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Feb 12 2021
ODA Vice President Dr. Lori Fitzgerald recently received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dentists can go to https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ to find locations in their county where they may be able to receive the vaccine. Supply of the vaccine is limited and availability ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Give Kids A Smile is moving forward in 2021, although events ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
This month, the Ohio Dental Association is releasing a new COVID-19 online CE course for members. The course, “COVID-19 Update:  From Vaccines to Aerosols,” will be presented by Dr. Tom Paumier, an ODA past president. Paumier is a general dentist in Canton and served on the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery developed ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
Membership in the Ohio Dental Association proved to be as valuable as ever in 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating so much uncertainty for the dental industry, the ODA staff did an amazing job providing resources and clear guidance as state and federal changes were announced. Another member benefit that became heavily impacted by the pandemic ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
Just prior to leaving office last month, then-President Donald J. Trump signed “The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020” into law. The legislation, which repeals the antitrust exemption for health insurers, including dental insurers, passed the United States House of Representatives in September 2020 and the U.S. Senate in December ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
The Ohio Dental Association’s Volunteer Connection program is now accepting applications for Volunteer Connection Partners. Through the Volunteer Connection program, the ODA partners with dental clinics, access to care programs and other special events to help ODA members find volunteer opportunities in their local community. Dentists who ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
Save the date for the 2021 ODA Annual Session, which will be Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2021 in Columbus. The 2021 ODA Annual Session will offer many opportunities for attendees to connect, learn and excel, including CE courses, new technology, exhibitor networking and special events. We are in the process of planning an Annual Session that is safe, ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
The Ohio Dental Association is seeking nominations for its 2021 Awards of Excellence program. The ODA’s Awards of Excellence program recognizes those who offer distinguished service to dentistry and improve oral health care by offering treatment, outreach or education. Members and local dental societies are encouraged to nominate those ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
Every few years, the ODA does an in-depth membership survey that asks all ODA members to provide feedback on our programs, events, publications, etc. The members are also asked to rate what they value most about their membership in the ODA. In the most recent membership survey, the ODA’s efforts in “providing members with information about ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
Since the beginning of this pandemic there has been much discussion around the COVID-19 vaccine. Now that we are a little over a month into vaccinating people, there are still many questions left to be answered. For many the vaccination is a light at the end of the tunnel and a way out of this pandemic. However, others are skeptical about the ... [continue reading]
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