There is a saying, "Timing is everything." This saying keeps popping into my head when I reflect on this past year. It probably was not the best year, timing-wise, to be president of the ODA. I certainly did not appreciate all that I was about to encounter when I signed up! However, I feel that organized dentistry, the ODA and ADA in particular, ... [continue reading]
Over the last few months, I have received many calls from dentists regarding the Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs license (TDDD). Most of these calls have stemmed from a document sent by suppliers asking for TDDD license numbers. The paperwork also includes a response where a dentist can indicate he or she is exempt from having a TDDD. The ... [continue reading]
Much has been written about the opioid epidemic here in Ohio and across the country. According to the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio has been a focal point for drug overdose deaths in America. In 2009, 1,423 Ohioans died from unintentional drug overdoses, which was 12.7 per 100,000 population. That number has risen steadily and in 2017, 4,162 ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association recently created a free online opioid CE course to help dentists meet a new dental board requirement. The Ohio State Dental Board is now 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 ... [continue reading]
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