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Feb 26 2021
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]
Feb 26 2021
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]
Feb 23 2021
The Ohio Dental Association today praised the release of the “State Oral Health Plan” from Oral Health Ohio.  This plan includes many proactive and positive policy recommendations and identifies clear paths forward to build on Ohio’s recent successes in improving oral health for Ohioans. Over the last several years, the State of Ohio has ... [continue reading]
Feb 19 2021
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]
Feb 16 2021
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]
Feb 12 2021
ODA Vice President Dr. Lori Fitzgerald recently received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dentists can go to https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ to find locations in their county where they may be able to receive the vaccine. Supply of the vaccine is limited and availability ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Give Kids A Smile is moving forward in 2021, although events ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
This month, the Ohio Dental Association is releasing a new COVID-19 online CE course for members. The course, “COVID-19 Update:  From Vaccines to Aerosols,” will be presented by Dr. Tom Paumier, an ODA past president. Paumier is a general dentist in Canton and served on the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery developed ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
Membership in the Ohio Dental Association proved to be as valuable as ever in 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating so much uncertainty for the dental industry, the ODA staff did an amazing job providing resources and clear guidance as state and federal changes were announced. Another member benefit that became heavily impacted by the pandemic ... [continue reading]
Feb 12 2021
Just prior to leaving office last month, then-President Donald J. Trump signed “The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020” into law. The legislation, which repeals the antitrust exemption for health insurers, including dental insurers, passed the United States House of Representatives in September 2020 and the U.S. Senate in December ... [continue reading]
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