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Feb 12 2021
ODA Vice President Dr. Lori Fitzgerald recently received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dentists can go to https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ to find locations in their county where they may be able to receive the vaccine. Supply of the vaccine is limited and availability ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
This month, the Ohio Dental Association is releasing a new COVID-19 online CE course for members. The course, “COVID-19 Update:  From Vaccines to Aerosols,” will be presented by Dr. Tom Paumier, an ODA past president. Paumier is a general dentist in Canton and served on the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery developed ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
Since the beginning of this pandemic there has been much discussion around the COVID-19 vaccine. Now that we are a little over a month into vaccinating people, there are still many questions left to be answered. For many the vaccination is a light at the end of the tunnel and a way out of this pandemic. However, others are skeptical about the ... [continue reading]
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
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
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]
Dec 18 2020
2020 has been a challenging year. From the restrictions on dental procedures and the stay at home order, to determining how to safely reopen dental offices and secure PPE, to handling COVID-positive cases, the profession of dentistry has shown it can stand strong in the face of adversity. While we all look forward to 2021 and the hope that a ... [continue reading]
Dec 18 2020
As with dental offices throughout Ohio, the ODA has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and related disruptions. While 2020 was like no other year we’ve experienced, the ODA remains active and valuable for its membership as we continue to traverse all of the issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Pandemic impacts ODA ... [continue reading]
Dec 16 2020
For Immediate Release December 16, 2020 In light of the recent guidance that Governor Mike DeWine provided to the local health departments recommending COVID-19 vaccine priority for health care providers, including dental providers, Ohio Dental Association President Dr. David Kimberly, an Akron-area oral and maxillofacial surgeon, issued the ... [continue reading]
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