Dentists, their staff members and others planning to hold Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) events any time in 2022 should plan to register those activities in October 2021. Events registered between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, 2021 will qualify to receive free products to support their events such as toothbrush and toothpaste giveaways and dental supplies to ... [continue reading]
Please be aware that there continues to be an impostor ring pretending to be the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) or a federal enforcement authority and trying to scam dentists of money. They are producing fraudulent documents with the OSDB logo and making threatening calls to dental offices. Additionally, they are threatening to revoke dental ... [continue reading]
The 2022 ODA Leadership Institute is scheduled for March 18-19, 2022 at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus. Leadership Institute is the ODA’s award-winning program developed to help all ODA members become more successful and effective leaders in their dental practice and their profession. Attendees consistently rank the event as one of the top ... [continue reading]
In light of the recent surges in COVID-19 cases around the country, the American Dental Association recently released a new fact sheet containing information about the Delta variant and why vaccination and masks continue to be recommended by the ADA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fact sheet states that the ADA and the ... [continue reading]
All in-person events hosted by the ODA Annual Session will follow any city, county, state, federal and/or CDC COVID-19 mandates in place at the time of the event. All in-person attendees must abide by ODA’s policies. Practices currently scheduled to be in place include hand sanitation stations throughout the event venues, the availability of ... [continue reading]
As I have conversations with many colleagues around the country, one thing is absolutely clear: we have a workforce shortage! As the smoke clears from the carnage of the pandemic and we assess the past two years in our sector of health care, most of us reported being busier than ever coupled with having less than the normal number of qualified ... [continue reading]
The XXXIII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan has come to an end. The best athletes in the world had to wait an extra year to show off their skills. They did not disappoint. The world watched people run faster, jump higher, lift more weight, and throw objects further than ever before. Elite gymnasts, swimmers, soccer players, volleyball stars and cyclists ... [continue reading]
While there is a clear trend for dentists to join into participating provider agreements with managed care plans now more than ever, the Ohio Dental Association has received a marked increase in the number of member dentists inquiring about how to terminate their contracts with networks they participate in. Some of the callers were just starting ... [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]
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