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  • Dental OPTIONS volunteers provide nearly $1.5 million in donated care in 2014

    by ODA Staff
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    Volunteer dentists have treated nearly 12,000 Ohioans and provided $21 million in donated care since Dental OPTIONS (Ohio Partnership To Improve Oral health through access to Needed Services) saw its first patient in 1997.

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  • Doctor: Protect thy patients and protect thy self

    by Jennifer L Nieto - Best Card
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    "A health record has everything -- financial account information, Social Security number, health information," said Al Pascual, a senior analyst at Javelin Strategy & Research.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court's ruling could impact dental and other professional licensing boards

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    On Feb. 25, 2015, the United State Supreme Court issued a ruling in the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission case that could have significant ramifications for professional licensing boards across the country, including here in Ohio.

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  • HB 463 affects workforce supervision

    by Keith Kerns, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    This month, House Bill 463 will go into effect. HB 463 was developed from a series of recommendations by the 2013 ODA House of Delegates aimed at improving access to quality, comprehensive dental care by focusing on delivery system enhancements and workforce development.

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  • Kerns to leave ODA to run Ohio Optometric Association

    by ODA Staff
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    ODA's director of legal and legislative services, Keith Kerns, has announced he is leaving the ODA to take over as the new executive director of the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA).

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  • Third-party payer audits

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    There has been an increasing amount of talk around the country concerning dentists being audited by third-party payers.

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  • Owning the message

    by Matthew J. Messina, DDS - Executive Editor
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    Matthew J. Messina, DDS - Executive Editor

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  • Vaccination

    by Robert Buchholz, DDS - Guest Columnist
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    Robert Buchholz, DDS - Guest Columnist

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  • Dear Granola Mom

    by Kara M. Morris, DDS, MS - Guest Columnist
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    Kara M. Morris, DDS, MS - Guest Columnist

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  • Taking one day at a time

    by Anonymous
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    April 29, 2011, was a very special day in my life. No, it's not my birthday or anniversary. It's not my daughter's birthday or my wife's birthday. April 29 is the day I was rescued from certain death.

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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.