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Aug 15 2022
The Ohio Dental Association is excited to announce the relaunch of the Dental OPTIONS program! The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has contracted with the Dental Lifeline Network to operate the Dental OPTIONS Program. Dental OPTIONS – Ohio Partnership to Improve Oral Health through Access to Needed Services – is a partnership between the ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
I have been privileged this year to interact with colleagues new (pre-dent, dental students, new dentists) and “old” (like me!) throughout the state and country. From the refreshing energy and enthusiasm of our newest colleagues to the continued dedication, love and commitment to our profession from my contemporaries, the journey this year has ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
The recent United States Supreme Court decision related to abortion has caused quite a stir across the nation with many passionate individuals on both sides of the issue. Regardless of how anyone feels about the outcome (and there are good constitutional and policy arguments on both sides), the reality is that as a result of this decision the ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
Over the past few years I have received phone calls from many members asking about what to do when interacting with government or legal entities. These questions have involved entities such as The Ohio State Dental Board, Ohio Department of Health, DEA, Ohio Board of Pharmacy, Ohio Attorney General’s office, Ohio EPA, judges, small claims courts ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
Episodes of Care The Ohio Dental Association has received numerous reports from ODA members who have received very favorable results from appealing Episodes of Care repayment amounts to the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM). “We are very pleased with how ODM has handled the cases of those dentists who appealed their initial, adverse ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
At the end of the day, our stories are who we are and what we know. We share them with each other, so they know what to think about us. We try to convince them that we are a person they can love and count on. But the stories are only words. As a writer, I am always working in my novels to “show, don’t tell.” In the literary world, that ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
The 2022 ODA Annual Session is Sept. 15-17 in Columbus at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. Register at www.oda.org by Aug. 1 to ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
In 2021, a total of 14 dentists served in dental health resource shortage areas through the Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program and Ohio Dental Hygienist Loan Repayment Program 2021 Annual Report. “The program is a great way to help offset the significantly ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
Dr. Thomas Matanzo has been involved in organized dentistry throughout his career. In recognition of his efforts he will receive the 2022 Ohio Dental Association ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
As a new dentist, Dr. Natasha Sheridan has been active in organized dentistry at the local and state level. In recognition of her efforts, she will receive the Ohio Dental ... [continue reading]
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