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Jan 11 2022
As 2022 kicks off, we’re continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects dental practices. We’re also looking ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
The ODA Services Corp. created Ohio Discount Dental Supplies (OhioDDS), a group purchasing organization or “buying group” in fall 2019. OhioDDS allows ODA members to join ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
ODA members can download and print employment posters from the ODA’s website for free. All employers are required to post numerous employment posters in their offices. From the ODA website, ODA members can download 14 posters: 2022 Minimum Wage Poster. Disabilities Poster. Equal Employment Opportunity Poster. Employee Polygraph ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
Membership dues statements and electronic renewal notices were recently sent out to ODA members. Members who indicated previously that they prefer to receive membership communications electronically will not receive a paper statement in the mail and will only receive e-notifications. Dues were due Jan. 1, 2022, for the 2022 membership year. If ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
The ODA Leadership Institute is a great way for Ohio Dental Association member dentists to hear about the latest information related to dentistry from experts in the field, get some free CE, and enjoy some fellowship with dental colleagues. What? The ODA Leadership Institute is a two day in-person event that will feature informative sessions ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) classifies dental offices as places of public accommodation. Accordingly, offices must make “reasonable modifications” to their practices, policies and procedures in order to accommodate disabled patients. This act covers all types of disabilities, but in this article I want to discuss one of the most ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
The November and December Dental Insurance Corners discussed a letter that was recently sent from a major dental insurer to numerous Ohio dentists concerning their practices’ utilization patterns, how utilization review works and what dentists can do to minimize their risks with respect to third-party payer reviews and audits. There are steps ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
Welcome to 2022! A chance to turn the page and try to start anew. But how to begin? My suggestion is to start with something simple. I’m recommending a new motto for 2022. “Use Your Best Judgement” or “UYBJ.” Business guru Seth Godin wrote recently advocating for this idea. I’m in agreement with him! There are no guarantees in life. ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2022
(This column isn’t about dentistry, or COVID-19, as I think we all need a break!) Having lived in Ohio for over 30 years, a number of driving-related observations have perplexed me and may be unique to Ohio. My mother was born and raised in Cleveland, so understanding some of these ought to be instinctive, but explanations still escape me! My ... [continue reading]
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