ODA Annual Session 2021

Special Events 2021

Don’t miss out! Register early for these special events!

Greg Hahn Banner
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | 5:15 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Greg Hahn: Live at the ODA Annual Session!

FREE with registration

Event Code E91

Greg Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one-liners and crowd work into a performance of immediate pandemonium and continuous laughs. His unique stylings have led to numerous television, corporate and theater appearances throughout the US and Canada.

A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, Greg has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT.  Bring your team to see Greg live at the ODA.   Watch in-person or virtually.  Tickets are free, but registration is required.

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Bertice Berry Benner 825 x 43
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 | 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Keynote: Bertice Berry, Ph.D.

FREE with registration

Event Code E95

No one defies stereotypes, generalizations or clichés more than Dr. Bertice Berry. Growing up poor in Wilmington, Delaware, the sixth of seven children, Bertice was told by a high school teacher that she was “not college material.”  Bertice not only graduated magna cum laude from Jacksonville University where she was awarded the President’s Cup for leadership, she subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University at the age of 26. Berry was the host and co-executive producer of her own nationally syndicated talk show, “The Bertice Berry Show,” and hosted “USA Live,” a four-hour live interview and entertainment show on the USA Cable Network. She’s been featured on numerous other television programs, including appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” ABC’s “20/20” and NPR’s “Tell Me More” with Michel Martin. Bring your team to Dr. Berry’s Keynote Session, Navigating Life in a World of New Normals. Watch in-person or virtually.  Tickets are free, but registration is required.

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Thursday, September 30 | 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

New Dentist Social!

Denmark on High

FREE for dentists in practice 10 years or less

Event Code E93

Sponsored by ODPAC

All dentists in practice 10 years or less are invited to attend the New Dentist Social. Meet up with your classmates and meet new colleagues at this premier event designed especially for the new practitioner. The event features an open bar and appetizers, perfect for an after-dinner stop.  Denmark on High is a Euro-style Cocktail Bistro located on the 2nd floor of 463 North High Street, right across the street from the main doors of the Columbus Convention Center. Free for new dentists and their spouses, but you must register to attend.

Thursday, September 30 | 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Dinner with the Speakers - NEW!

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

$150 per person

Event Code E92

Have you ever wanted to sit down face-to-face with some of today’s leading clinicians? This exquisite dinner is your chance!  Speakers currently scheduled to attend include Dr. Stanley Malamed, Dr. Josh Austin, Dr. Jamison Spencer, and Dr. Uche Odiatu. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is located at 89 E. Nationwide Blvd., across the street from the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Attendance is very limited.

Friday, October 1 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

MATCH @ ODA Annual Session

FREE with registration

Event Code E94

Presented by the ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists

Interested in selling or buying a dental practice? Looking for an opportunity to become an associate or do you need to hire an associate? Join us for a unique event organized by the ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists and designed to help member dentists, dental residents and dental students who are looking for a job match up with member dentists who are preparing for a practice transition or looking to expand their practice. Once you register you will be contacted by the ODA prior to the event to provide additional information that will enhance your participation in the matching.  No outside companies, vendors or office staff members are permitted to participate and attendees are not required or guaranteed to make a “match” at the event. MATCH @ ODA Annual Session is free, but registration is required.  Lunch will be served.

Friday, October 1 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Celebrating Women in Dentistry:  Honoring 2020 ODA President, Dr. Sharon Parsons and Other Female Dental Leaders

FREE with registration

Attendance limited to dentists only

Event Code E96

Presented in Partnership with the ODA’s Subcouncil on Diversity and Inclusion

Bertice Berry, Ph.D. will welcome you and set the stage to not only discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women dentists, but also to celebrate the accomplishments of dentistry’s female leaders, including 2020 ODA President Dr. Sharon Parsons, outgoing Executive Director of the American Dental Association (ADA) Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin and Immediate-Past ADA 7th District Trustee Dr. Billie Sue Kyger. Tickets are free, but registration is limited to dentists – male and female – only.

Friday, October 1 | 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dental Student, Dental Resident and New Dentist Reception in the Exhibit Hall

FREE for dental students, residents and dentists in practice 10 years or less

Event Code:  E99

Recommended Audience:  Dental Students; Dental Residents; New Dentists

All dental students, dental residents and dentists in practice 10 years or less are invited to attend this reception in the Exhibit Hall.  Network with your classmates and meet new colleagues at this social event designed especially for students and new dentists. The event features an open bar and heavy appetizers.  Free, but you must register to attend.

Friday, October 1 | 6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

The Callahan Celebration of Excellence

Hyatt Regency Ballroom

$95 per person

Event Code E97

Bring your spouse and staff and join the celebration to honor the 2021 Callahan Memorial Award recipients along with your outstanding colleagues at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence.  The night starts off with an open-bar reception at 6:30 p.m., and the event includes the presentation of the Callahan Memorial Award and both the 2020 & 2021 ODA Awards of Excellence.

Established in 1920, the Callahan Award is an international honor named for Dr. John Ross Callahan that recognizes outstanding contributions to dentistry. The ODA Awards of Excellence recognize Ohio dentists and others who have made exemplary efforts on behalf of the profession.  The awards include the presentation of the ODA’s highest honor, the Joseph P. Crowley Distinguished Dentist Award. Black-tie optional, the cost also includes an exceptional dinner and VIP entrance to The Bash!

Friday, October 1 | 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

The Bash!

Celebrating 2021 ODA President Dr. David Kimberly

Featuring Kyle Primous and the K-Street Band

FREE with registration

Event Code E98

Live Music. Casino-Style Games. Good Friends. Convenient Bars. No Cover Charge. That pretty much says it!  Don’t miss what is destined to be one of the most popular events of Annual Session. Come celebrate 2021 ODA President Dr. David Kimberly with live music by Kyle Primous and the K-Street Band along with gaming tables with your chance to win great prizes!  Tickets are free, but you must register to attend.

Contact Us!

The 2021 ODA Annual Session is September 30 – October 2, 2021.

Contact us via phone at 614-486-2700 or email below.