The Ohio State Dental Board voted at its June 10 meeting to accept manikin-based clinical examinations administered by regional testing agencies through Dec. 31, 2020, effective immediately, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This applies to both dentists and hygienists for their initial Ohio license.
In advance of this decision, the Ohio Dental ... [continue reading]
Receiving a clear, concise explanation of the terms of a provider contract may help you decide if participating with such a plan is best for you and your patients, as well as helping you avoid unpleasant surprises under the contract in the future. The ADA Contract Analysis Service will provide you with information concerning a proposed contract ... [continue reading]
Although we've had to keep a social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the profession of dentistry is stronger together through organized dentistry. Photo taken at the 2019 ODA Leadership Institute. Although we've had to keep a social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the profession of dentistry is stronger together through ... [continue reading]
Promoting diversity and inclusion is a top priority of the Ohio Dental Association and ODA President Dr. Sharon Parsons. To help achieve this goal, the 2019 ODA House of Delegates approved a resolution to create a Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion comprised of members with varying demographics that would be appointed by Parsons.
“The ... [continue reading]
ODA member Dr. Paul Mikhli is paying it forward by paying for a tripartite membership for a friend who is not a member – and he's calling on other ODA members to do the same.
“The dentists that don’t pay for membership don’t see the value,” Mikhli said. “At least now, they might see the value a little bit more. ... [continue reading]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule that will require most dental offices to install amalgam separators. The date for compliance for most dentists is July 14, 2020.
Most practicing dentists must: Install, maintain and monitor an amalgam separator in their office.
Follow best management practices (BMPs) for amalgam waste ... [continue reading]
As we continue to closely monitor analytics throughout COVID-19, we have seen some interesting trends as dental practices re-open across the country. Over the last few weeks, we have seen a rebirth of searches for “dentist” and “dentist near me”, and a rise in new searches for “dentist PPE” and “safe ... [continue reading]
Over the last several months, the ODA has rolled out some exciting new programs – all of which are providing ODA members with significant benefits for their practices. Members are saving money through our group purchasing organization The Ohio Dental Association Services Corporation (ODASC) created Ohio Discount Dental Supplies (OhioDDS), ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association recently launched a radio and digital advertising campaign about seeing a dentist in our post-COVID world. The radio ad explains how regular dental care ensures that we have good oral health and good overall health. It also discusses some of the new safety measures that may be in place at dental offices in Ohio. The ad ... [continue reading]
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is deferring the due date for employers to pay their June, July, and August premium installments until Sept. 1.
Governor DeWine said the deferral is designed to help employers focus resources on re-opening their businesses under his Responsible RestartOhio ... [continue reading]
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