Dr. Mark Bronson

Dr. Mark Bronson, a general dentist from Cincinnati and past ODA president, recently finished his term as ADA’s second vice president (Photo by EZ Event Photography courtesy of ADA News).

Dr. Mark Bronson, who is a general dentist in Cincinnati and a past president of the Ohio Dental Association, recently concluded serving a two-year term as vice president of the American Dental Association.

ODA President Dr. Manish Chopra, a prosthodontist from Cincinnati, praised Bronson for his leadership at the ADA, saying “Dr. Bronson has served with great distinction during his two years as ADA vice president. He has made such a positive impact on both the ADA itself and the dental profession. We truly appreciate his dedication and service.”

Among other roles, Bronson was selected to chair the ADA’s Task Force to Eliminate Barriers for Historically Underrepresented Minorities and the ADA’s Task Force on Medicaid Reform. He also served on the ADA’s Budget and Finance Committee.

ODA Executive Director David Owsiany pointed out that “Dr. Bronson puts the work he does for organized dentistry to work in the real world.” For example, in May of this year, Bronson testified before the Ohio Senate Medicaid Committee explaining that ADA data shows that Ohio’s dental Medicaid program reimburses at levels that are near the lowest in the U.S. Ohio legislators took notice, and, in July, the Ohio General Assembly passed a state budget that will increase dental Medicaid reimbursements in Ohio by more than 90% on average. “This is just one example of how Dr. Bronson is making a positive impact for the dental profession and the community he serves,” said Owsiany.

While Bronson’s term as ADA vice president ended in October, he has been asked to continue to serve as chair of the ADA’s Task Force to Eliminate Barriers for Historically Underrepresented Minorities and as a member of the ADA’s Medicaid Provider Advisory Panel.

Chopra was not surprised the ADA asked Bronson to continue to serve, stating “Mark’s leadership is necessary and vital in these important areas.”