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Aug 11 2021
The American Dental Association recently released a new COVID-19 resource for dental offices, “Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19.” The document is available free to members as a benefit of membership and provides updated information for dentists to consider as they assess COVID-19 workplace hazards and make decisions that are best ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
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]
Jun 4 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many dentists to reassess what levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) are appropriate for different procedures. As a result of this reassessment, some dentists have decided to require the use of respirators by certain dental team members while others have opted to simply make respirators available for staff ... [continue reading]
May 20 2020
ADA webinar The American Dental Association has posted a webinar about "The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry." The webinar features ODA member Dr. Purnima Kumar, who critically examines the evidence on microbial payload in dental aerosols, methods of reducing bioload at source, mitigating aerosol ... [continue reading]
May 3 2020
 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released new guidelines to assist dentists and dental office personnel in working through dental office safety issues in addition to other recommendations that have been issued by the OSDB, CDC and ADA. OSHA is now recommending that dental care workers wear gloves, gowns, eye ... [continue reading]
Jan 16 2020
One of the benefits of being an ODA member is that you can call the ODA staff and get answers to regulatory compliance questions. The ODA staff is experienced in assisting dentists in remaining compliant with Ohio’s laws and regulations and in limiting exposure to liability. We regularly get calls from dentists with dental practice-related ... [continue reading]
Oct 17 2019
The Ohio Dental Association has recently created a new regulatory compliance guide to help ODA members ensure they are in compliance with Ohio regulations. “Dentists are confronted with a myriad of local, state and federal regulations,” said Dr. Tom Paumier, chair of the ODA’s DSO Task Force which has overseen the creation of the ... [continue reading]
Feb 4 2014
Opening a dental practice can be a daunting task. And even after a practice has been open for some time, keeping track of various laws and regulations that dental offices are required to follow can be overwhelming. From radiology regulations to waste disposal regulations and infection control regulations to OSHA hazard communication and blood ... [continue reading]
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