Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) registration is available in October. Events registered by Nov. 15 will qualify for free products to give to kids at events and dental supplies to provide screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish and sealants. GKAS activities include free dental care and/or free oral health education for children. Many dental offices ... [continue reading]
ENROLL IN THE ODA HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN Open enrollment for the ODA’s health benefits plan, the ODA Wellness Trust, is available from Oct. 15 through Nov. 15.
The ODA Wellness Trust is available exclusively to ODA members and their staff and features a more extensive provider network than most individual health insurance plans. It also has a ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has written Cigna Dental to express its concerns with a recent decision by Cigna 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 Cigna Dental that it would begin utilizing a new fee ... [continue reading]
Acquiring health benefits for you and your family and offering your entire team access to health benefits through the ODA Wellness Trust is simple and affordable. And in 2022, the ODA Wellness Trust will continue its streak of single digit rate increases for the ODA Wellness Trust. AFFORDABLE COSTS ARE ONE OF OUR TOP PRIORITIES We are ... [continue reading]
Dentists, their staff members and others planning to hold Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) events any time in 2022 should plan to register those activities in October 2021. Events registered between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, 2021 will qualify to receive free products to support their events such as toothbrush and toothpaste giveaways and dental supplies to ... [continue reading]
The 2022 ODA Leadership Institute is scheduled for March 18-19, 2022 at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus. Leadership Institute is the ODA’s award-winning program developed to help all ODA members become more successful and effective leaders in their dental practice and their profession. Attendees consistently rank the event as one of the top ... [continue reading]
While there is a clear trend for dentists to join into participating provider agreements with managed care plans now more than ever, the Ohio Dental Association has received a marked increase in the number of member dentists inquiring about how to terminate their contracts with networks they participate in. Some of the callers were just starting ... [continue reading]
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each of our members in a variety of ways. The ODA and organized dentistry has responded with support for our members and their offices in unprecedented fashion. Not only has it affected the ability to practice and serve our patients, it has affected the personal well-being and health of many dentists, staff and ... [continue reading]
The ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists hosted an event for new dentists and their families at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on July 17. This was the first in-person event the ODA was ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has been supporting member dentists and dental practices through public education radio campaigns targeted to consumers around the state since 2012. The ODA’s most recent radio and digital advertising campaign educates patients about scheduling a back-to-school dental appointment. The ad is currently running on ONN ... [continue reading]
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