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About the ODA

Besides the Ad Interim Committee, there are eight committees of the Ohio Dental Association, which report to the Executive Committee and the House of Delegates.

ADA Leadership Nomination Committee

Nominates ODA members to fill vacant positions on American Dental Association councils, committees and reference committees. For more information, contact David Owsiany or Michelle Blackman.

Ad Interim Committee

Establishes provisional policies, to be implemented when the House of Delegates is not in session, that are essential to the management of the Association. For more information, contact David Owsiany or Michelle Blackman.

Annual Session Committee

Directs and implements the Ohio Dental Association's annual convention, business meeting and exhibition. Comprised of vice presidential appointments and at-large positions, the Committee is responsible for all aspects of the Annual Session including the selection of continuing education courses designed to meet the needs of dentists and their staffs. For more information, contact Suzanne Brooks or Amy Szmania.

Credentials, Rules and Order Committee

Records and reports the roll call of the House of Delegates' meetings. For more information, contact Michelle Blackman.

Dental Education and Licensure Committee

Assists the membership in addressing issues related to education, licensure and dental staff recruitment and retention. For more information, contact Chris Moore or Denise Boltz.

Ethics and Judicial Affairs Committee

Hears and adjudicates appeals of ethics violations from component societies and the Subcommittee on Judicial Affairs and conducts disciplinary proceedings as set forth in the ODA Bylaws. For more information, contact Keith Kerns.

Subcommittee on Ethics

Investigates and mediates ethical complaints received from members, patients, ODA organized bodies, the Ohio State Dental Board and component societies. The subcommittee also promotes the highest ethical standards to ODA members. For more information, contact Keith Kerns.

Subcommittee on Judicial Affairs

Enforces the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct with ODA members and conducts disciplinary proceedings. For more information, contact Keith Kerns.

Finance Committee

Provides the general supervision of the association's finances, investments and reserves. For more information, contact Peg Cissell.

Leadership Development Committee

Recommends education curriculum subjects for the ODA's Leadership Institute; and recommends prerequisite criteria to hold ODA leadership positions. For more information, contact David Owsiany or Michelle Blackman.

Strategic Planning Committee

Develops and recommends to the House of Delegates goals, objectives and strategies to achieve the association's mission and vision. For more information, contact David Owsiany or Michelle Blackman.

For committee meeting minutes from the last 12 months, please visit the Member Resources page. 

For further information about ODA committees, please contact the ODA at dentist@oda.org or at 1-800-282-1526.