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]
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]
The Ohio Dental Association has recently launched a health and wellness page on our website, www.oda.org. The page includes helpful information and resources for dentists about addiction, mental health and more as a benefit of membership. “Wellness has been a main focus of the ADA New Dentist Committee over the last two years as physical ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently announced that it has contracted with the Dental Lifeline Network to operate the Dental OPTIONS Program. Dental OPTIONS – Ohio Partnership to Improve Oral Health through Access to Needed Services – is a partnership between the Ohio Dental Association and the Ohio Department of Health that ... [continue reading]
Throughout our lives we all have been on the receiving end of countless gifts and have so much for which we can be grateful. From a personal view, one of the greatest gifts I have received is entry into this esteemed profession we know as dentistry. Dentistry has provided so many of us with a profound purpose in life, the joy of being valued and ... [continue reading]
Earlier this year the Ohio Dental Association lodged a formal complaint with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) concerning its Episodes of Care program.
ODM describes the episode-based payment program as “part of quality-driven payment innovation” that “seeks to reduce health care costs and improve quality of care by providing ... [continue reading]
OhioDDS is a Group Purchasing Organization built to save members money. Created and operated by the ODA Services Corp., this free member-only program allows ODA dentists exclusive access to discounted pricing on dental supplies, equipment and services. More than 750 ODA members have signed up for OhioDDS, and members save between 5-30% on their ... [continue reading]
I am continually amazed and often smile at how “things” come together in perfect timing to bring greater meaning to events which are already celebratory individually. Whether you view those times as stars aligning, God winks, kismet, good karma, or just plain luck, being open to see these connections can make life even more special. Allow me ... [continue reading]
Last month, the ODA hosted its annual Day at the Statehouse where nearly 100 dentists and dental students met with legislators from both parties at the Ohio Statehouse to discuss dental therapists, ODA’s non-covered dental services legislation, reforming the Ohio Medicaid program, including raising reimbursements, and other important ... [continue reading]
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