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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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  • Changes in specialty rules

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

    In September 2016, I wrote about two recent federal court cases that raised significant issues about how dentists may advertise related to the services they provide. At that time, I indicated that I would use this column to keep readers apprised of any updates.

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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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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.