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  • Grant recipient travels to schools to provide dental care to children in need

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    Traveling Smiles, Miami County Portable Dentistry, received the ODA Foundation's first Callahan/Henry Schein Cares Award for Improving Access to Care with additional support from the ODA Foundation.

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  • Medical emergency preparedness for dental offices, part 2

    by Larry J. Sangrik, D.D.S.
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    The following article is part of a series of reviews encompassing various medical issues relevant to dentistry today.

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  • The importance of glove ergonomics to dentistry

    by Reva Darling Goucher - Association Gloves
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    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.

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  • An unknown population

    by By Donna Ginsterblum RDH, MS
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    Oral health in America has improved over the last century due to many factors. However, for low socio-economic groups dental health has not seen the increase in improvement of that of the general population. And there are even greater discrepancies in oral health among certain subpopulations.

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  • Lucy Hobbs opened the door to dental school for women 150 years ago

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    As you know, the ODA has been celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary throughout 2016. The ODA's founding, however, was not the only significant dental-related event that happened in Ohio in 1866. That same year, Lucy Hobbs became the first American woman to earn a dental degree when she graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery.

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  • Dentists should seek guidance when closing a practice

    by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    Closing a dental practice many times is much more complicated than turning off the lights and locking the door. As dentists contemplate the closure of an office, there are several key points to consider.

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  • MetLife payment methods questioned

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    The Ohio Dental Association has expressed its concerns to MetLife Dental regarding its decision to require dentists to enroll in electronic funds transfer (EFT) and utilize EFT as the only payment method for provider reimbursement.

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  • Some guy

    by Matthew J. Messina, DDS - Executive Editor
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    Matthew J. Messina, DDS - Executive Editor

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  • Potpourri

    by Robert Buchholz, DDS - Guest Columnist
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    Robert Buchholz, DDS - Guest Columnist

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  • Risk management in dentistry - an ethical 'fork in the road'

    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    By Lawrence P. Rossoff, DDS, FICD, FACD - Guest Columnist

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The views expressed in the monthly columns of the “ODA Today” are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the view of the Ohio Dental Association (ODA). The columns are intended to offer opinions, information and general guidance and should not be construed as legal advice or as an endorsement by the ODA. Dentists should always seek the advice of their own legal counsel regarding specific circumstances.