As we continue to closely monitor analytics throughout COVID-19, we have seen some interesting trends as dental practices re-open across the country. Over the last few weeks, we have seen a rebirth of searches for “dentist” and “dentist near me”, and a rise in new searches for “dentist PPE” and “safe ... [continue reading]
Over the last several months, the ODA has rolled out some exciting new programs – all of which are providing ODA members with significant benefits for their practices. Members are saving money through our group purchasing organization The Ohio Dental Association Services Corporation (ODASC) created Ohio Discount Dental Supplies (OhioDDS), ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association recently launched a radio and digital advertising campaign about seeing a dentist in our post-COVID world. The radio ad explains how regular dental care ensures that we have good oral health and good overall health. It also discusses some of the new safety measures that may be in place at dental offices in Ohio. The ad ... [continue reading]
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is deferring the due date for employers to pay their June, July, and August premium installments until Sept. 1.
Governor DeWine said the deferral is designed to help employers focus resources on re-opening their businesses under his Responsible RestartOhio ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has been working on your behalf throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We know this is a difficult time for you and your practice. We place a high priority on providing accurate, trusted information to you and advocating on your behalf with state leaders as well as insurance companies.
Last month, we shared a list of ... [continue reading]
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that dental offices could reopen for elective procedures beginning May 1. The Ohio State Dental Board released specific guidelines for dental practices to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. The OSDB’s statement – issued on April 28, 2020 is reproduced below. “As per the Governor’s announcement on ... [continue reading]
ODA President Dr. Sharon Parsons donates excess gloves and masks to a local hospital. Many Ohio dentists and dental societies have donated excess PPE to their local hospitals or emergency management agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As most of you know, I donated some PPE from my office to help my medical colleagues,” said ... [continue reading]
All licensed Ohio dentists are currently under an order to provide only emergency care in order to preserve personal protection equipment (PPE) and reduce the chance of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the last month, Gov. Mike DeWine and Director of the Ohio Department of Health Dr. Amy Acton have taken a series of steps to reduce the ... [continue reading]
During the state of Ohio's Stay at Home Order, some dentists may find themselves with extra time available. The ODA has a few online resources available to keep dentists informed and prepared to return to their practices. During the first week and half of Ohio’s Stay at Home order, 185 members took the online opioid CE, 70 members downloaded ... [continue reading]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many dentists have experienced a drastic change to how they practice, and many may be facing fear and anxiety related to the financial and other implications of this. The “ODA Today” spoke with Arianna Galligher, LISW-S, associate director of the STAR Trauma Recovery Center & Partial Hospitalization ... [continue reading]
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