The Ohio Dental Association 2021 Annual Session will be a hybrid meeting this year with an in-person meeting in Columbus, Ohio from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2021, and a virtual component available from Sept. 30 through Dec. 31, 2021. Attend in-person AND take advantage of up to 30 hours of virtual CE courses, free with registration! Learn more by ... [continue reading]
Dentists who are new graduates, former ASDA members and current ODA members may be eligible to have their first year of malpractice insurance coverage prepaid by the ODA. Through this program, the ODA provides new graduates with their first year of malpractice coverage through MedPro at no cost to them (subject to underwriting guidelines). ... [continue reading]
In the June issue of the “ODA Today,” you may notice a new look and feel, and a few exciting new features. Last fall, we conducted an “ODA Today” readership survey, which provided great feedback about the “ODA Today” and what our members value most about the publication. We have studied your feedback closely, and have made several ... [continue reading]
As more Ohioans become vaccinated, many health orders are being lifted. Dentists should be aware, however, that the guidelines set out by the Ohio State Dental Board regarding care during the COVID-19 pandemic remain in effect at the time of print. The CDC has also recently posted updated information regarding mask guidance for fully vaccinated ... [continue reading]
This spring, we awakened to great weather, blossoming of flowers and the wonderful news that the mask mandate would soon be lifted for vaccinated individuals. To add to this optimism and the spirit of moving forward we have two children in our household that are graduating from medical and dental school. Four years ago, I envisioned a huge ... [continue reading]
Working on jigsaw puzzles can teach us so many things! I know that figuring out which piece fits against the contours of another piece brings back so many fond memories of the DAT exam before applying to dental school. Who didn’t love that game of mental Tetris fitting the 3D patterns together? Well, OK, no one really loves that … Think ... [continue reading]
Every month, a dedicated group of Ohio Dental Association member dentists volunteer their time to serve during conference call meetings of the ODA Dental Insurance Working Group (DIWG). They address the wide variety of dental insurance related questions, concerns and complaints that are submitted by ODA member dentists seeking help on matters they ... [continue reading]
Being a member of organized dentistry provides plenty of benefits. Those benefits range from savings on products and services used in dental offices to continuing education opportunities to legislative advocacy. Along with these benefits, your membership also offers you access to necessary information in the dental community. This information ... [continue reading]
I have a question for those of you who have wisely chosen to read this. What do thousands of dentists and dental professionals in the state of Ohio have in common with 19th century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and Joni Mitchell? The answer? They all realize the value of something is most obvious when it is gone, or in dentistry’s case, when ... [continue reading]
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