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Jan 18 2021
The Ohio Dental Association recently launched a new publication for dental students and dentists in practice for 10 years or less. NewDentNews is a monthly e-newsletter overseen by the ODA’s Subcouncil on New Dentists. Last year, the ODA conducted a survey on how dental students and new dentists would like to receive news. Based on those ... [continue reading]
Jul 13 2020
Receiving a clear, concise explanation of the terms of a provider contract may help you decide if participating with such a plan is best for you and your patients, as well as helping you avoid unpleasant surprises under the contract in the future. The ADA Contract Analysis Service will provide you with information concerning a proposed contract ... [continue reading]
Apr 1 2020
The American Dental Association will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 2 at 2 p.m. titled "Student Loan Repayment During Uncertain Times." In the webinar, Laurel Road, the ADA-endorsed student loan refinancing program, will share more information on the federal response to COVID-19, what you should consider if you plan to refinance, ... [continue reading]
Oct 17 2019
ODA President Dr. Sharon Parsons drew the winning tickets for the ODA Foundation raffle on Oct. 5 during Annual Session Thank you to all those who purchased tickets for the ODA Foundation's raffle to support access to care grants and dental student scholarships.  Your contributions and ticket purchases have allowed the Foundation to ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2019
You spoke, we listened! Earlier this year, the ODA conducted a survey about generationD and how new dentists and dental students prefer to receive news. Based on those results, the ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists has decided to rename, reformat and relaunch the ODA’s e-newsletter for new dentists, dental students and dental residents. As part ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2019
The ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists is hosting an exciting evening at the JACK Casino Cleveland, just for dental residents! Life after Residency will be from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 8. Attendees will have a chance to hear from new dentists a few years out of residency as they reflect upon their journey from residency to now. This fun and FREE evening ... [continue reading]
Sep 12 2019
"Health is wealth" is not just an expression, but a truth of life. Someone in good health can accumulate wealth, but illness can bring down even the wealthiest of empires. Every dentist longs to provide the best possible treatment to all their patients. However, in doing so, they may neglect their own health. According to an article in the ... [continue reading]
Sep 11 2019
The 2019 ODA Annual Session features a variety of CE opportunities and special events designed especially for new dentists, dental students and dental residents. The 2019 ODA Annual Session features a variety of CE opportunities and special events designed especially for new dentists, dental students and dental residents. The 2019 ODA ... [continue reading]
Sep 11 2019
One of the most common questions I get from young dentists is "what should I be concerned about when I sign an employment contract." I always tell those dentists to make sure they have their own attorney review the contract because each contract is different as are the circumstances of each employment relationship. Two types of contract ... [continue reading]
May 29 2019
Dentists who are currently enrolled in a residency program in Ohio are eligible for free membership in the Ohio Dental Association, American Dental Association and their local component dental society in 2019. Dental residents who activate this offer will have full access to all ODA membership benefits, including student loan refinancing, the ... [continue reading]
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