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Dec 12 2019
The Ohio Dental Association has retained 95.03% of its 2018 membership, which is down slightly from last year. Moreover, 18 of its 25 local component dental societies have retained 95% or more of their 2018 membership. Following is a list of those societies: Tuscarawas County Dental Society (100.00%) Northeastern Ohio Dental Society ... [continue reading]
Dec 12 2019
The recent membership survey demonstrates that the ODA continues to be a successful and effective organization promoting the dental profession and oral health in Ohio. As dentistry continues to evolve, the ODA is addressing the various challenges facing dentistry by rolling out several new initiatives, including ODASC’s new group purchasing ... [continue reading]
Dec 12 2019
At the end of the year I think it is important to recap what has taken place over the past 12 months and ensure that moving into the new year we are ready to take on our advocacy tasks with a clear plan. The main topics of interest over the past year have been the non-covered services legislation, the rule making process for teledentistry and ... [continue reading]
Dec 12 2019
The ODA Council on Membership Services is excited to announce that a rolling application cycle is available for the 2020 recruitment grant program. Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis until funds run out to allow dental societies more flexibility to target recruitment efforts in specific market segments as they are identified in ... [continue reading]
Dec 12 2019
The ODA Foundation is supported by the donations of ODA members. The Foundation awards grants to access to dental care programs in Ohio and scholarships to dental students. To help ensure that the Foundation can award even more grants and scholarships in 2020, consider supporting the Foundation by donating to the Foundation when renewing your 2020 ... [continue reading]
Nov 21 2019
Dr. Steve Moore, a past ODA president, testified to the Senate Insurance and Financial Institution Committee in favor of Senate Bill 148 on Oct. 9. Legislation that would prohibit dental insurance companies from setting fees for services they do not cover has had several hearings in the Senate Insurance and Financial Institution Committee. Senate ... [continue reading]
Nov 21 2019
The Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. (ODASC) recently endorsed DentalHQ, a platform to help dentists create, customize and automate their in-office membership plans. “The ODA’s recent membership survey showed that our members would like to offer in-office membership plans to their patients,” said ODASC Chairman Dr. Thomas ... [continue reading]
Nov 21 2019
Membership dues statements and electronic renewal notices were recently sent out to ODA members. Members who indicated previously that they prefer to receive membership communications electronically will not receive a paper statement in the mail and will only receive e-notifications. Dues are due Jan. 1, 2020, for the 2020 membership year. Renew ... [continue reading]
Nov 21 2019
The ODA Foundation awarded $157,000 in grants and scholarships in 2019. Earlier this fall, the ODA Foundation awarded its 2019 grants and scholarships. This year, the total awards rose to $157,000, the highest amount awarded in any single year of the Foundation’s history. “Many thanks to our wonderful supporters over the years that ... [continue reading]
Nov 21 2019
As I begin my term as president, I want to first thank everyone for their continued support of organized dentistry. We truly are stronger together. As we approach the end of this calendar year and look forward to the next, it is time again to renew our memberships. Renewing online should be easier than ever and don’t forget, if you have ... [continue reading]
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