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Jun 17 2020
Ohio Dental Association Executive Director David Owsiany recently provided testimony to the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee in favor of legislation providing certain professionals and businesses qualified immunity from civil liability and other professional discipline for actions taken related to the current coronavirus pandemic. Owsiany told ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
Representative Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) recently introduced legislation that would require dental insurers to pay for a portion of expenses related to dentists' additional PPE costs in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. House Bill 681 requires that health benefit plans that provide coverage for dental care services “shall provide a ... [continue reading]
Jun 17 2020
Representative Jon Cross (R-Kenton) recently introduced House Bill 623, which would permit Ohioans to take a temporary state income tax deduction for out-of-pocket dental expenses. ODA president Dr. Sharon Parsons expressed appreciation for Representative Cross’ willingness to introduce the tax deduction bill. She pointed out that “while ... [continue reading]
May 19 2020
The Ohio House of Representatives' newly created 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force, made up of a bipartisan cross section of 24 members of the Ohio House of Representatives, held deliberations on creating a framework for how Ohio could begin to lift restrictions on businesses. The task force has heard from health care experts on the models and ... [continue reading]
Apr 27 2020
Over the weekend, the ODA continued its advocacy to responsibly restore dentists’ ability to provide the full range of oral health services for Ohioans. In order to preserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for the fight against the coronavirus, on March 17, the State of Ohio directed all health care providers, including Ohio’s dentists, ... [continue reading]
Apr 24 2020
The Ohio Dental Association (ODA), American Dental Association (ADA) and a coalition of more than 85 dental organizations recently urged Congress to authorize more resources to support dental offices during the current coronavirus pandemic crisis. On April 17, the ADA, which has led the efforts in Congress to promote the interests of dentists ... [continue reading]
Apr 15 2020
The Ohio House of Representatives' newly created 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force, made up of a bipartisan cross section of 24 members of the Ohio House of Representatives, recently began its deliberations on creating a framework for when Ohio begins to lift restrictions on businesses. The task force has heard from health care experts on the ... [continue reading]
Mar 4 2020
Attendees at the 2020 ODA Day at the Statehouse will have the opportunity to meet with their legislators and speak about issues important to dentistry. This year's event will be May 13. Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association’s most important grassroots advocacy event, will be May 13 in Columbus. Day at the Statehouse gives ... [continue reading]
Feb 26 2014
Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association's most important legislative advocacy event, is set for Wednesday, April 9, at the Sheraton on Capitol Square in Columbus. The 2014 ODA Day at the Statehouse will be April 9 at the Sheraton on Capitol Square. Attendees will meet with their legislators to discuss issues important ... [continue reading]
Feb 26 2014
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato Think about that quote for a second. No, really think about it. Calling someone inferior is certainly a harsh critique, but I am only talking in terms of dental education. Do you think your state legislators have an ... [continue reading]
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