Dr. Lori Fitzgerald is the ODA’s vice president and will serve as president in 2023. She is the president of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society, current chair of the ODA’s Annual Session Committee, current trustee on the ODA Foundation Board of Trustees, and former chair of the ODA’s Council on Membership Services. Dr. Fitzgerald received ... [continue reading]
Dr. Sharon Parsons served as ODA president in 2020, when she led the association through the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a past president of the Columbus Dental Society, former chair of the ODA’s Council on Dental Care Programs and Dental Practice and Strategic Plan Review Committee, and current member of the ODA Services. Corp. Board of ... [continue reading]
Dr. Denise Hering has served as speaker of the ODA House of Delegates since 2017 and is the first woman to do so. She served as the ODA’s vice speaker of the House of Delegates from 2014-2017. She is a past president of the Columbus Dental Society, past chair of the ODA’s Dental Education and Licensure Committee, and a current member of the ... [continue reading]
Dr. Billie Sue Kyger served as ODA president in 2003, and she recently completed her term as ADA 7th District Trustee, which ran from 2016-2020. She chaired the ADA Council on Dental Practice and has served as chair of the ODA Foundation Board of Trustees, secretary of the ODA Services Corp. Board of Directors and chair of the Leadership ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment for dentists who practice in designated shortage areas, treat Medicaid patients and provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay.
The 2021 application period for the ODLRP is now open and the deadline to apply is April 24.
The goal of the ODLRP is to attract dentists ... [continue reading]
Dr. Jeanne Nicolette served as the first female president of the ODA in 2002. She served as the ADA 7th District Trustee from 2004-2008. Dr. Nicolette also served as president of the Columbus Dental Society and chair of the ODA Services Corp. She received the ODA Distinguished Dentist Award in 2006. Dr. Nicolette received her DDS degree from The ... [continue reading]
Throughout the month of February, we’ve been highlighting some of the ODA’s Black leaders in honor of Black History Month. On this final day of the month, we’d like to highlight a leader and look to the future of diversity and inclusion at the ODA. Dr. Canise Bean currently serves as chair of the ODA's new Subcouncil on Diversity and ... [continue reading]
Dr. Mark Bronson served as ODA president in 2011-12 and is currently running to serve as vice president of the American Dental Association. He has been a member of organized dentistry since 1991 after graduating dental school. He served as president of the Cincinnati Dental Society and has chaired the ODA’s Council on Dental Care Programs and ... [continue reading]
Dr. Frank Williams served as ODA president in 1999-2020. Dr. Williams was the second African American to serve on the Ohio State Dental Board, where he served as president as well as secretary and chairman of the Education Committee. He served as president of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society and as a delegate to the ADA and as an ODPAC Board ... [continue reading]
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