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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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  • Let your voice be heard

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    8/7/2014
    ODA Today

    Next month, the ODA House of Delegates will hold at its annual two-day meeting in conjunction with the ODA Annual Session in Columbus. The meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near the Columbus Convention Center on Sept. 11-12.

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  • States have a long history of regulating dentists and other professionals

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    7/2/2014
    ODA Today

    Last August, I wrote a column regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's decision upholding the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) order finding that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (N.C. Dental Board) violated federal anti-trust law by acting to restrict the ability of non-dentists to perform teeth whitening services in North Carolina.

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  • The impact of dentistry in Ohio

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    6/11/2014
    ODA Today

    While the dental profession is changing and facing many challenges, it is important to remember why dentistry has been, and continues to be, a great profession and contributes significantly to the health of the state of Ohio.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear North Carolina Dental Board case

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    5/1/2014
    ODA Today

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  • Volunteerism makes a difference

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    4/4/2014
    ODA Today

    April 6 - 13, 2014, is National Volunteer Week.

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  • Advocating for dentistry

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    2/28/2014
    ODA Today

    Ohio Dental Association member dentists have consistently told us that legislative and regulatory advocacy is one of the most important benefits of belonging to organized dentistry.

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  • ODA's Leadership Institute is open to all ODA member dentists

    by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
    1/31/2014
    ODA Today

    The ODA's Leadership Institute is an award-winning day and a half professional development program that is open to all ODA member dentists.

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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.