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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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  • Testimony in support of non-covered services legislation

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    4/13/2015
    ODA Today

    On March 18, Dr. Steve Moore and I testified before the Ohio House Health and Aging Committee in favor of House Bill 95, which would prohibit the practice of dental insurance companies setting prices for services the insurers don't even cover

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  • U.S. Supreme Court's ruling could impact dental and other professional licensing boards

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    3/6/2015
    ODA Today

    On Feb. 25, 2015, the United State Supreme Court issued a ruling in the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission case that could have significant ramifications for professional licensing boards across the country, including here in Ohio.

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  • 'ODA Today' readers give us their input

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

    One of our primary vehicles for providing information is the "ODA Today," so we recently conducted a readership survey to gauge our members' attitudes toward various aspects of our flagship publication.

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  • Delivering dentistry's message

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    1/6/2015
    ODA Today

    Back in April 2014, Ohio Dental Association immediate past president Dr. Paul Casamassimo (then president) and I presented testimony on behalf of the ODA in favor of House Bill 463 before the Ohio House Health and Aging Committee. We testified again on Dec. 3, 2014, before the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Service Committee. I know many of you have followed the progress of House Bill 463, whic

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  • Looking back and forward

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    12/9/2014
    ODA Today

    As we reach the end of 2014 and look forward to 2015, it is a good time to reflect on where we've been and where we are headed.

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  • Protecting dentistry through advocacy at all levels

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    11/5/2014
    ODA Today

    There are three really important aspects to a successful advocacy program.

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  • What others are saying about the North Carolina Dental Board case

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    10/7/2014
    ODA Today

    There are several issues that the high court will consider in the North Carolina Dental Board case, including whether so-called "market participants" should continue to serve on state licensing boards (i.e., dentists on dental boards, physicians on medical boards, etc.) without some sort of additional state oversight.

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  • The ODA's mission: protecting dentists and their patients

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    9/2/2014
    ODA Today

    The Ohio Dental Association's mission is to improve oral health and strengthen dentistry in Ohio.

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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.