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  • 150 years ago the dental profession fought against denture patents

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    2/2/2016
    ODA Today

    This column continues our recognition and celebration of the ODA's 150th anniversary.

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  • Events of June 1866 changed dentistry in Ohio forever

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    1/13/2016
    ODA Today

    In 1865, as the American Civil War wound down, some Ohio dentists thought that it was time to form a statewide dental society to organize and promote the dental profession and to protect the citizens from "quacks" and other unscrupulous providers of dental services.

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  • John Harris and the birth of dental education

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    12/11/2015
    ODA Today

    One of the most important figures in dentistry was John Harris. Harris was a native of Pompey, New York, who came to the village of Madison (now known as Madisonville, a neighborhood in Cincinnati) to learn and practice medicine.

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  • Dentistry loses an advocate

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    11/10/2015
    ODA Today

    On Sept. 9, 2015, Darryl Dever unexpectedly died. While not all the readers of this column knew Darryl personally, he undoubtedly had an impact on their professional lives whether they know it or not.

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  • New law makes changes to supervision rules for EFDAs, CDAs and radiographers

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    10/12/2015
    ODA Today

    In 2012, the ODA House of Delegates approved a series of legislative recommendations from the Task Force on Auxiliary Utilization and Access to Care to improve access to dental care in Ohio.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court decisions impact dentistry

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    9/3/2015
    ODA Today

    In the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent term, which concluded in June, America's highest court issued decisions in three cases that significantly impact health care, including dentistry.

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  • Electing our national leaders in dentistry

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    8/11/2015
    ODA Today

    This is an important time for dentistry. The ADA's recent environmental scan provides a deep examination of various issues facing the dental profession, including trends in dental care utilization and expenditures, changes in population demographics, rising dental student loan debt, increases in dental school capacity, and changes in dental care delivery models, patient expectations and patient f

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  • Recent changes to Ohio laws allow dentists greater flexibility with auxiliaries

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    7/8/2015
    ODA Today

    The Ohio Dental Association initiated legislation (House Bill 463) last year that modernized Ohio's dental laws.

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  • Ohio Dental Association's advocacy efforts continue to protect dentists and patients

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    6/2/2015
    ODA Today

    The Ohio Dental Association regularly surveys its members to ensure we are meeting your needs and expectations. One of the things we regularly hear is that our member dentists value our advocacy efforts.

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  • Medicaid testimony

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    5/1/2015
    ODA Today

    On March 18, 2015, I had the opportunity to testify on the state budget for fiscal years 2016-17 before the Ohio House Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.

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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.