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Jan 9 2012
It's time to renew one of the most valuable assets to your dental practice: your membership in organized dentistry. Dues for the 2012 Ohio Dental Association membership are due by Jan. 1, 2012. Beginning in 1866 as the Ohio State Dental Society with 41 members, the Ohio Dental Association has grown to serve more than 5,400 member dentists in Ohio. ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
ODA Staff Each year, the Ohio Dental Association honors those who have offered distinguished service to dentistry, and members and local dental societies are encouraged to nominate those they know who have made extraordinary efforts to improve their profession and their world. The ODA Awards of Excellence recognize men and women who give of their ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Joe Potestivo ODA Membership Services Manager The Ohio Dental Association (ODA) has retained 97.14% of its 2010 membership, an improvement over its 96.86% rate last year. Moreover, 23 of its 25 local component dental societies have retained 95.00% or more of their 2010 membership. Following is a list of those societies: Maumee Valley Dental ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Keith Kerns, Esq. ODA Director of Legal and Legislative Services Since the advent of federal privacy regulations under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) in 2003, dental offices have focused their attention on the security and safeguarding of the health information they gather on patients in the course of treatment. ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Patrick M. Lloyd, D.D.S., M.S., began his term as dean of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in August. In this Q&A with ODA Today, Dean Patrick Lloyd looks forward on his first full year of leadership. What brings you to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry? During my 30-plus years in dental education, I made several ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
David J. Owsiany, JD – ODA Executive Director The following piece originally appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on November 19, 2011. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will likely determine the constitutionality of the federal health care reform law's individual mandate. Interestingly, the legacy of a Dayton-area ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
ODA Staff Last month, ODA leaders met with Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in the same week. Ohio Dental Political Action Committee Treasurer, Dr. Bruce Grbach, a general dentist from Mentor, attended both meetings and said "having the opportunity to discuss dental issues with these two leaders in the same week was a ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Matthew J. Messina, DDS – Executive Editor Cornell University sociologist Matthew Brashears has recently surveyed more than 2,000 adults from a national database. His research spanned 1985 to 2010, and concluded that, "while we may friend more people on Facebook, we have fewer real friends." His defines real friends as "the kind who would ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Ben Lamielle, DDS – Guest Columnist "Le client n'a jamais tort." In 1908 famed French hotelier Cesar Ritz coined this phrase, "The customer is never wrong." A few years later Marshall Field's department store in Chicago modified this slogan and helped popularize it to what many of us know today, "The customer is always right." While I doubt ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Ken Jones, DDS – Guest Columnist "I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult." E. B. White (1899 - 1985) As I write this, Halloween has passed, daylight savings time is no more, I've conceded that my golf game never was, and my mind is a ... [continue reading]
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