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  • Lucy Hobbs opened the door to dental school for women 150 years ago

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    As you know, the ODA has been celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary throughout 2016. The ODA's founding, however, was not the only significant dental-related event that happened in Ohio in 1866. That same year, Lucy Hobbs became the first American woman to earn a dental degree when she graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery.

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  • Remarks commemorating ODA's 150th anniversary

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    10/10/2016
    ODA Today

    As readers of the "ODA Today" know, we have been celebrating our sesquicentennial throughout 2016. On Friday, Sept. 16, I delivered the following remarks to the ODA's House of Delegates commemorating the ODA's 150th anniversary.

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  • Court cases raise questions regarding dental specialty advertising rules

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    9/1/2016
    ODA Today

    Two recent federal court cases have raised significant issues about how dentists may advertise related to the services they provide.

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  • Celebrating 150 years

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    8/9/2016
    ODA Today

    When I was young, my mother took me and my brother and sisters shopping at the Montgomery Ward's and Woolworth's stores. She drove us there in my father's Oldsmobile and filled up the tank on the way at the Amoco station. As I got older, my first airplane flight was on Trans World Airlines. Today, you can't find a Ward's or Woolworth's or an Amoco station. Oldsmobiles no longer roll off the assemb

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  • 150 years of advocacy

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    7/12/2016
    ODA Today

    According to our recent membership surveys, ODA members greatly value the advocacy efforts of organized dentistry that help to protect the interests of dentists and their patients and to promote strong oral health. The history of organized dentistry in Ohio effectively advocating for dentistry goes back to the ODA's founding 150 years ago.

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  • Dental therapy battle comes to Ohio

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    6/1/2016
    ODA Today

    State Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) recently introduced Senate Bill 330, which would create a new dental provider in Ohio.

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  • 150 years of professional ethics

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    5/9/2016
    ODA Today

    As you know by now, the ODA is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Interestingly enough, so is the ADA's code of ethics.

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  • Justice Scalia's legacy

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    4/15/2016
    ODA Today

    Much has been made of Justice Antonin Scalia's recent death.

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  • Recent developments in access to dental care in Ohio

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    3/17/2016
    ODA Today

    Access to dental care is a topic that receives a great deal of attention here in Ohio and across America. Reducing barriers to dental care is as important now as ever since studies continue to show that good oral health is critical to good overall health.

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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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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.