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  • Insurance contract analysis service helps dentists make informed decisions

    by Jennie Nichols, DDS
    5/22/2013
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    The Ohio Dental Association offers a contract analysis service through the American Dental Association that will explain contract language in plain, clear terms and allow dentists to make informed, independent decisions.

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  • Protect yourself in case of third party payer audits

    by Christopher A. Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    5/22/2013
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    A dentist cannot prevent an insurance company from conducting review and analysis of his or her claims data. Dentists can, however, maintain good documentation in order to protect themselves should they ever be audited or reviewed.

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  • ODA Annual Session is a great value for new dentists

    by ODA Staff
    5/22/2013
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    This year at Annual Session, new dentists will have the opportunity to earn up to 19 hours of CE for just $140, which includes the Annual Session registration fee, if registered by Aug. 2.

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  • Simple steps can avoid employee difficulties

    by Keith Kerns, ODA Director of Legal and Legislative Services
    2/22/2013
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    Does your dental practice have an employee manual? If not, creating one should be a top priority. Employment issues are some of the most difficult issues for small businesses to address.

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  • Leadership Institute's agenda packed with quality speakers and information

    2/22/2013
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    The ODA's 2013 Leadership Institute will feature high-quality, interactive training from start to finish. The annual two-day event will be held at the Hilton Hotel at Polaris on the north end of Columbus on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, and is free to all ODA member dentists and dental students.

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  • Save the date for the 2013 ODA Annual Session!

    2/22/2013
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    Mark you calendar for the 2013 ODA Annual Session, Sept. 19-22, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio.

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  • Update on Dental Regulations in Ohio

    by Christopher Moore, ODA Director of Membership Services
    2/22/2013
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    Acting on misconceptions can put dentists at risk for incurring unnecessary regulatory violations, business expenses and general aggravation.

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  • The Triple-Win Complete Health morning huddle

    by Gary Kadi, dental practice management advisor
    2/22/2013
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    "Sarah's old car's about to fall apart//And the washer quit last week//We had to put momma in the nursing home//And the baby's cutting teeth//I didn't get much work this week//And I got bills to pay."

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  • Focused, hands-on CE can have powerful results

    by Ryan M. Walton, D.D.S.
    10/26/2012
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    I am often asked the same question by fellow young dentists ... what do I do if I'm not busy? And while I don't pretend to have all the answers, my personal opinion is that a focused approach to continued education (CE) can and will make all the difference in the world.

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  • New dentists have much to gain by supporting ODPAC

    by Bryan May, D.D.S., ODPAC Board Member
    10/16/2012
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    Life after dental school is certainly improved, but not any less busy! Buying a house, getting married, raising kids, finding a job and learning how to be a better dentist are just a few events that can dominate day-to-day life.

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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.