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The Ohio Dental Association represents more than 5,000 member dentists, nearly 70% of the state’s licensed dentists. ODA member dentists provide more than $40 million in donated care and services annually, and they are bound by the highest ethical standards and have access to superior ongoing education, training, and resources.

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Feb232021
The Ohio Dental Association today praised the release of the “State Oral Health Plan” from Oral Health Ohio.  This plan includes many proactive and positive policy recommendations and identifies clear paths forward to build on Ohio’s recent successes in improving oral health for Ohioans.

Over the last several years, the State of Ohio has … [continue reading]

Dec162020
For Immediate Release

December 16, 2020

In light of the recent guidance that Governor Mike DeWine provided to the local health departments recommending COVID-19 vaccine priority for health care providers, including dental providers, Ohio Dental Association President Dr. David Kimberly, an Akron-area oral and maxillofacial surgeon, issued the … [continue reading]

Nov192020
For Immediate Release
Nov. 19, 2020

In addition to the statewide curfew recently announced by Governor Mike DeWine restricting activity between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., certain Ohio localities, including Franklin County (Columbus), Montgomery County (Dayton) and Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), recently issued stay at home advisories. These stay at … [continue reading]

Oct142020
The ODA installed new Executive Committee officers for the 2020-21 term on Sept. 25 during the House of Delegates virtual meeting.

The Executive Committee is the managing body of the ODA. The committee administers the policies established by the ODA House of Delegates and the Ad Interim Committee.

The 2020-21 ODA Executive Committee officers … [continue reading]

Oct122020
For Immediate Release

Oct 12, 2020

Toledo dentist installed as Ohio Dental Association secretary

Dr. Brett Pelok of Toledo was installed as secretary of the Ohio Dental Association on Sept. 25 during the ODA’s virtual House of Delegates meeting.

In his role as secretary, Pelok will serve on the ODA’s Executive Committee overseeing … [continue reading]

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