The ODA has been very active in advocating for a substantial increase in the state’s funding of Ohio’s dental Medicaid program. We have engaged state leaders for the last two years as we prepared for passage of the state’s budget for fiscal years 2024 and 2025. These efforts are paying off.
The state budget that passed the Ohio General ... [continue reading]
ODA members met with Ohio Speaker of the House Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) at this year’s Day at the Statehouse, where attendees spoke to their legislators about supporting the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Licensure Compact. The legislation has passed the Senate and is now up for ... [continue reading]
Wow. May was a busy month. From Day at the State House, to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Convocation (I was so honored to attend), to Executive Committee meetings, to testifying at the Statehouse on SB 115 (legislation that would prohibit insurers from setting fees for non-covered services), to guest presentations at local ... [continue reading]
As many of you have heard me say, dentistry is truly a wonderful profession. It offers you and all dentists the opportunity to help people with their smiles and their oral health. Dentists have many career paths available to them, including as a practice owner, employer, employee, faculty member, consultant, etc. Moreover, dentists are well ... [continue reading]
May brings more than flowers. May brings excitement and anticipation of all the fun this summer shall bring. The weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer, the sun is brighter, and the expectations of the fun that our carefully planned vacations will bring are closer in sight. Celebrations are to be had in May as well, graduations, ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has long had policies in support of freedom of movement for dentists between states and licensure reciprocity and portability. We have taken several steps over the years in support of these principles, including advocating for passage of legislation requiring the Ohio State Dental Board to accept the results of all ... [continue reading]
Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association’s most important grassroots advocacy event, will be held Wednesday, May 3, in Columbus.
Day at the Statehouse gives dentists, dental residents and dental students an opportunity to speak with their legislators about issues important to dentistry and advocate for issues that impact their ... [continue reading]
I hope spring is finding you all well. I would like to take this opportunity to update you all on the events of March. By the time you read this, we will have already convened at our Leadership Institute in Columbus (hopefully you could attend) and I will have already visited, along with Mr. Owsiany, Corydon Palmer Dental Society (my home). Early ... [continue reading]
The state’s proposed budget for fiscal years 2024 and 2025 was introduced on Feb. 15, 2023, in the form of House Bill 33. In preparation of the budget, the ODA has been advocating with policymakers and state leaders for a significant increase in dental Medicaid reimbursements for the last year. Throughout the last half of February and the entire ... [continue reading]
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