Last month, the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) Licensure Examination Format Committee recommended that the OSDB permanently accept the results of certain manikin exams for licensure. This recommendation will now go to the OSDB’s Law and Rules Review Committee and will likely eventually go to the full board for approval. For several decades, ... [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]
Over 50% of all businesses fail within the first 5 years and only 25% are successful past the 10-year milestone. Dentistry has been an exception to these statistics but not immune to the challenges of keeping a business productive and profitable. In today’s dental environment there are tools and techniques available to make your practice more ... [continue reading]
With a new crop of dental students graduating this spring and an increasing number of more mature dentists changing their practice modality by either joining group practices or leaving group practices to go out on their own, it seems like a good time to provide a brief primer on dental malpractice insurance. While malpractice lawsuits in ... [continue reading]
A common question I receive at the ODA is how to terminate the dentist-patient relationship in a proper way. I think this is the case because it is not something that a dentist does on a normal basis and they want to ensure they are doing it correctly. Terminating the dentist-patient relationship requires the dentist to exercise care to avoid ... [continue reading]
Episodes of Care Earlier this year the Ohio Dental Association filed a formal complaint with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) concerning determinations made through ODM’s Episodes of Care payment program that many dentists had to return money for care provided to patients covered by Ohio Medicaid. Some dentists had been asked to return, ... [continue reading]
Next month marks the five year anniversary of my joining the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. It can’t possibly be that long. Time is racing by and it really was a pandemic ago. COVID taught us many things, but one important lesson was that the future is fluid. In the new world, agility and adaptation are more ... [continue reading]
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