"I have had the opportunity to present to and attend ODEA meetings on a number of occasions. I have found members to be career-minded professionals dedicated to business aspects of the dental practice. They have an excellent grasp on many issues, such as employment and personnel matters, risk management, billing and collections, etc., that are so necessary to the successful operation of a dental practice. I wholeheartedly support this association and encourage Oregon dentists to do so as well."
Chris Verbiest of DMC
"ODEA members and leaders recognize the vital role dental office management team members play in operations and oral health of the public. As a membership organization dedicated to advance the dental profession and to promote the highest standard of oral health and oral healthcare, ODA and ODEA are closely linked and vested in each other. The commitment and resources to support members in education and career advancement is extremely valuable to the individual, as well as the entire office team. We support ODEA and encourage Oregon dentists to do so as well."
Conor McNulty, Executive Director
“I have had the privilege of working directly with the Oregon Dental Executives’ Association for the past seven years as a sponsor, an associate member, and as their personal ODS service representative. I have found this group of professionals to be the cream of the crop. They are highly intelligent individuals and committed to expanding their knowledge of dental insurance to ensure smooth operations of their daily dental office practices, as well as provide caring and strong support to their patients. As a guest speaker at their study clubs, I always come away feeling challenged and a better person as their knowledge has also strengthened my understanding of the world of a dental office professional. I am proud to be associated with these incredible individuals and honored to also call them my friends. Keep up the great work that you are doing by providing excellent training to those that follow in your footsteps.”
Susan Watson, Supervisor
"I believe that the ODEA is a great organization that can assist the front office personnel of any dental office in keeping on top of current rules and regulations as well as the new trends in the field of dentistry and dental hygiene. I have found their members to be very knowledgeable and willing to learn more things that will help their employers."
Patrick D. Braatz"It is with great pleasure that I address this letter to the ODEA newsletter and website. My office manager has been a part of this organization for over 3 years. She brings back to my office information that has been a great benefit to all of my staff. The education opportunities that the ODEA has provided for her has made it possible for us to stay current with dental insurance billing and codes, created better office communication, and kept us all up to date with what is going on in the world of dentistry.
Dentistry requires that we have continuing education to stay in good standing with our state and national licensing requirements. We must provide this education for our hygienists and our dental assistants. It makes good business sense that we also provide this valuable education to our administrative team as well. ODEA is the organization we can rely on to provide this outstanding continuing education.
I encourage all of my colleagues to investigate what this organization has to offer. There are monthly meetings that your staff can attend as guests. It has been a great asset to my practice to have my office manager be a member of ODEA."
Leslie A. Mitchell, D.M.D.
"ODEA has been a great resource for my practice. With ODEA's education, networking, support and idea sharing, my front office staff has thrived. they've brought new ideas, resources and energy back to our practice and enjoyed the professional support and interaction."
Jay C. Lamb, DMD
"Dentistry, for too long, has had not enough interplay between offices. Participating staff have a chance to hear how the "other guys" do it. Everyone comes out for the better with new ideas, and more efficient methods of handling office paperwork. They have resources within the dental community to contact for Education, Networking and Support. All too often we forget the tremendous impact the office staff has on our patients, other offices and the rest of our staff. Ultimately, the EVERYONE involved will benefit. I STRONGLY urge all dentists, GP's and specialists, to have their staffs belong to the ODEA."
Douglas Boyd DMD, Endodontist, Portland, Oregon.