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Jul 12 2024
Dr. Buchanan passed away on July 1, 2024, at Otterbein in St. Marys. Richard was the youngest of three children born to Dr. Robert S. Buchanan and Ruth (Meyer) Buchanan in Lima on Dec. 4, 1937. Both are deceased, as is his older brother, Robert. He is survived by his sister, Lyda Jones of Lima and Vero Beach, FL. His wife of 65 years, Reah ... [continue reading]
May 11 2023
Sanford “Sandy” Franklin, age 86, passed away on April 13, 2023, beloved husband of Toby Franklin, loving father of Alan (Susan) Franklin and Caryn Franklin, cherished grandfather of Isabel, Max, Milo, Ari, Sam and Cal, dear brother of Dan Franklin. Past president of the Cincinnati Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, and Crest Hills ... [continue reading]
Apr 6 2023
Joseph Linser, a D3 at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, was elected the American Student Dental Association (ASDA)’s 2023-24 speaker of the house. The speaker presides over all House of Delegates meetings, instructs delegates on rules and procedures, and informs delegates and members about the resolution process. In this Q&A ... [continue reading]
Dec 13 2022
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recently installed Dr. Hans Guter, a general dentist in Circleville, as its new president during its Annual Meeting in Chicago. As the new AGD president, Guter is committed to advancing AGD’s goals of delivering exceptional education, advocating for the profession and providing tools to help general ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2022
Northeast Ohio Medical University announced in September that it will pursue the development of a College of Dentistry. In 2021, the University began exploring the feasibility of a dental college, including the number of training sites for dentists, curricular needs and the financial sustainability, according to a press release. The NEOMED Board ... [continue reading]
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]
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