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Each year, ODA leaders, lobbyists and legal counsel track dozens of bills and numerous regulations that impact the practice of dentistry. We work to: Protect against unnecessary government intrusion.
Fight unfair insurance practices and frivolous lawsuits.
Improve access to quality, comprehensive dental ... [continue reading]
Increasing the number of dental assistants and hygienists in the workforce has been a top priority for the Ohio Dental Association over the past several years.
“The staffing shortages faced by dentists across the state have reached a critical level,” said ODA President Dr. Manny Chopra in a speech to the ODA House of Delegates in September. ... [continue reading]
Registration for the ODA Annual Session includes access to up to 26 hours of online CE, free with the cost of registration. Online CE will be available until Dec. 31, 2023. Online CE courses are available to help dentists and their staff meet requirements, including radiography review, OSHA exposure control training, opioid CE and an OHASP ... [continue reading]
Membership dues statements and electronic renewal notices were recently sent out to ODA members. Members who indicated previously that they prefer to receive membership communications electronically will not receive a paper statement in the mail and will only receive e-notifications.
Dues are due Jan. 1, 2024, for the 2024 membership year.
Renew ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program (ODLRP) is currently accepting applications. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30.
The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment for dentists who practice in a designated shortage area, treat Medicaid patients and provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Through the ... [continue reading]
During the ODA House of Delegates meeting in September in Columbus, Dr. Manish Chopra, a prosthodontist from Cincinnati, was elected to serve a four-year term as ADA Seventh District trustee, beginning in October 2024.
The ADA Board of Trustees is the managing body of the ADA. The Board consists of 17 trustees (one from each trustee district), ... [continue reading]
ODA membership dues are due Jan. 1, 2024 for the 2024 membership year. Members can renew online at www.oda.org/joinandrenew, by fax at (614) 486-0381, by mail to Ohio Dental Association, P.O. Box 734508 Chicago, IL 60673-4508 or by phone at (800) 282-1526. Renew your membership to continue receiving access to all the Ohio Dental Association ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association seeks members to fill potential upcoming at-large positions on ODA councils.
The ODA is seeking nominations for at-large positions on the association’s Council on Dental Care Programs and Dental Practice, and Council on Membership Services. Nominations for these at-large council positions are open to all ODA members. ... [continue reading]
The ODA Council on Membership Services is excited to announce that a rolling application cycle is available for the 2024 recruitment and retention grant program for component dental societies. Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis until funds run out. The first deadline for receipt of 2024 recruitment grant applications is Dec. 31, ... [continue reading]
A call for nominations is now extended for dentist board member positions on the Ohio State Dental Board. The Ohio Dental Association has the opportunity to recommend nominees to the governor of Ohio for possible dentist board member openings on the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB), which may be vacant in April 2024. The board member positions ... [continue reading]
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