ODA Annual Session

September 30 - October 2, 2021

Held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) and the Hyatt Regency Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio

In-person Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Thursday, Sept. 30, 12:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Excellent CE opportunities for all members of the dental team will be offered in person and online. Scheduled in-person speakers include:

Thursday, September 30

  • Dr. Uche Odiatu, Nutrition
  • Judy Bendit, RDH, Dental Hygiene
  • Judy Kay Mausoff, Customer Service
  • Tabetha Magnuszewski, RDH, Digital Dentistry
  • Dr. William C. Scarfe, Radiology
  • Dr. Jamison Spencer, Sleep Apnea
  • Shannon Nanne, RDH, Vaping
  • Whiteboard Marketing, Social Media

Friday, October 1

  • Dr. Stanley Malamed, Medical Emergencies
  • Dr. Jamison Spencer, TMJ
  • Shannon Nanne, RDH, Dental Hygiene
  • Tija Hunter, CDA, Dental Assisting
  • Judy Bendit, RDH, Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Workshop
  • Christine Taxin, Front Desk, Billing
  • Chris Moore, MA, Infection Control

Saturday, October 2

  • Dr. Stanley Malamed, Pain Management
  • Dr. Robert Johnson, Forensics
  • Julie Loeffler, Self Defense for Women
  • Judy Bendit, RDH, Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Workshop
  • Christine Taxin, Front Desk, Billing
  • Mike Zaller, Health Care Real Estate
  • Dr. Ashleigh Briody, Oral Pathology
  • Dr. Kyle Bogan, Team Building
  • Dr. Josh Austin, Dental Materials
  • Central Ohio CPR, BLS for Healthcare Providers, Cert. and Re-Cert.

Featured In-Person Events:

  • Comedian Greg Hahn performing free on Thursday, September 30 at 5:15 p.m.
  • Bertice Berry, PhD, presenting, “Navigating Life in a New World of Normals”, free on Friday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Celebrating Women in Dentistry: Honoring 2020 ODA President, Dr. Sharon Parsons and Other Female Dental Leaders will be held on Friday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m., and is scheduled to feature Bertice Berry, PhD, ADA Executive Director Dr. Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, ODA Immediate-Past President Dr. Sharon Parsons, and ADA Immediate-Past 7th District Trustee Dr. Billie Sue Kyger. The Symposium is presented in partnership with the ODA Subcouncil on Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Participation workshops will be a highlight of this year’s Annual Session with hands-on opportunities being offered by many of the featured lecturers including hard-to-find workshops directed specifically to hygienists and dental assistants.
  • The ODA’s governing body, the House of Delegates, will once again be meeting during Annual Session on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel. All ODA members are welcome to observe the delegate sessions.
  • The New Dentist Social on September 30.
  • New This Year: A Speakers’ Dinner, featuring four nationally-known speakers, held at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse on September 30.
  • The Callahan Celebration of Excellence on October 1.
  • The Bash! Celebrating 2021 ODA President Dr. David Kimberly on October 1.
  • Free CE at Table Clinics on October 1 from 4 – 6 p.m.