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Mar 5 2024
Save the date for the 2024 ODA Annual Session, which will be Sept. 12-14 in Columbus. The 2024 ODA Annual Session will offer many opportunities for attendees to connect, learn and excel, including CE courses, new technology, exhibitor networking and special events. Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Paul Goodman Dr. Mark Hyman Kelly ... [continue reading]
Jan 11 2023
The U.S. Department of Labor has released a new poster that employers are required to post as of April 1, 2020. The new poster provides information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The ODA provides this and all other required posters for free to ODA members as a benefit of membership. Please click here to download the FFCRA ... [continue reading]
Feb 15 2022
The Ohio Opioid Education Alliance recently launched a new campaign across the state to help educate people about addiction and mental illness. The Ohio Opioid Education Alliance is a public-private partnership focused on raising awareness of the addiction crisis in Ohio. The Alliance’s objective is to challenge the mindsets of Ohioans, ... [continue reading]
Dec 14 2021
The Ohio Dental Association has retained 94.15%.of its 2020 membership, which is down slightly from last year. Moreover, 14 of its 25 local component dental societies have retained 95% or more of their 2020 membership. Following is a list of those societies: Rehwinkel Dental Society 98.67% Maumee Valley Dental Society 97.96% Western ... [continue reading]
Apr 20 2021
The 2021 ODA Leadership Institute – Leading Change – is going virtual! This virtual event will ... [continue reading]
Mar 31 2021
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]
Mar 26 2021
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]
Mar 19 2021
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]
Mar 12 2021
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]
Mar 11 2021
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]
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