A growing number of young dentists are considering employment arrangements due to a variety of factors, perhaps most notably increasing educational debt coupled with the capital-intensive nature and uncertainty of establishing a new solo practice. There also are several perceived advantages to employment arrangements, including greater security ... [continue reading]
Navigating the different types of insurance available to dentists just out of school and to those starting a practice can be confusing. As a new dentist, you may find yourself wondering what insurance is really necessary. This guide provides information on what types of insurance you need to have, as well as additional insurance you may want to ... [continue reading]
The 2018 Leadership Institute – People, Purpose & Passion: The Pathway to Success – will be March 23-24 at the Hilton Columbus Polaris Hotel. The event will feature keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions and opportunities for camaraderie and fellowship. Leadership Institute is the ODA’s award-winning ... [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 ... [continue reading]
Last year, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy adopted new rules requiring prescribers to include a diagnosis or procedure code and indicate the days' supply on certain prescriptions. Dentists must now include a full procedure code (Current Dental Terminology – CDT Code) on all opioid prescriptions, as well as indicate the days’ supply on all ... [continue reading]
Communication among colleagues has evolved significantly over the last decade as forums and social media has changed the way dentists stay current on the latest trends and techniques. A decade ago, the main way to communicate among colleagues was dental society meetings and study clubs where information was shared in a lecture or group discussion ... [continue reading]
The National Health Service Corps is now accepting applications for its loan repayment program.
The program provides loan repayment for dentists and other health care professionals that practice for two years in a Health Professional Shortage Area. The program aims to find participants who demonstrate a willingness to continue practicing in a ... [continue reading]
Membership dues statements were mailed out this fall. Members also received an electronic renewal notice via email directing them to https://www.oda.org/joinandrenew/ to pay their dues. Members who indicated on their 2017 renewal statement that they prefer to receive membership communications electronically will not receive a paper statement in ... [continue reading]
The ODA has launched a new podcast series called ODcAst: The Ohio Dental Podcast! This podcast is a convenient new communications vehicle featuring ODA staff members and other experts discussing the latest information related to the ODA and dentistry in Ohio.
Recent topics include: new opioid prescribing rules for acute pain in Ohio
new mandate ... [continue reading]
You can't really explain D2 year without having gone through it yourself. There were certainly some interesting conversations held in the basement of Postle Hall in the wee hours of the morning and even more interesting questions in the recesses of our minds. Apparently, times haven’t changed. As a second generation dentist, I hear a ... [continue reading]
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