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  • Resolutions for consideration by the 2017 ODA House of Delegates

    by ODA Staff
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    The ODA's House of Delegates, which is the legislative and the supreme authoritative body of the association, will be meeting on Sept. 14 and 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus in conjunction with the 2017 ODA Annual Session.

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  • Give Kids A Smile events come in all shapes and sizes

    by ODA Staff
    9/1/2017
    ODA Today

    Give Kids A Smile is a national access to care and oral health education program where dentists provide underserved children with free dental screenings, treatments and/or oral health education. GKAS events take place throughout the year and dentists can customize the event to work for their schedule.

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  • Callahan Memorial Award: Dr. George Zarb

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

    Dr. George Zarb has made significant contributions to the field of dentistry thanks to his clinical research on efficacy and effectiveness of osseointegrated dental implants. For his contributions, Zarb will receive the Callahan Memorial Award from the Ohio Dental Association on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence, held in conjunction with the 151st ODA Annual Session.

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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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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.