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  • Give Kids A Smile events 'demonstrate how big the heart of dentistry is'

    by ODA Staff
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    Give Kids A Smile is a national access to care initiative where dentists donate dental care to underserved children that are in need of care. Give Kids A Smile events and initiatives take place throughout the year, and come in all shapes and sizes.

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  • GKAS: 'We have made a difference'

    by Dr. Denise Antalis
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    My practice has been hosting Give Kids A Smile events for the past three years in our office in Cambridge, Ohio.

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  • Access to Dental Care Program Award: Mercy Health Dental Residency Program in Youngstown

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    The Mercy Health Dental Residency Program in Youngstown will receive the Ohio Dental Association Access to Dental Care Program Award on Friday, Sept. 16, at the ODA's 150th Anniversary Gala and Award Celebration, held in conjunction with the 150th ODA Annual Session.

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  • Callahan Memorial Award: The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    The Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry have made a major impact on the profession of dentistry throughout their histories. For their contributions, they will receive the Callahan Memorial Award on Friday, Sept. 16, at the ODA's 150th Anniversary Gala and Award Celebration, held in conjunction with the 150th ODA Annual Session.

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  • Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award: Dr. Ken Brandt

    by Jackie Best - Managing Editor
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    Dr. Ken Brandt has been instrumental in creating and maintaining a program to help veterans in need of dental care. In recognition of his efforts, he will receive the Ohio Dental Association Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award on Friday, Sept. 16, at the ODA's 150th Anniversary Gala and Award Celebration, held in conjunction with the 150th ODA Annual Session.

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  • Annual Session offers several free CE courses

    by ODA Staff
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    The ODA Annual Session registration fee includes the ability to earn up to 20 free CE credits.

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  • Thank you ...

    by Christopher Connell, DDS - ODA President
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    My time as president of the Ohio Dental Association is drawing to a close. As I look back, there are so many who help contribute to the success of the ODA and I want them to know how valuable and important they are, long after my time in leadership has concluded.

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  • Court cases raise questions regarding dental specialty advertising rules

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    Two recent federal court cases have raised significant issues about how dentists may advertise related to the services they provide.

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  • ACA rule requires some dental offices to post notices

    by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to protect individuals from discrimination in health care on basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity and sex stereotyping.

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  • Actions of third-party credentialing organization raise concerns

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    In 2008, the Ohio General Assembly passed the Healthcare Simplification Act. One provision of this law, Ohio Revised Code 3963.05, required the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) to prescribe the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) credentialing application form in electronic or paper format for physicians.

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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.