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Jun 15 2022
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]
Jun 15 2022
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]
Jun 15 2022
OhioDDS is a Group Purchasing Organization built to save members money. Created and operated by the ODA Services Corp., this free member-only program allows ODA dentists exclusive access to discounted pricing on dental supplies, equipment and services. More than 750 ODA members have signed up for OhioDDS, and members save between 5-30% on their ... [continue reading]
May 4 2022
Over 50% of all businesses fail within the first 5 years and only 25% are successful past the 10-year milestone. Dentistry has been an exception to these statistics but not immune to the challenges of keeping a business productive and profitable.  In today’s dental environment there are tools and techniques available to make your practice more ... [continue reading]
May 4 2022
Dentists who are new graduates, former ASDA members and current ODA members may be eligible to have their first year of malpractice insurance coverage prepaid by the ODA. Through this program, the ODA provides new graduates with their first year of malpractice coverage through MedPro at no cost to them (subject to underwriting guidelines).  ... [continue reading]
Apr 11 2022
Dentists who are new graduates, former ASDA members and current ODA members may be eligible to have their first year of malpractice insurance coverage prepaid by the ODA. Through this program, the ODA provides new graduates with their first year of malpractice coverage through MedPro at no cost to them (subject to underwriting guidelines).  ... [continue reading]
Mar 7 2022
Now that 2022 is underway, it’s time to think about your marketing strategy for the year. From 24/7 patient convenience to social media platforms to targeted advertising, new trends and strategies brought on by both the pandemic and changing landscape of digital marketing are emerging for dental practices. Here are the top five dental marketing ... [continue reading]
Mar 7 2022
The ODA Services Corp. recently endorsed Whiteboard Marketing, a national dental digital marketing agency based in Dublin, Ohio. Whiteboard Marketing has over 17 years of experience providing marketing, branding, and website conversion solutions focused specifically to help the dental community. As a benefit of your membership, ODA members will ... [continue reading]
Feb 15 2022
The ODA Wellness Trust continues to increase its enrollment and provide valuable health benefits to ODA members, their staff and families. The 2022 rate renewal produced another single digit rate increase for the Trust, and over the years the continuous increase in enrollment demonstrates the appreciation and loyalty ODA members have for a health ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
The ODA Services Corp. created Ohio Discount Dental Supplies (OhioDDS), a group purchasing organization or “buying group” in fall 2019. OhioDDS allows ODA members to join ... [continue reading]
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