ODA resources to check out while staying at home

During the state of Ohio’s Stay at Home Order, some dentists may find themselves with extra time available. The ODA has a few online resources available to keep dentists informed and prepared to return to their practices.

During the first week and half of Ohio’s Stay at Home order, 185 members took the online opioid CE, 70 members downloaded the regulatory compliance guide and 15 signed up to watch a webinar about the ODA in-office membership plan.

“As a new practice owner, the ODA and ADA have been invaluable in helping to navigate, not only the ongoing pandemic, but also the regulatory environment and new CE requirements,” said Dr, Leah Butler, a general dentist in Strongsville. “In my attempt to make the most of my time while my practice is closed, I’ve taken advantage of the ODA’s resources to make sure my practice systems are up-to-date and compliant. I’ve also taken the time to fulfill the new opioid CE requirement by watching the great video prepared by the ODA, featuring our fantastic member dentists and leaders.”

Online opioid CE

The Ohio State Dental Board is now requiring all dentists to complete two hours of continuing education on opioid prescribing and related issues. To help ODA members meet this requirement, the Ohio Dental Association has created a free online CE course, “A Dentist’s Guide to Recognizing and Understanding Addiction and Engaging in Responsible Prescribing Practices.”

To take the course, click here. For dentists who need help logging into the ODA website or accessing the CE, please email jackie@oda.org.

In-office membership plan webinar

The Ohio Dental Association Services Corporation invites you to join us for a free on-demand webinar to learn about how you can increase revenue, retention, and case acceptance for your uninsured patients through an in-office membership plan.

To view the webinar, visit https://www.dentalhq.com/ohio. You will need to enter your name and email address and will then be emailed a link to view the webinar.

Regulatory compliance guide

The Ohio Dental Association created a regulatory compliance guide to help ODA members ensure they are in compliance with Ohio regulations. The guide – “Ohio Dentist Advisor: Your Guide to Regulatory Compliance” – includes summaries, checklists and fillable forms to help offices ensure they are compliant with regulations. Take some time while you’re out of the office to review the guide and make sure you’re in compliance.

To download the guide, click here. For dentists who need help logging into the ODA website or accessing the guide, please email jackie@oda.org.