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Mar 5 2024
Applications for the ODA Foundation’s 2024 scholarships and grants are now open. Available scholarship opportunities for 2024 include: Dental Student Scholarship for dental students who are Ohio residents, members of ASDA and who will be D2s, D3s and D4s in fall 2024. Mercer Leadership Scholarship for OSU dental students entering ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
The American Dental Association is warning about fraudulent attempts to solicit information from individuals and entities who may be subject to reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has been notified of scammers sending messages that ask the recipient to click on a URL or scan a QR ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
The Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification (Ohio Commission) has resumed offering testing for dental assistants. The Ohio Commission had stopped offering the exam during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Ohio law, the Ohio Commission is one of three testing agencies through which dental assistants may become certified by passing an ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
The Ohio Dental Association is seeking nominations for its 2024 Awards of Excellence program. The ODA’s Awards of Excellence program recognizes those who offer distinguished service to dentistry and improve oral health care by offering treatment, outreach or education. Members and local dental societies are encouraged to nominate those ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
I went to my first Give Kids A Smile event last month! Our 2024 GKAS event was held at Butler Tech Bioscience Center in West Chester, Ohio.  What an amazing facility!  We had eight dentists from the Keely and Cincinnati Dental Society volunteer their services for the day.  We were able to partner with the junior and senior dental assistant ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
Last month, I wrote my column on the ODA membership survey conducted in the fall of 2023. To review, we commission an independent survey research firm to conduct a broad, comprehensive survey of the entire ODA membership periodically. We did such surveys in 1988, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2018 and again in 2023. While the surveys have ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
It seems that we are in the time of the year where dental suppliers are requesting offices to update their exemption from having a Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs license (TDDD). Over the last few months phone calls to the ODA have picked up regarding the TDDD. Due to the significant amount of conversation on this topic I think it is ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
Early in the year, the Ohio Dental Association and Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry penned a joint letter to Maureen Corcoran, Director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, concerning coding practices and reimbursement levels for dental treatment that must be provided in hospital or ambulatory surgical center operating room settings for patients ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
This is my second year as the director of the Practice Management curriculum for the College of Dentistry for OSU. I teach a year-long series of three courses for third- and fourth-year predoctoral dental students. I have 37 years of private practice experience upon which to draw and I hope to give them the benefit of my time as a dentist. As ... [continue reading]
Mar 5 2024
I often give my columns to any one of my kids to review before I hand them in. I ask them to check for readability to some extent, but really I am checking for palatability. I often express strong opinions, rooted in experience but sometimes our own unique lens prevents us from being objective. The above is my disclaimer. Lately I have been ... [continue reading]
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