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Sep 26 2022
A new Ohio law mandating e-prescribing went into effect Friday, Sept. 23. The law requires prescriptions for schedule II-controlled substances to be done electronically, however, those prescribers who write 50 or fewer schedule II prescriptions per year are exempted from the requirement. There are also exceptions in situations where it is ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
The Ohio Dental Association recently launched a new radio spot to promote oral health and patient visits with ODA member dentists. The new radio ad encourages families to schedule a back-to-school dentist appointment for their children and features ODA President Dr. Thomas Kelly. He discusses the importance of oral health, eating low sugar snacks ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Dental General Practice Residency Program in Canton was recently renamed the Thomas M. Paumier, DDS Dental General Practice Residency in honor of Dr. Thomas Paumier’s efforts in establishing and fundraising for the program. Pictured (from left): Paumier, Mr. ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline recently launched a new three-digit dialing code: 988. The new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is now active across the United States. Anyone can call, text or chat 988 to be connected to trained counselors who will listen, provide support and connect them to resources if needed. The Lifeline has a ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
The Ohio Dental Association Workforce Working Group is exploring strategies to help address staffing issues in dental offices. “The working group was formed out of last year’s House of Delegates through the charge of our president, Dr. Tom Kelly,” said Dr. Ben Lamielle, chair of the ODA Workforce Working Group and the Dental Education and ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
The internet has made selling unregulated, “gray market” or counterfeit dental supplies easier than ever, and the pandemic brought this problem to the forefront with supply chain issues and the sales of counterfeit respirators and COVID tests. Using substandard and falsified medical products may cause harm to patients and fail to treat the ... [continue reading]
May 4 2022
The 2022 ODA Annual Session is Sept. 15-17 in Columbus at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. “At this year’s Annual Session, we ... [continue reading]
May 4 2022
Last month, the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) Licensure Examination Format Committee recommended that the OSDB permanently accept the results of certain manikin exams for licensure. This recommendation will now go to the OSDB’s Law and Rules Review Committee and will likely eventually go to the full board for approval. For several decades, ... [continue reading]
May 4 2022
Karen Kinder, the Ohio Dental Association’s receptionist, passed away unexpectedly on April 13. She was ... [continue reading]
May 4 2022
The ODA has received reports of phishing emails coming from various sources. A phishing scam occurs when a fraudulent email is sent asking you to update or verify your personal information by replying to the email or visiting a website. Once you click on a link, you’re sent to a website used to steal your information. Oftentimes these emails ... [continue reading]
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