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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]
Dec 14 2021
As we come to the end of 2021 it is important to recap the year at the statehouse and look ahead to the coming year. As crazy as 2020 was, 2021 has also been full of challenges due to the pandemic that is still going on throughout the world. The ODA lobby team has been very busy this year. In the beginning of 2021, which seems like much longer ... [continue reading]
Nov 9 2021
A well-defined office manual can be of great benefit to a dental practice. Employment issues are some of the most difficult matters to confront as a small-business owner. Oftentimes, the best way for employer dentists to avoid the common problems that arise with employees is to establish an office employee manual. Establishing an employee ... [continue reading]
Oct 19 2021
The technological world that we live in continues to evolve almost daily. One area in which technology has evolved immensely in the last 20 years is in the world of computers and especially the internet. At the turn of the century, the idea that the vast majority of dental offices would have their own website would have sounded far-fetched. ... [continue reading]
Sep 9 2021
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]
Aug 11 2021
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]
Jul 12 2021
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]
Jul 12 2021
During ODA’s upcoming Annual Session, I will be presenting a course along with Dr. Mark Alexandrunas regarding issues that dental practice owners and dentist-employees are frequently confronted with during their relationship with each other. We hope to share ideas in order to head off potential conflict between employer dentists and their ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
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]
May 14 2021
When this article reaches the press many of you will have already met with your legislators in this year’s Ohio Dental Association Day at the Statehouse, while some of you may have meetings later this month. I want to thank those who participated and make sure that all members are aware of the important function this day serves. I am hopeful ... [continue reading]
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