspirated instruments, paresthesia, natural disasters, cardiac emergencies, the list goes on. It’s easy to get into the daily routine of dental practice and forget that adverse events can, and do, happen. As the years wear on, it becomes ... [continue reading]
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