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  • Distinguished Dentist Award: Dr. Paul Casamassimo

    by Jackie Best Crowe - Managing Editor
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    Dr. Paul Casamassimo is dedicated to his patients, his students and improving access to dental care for people in need. In recognition of his efforts, he will receive the Ohio Dental Association Distinguished Dentist Award on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence, held in conjunction with the 151st ODA Annual Session.

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  • Access to Dental Care Award: Lighthouse Youth Services Oral Health Program

    by Jackie Best Crowe - Managing Editor
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    The Lighthouse Youth Services Oral Health Program in Cincinnati will receive the Ohio Dental Association Access to Dental Care Program Award on Friday, Sept. 15 at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence, held in conjunction with the 151st ODA Annual Session.

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  • Together towards tomorrow

    by Kevin M. Laing, DDS - ODA President
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    At the end of the ODA House of Delegates on Sept. 15, the new officers of our association will be installed. I am looking forward to the unveiling of their plans for our association and I extend my utmost support to those whom have dedicated themselves to guiding our profession through a turbulent time.

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  • Ethical considerations for avoiding patient abandonment

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    The ODA regularly gets calls from our member dentists seeking guidance on how to handle specific scenarios in an ethical manner. One of the most common questions we get is how to terminate the dentist-patient relationship in a proper way. Terminating the dentist-patient relationship requires the dentist to exercise care to minimize the risk of patient abandonment.

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  • Patient record protocols serve both dentist and patient

    by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    Patient records are an excellent treatment tool, can play an important role in the defense of a malpractice claim and can be a valuable asset when the time comes to sell a practice. There are, however, several key things dentists should remember about their patient records.

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  • Medicare options and opt out update

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    To say the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) prescription drug rule has caused a lot of confusion and angst within Ohio dental practices is an understatement

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  • Famous or Great?

    by Matthew J. Messina, DDS - Executive Editor
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    Matthew J. Messina, DDS - Executive Editor

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  • Gumption

    by Robert Buchholz, DDS - Guest Columnist
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    Robert Buchholz, DDS - Guest Columnist

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  • Don't miss out on the ODA Foundation raffle

    by ODA Staff
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    The annual ODA Foundation raffle is one of the primary sources of funding for access to dental care grants and Ohio resident dental and EFDA student scholarships.

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  • Lawmakers pass state budget for fiscal years 2018-19

    by ODA Staff
    8/1/2017
    ODA Today

    The Ohio General Assembly recently passed House Bill 49, the state's main operating budget for fiscal years 2018-19.

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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.