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Nov 11 2020
As the leaves begin to fall, the afternoon shadows begin to lengthen and the daylight hours shorten, one becomes painfully aware that the winter months are rapidly approaching the Buckeye State. Given that inevitability, the silver lining is 2020 will be drawing to a close. It is safe to say few if any will miss this past year. But before Jack ... [continue reading]
Oct 14 2020
ODA President Dr. David Kimberly delivers his president-elect's address to the ODA House of Delegates virtually on Sept. 25 Dr. David Kimberly began his term as Ohio Dental Association president at the ODA House of Delegates in September. In this Q&A with "ODA Today," Kimberly looks forward to his term. What are some of the issues you expect ... [continue reading]
Sep 3 2020
There is a saying, "Timing is everything." This saying keeps popping into my head when I reflect on this past year. It probably was not the best year, timing-wise, to be president of the ODA. I certainly did not appreciate all that I was about to encounter when I signed up! However, I feel that organized dentistry, the ODA and ADA in particular, ... [continue reading]
Aug 18 2020
Limbo. An uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition. Many would say that this word describes our current condition with the coronavirus. We are not sure whether conditions will improve or worsen, and when either will happen. In our professional lives, we are not sure how much PPE to purchase – ... [continue reading]
Jul 13 2020
As I write this column, it is June 19. Things change rapidly, so I wanted to provide some reference to my comments. I have received several questions from members about our Ohio State Dental Board guidelines, so I had a conversation with the Board President, Dr. Kumar Subramanian. I relayed the questions that I had received and he reiterated that ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
While sitting at my desk waiting for emergencies, I dozed off with dentistry on my mind. . . I don’t know about you, but I find keeping track of all the sales tax on our services is nearly impossible, not to mention dealing with the patients’ anger about spending more money. Oh, and the record keeping for local anesthesia that we are ... [continue reading]
May 19 2020
As I write this column it is May 5 – Cinco de Mayo. It doesn’t necessarily feel celebratory today, but who knows? Maybe I will have a party of one this evening since we are still social distancing. Early in this pandemic, someone shared a quote with me that I want to share with you. “Adversity does not build character, it reveals ... [continue reading]
Apr 7 2020
Not that long ago I remember saying to one of my friends "I have been working non-stop. I seriously need some time off." They say to be careful of what you wish for. I didn’t mean this. As many of you know, and probably many more suspect, I am a Type A, with all of the things, good and bad that come with it. Even though that is how I am ... [continue reading]
Mar 4 2020
Last month, I helped with the kickoff for the Ohio Give Kids A Smile event, which was held at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  Besides it being a great event, with lots of children treated, I was heartened to see all of the families involved.  Since this event was held on a weekend instead of during the week, families ... [continue reading]
Feb 14 2020
After graduating from dental school in 1981, I became an associate in a small town. At that point in time, I was the only female dentist in a 50 mile radius. I joined the tripartite and attended meetings with my local component. I have to say that everyone was very nice to me but they would always change the subject when I walked up. At first I ... [continue reading]
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