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Oct 19 2021
This year (2021) is the final year of the licensing biennium for dentists in Ohio so I thought I would review the CE rules in this month’s column. As you probably know, dentists are required to complete 40 hours of Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB)-accepted CE every two years in order to renew their licenses. Occasionally, I get asked by ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
The Ohio State Dental Board is requiring all dentists to complete two hours of continuing education on opioid prescribing and related issues. The rule requires two hours of CE for each of the next two bienniums in order for dentists to renew their license in Ohio. The current biennium ends on Dec. 31, 2021, and dentists must complete this ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
The ODA Annual Session Committee is planning a hybrid event for the 2021 ODA Annual Session, which will include both in-person and virtual components to ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
The Ohio Dental Association recently released a new COVID-19 online CE course for members. The course, “COVID-19 Update:  From Vaccines to Aerosols,” is presented by Dr. Tom Paumier, an ODA past president. Paumier is a general dentist in Canton and served on the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery created in response to ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
The 2021 ODA Leadership Institute is going virtual! This virtual event will take place Friday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leadership Institute is the ODA’s award-winning program developed to help all ODA members become more successful and effective leaders. Attendees consistently rank the event as one of the top leadership development ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
Save the date for the 2021 ODA Annual Session, which will be Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2021 in Columbus. The 2021 ODA Annual Session will offer many opportunities for attendees to connect, learn and excel, including CE courses, new technology, exhibitor networking and special events. We are in the process of planning an Annual Session that is safe, ... [continue reading]
Jan 18 2021
After a difficult 2020, the Ohio Dental Association has a lot in store for 2021. As 2021 kicks off, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic as well as regulations in Ohio that ... [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
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]
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