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Oct 10 2017
Open enrollment for the Ohio Dental Association Wellness Trust 2018 plan runs Oct. 15 through Nov. 15. The ODA Wellness Trust is a self-funded, cost-effective health benefit plan.  It is exclusively for ODA members and their staff and offers traditional benefit plans as well as Health Savings Account plans.  In addition to competitive ... [continue reading]
Jul 6 2017
Best Card is the credit card processor for thousands of dental offices, and in the past few years we have received a notable increase in calls from our merchants relating to suspected fraud and embezzlement. It CAN happen to ANYONE. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a U.S. non-profit group founded to assist victims and to educate the ... [continue reading]
Jun 8 2017
The Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. (ODASC) endorses high quality products used in many dental offices and secures discounts for ODA members. “ODASC takes the time to research products and services for dentists and endorses the best-in-class,” said ODASC Chair Dr. Bert Jacob. “We do the work to find and test products and ... [continue reading]
Jun 8 2017
The Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. (ODASC) recently endorsed CyraCom, an interpretation service. CyraCom specializes in health care translation services and can help dentists comply with requirements of section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Among other things, section 1557 requires most dental offices to offer a qualified interpreter to ... [continue reading]
Nov 9 2016
The dental profession began using disposable gloves nearly three decades ago but until recently, the long-term ergonomic effects of prolonged use of gloves were largely unknown. While highly effective in preventing cross-contamination and ensuring clinician and patient safety, the daily use of traditional disposable gloves can contribute to ... [continue reading]
Oct 10 2016
Now is the time of year when many people are considering a new health insurance plan. Dentists who are looking for a more affordable option for them and their staffs should consider the Ohio Dental Association's health benefits plan, the ODA Wellness Trust. As the ODA Wellness Trust enters its third year, it continues to be unique in the health ... [continue reading]
Jun 1 2016
The Ohio Dental Association Services Corp. (ODASC) launched the ODA Wellness Trust in March 2015 to create an affordable health benefit option for ODA member dentists and their staffs. The Ohio Dental Association Wellness Trust is a self-insured employer plan that allows participants to avoid some of the regulations and requirements of the ... [continue reading]
May 9 2016
In the dental profession, there are very few subjects more polarizing than amalgam separators and amalgam waste. Which begs the question … why? Since the passing of the Clean Water Act in the 1970s, it has been the policy of the United States that “Pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source whenever feasible; pollution ... [continue reading]
Apr 15 2016
In today's world, you have to keep up with so much just to stay competitive. A business without a digital presence is at a disadvantage so, tough as it is, you must adapt to it. Otherwise, your practice is lost among the hundreds – if not thousands – out there that exist just in your area alone. It used to be that if you wanted to ... [continue reading]
Sep 3 2015
It is now the time of year when many people are receiving health insurance renewal notices. It is not too early to begin investigating health options in order to have new coverage in place by January, the beginning of a new deductible period. For dental offices that have never offered an employer group plan, huge tax savings are available. Moving ... [continue reading]
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