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Sep 12 2022
The opportunities for excellence present themselves to us every day, and creating excellence can be as simple as a 1% change.  Having great “systems” in place allow those small 1% changes to make necessary course corrections to any challenges presented as well as compounding growth and excellence for yourself, your family, your practice, our ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
The ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists recently hosted an event for new dentists and their families at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. “My family and I have attended Zoo Day in the past, ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
This year’s ODA Annual Session will feature an event to help dentists, dental residents and dental students who are looking for a job match up with dentists who are preparing for a practice transition or looking to expand their practice. MATCH @ ODA Annual Session is a free event hosted by the ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists and will take place ... [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]
Jul 14 2022
Ohio Dental Association staff members are available via phone and email to provide you with personalized answers to your specific questions as a benefit of your membership. Our staff members are experts in answering questions about insurance issues, COVID-19 regulations, regulatory compliance, legal issues and more. Some examples of ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
Throughout our lives, many of us try to give a helping hand to someone in need.  It is with this kind of thinking that the Subcouncil on Dentists Concerned for Dentists (DCD) was formed to help Ohio dentists with alcohol or substance abuse problems. As a subcouncil of the Council of Membership, DCD is charged with assisting as the facilitator ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
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]
Jun 15 2022
I am continually amazed and often smile at how “things” come together in perfect timing to bring greater meaning to events which are already celebratory individually. Whether you view those times as stars aligning, God winks, kismet, good karma, or just plain luck, being open to see these connections can make life even more special. Allow me ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
When I graduated from my residency in periodontics over 30 years ago, I joined the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Columbus Dental Society. I joined these organizations upon the prompting of my mentors. It was expected. My mentors also conveyed to me that being a member of these organizations was an important ... [continue reading]
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