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May 14 2021
Over the past few years, the financial landscape for dental patients has been changing. With millennials and retirees on the rise, traditional coverage options are being relegated to the scrap heap. To keep your business ahead of the curve, dental membership plans should be a priority for your practice. Right now. You may have noticed already ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
The Ohio Dental Association recently released a new COVID-19 online CE course for members. The course, “COVID-19 Update: From Vaccines to Aerosols,” is 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 created in response to ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
Dentists who are new graduates, former ASDA members and current ODA members may be eligible to have their first year of malpractice insurance coverage to be 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 ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
Applications for the ODA Foundation’s 2021 scholarships are due June 23. Available scholarship opportunities for 2021 include: Dental Student Scholarship for dental students who are Ohio residents, members of ASDA and who will be D2s, D3s and D4s in Fall 2021. Mercer Leadership Scholarship for OSU dental students entering their D4 year ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
The Ohio Dental Association Jobs & Ads Board makes it easy to find and post job listings and other advertisements. The job board also includes a section for dental staff member job postings. Staff job postings are available online only. Members can place a 40-word job posting on the site for one month for a discounted rate of $55 (compared to ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
A new training module for dentists and team members who provide care for patients covered by Medicaid is available to help increase provider awareness of barriers that may compromise the quality, accessibility and appropriateness of healthcare services for immigrant families. In the MPATHI simulation, designed for English-speaking providers who ... [continue reading]
Apr 20 2021
For decades, boards of dentistry across the U.S. have looked to the examinations of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) to help provide insights concerning the qualifications of candidates for licensure. The JCNDE in turn has understood the gravity of its task, exercising due diligence to help ensure its examinations ... [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]
Nov 11 2020
The Ohio Dental Association has recently launched a new website. Our new site is designed with our members in mind and has a strong focus on making it easier for members to find what they are looking for. “I was thrilled to see the new website come to life! The ODA has done a tremendous job of putting their ‘why’ first in their new brand ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2020
The Ohio State Dental Board is now requiring all dentists to complete two hours of continuing education on opioid prescribing and related issues in order to renew their license. This requirement applies to all Ohio licensed dentists, whether or not they write prescriptions. To help ODA members meet this requirement, the Ohio Dental Association ... [continue reading]
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