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Jan 18 2021
After a difficult 2020, the Ohio Dental Association has a lot in store for 2021. As 2021 kicks off, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic as well as regulations in Ohio that ... [continue reading]
Dec 18 2020
As each year comes to pass it is important to review the year for successes and places for improvement in the coming year. The only issue that this year presents is that it feels like it was closer to a decade than 365 days. In an ever-changing landscape 2020 has presented many challenges and in this article I am going to try to capture the ... [continue reading]
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 29 2020
Ohio Dental Association Executive Director David J. 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 ... [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]
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