Dedicated to Dentistry. Benefiting Dentists.

Your ODA membership provides you with unlimited benefits.

Membership in the Ohio Dental Association has many benefits designed not only to help you in your daily practice but also to further the development of the dental profession. As an ODA member, you have access to valuable tools, discounts, knowledge, services, support, and resources to help you be successful in your practice and provide the best available treatment to your patients.

We Advocate.

As a member of the Ohio Dental Association, you’re joining together with 5,000+ member dentists to create a collective voice. We represent nearly 70% of Ohio’s dentists, which gives us power when we advocate on your behalf to protect dentistry from unnecessary government and third-party interference. Your commitment to organized dentistry only increases the odds of success. 

Each year, ODA leaders, lobbyists, and legal counsel track dozens of bills and numerous regulations that impact the practice of dentistry. We work to:

  • Protect against unnecessary government intrusion.
  • Fight unfair insurance practices and frivolous lawsuits.
  • Improve access to quality, comprehensive dental care.
  • Promote office efficiency.

We represent your best interests when speaking to third-parties such as:

  • State policymakers 
  • Insurance companies and third-party payers
  • Regulatory agencies

We Inform.

From regulatory compliance and legal updates to insurance issues and opinion pieces, the ODA is your best resource for information related to dentistry in Ohio.

We track the most important information for your dental practice and provide updates via the following sources:

  • The “ODA Today” is mailed to members each month and can be accessed online by clicking here.
  • NewsBites is emailed to members on a monthly basis.
  • ODCAST: The Ohio Dental Podcast discusses the latest information related to the ODA and dentistry in Ohio. Click here to listen.
  • We share regular updates via social media.

You can also find information about the following topics on our website, to name a few:

ODA staff members are available to answer your questions.

Our expert staff is here to help answer questions about your dental practice. Whether you have a question about regulatory compliance or legal issues, insurance companies and third-party payers, or something else, our experienced staff will be able to answer your question or direct you to the appropriate source. If you have a question, call the ODA at 800-282-1526, visit our staff directory, contact us via the ODA website, or email dentist@oda.org and we are happy to help.

We offer you access to CE opportunities.

The ODA Annual Session features continuing education opportunities for you and your entire dental team. Nationally known, high-quality speakers provide unique educational courses in multiple formats, including dynamic lectures, hands-on techniques courses and interactive discussion panels. And, members can register at a discounted rate and save on courses!

We Serve.

Save time and money with our endorsed products and discounts.

The ODA Services Corp. researches products and services for dental offices and secures reduced rates for members, saving you time and money. When you use an ODA-endorsed product, you know you’re getting a high-quality product that has been tested by dentists like you. Plus, ODA Services Corp. representatives are available by phone and email to help you out by calling (800) 282-1526 or emailing odasc@oda.org.

Our endorsed products and services include:

We provide resources for you and your practice. 

We help you connect with like-minded dentists from across the state.

  • The ODA and local component dental societies host social events and meetings throughout the year where dentists can meet colleagues from around the state and in their local community.
  • Visit our events calendar for details on upcoming events, or contact your local dental society about attending a meeting.

We can help you get involved in your community to improve access to dental care.

  • Give Kids A Smile: We can help you plan a free care event to help kids in need. We provide product support, volunteer CE slips, and promotional materials. 
  • Volunteer Connection: Find opportunities to volunteer in your area and receive volunteer CE credits. 
  • ODA Foundation: The ODA Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of the citizens of Ohio and enhancing the dental profession in Ohio by giving grants to community programs that provide dental care to those in need, and scholarships to dental students.

We’re working to help get new patients into your office.

All members are listed on the ADA’s Find a Dentist search feature, where patients can search by geography, dental benefit plans and specialty. Over the past several years, we have been airing radio advertising campaigns across the state that highlight the importance of going to a dentist who is a member of the ODA and direct consumers to the ADA Find a Dentist search feature.

Membership Benefits News & Resources

Jun152022
The Ohio Dental Association has recently launched a health and wellness page on our website, www.oda.org. The page includes helpful information and resources for dentists about addiction, mental health and more as a benefit of membership. “Wellness has been a main focus of the ADA New Dentist Committee over the last two years as physical ... [continue reading]
Jun152022
I am continually amazed and often smile at how “things” come together in perfect timing to bring greater meaning to events which are already celebratory individually. Whether you view those times as stars aligning, God winks, kismet, good karma, or just plain luck, being open to see these connections can make life even more special. Allow me ... [continue reading]
Jun152022
When I graduated from my residency in periodontics over 30 years ago, I joined the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Columbus Dental Society. I joined these organizations upon the prompting of my mentors. It was expected. My mentors also conveyed to me that being a member of these organizations was an important ... [continue reading]