The Ohio Dental Association has presented a written request to Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana that calls for Delta Dental to take immediate steps to address its reimbursement rates by 1) increasing dental reimbursement rates and 2) incorporating an annual cost of living increase to its reimbursement practices. The letter is a ... [continue reading]
If you have been unsuccessful in resolving a third-party payer situation, you may want to consider submitting information to the Ohio Dental Association’s Dental Insurance Working Group (DIWG) to determine if the ODA has a role in addressing the matter. The DIWG is comprised of a dedicated group of ODA member dentists who volunteer their time ... [continue reading]
DentaQuest, LLC made a $200,000 donation to provide much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Ohio dentists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with OhioDDS partner Midway Dental Supply, DentaQuest provided Ohio dentists with the opportunity to request a credit of $100 to order a selection of popular PPE. Midway also donated additional ... [continue reading]
The Ohio State Dental Board is requiring all dentists to complete two hours of continuing education on opioid prescribing and related issues. The rule requires two hours of CE for each of the next two bienniums in order for dentists to renew their license in Ohio. The current biennium ends on Dec. 31, 2021, and dentists must complete this ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association’s regulatory compliance guide continues to be a top rated member benefit. The regulatory compliance guide helps ODA members ensure they are in compliance with Ohio regulations. “The guide has been extremely helpful to our practice, not only keeping our policies more organized, but also giving us the peace of mind ... [continue reading]
I have a question for those of you who have wisely chosen to read this. What do thousands of dentists and dental professionals in the state of Ohio have in common with 19th century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and Joni Mitchell? The answer? They all realize the value of something is most obvious when it is gone, or in dentistry’s case, when ... [continue reading]
Every month, a dedicated group of Ohio Dental Association member dentists volunteer their time to serve during conference call meetings of the ODA Dental Insurance Working Group (DIWG). They address the wide variety of dental insurance related questions, concerns and complaints that are submitted by ODA member dentists seeking help on matters they ... [continue reading]
In the June issue of the “ODA Today,” you may notice a new look and feel, and a few exciting new features. Last fall, we conducted an “ODA Today” readership survey, which provided great feedback about the “ODA Today” and what our members value most about the publication. We have studied your feedback closely, and have made several ... [continue reading]
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