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Sep 12 2022
Open enrollment for the ODA’s health benefits plan, the ODA Wellness Trust, begins Oct. 15 and lasts through Nov. 15 for Jan. 1, 2023 coverage. The ODA Wellness Trust is a private, dentist-owned, self-funded health benefits plan, developed by ODA member dentists for ODA member dentists and their staffs to provide high quality health benefits ... [continue reading]
Aug 15 2022
OhioDDS is a Group Purchasing Organization built to save members money. Created and operated by the ODA Services Corp., this free member-only program allows ODA dentists exclusive access to discounted pricing on dental supplies, equipment, and services. We partner with three strong vendors to provide OhioDDS participants with savings and ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
My name is Dr. Thomas Matanzo and I am the current ODA Services Corp. chair and a proud ODA member. I would like to tell you about OhioDDS, our free Group Purchasing Organization built to save members money. Created and operated by the ODA Services Corp., this free member-only program allows ODA dentists exclusive access to discounted pricing ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
Employers must pay premiums timely to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to receive and maintain workers’ compensation coverage. Through the year, employers have been making premium installment payments based on estimated payroll. As we conclude the 2021 policy year (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022), BWC will be requiring all ... [continue reading]
Jul 14 2022
We regularly get telephone calls from member dentists inquiring about “in-office dental plans” that they have heard about. The most common questions are: How do in-office dental plans work? Are in-office dental plans legal? Are there resources available to assist with plan design and administration? Below is a brief answer to ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
The internet has made selling unregulated, “gray market” or counterfeit dental supplies easier than ever, and the pandemic brought this problem to the forefront with supply chain issues and the sales of counterfeit respirators and COVID tests. Using substandard and falsified medical products may cause harm to patients and fail to treat the ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
The ODA Wellness Trust provides an affordable way for dentists to offer health benefits to their staff. “Across the United States and in Ohio, many dentists are facing staffing shortages in their office or may be finding it challenging to hire new staff members,” said Dr. Tom Paumier, chair of the ODA Wellness Trust Board. “Offering a ... [continue reading]
Jun 15 2022
OhioDDS is a Group Purchasing Organization built to save members money. Created and operated by the ODA Services Corp., this free member-only program allows ODA dentists exclusive access to discounted pricing on dental supplies, equipment and services. More than 750 ODA members have signed up for OhioDDS, and members save between 5-30% on their ... [continue reading]
May 4 2022
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]
May 4 2022
Dentists who are new graduates, former ASDA members and current ODA members may be eligible to have their first year of malpractice insurance coverage prepaid by the ODA. Through this program, the ODA provides new graduates with their first year of malpractice coverage through MedPro at no cost to them (subject to underwriting guidelines).  ... [continue reading]
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