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  • Go With Joe

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    11/13/2017
    ODA Today

    Last month, Dr. Joe Crowley was installed as the 154th president of the American Dental Association. Crowley is the first ADA president from Ohio since Dr. Frank Casto in 1935.

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  • Understanding the new opioid prescribing rules

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    10/10/2017
    ODA Today

    New rules have been developed to limit the duration and strength of opioid prescriptions in Ohio.

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  • Update on specialty advertising

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    8/1/2017
    ODA Today

    I have used this column to keep readers apprised of recent developments in the area of dental specialty advertising.

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  • Testimony in support of the Dental Care Optimization Act

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    7/6/2017
    ODA Today

    The ODA's Task Force on Auxiliary Utilization and Access to Care continues to research and develop proposals related to enhancing access to dental care in Ohio, better utilizing the existing dental team, and modernizing Ohio's dental laws to reflect advancements in technology.

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  • Legal and regulatory issues present challenges for dental practices

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    6/8/2017
    ODA Today

    It is no surprise to any practicing dentist that the challenges of keeping up with changes to the laws and regulations impacting dentistry can be daunting. Fortunately, organized dentistry works to impact those rules and regulations before they are enacted to ensure they are based on sound science and make sense for patients and dental practices.

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  • A dentist's role in providing expert testimony

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    5/3/2017
    ODA Today

    In today's litigious society, dentists often are presented with the opportunity to serve as expert witnesses in civil malpractice lawsuits or administrative disciplinary actions.

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  • State Health Assessment shows progress on oral health in Ohio

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    4/10/2017
    ODA Today

    The Health Policy Institute of Ohio recently released the "State Health Assessment for Ohio." The report shows significant progress is being made in the area of oral health but that more needs to be done to address oral health disparities by race and geography.

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  • ODA's Day at the Statehouse will focus on issues critical to dentistry

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    3/7/2017
    ODA Today

    On Wednesday, April 26, the ODA will hold its annual Day at the Statehouse. This is organized dentistry's biggest grassroots advocacy day in Ohio. The issues this year are extremely critical to the practice of dentistry, the dental profession, and dental patients across Ohio.

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  • Changes in Washington could affect dentistry too!

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    2/8/2017
    ODA Today

    What does the change of administration mean for dentistry?

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  • Leadership Institute is for all dentists

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    1/12/2017
    ODA Today

    The ODA's annual Leadership Institute has become one of the best-rated continuing education and leadership development programs in dentistry.

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The views expressed in the monthly columns of the “ODA Today” are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the view of the Ohio Dental Association (ODA). The columns are intended to offer opinions, information and general guidance and should not be construed as legal advice or as an endorsement by the ODA. Dentists should always seek the advice of their own legal counsel regarding specific circumstances.