Owning and operating a small business comes with its own sets of benefits and challenges. One challenge that is too often overlooked is prevention of fraud. Many small business owners believe fraud only occurs in large corporations; however, statistics show fraud is more prevalent in small businesses, including dental offices.
According to the ... [continue reading]
I've been a dentist since 1985. After four years in the U.S. Navy, I entered private practice as an associate. I've worked as an associate dentist for at least five different employers and have learned some lessons the hard way.
Here are five suggestions I recommend that any prospective associate dentist consider:
Get a contract! No, do not ... [continue reading]
This fall, dentists and dental hygienists will receive 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, 2013. Dentists will need 40 CE credits to renew their ... [continue reading]
Ohio Dental Association 2014 dues statements are now available online. Paper dues statements were also mailed in mid-November. ODA membership dues are due Jan. 1, 2014, for the 2014 membership year.
“I find extreme value in my ODA and ADA memberships,” said Dr. Britt McCarthy, chair of the Sucouncil on New Dentists. “I appreciate ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened the biennial application process for the Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program.
Qualified applicants can receive repayment of school loans for working in underserved areas. The amount of repayment is pre-determined in each individual’s contract. The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2013, for those ... [continue reading]
As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be implemented, the Ohio Dental Association and Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. (ODSAC) is closely monitoring how this will affect dentists. The ACA may have an impact on dentists as employers and consumers of health insurance. The “ODA Today” has featured several articles explaining what ... [continue reading]
The American Dental Association’s Member-Get-A-Member campaign can benefit current tripartite members while helping to grow participation in organized dentistry.
Dentists who recruit any new, active member before Sept. 30 will be rewarded with a $100 American Express Gift Card for each new member they recruit (up to five new members and ... [continue reading]
We all apply different definitions to the term “restoration.” Some people restore classic automobiles and classic boats. Others restore old houses and antique furniture. Dentists restore teeth, proper occlusion and even broken jaws. We are experts at completely dismantling a human being’s ability to chew and then restoring it to ... [continue reading]
Student debt is an issue that has become par for the course for recent dental school graduates, particularly those graduates who have been out 10 years or less. According to the American Dental Education Association, in 2012 dental students graduated with an average student loan debt of $221,000. This is an increase of over 66 percent in the ... [continue reading]
After I graduated from dental school and was beginning my career, I knew I needed to purchase life and disability insurance. Around that time, I also received a call from an insurance agent who was around my age and who was an alumnus of the same undergrad university as me. He seemed trustworthy, and my husband and I knew insurance was something ... [continue reading]
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