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Nov 19 2020
For Immediate Release Nov. 19, 2020 In addition to the statewide curfew recently announced by Governor Mike DeWine restricting activity between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., certain Ohio localities, including Franklin County (Columbus), Montgomery County (Dayton) and Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), recently issued stay at home advisories. These stay at ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2020
The Ohio Dental Association has recently launched a new website. Our new site is designed with our members in mind and has a strong focus on making it easier for members to find what they are looking for. “I was thrilled to see the new website come to life! The ODA has done a tremendous job of putting their ‘why’ first in their new brand ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2020
The Ohio State Dental Board is now requiring all dentists to complete two hours of continuing education on opioid prescribing and related issues in order to renew their license. This requirement applies to all Ohio licensed dentists, whether or not they write prescriptions. To help ODA members meet this requirement, the Ohio Dental Association ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2020
The ODA is currently conducting an “ODA Today” readership survey. An email was recently sent to ODA members from the Ohio Dental Association with a link to the readership survey. The ODA regularly surveys members about all of the ODA’s activities, events and programs so we can continually evaluate our performance and better meet our member ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2020
Dentists and team members can log in to the ODA Virtual Annual Session at their convenience until Dec. 31 to earn up to 28 hours of CE through 13 courses and visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall. The five most popular ODA Annual Session Courses of 2020 are: “A Dental Team Guide to Recognizing and Understanding Addiction and Supporting ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2020
Dr. Brian Gallagher is dedicated to giving back to his community and the profession of dentistry. In recognition of his efforts, he will receive the 2020 Ohio Dental ... [continue reading]
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]
Nov 11 2020
Last month’s column discussed the Electoral College’s role in the election of American presidents. As I wrote last month, in creating the Electoral College, the American Founders viewed the new nation as a union of states under a federal system and, as such, wanted to preserve a primary role for the states in America’s governance. The ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2020
In the world that we are currently living in there are very few people, if any, that can say they do not know someone who has COVID-19 or has had COVID-19. The virus has spread throughout the country and likely has had an impact on each of us. Having said that, and with the current spread of the virus, we have been receiving phone calls about ... [continue reading]
Nov 11 2020
The Ohio Dental Association has written Aetna Dental PPO to express its concerns with a recent decision by Aetna to substantially reduce network dentists’ reimbursement. The ODA’s action is in response to a number of ODA member dentists who contacted the ODA after receiving a letter from Aetna Dental PPO that it would be utilizing a new fee ... [continue reading]
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