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A news magazine for dentists in practice 10 years or less

Welcome to "generationD," the ODA’s online resource for dental students and dentists in practice for 10 years or less!

"generationD" offers experiences and advice that can help improve your practice and increase the value of dentistry in your life. The articles and columns in "generationD" cover a variety of topics, all aimed at benefiting you professionally and personally.

Published quarterly on www.oda.org, "generationD" includes topics that the ODA’s Subcouncil on New Dentists has identified as important.

I hope you enjoy this issue of "generationD," and if you are interested in contributing to future issues or have a topic you would like to see covered, please email ODA's Managing Editor Jackie Best Crowe at Jackie@oda.org.

If you are a new dentist or dental student and you are not receiving email updates about "generationD" but would like to, please email Jackie@oda.org.

Alex Mellion DMD, MSD
Executive Editor, generationD; Chair, ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists

  • What are we doing here?

    by Dr. George R. Williams - Subcouncil on New Dentists Member

    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.

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  • 2018 tripartite membership renewalnow under way

    by ODA Staff

    Membership dues statements were mailed out this fall.

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  • Treating patients who refuse radiographs

    by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services

    Dental radiographs provide information critical to the identification and treatment of oral health problems.

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  • License renewal now online only, deadline approaching

    by ODA Staff

    License renewal for dentists and hygienists and registration renewal for EFDAs (depending on original date of registration) is currently under way, and licenses will expire on Dec. 31. License renewal must be completed online at eLicense.ohio.gov.

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