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Sep 9 2021
Dentists, their staff members and others planning to hold Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) events any time in 2022 should plan to register those activities in October 2021. Events registered between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, 2021 will qualify to receive free products to support their events such as toothbrush and toothpaste giveaways and dental supplies to ... [continue reading]
Jul 12 2021
The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program recently signed 2020 contracts with five new dentists and renewed contracts with three dentists who are serving in safety net dental clinics across Ohio. 2020 contracts were delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the program, dentists sign two-year contracts for $50,000 of loan repayment for ... [continue reading]
Apr 20 2021
Applications for the ODA Foundation’s 2021 scholarships and grants are now open. Available scholarship opportunities for 2021 include: Dental Student Scholarship for dental students who are Ohio residents, members of ASDA and who will be D2s, D3s and D4s in Fall 2021. Mercer Leadership Scholarship for OSU dental students entering their ... [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]
Feb 12 2021
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Give Kids A Smile is moving forward in 2021, although events ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
The Ohio Dental Association’s Volunteer Connection program is now accepting applications for Volunteer Connection Partners. Through the Volunteer Connection program, the ODA partners with dental clinics, access to care programs and other special events to help ODA members find volunteer opportunities in their local community. Dentists who ... [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]
Oct 14 2020
The American Dental Association recently announced that registration for 2021 Give Kids A Smile events is now open! The deadline to qualify for free products to support your event is Nov. 13, 2020. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when we can return to “normal,” we know that you may be unsure at this time ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
The Greater Cleveland Dental Society and Case Western Reserve University ASDA students donated Give Kids A Smile supplies to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland. One of the biggest annual dental events to help Ohio children is Give Kids A Smile, a year-round children’s access to care and oral health education program. Like many ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
Steph DuBois (center), marketing director at Northstar Family Dental, delivers a check to the Ohio Give Kids A Smile program, pictured with ODA Manager of Public Service and ODA Foundation Carley Circosta and ODA Executive Director David Owsiany. Northstar Family Dental recently made a $2,500 donation to the Ohio Give Kids A Smile ... [continue reading]
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