News & Events
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 at Jackie@oda.org.
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Lauren Czerniak, DDS
Executive Editor, generationD; Chair, ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists
by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
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 new dentists encounter.Full Story
by Christopher A. Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
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.Full Story
by Laura Martin - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
The following is the winning article for the Dental Student Competition on Oral Health Literacy.Full Story
by Dr. Cappy Sinclair
Let me start off by saying that opening my own practice from scratch was one of the scariest moments in my life thus far.Full Story