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Oct 23 2018
Millennials. I'm not a human Google, but I can think of no greater buzzword in the past couple of years, except for maybe "selfie" (and now "flossing!"). "Millennial" is a word that surprisingly elicits a polarized, emotional response for the majority of individuals. A word that is often viewed as a charged bubble, released to fly and feared to ... [continue reading]
Aug 27 2018
It's that time of year again – fall weather, pumpkin spice lattes, football tailgating, and of course, the ODA Annual Session. What: A four day celebration of everything dentistry – dental lectures, dental products, dental podcasts, dental luncheons and dental receptions. Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus When: ... [continue reading]
Aug 27 2018
As in-office dental plans and membership plans become more popular, new dentists may have questions about why and how to start one in their own practice. In-office dental plans or membership plans are dental care plans that dentists offer directly to their patients. The patient pays the dentist or dental practice a fixed fee on a monthly or ... [continue reading]
Aug 27 2018
The ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists is hosting an exciting evening at the Jack Casino Cleveland, just for dental residents! Life after Residency will be from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 28. Attendees will have a chance to hear from new dentists a few years out of residency as they reflect upon their musts and wishes from residency to now. This fun and FREE ... [continue reading]
Jun 26 2018
Brace yourself: the average student debt after graduation is about a quarter of a million dollars. Grace periods are typically 6 months. You’ll want to choose a repayment strategy and start as soon as possible. Understand key concepts - Interest: Interest is the rate charged to borrow money. The interest on your loan begins as soon as your ... [continue reading]
Jun 25 2018
A growing number of young dentists are considering employment arrangements due to a variety of factors, perhaps most notably increasing educational debt coupled with the capital-intensive nature and uncertainty of establishing a new solo practice. There also are several perceived advantages to employment arrangements, including greater security ... [continue reading]
Jun 25 2018
Navigating the different types of insurance available to dentists just out of school and to those starting a practice can be confusing. As a new dentist, you may find yourself wondering what insurance is really necessary. This guide provides information on what types of insurance you need to have, as well as additional insurance you may want to ... [continue reading]
Mar 9 2018
The 2018 Leadership Institute – People, Purpose & Passion:  The Pathway to Success – will be March 23-24 at the Hilton Columbus Polaris Hotel. The event will feature keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions and opportunities for camaraderie and fellowship. Leadership Institute is the ODA’s award-winning ... [continue reading]
Mar 9 2018
Peer review offers a non-threatening opportunity for dentists and patients to resolve disputes when they cannot do so on their own, and it is a productive alternative to the court system or any other process. When cases are submitted to the local dental society for peer review, volunteer dentists use mediation, and if appropriate arbitration and ... [continue reading]
Mar 9 2018
Last year, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy adopted new rules requiring prescribers to include a diagnosis or procedure code and indicate the days' supply on certain prescriptions. Dentists must now include a full procedure code (Current Dental Terminology – CDT Code) on all opioid prescriptions, as well as indicate the days’ supply on all ... [continue reading]
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