Legislative Advocacy

Your involvement in grassroots legislative efforts is extremely important to delivering organized dentistry's message at the Statehouse.

Join our grassroots advocacy network

AdvanceOHIO (Advance Oral Health in Ohio) is the ODA’s statewide grassroots advocacy network. The goal is to match ODA contact dentists with Ohio’s state legislators. AdvanceOHIO is modeled after the ADA’s grassroots program and is administered by the ODPAC Board of Directors.

Success in the political arena requires a team effort. Your participation in the AdvanceOHIO grassroots network will strengthen dentistry’s voice at the Statehouse and help protect your practice from excessive government regulations and bureaucratic control. Become a contact dentist today and help maintain the sanctity of the dentist-patient relationship. Please contact the ODA Department of Government Affairs by emailing eric@oda.org or calling 1-800-282-1526 to find out how you can get involved in AdvanceOHIO.

Contact Your Legislators

Communicating with your district legislators allows our collective voice to be heard. As practicing dentists, members understand that dentistry is a highly regulated profession and that it is important for policymakers to understand how their decisions might impact oral health care in Ohio. It is very important for legislators to hear from dentists who live and practice in their districts on issues important to the profession of dentistry and the oral health of Ohio’s citizens.

Contact Your Legislators

Attend ODA Day at the Statehouse

Day at the Statehouse is a yearly event where dentists come to Columbus to talk to their legislators about issues important to dentistry. Over the years, this grassroots event has served a vital role in delivering organized dentistry’s message at the Statehouse.

Attend Day at the Statehouse