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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]
May 4 2022
Receiving a clear, concise explanation of the terms of a provider contract may help you decide if participating with such a plan is best for you and your patients, as well as helping you avoid unpleasant surprises under the contract in the future. The ADA Contract Analysis Service will provide you with information concerning a proposed contract ... [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
Being a member of the ODA saves you money. As a member of the ODA, the ODA Services Corp. has secured exclusive discounts on products and services. We advocate to help reduce unnecessary financial burdens on dental offices. We provide resources to help you comply with laws and regulations. Here are some recent examples of how you can save money ... [continue reading]
Apr 11 2022
The “ODA Today” is looking for ODA members who are willing to share why they value their membership in the Ohio Dental Association. If you are interested in submitting a quote to the “ODA Today,” please email jackie@oda.org by May 6 and answer the question: What do you find to be the most valuable or beneficial part of your membership ... [continue reading]
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