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Jan 9 2012
ODA Staff Do you have special needs patients that are unable to afford dental care or personally know of families in this situation? The Grottoes of North America offers a unique dental care program, Dental Care for Children with Special Needs, that may be able to help. This program is managed and funded directly through its Humanitarian ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Joe Potestivo ODA Membership Services Manager "Suddenly&all the world's a-twitter." - Newsweek1 In August 2010, the Ohio Dental Association began using Twitter – the online information platform whose lexicon of "@s,"2 "#s,"3 acronyms and contracted vernacular have been increasingly permeating our collective consciousness since its ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Susan Griffin, Media Relations, Case Western Reserve University Five hundred future dentists, physicians, nurses and social workers from Case Western Reserve University came together this fall to discuss a collaborative approach to a widespread and potentially life-threatening health issue–diabetes and obesity. "Health care is moving toward ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Submitted by ODASC If you've already started saving for your retirement, congratulations. You're on your way to fulfilling lifelong dreams and goals. But what would happen to your retirement plans if you became one of the millions of Americans to suffer a disabling illness or injury? Would you be able to continue saving for retirement without your ... [continue reading]
Nov 22 2011
The American Dental Association will convene in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 10-13 for the ADA 2011 Annual Session. The ADA Annual Session will also host the 2011 ADA House of Delegates. 16 ODA members will serve as delegates during the ADA House of Delegates meeting. Among the issues that the ADA House of Delegates will consider at Annual ... [continue reading]
Nov 22 2011
In the 14-plus years since the first patient was seen through the Dental OPTIONS (Ohio Partnership To Improve Oral health through access to Needed Services) program, volunteer treatment values total more than $15.5 million in dental care.Since 1997, the Dental OPTIONS Program has helped many Ohioans in need of reduced-fee or free treatment. In the ... [continue reading]
Nov 22 2011
ODA StaffThe Ohio Dental Association installed new Executive Committee officers for the 2011-2012 term on Sept. 16, 2011, during the 145th ODA Annual Session in Columbus, Ohio."This group of dedicated individuals is exceptionally well qualified to lead the ODA," said ODA Executive Director David J. Owsiany, JD. "I have confidence they will ... [continue reading]
Nov 22 2011
Dr. Mark Bronson began his term as Ohio Dental Association president at the end of the ODA House of Delegates in September. In this Q&A with ODA Today, Dr. Bronson looks forward on his term.What are some of the issues you expect the ODA to face during your presidency? How do you think the ODA should address these issues?Access to Dental Care ... [continue reading]
Nov 22 2011
Lindsey LandthornStaff WriterLast month, Governor John Kasich announced two new appointments to the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB), both of whom were recommended for appointment by the Ohio Dental Association (ODA). Dr. Lawrence Kaye of Akron was re-appointed to a second term as a member of the OSDB as a dental specialist and is currently serving ... [continue reading]
Nov 22 2011
ODA StaffThirty-two ODA members participated in the American Dental Association's House of Delegates meetings held in Las Vegas during the ADA's Annual Session on Oct 10 - 14. These delegates and alternate delegates, who were selected by their Ohio peers at the local level, participated in discussions regarding various resolutions governing the ... [continue reading]
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