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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
“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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