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Feb 29 2016
The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment for dentists who practice in designated shortage areas, treat Medicaid patients and provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. The 2016 application period for the ODLRP is now open. The goal of the ODLRP is to attract dentists to areas with a low volume of providers ... [continue reading]
Feb 29 2016
The Ohio Dental Association Leadership Institute, "March Forth – break through to excellence" – featured several events specifically for new dentists. “Leadership Institute not only provided attendees with opportunities to gain free CE, but it also allowed for networking opportunities with both new and experienced dentists ... [continue reading]
Feb 29 2016
Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association’s most important grassroots advocacy event, will be April 13 at the Athletic Club of 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 that impact ... [continue reading]
Dec 14 2015
The American Dental Association recently announced an endorsement of Darien Rowayton Bank (DRB), which allows ADA members to refinance federal and private student loans at a lower rate. “There are many parts of my membership in the ODA and ADA that I see as adding value above and beyond being a part of an organization that speaks for ... [continue reading]
Dec 14 2015
With open eyes, new dentists are emerging into the dental profession each year with the clinical skills necessary to provide patients with the utmost care, but those years of higher education may not fully prepare dentists for what they are about to encounter in the everyday operation of their practice. Organized dentistry bridges the gap between ... [continue reading]
Dec 14 2015
The Ohio Dental Association Leadership Institute, "March Forth – break through to excellence" will be March 4 and 5 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Hotel. Leadership Institute is the ODA’s award-winning program developed to help all ODA members become more successful and effective leaders. Attendees consistently rank the event as one ... [continue reading]
Dec 14 2015
This fall, dentists should have received licensure renewal information from the Ohio State Dental Board. The board will direct licensees to renew licenses and report continuing education compliance online. The information and payment of the renewal fee is due by Dec. 31, 2015. Dentists will need 40 CE credits during 2014 and 2015 to renew their ... [continue reading]
Dec 14 2015
The Ohio State Dental Board routinely conducts CE audits throughout the state. Each biennium, dentists are required to complete at least 40 hours of Continuing Education credits. Upon license renewal, dentists must certify they have completed at least 40 hours of CE, and the dental board may then select individuals for an audit. Dentists who are ... [continue reading]
Sep 1 2015
Dentists are cautioned to always carefully review participating provider contracts before signing them. Insurance companies change even well-known, established contracts from time to time and the revisions do not always impact every dentist who has signed the contract in the same way. For example, a very well-known statewide dental insurance ... [continue reading]
Sep 1 2015
With the changing dental practice environment, new dentists face unique challenges. Dr. Charles Blair, one of dentistry’s leading authorities on practice profitability, fee analysis, insurance coding strategies and strategic planning, will present the course "Start Smart, Stay Smart" at the 2015 ODA Annual Session focusing on some issues many ... [continue reading]
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