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    • All I really need to know I learned as ODA president

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President
      9/2/2014
      ODA Today

      My apologies to Robert Fulghum, whose book title, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," I paraphrased for this, my last message as ODA president.

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    • The missing third leg of the access stool

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President
      8/7/2014
      ODA Today

      If you read my presidential messages faithfully (don't worry, I can get you back copies), you know that I believe access to care for all Ohioans is our biggest challenge as an association, whether we want it or not!

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    • RAC audits: Another nail in the Medicaid coffin

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd - ODA President
      7/2/2014
      ODA Today

      RAC stands for Recovery Audit Contractor and is a little-known provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires states to perform audits of its Medicaid providers.

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    • We have your back

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President
      6/11/2014
      ODA Today

      I thought I would take this opportunity to tell non-members what the association does for them and how the dues dollars of ODA members allow them to reach and hold onto their dream.

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    • The biggest dental safety net in Ohio - Oh did we forget to tell you, you're it?

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President
      5/1/2014
      ODA Today

      Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President

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    • Access to Cure

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd - ODA President
      4/4/2014
      ODA Today

      Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd - ODA President

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    • Live at Five

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President
      2/28/2014
      ODA Today

      Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President

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    • Big data or big daddy?

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President
      1/31/2014
      ODA Today

      The recent move by Ohio's largest dental insurer to limit periodic cleanings for its own employees' dental plan should be a warning to all of us about the dangers and risks that science and evidence-based dentistry bring along with their obvious benefits.

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    • What If ...

      by Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FRCSEd, ODA President
      1/3/2014
      ODA Today

      In 2013, the Connecticut Health Foundation published a report on the success of that state's Medicaid reform.

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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.