The ODA has a lot in store for members in 2020

The ODA is offering a free online course to meet new opioid CE requirement. The ODA has created a free online CE course exclusively available to ODA members to help them meet a new requirement from the Ohio State Dental Board. The rule requires two hours of opioid CE for each of the next two bienniums in order for dentists to renew their license in Ohio. Access the course by clicking here.

The ODA advocacy team will support non-covered services legislation. Senate Bill 148, which would prohibit insurance companies from setting fees for services they do not cover, is expected to be the ODA’s top legislative priority. The ODA advocacy team will be following up with legislators to encourage a vote on this legislation.

ODASC is offering discounted pricing on amalgam separators to help dentists meet mandate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a rule that requires most dental offices to install amalgam separators by July 14, 2020. ODASC endorses and offers discounts on several amalgam separators. To learn more, visit

The ODA will provide updates to its regulatory compliance guide. The ODA’s regulatory compliance guide helps ODA members ensure they are in compliance with Ohio regulations. The ODA expects to release an update to the guide later this year, which will include new rules from the OSDB on teledentistry, as well as information on how to comply with certain tax laws. To download the guide, click here.

The ODA Dental Insurance Working Group will serve as an independent means of appeal with a major dental insurance provider. The ODA and Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana developed a process to assist ODA members who have disputes with Delta Dental on cases involving medical necessity and quality of care issues. ODA members who are not satisfied with the outcome of the appeals process with Delta Dental will be able to submit the claim to the ODA’s DIWG to determine if Delta Dental properly followed its own process.

The ODA Annual Session will feature a keynote speaker. New in 2020, the ODA Annual Session will feature a keynote session presented by Bertice Berry, PhD, a best-selling author, talk show host and speaker who has presented to thousands of corporations, health care organizations, colleges and associations. ODA Annual Session will be Sept. 24-27, 2020 in Columbus. Learn more at