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Jun 21 2021
Every month, a dedicated group of Ohio Dental Association member dentists volunteer their time to serve during conference call meetings of the ODA Dental Insurance Working Group (DIWG). They address the wide variety of dental insurance related questions, concerns and complaints that are submitted by ODA member dentists seeking help on matters they ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
Working on jigsaw puzzles can teach us so many things! I know that figuring out which piece fits against the contours of another piece brings back so many fond memories of the DAT exam before applying to dental school. Who didn’t love that game of mental Tetris fitting the 3D patterns together? Well, OK, no one really loves that … Think ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
This spring, we awakened to great weather, blossoming of flowers and the wonderful news that the mask mandate would soon be lifted for vaccinated individuals. To add to this optimism and the spirit of moving forward we have two children in our household that are graduating from medical and dental school. Four years ago, I envisioned a huge ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
As more Ohioans become vaccinated, many health orders are being lifted. Dentists should be aware, however, that the guidelines set out by the Ohio State Dental Board regarding care during the COVID-19 pandemic remain in effect at the time of print. The CDC has also recently posted updated information regarding mask guidance for fully vaccinated ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
In the June issue of the “ODA Today,” you may notice a new look and feel, and a few exciting new features. Last fall, we conducted an “ODA Today” readership survey, which provided great feedback about the “ODA Today” and what our members value most about the publication. We have studied your feedback closely, and have made several ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
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]
Jun 21 2021
The Ohio Dental Association 2021 Annual Session will be a hybrid meeting this year with an in-person meeting in Columbus, Ohio from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2021, and a virtual component available from Sept. 30 through Dec. 31, 2021. Attend in-person AND take advantage of up to 30 hours of virtual CE courses, free with registration! Learn more by ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
The ODA Annual Session Committee is planning a hybrid event for the 2021 ODA Annual Session, which will include both in-person and virtual components to ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
Over the last year, dentists across Ohio have faced many unexpected challenges amidst the pandemic. For graduating dental students, their final year of dental school has looked much different than expected. “Being a dental student during the COVID-19 pandemic has been filled with uncertainty. It has required patience and understanding that ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
The ADA has recently launched a new dental insurance hub to help dentists and their teams overcome dental insurance obstacles so they can focus on patient care. The hub includes on-demand webinars, helpful articles, and downloadable guides for common dental insurance issues, including assistance with provider contracts, dental benefits ... [continue reading]
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