Ohio Dental Association

1370 Dublin Rd
Columbus OH 43215

Informing, representing and serving the public and the dental profession in Ohio, the Ohio Dental Association represents more than 5,o00 dentists statewide.

Dedicated to oral health, the ODA represents the interests of Ohio dentists and their patients on legislative, regulatory, and third-party payer issues. A not-for-profit association, the ODA is a leader in providing professional information and education to dentists and the dental team.

The ODA is the state's only complete resource of dental health and practice information for members and the media. The ODA does not handle consumer dental complaints or licensure of dentists; such actions are under the jurisdiction of the Ohio State Dental Board.

Membership in the ODA is a tripartite, meaning that members belong to their local component society, the ODA, and the American Dental Association. The ODA is a constituent society of the American Dental Association. To find out more about the governance of the ODA, click here.

The mission of the Ohio Dental Association is to improve oral health and strengthen dentistry in Ohio by providing resources to advance the dental profession, improving dental team skills, and increasing public and professional oral health knowledge.

The Ohio Dental Association (ODA) is an organization that was established in 1866. Its membership is made up of approximately eighty percent of dentists in Ohio.

The aims of the ODA are to improve oral hygiene and strengthen dentistry in Ohio.

These aims are achieved by:

Providing resources to advance the dental profession.

Improving dental team skills.

Increasing public and professional oral hygiene knowledge.

several programs;

Smiles for Seniors: an oral health program designed to assist dental professionals in working with the needs of seniors. It is also used by state and local agencies to determine what health care seniors need. It is funded by the American Dental Association Foundation and GlaxoSmithKline.

Dental OPTIONS: a program funded jointly by the ODA and the Ohio Department of Health to provide low income families and individuals with dental services at reduced fees.

Operation TACTIC: this is a program that is designed to raise awareness in the dangers of tobacco for youth. Materials are provided by the ODA to people willing to participate.

Give Kids A Smile! Day: This is an annual event to raise awareness and promote dental health in children.

Map of Ohio Dental Association 1370 Dublin Rd, Columbus OH 43215

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