Planned by Dr. Zimmerman and several other local dentists, The Toledo Dental Society hosted the first ever D.O.S.E. event on October 13, 2016 at Inverness Club. The Dental Opioid Symposium and Education event was created as a grassroots effort to combat the opioid addiction spreading through Ohio. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine spoke to attendees, which included dentists and other members of the Toledo community. Dentists at the event were educated with proper prescribing habits for post-operatory care to prevent new addictions.