The Governmental Affairs department of the Ohio Dental Association works to protect and advance the practice of dentistry in Ohio.

The Governmental Affairs department not only advocates on behalf of dentists in Ohio, it also works to closely monitor legislative and regulatory issues, on both state and national levels, in order to keep Ohio’s dentists informed. Throughout the year, the ODA actively advocates for the advancement and the protection of the dental profession through ODPAC, the Ohio Dental Political Action Committee, and AdvanceOHIO, a grassroots advocacy network.

The ODA has a strong history of legislative achievement in Ohio. The ODA constantly works to protect dental practices against unnecessary government intervention, improve access to dental care, promote office efficiency, fight against unfair insurance practices and frivolous lawsuits and more. Click here to see some of the ODA’s recent accomplishments in government affairs or here to see current issues effecting dentistry.