Last month we focused on many of the issues surrounding dental insurance coverage of crowns and tips for crown claim submissions. This month we’ll extend the discussion to core buildups. Like crown claim denials, core buildup denials are one of the more common matters that Ohio Dental Association members submit to the ODA’s Dental Insurance ... [continue reading]
Dentists and dental hygienists from the community and dental students from OSU and CWRU and dental hygiene students from OSU volunteered at the Special Smiles Program at the Ohio Special Olympics Summer Games. Volunteers performed oral screenings for the athletes and also provided ... [continue reading]
“When you’re dead, you don’t know it, but it is painful for others.
It’s the same when you’re stupid.”
-Ricky Gervais So lately, in both our dental world and the world at-large, some things have perplexed me and maybe our readers can help me out. The first two, which confront all of us in some way, are the formula shortage and ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association Workforce Working Group is exploring strategies to help address staffing issues in dental offices. “The working group was formed out of last year’s House of Delegates through the charge of our president, Dr. Tom Kelly,” said Dr. Ben Lamielle, chair of the ODA Workforce Working Group and the Dental Education and ... [continue reading]
The internet has made selling unregulated, “gray market” or counterfeit dental supplies easier than ever, and the pandemic brought this problem to the forefront with supply chain issues and the sales of counterfeit respirators and COVID tests. Using substandard and falsified medical products may cause harm to patients and fail to treat the ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has recently launched a health and wellness page on our website, www.oda.org. The page includes helpful information and resources for dentists about addiction, mental health and more as a benefit of membership. “Wellness has been a main focus of the ADA New Dentist Committee over the last two years as physical ... [continue reading]
The ODA Wellness Trust provides an affordable way for dentists to offer health benefits to their staff.
“Across the United States and in Ohio, many dentists are facing staffing shortages in their office or may be finding it challenging to hire new staff members,” said Dr. Tom Paumier, chair of the ODA Wellness Trust Board. “Offering a ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently announced that it 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 Ohio Dental Association and the Ohio Department of Health that ... [continue reading]
Throughout our lives we all have been on the receiving end of countless gifts and have so much for which we can be grateful. From a personal view, one of the greatest gifts I have received is entry into this esteemed profession we know as dentistry. Dentistry has provided so many of us with a profound purpose in life, the joy of being valued and ... [continue reading]
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