Over the last year, dentists across Ohio have faced many unexpected challenges amidst the pandemic. For graduating dental students, their final year of dental school has looked much different than expected. “Being a dental student during the COVID-19 pandemic has been filled with uncertainty. It has required patience and understanding that ... [continue reading]
The ADA has recently launched a new dental insurance hub to help dentists and their teams overcome dental insurance obstacles so they can focus on patient care. The hub includes on-demand webinars, helpful articles, and downloadable guides for common dental insurance issues, including assistance with provider contracts, dental benefits ... [continue reading]
Strength in numbers may be an odd term for dentists since we spend most of our time in a one-on-one relationship with our patients. Many of us practice in solo offices, some of us practice in partnerships with a few other dentists and more and more of us practice in larger group dental practices. When we consider the size of our state government ... [continue reading]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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