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Mar 9 2018
Communication among colleagues has evolved significantly over the last decade as forums and social media has changed the way dentists stay current on the latest trends and techniques. A decade ago, the main way to communicate among colleagues was dental society meetings and study clubs where information was shared in a lecture or group discussion ... [continue reading]
Mar 9 2018
The National Health Service Corps is now accepting applications for its loan repayment program. The program provides loan repayment for dentists and other health care professionals that practice for two years in a Health Professional Shortage Area. The program aims to find participants who demonstrate a willingness to continue practicing in a ... [continue reading]
Dec 20 2017
Membership dues statements were mailed out this fall. Members also received an electronic renewal notice via email directing them to https://www.oda.org/joinandrenew/ to pay their dues. Members who indicated on their 2017 renewal statement that they prefer to receive membership communications electronically will not receive a paper statement in ... [continue reading]
Dec 15 2017
The ODA has launched a new podcast series called ODcAst: The Ohio Dental Podcast! This podcast is a convenient new communications vehicle featuring ODA staff members and other experts discussing the latest information related to the ODA and dentistry in Ohio. Recent topics include: new opioid prescribing rules for acute pain in Ohio new mandate ... [continue reading]
Dec 15 2017
You can't really explain D2 year without having gone through it yourself. There were certainly some interesting conversations held in the basement of Postle Hall in the wee hours of the morning and even more interesting questions in the recesses of our minds.  Apparently, times haven’t changed. As a second generation dentist, I hear a ... [continue reading]
Dec 15 2017
Day at the Statehouse: March 7, 2018 Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association's most important grassroots advocacy event, will be March 7, 2018, in Columbus. Day at the Statehouse gives dentists, dental residents and dental students an opportunity to speak with their legislators about issues important to dentistry and advocate for issues ... [continue reading]
Dec 15 2017
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a patient review is worth its word count in gold - or platinum - or whatever is today's trending precious metal. Still not sure? Let’s put it this way, 70% of dental patients said that online ratings and reviews influenced their choice of dentist, according to the article “Convenience, Honesty, and ... [continue reading]
Sep 1 2017
Community service efforts, specifically Give Kids A Smile events, have become hallmark activities during dental school. But as a new dentist, assisting the public by providing free oral health education or dental care can seem difficult. For those looking to get involved, Give Kids A Smile provides a customizable opportunity that requires a ... [continue reading]
Sep 1 2017
The New Dentist Reception gives dentists in practice for 10 years or less a chance to catch up with old classmates and meet other new dentists from across the state. The 2017 ODA Annual Session – Together Towards Tomorrow – offers several specific opportunities designed especially for the new dentist. From discounts to CE ... [continue reading]
Sep 1 2017
One of the key steps in starting or opening a dental practice is selecting an office location and negotiating the terms in the dental office lease presented by the landlord. Lease terms can have a huge impact on the finances of your dental practice both in the short-term and long-term. It is important to be aware of common pitfalls and to take ... [continue reading]
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