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ODA opposes new legislation to create dental therapist; dentists should attend ODA Day at the Statehouse
by ODA Staff
Legislation to create a dental therapist in Ohio has been introduced in the Ohio Senate. The Ohio Dental Association strongly opposes Senate Bill 98, which is sponsored by Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and Sen. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati).
“Allowing undertrained individuals to perform irreversible surgical procedures puts Ohio’s most vulnerable patients at risk,” said ODA President Dr. Kevin Laing, a general dentist from Van Wert. “Dental therapists would have just three years of training post high…