The Ohio Dental Association Leadership Institute, "March Forth – break through to excellence" will be March 4 and 5 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Hotel.
Leadership Institute is the ODA’s award-winning program developed to help all ODA members become more successful and effective leaders. Attendees consistently rank the event as one ... [continue reading]
This fall, dentists should have received licensure renewal information from the Ohio State Dental Board. The board will direct licensees to renew licenses and report continuing education compliance online.
The information and payment of the renewal fee is due by Dec. 31, 2015. Dentists will need 40 CE credits during 2014 and 2015 to renew their ... [continue reading]
The Ohio State Dental Board routinely conducts CE audits throughout the state. Each biennium, dentists are required to complete at least 40 hours of Continuing Education credits. Upon license renewal, dentists must certify they have completed at least 40 hours of CE, and the dental board may then select individuals for an audit. Dentists who ... [continue reading]
Dentists are cautioned to always carefully review participating provider contracts before signing them. Insurance companies change even well-known, established contracts from time to time and the revisions do not always impact every dentist who has signed the contract in the same way.
For example, a very well-known statewide dental insurance ... [continue reading]
With the changing dental practice environment, new dentists face unique challenges. Dr. Charles Blair, one of dentistry’s leading authorities on practice profitability, fee analysis, insurance coding strategies and strategic planning, will present the course "Start Smart, Stay Smart" at the 2015 ODA Annual Session focusing on some issues many ... [continue reading]
The following is the winning article for the Dental Student Competition on Oral Health Literacy. Third year students at CWRU School of Dental Medicine had the opportunity to research scientific literature on diabetes and oral health and submit an article to the ADA. The winning article is posted on the ADA’s consumer website, ... [continue reading]
Let me start off by saying that opening my own practice from scratch was one of the scariest moments in my life thus far. I knew I had a good portion of dental knowledge amassed over the last few years, but what did I know about running a business? I could sit down and talk to patients about decay and occlusal wear; however, could I sit down and ... [continue reading]
Peer review offers a non-threatening opportunity for dentists and patients to resolve disputes when they cannot do so on their own, and it is a productive alternative to the court system or any other process.
When cases are submitted to the local dental society for peer review, volunteer dentists use mediation and if appropriate arbitration and a ... [continue reading]
All eligible professionals (including dentists) who prescribe part D covered drugs must either enroll in Medicare, register as an ordering/referring provider or opt out of Medicare by June 1, 2016. Dentists who do not enroll, register as a referring provider or formally opt out of Medicare will likely see their patients’ claims for medication ... [continue reading]
The 2015 Ohio Dental Association Annual Session – Excellence in Collaboration – has a wide range of courses, a discount and a special event specifically aimed at new dentists. Annual Session is Sept. 17-20 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
ODA members who have been practicing for 10 years or less will receive a one-time $50 ... [continue reading]
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