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]
Dr. Marvin Fisk served as the first Black president of the Ohio Dental Association in 1986-87. Dr. Fisk also served as president of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He was a delegate to the ADA and served as chairman or an active member on numerous councils and committees with the ADA, ODA and GCDS. For ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has retained 94.31% of its 2019 membership, which is down slightly from last year. Moreover, 14 of its 25 local component dental societies have retained 95% or more of their 2019 membership. Following is a list of those societies: Southern Ohio Dental Society 100.00%
Northwestern Ohio Dental Society 98.63%
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The Ohio Dental Association recently launched a radio and digital advertising campaign about seeing a dentist in our post-COVID world. The radio ad explains how regular dental care ensures that we have good oral health and good overall health. It also discusses some of the new safety measures that may be in place at dental offices in Ohio. The ad ... [continue reading]
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge those protesting social injustice in our country. We need to forget, for a while, those that are looting and rioting, for many or most are not a part of this. Our Pledge of Allegiance, something most of you hold dear, ends with the words “with liberty and justice for all.” If ... [continue reading]
On May 27, Representative Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) 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 ... [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 ... [continue reading]
Well, here we go. The next phase. If you are anything like me, you may have a multitude of emotions running through you right now-joy, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, etc. Each of you needs to open your office only when you are ready. For me, personally, it will probably be May 11. I just spoke with a dentist last evening who ... [continue reading]
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