On October 9, 2019, ODA past president Dr. Steve Moore, a general dentist from West Chester, and I testified in support of Senate Bill 148 before the Ohio Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee. Senate Bill 148 is legislation that will address the issue of dental insurers setting the fees that dentists can charge patients for ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has recently created a new regulatory compliance guide to help ODA members ensure they are in compliance with Ohio regulations. “Dentists are confronted with a myriad of local, state and federal regulations,” said Dr. Tom Paumier, chair of the ODA’s DSO Task Force which has overseen the creation of the ... [continue reading]
Ohio Dental Association membership dues must be paid by April 30 for the 2019 membership year in order to continue receiving exclusive member benefits. Any member who did not pay their dues by Jan. 1, 2019, is considered past due. Dentists who have not already renewed their membership should do so as soon as possible so that membership ... [continue reading]
The ODA will host its annual Leadership Institute on Friday, March 15, 2019 and Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Hotel in Columbus. This event is open to all ODA members and is a great way to recharge your batteries. This year’s programming is especially enticing with valuable information on dental practice issues, ... [continue reading]
As a dentist, you understand the importance of prevention. Preventive care helps you avoid future problems and expenses. By renewing your membership in the Ohio Dental Association, you’re investing in the preventive care that you need – for your practice, your patients and your profession. The ODA advocacy team prevents unnecessary ... [continue reading]
Membership dues statements are being mailed out this month. Members will also receive an electronic renewal notice via email directing them to www.oda.org/renew to pay their dues. Members who indicated on their 2018 renewal statement that they prefer to receive membership communications electronically will not receive a paper statement in the mail ... [continue reading]
The ODA began offering recruitment grants to local component dental societies in 2017 for events and initiatives aimed at gaining new members.
In 2018, seven grants were awarded to local dental societies for recruitment initiatives.
One society that received a grant was the Medina County Dental Society to host an event featuring updates from ... [continue reading]
ODA's membership surveys regularly show that one of the most valued benefits of belonging to organized dentistry is advocacy. ODA's recent successes at the Statehouse and its current advocacy activities confirm the value of membership.
In the last few years, the ODA has successfully advocated to: Stop radical proposals that would create a new ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association's health benefits plan, the ODA Wellness Trust, is available exclusively to ODA members and their staffs, and most participants are able to save money on health benefit costs by joining the plan.
The Wellness Trust is a unique health benefits plan that can’t be found anywhere else. It features a more extensive ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association House of Delegates met Sept. 13 and 14 in conjunction with the 2018 ODA Annual Session in Columbus. During the meeting, the House of Delegates adopted several resolutions, including: Adopting the association’s policy on opioid prescribing,
Adopting the association’s position to urge third-party payers to ... [continue reading]
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