The Ohio Dental Association has been supporting member dentists and dental practices through public education radio campaigns targeted to consumers around the state since 2012. The ODA’s most recent radio and digital advertising campaign educates patients about scheduling a back-to-school dental appointment. The ad is currently running on ONN ... [continue reading]
Over the years the number of calls to the Ohio Dental Association concerning prompt pay issues have dropped dramatically. Dentists’ adoption of electronic claims submission technology and insurance companies’ utilization of automatic claims processing practices have significantly helped with the timely adjudication of many claims. Slow ... [continue reading]
One of the busiest times of the year has come and gone in the Ohio legislature. The biennial operating budget (House Bill 110) has passed the House and Senate and has been signed by the governor. The budget has to be passed by July 1 in order for the state to continue to operate. The main purpose of the budget is to allocate money to departments ... [continue reading]
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 ... [continue reading]
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]
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