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Mar 11 2021
The Ohio Dental Association recently praised the release of the “State Oral Health Plan” from Oral Health Ohio.  This plan includes many proactive and ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
The Ohio Dental Association launched a new radio and digital advertising campaign in March about the importance of seeing a dentist, particularly for those people who may have delayed receiving care over the past year. According to a recent TIME-Harris Poll survey, 78% of respondents reported that they had put off at least some medical services ... [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
Applications for the ODA Foundation’s 2021 scholarships and grants are now open. “The Foundation is happy to be able to continue to award scholarships in 2021 to deserving dental students from OSU and Case School of Dental Medicine to help them decrease their student debt,” said Dr. Jennifer Kale, chair of the ODA Foundation Board of ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
Many dental offices were already in the midst of transitioning to a paperless office before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Paperless patient registration has always been a great way to save time for your practice and save trees for the planet. But now, paperless registration has critical added benefits: It can keep your office safer from COVID-19 ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
The Ohio Dental Association is seeking nominations for its 2021 Awards of Excellence program. The ODA’s Awards of Excellence program recognizes those who offer distinguished service to dentistry and improve oral health care by offering treatment, outreach or education. Members and local dental societies are encouraged to nominate those ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
Funny the memories one retains from childhood. I personally have vivid memories of long hot summer days filled with pickup basketball, baseball and football games punctuated with PB and J sandwiches, carrot sticks and all the cherry Kool-Aid one could drink. There was a very deep ravine at the end of our street that ran for about a mile with a ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
As you may recall, shortly after the state issued an order last March to delay elective surgeries in order to preserve PPE as the COVID-19 pandemic grew in its early stages, the ODA convened a work group of representatives from organized dentistry, dental education, the Ohio State Dental Board and others to create a framework to allow for the safe ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
We are now four months into the COVID-19 vaccination process in Ohio. I am hopeful that at this point those of you who wanted to receive the vaccine have been given that opportunity. The ODA lobbied to have dentists and dental team members included in the 1A group of those vaccinated.  Fortunately, in the guidance from the governor, dental ... [continue reading]
Mar 11 2021
When it comes to managed care contracting issues, one of the more common calls the Ohio Dental Association receives involve leased dental networks. Callers’ questions typically are something like: How can I be bound to a plan’s fee limits when I never signed a contract with that plan? Can I stay in the network but opt out of one or two ... [continue reading]
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