Registration Information

Choose One of Three Ways To Register:

  1. Online at
  2. Use the registration form provided and mail or fax using the information provided below
  3. On-site at Annual Session

If using this form, mail the completed form to:

2021 ODA Annual Session
c/o Eleventh & Gather
6840 Meadowridge Court
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005


FAX the form to:  (678) 341-3086

Registration and a name badge are required to participate in all on-site Annual Session activities.

Please only register once – do not mail your registration if you have already faxed it in or registered online.  Mail registrations must be postmarked by September 10.  Faxed registrations with credit card payments will be accepted through September 15.  Online registration is available through December 31, 2021.


Thursday, September 30              7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 1                         7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 2                     7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



The ODA will offer an Exhibits Only Pass and any dentist or staff member can register for free.  The Exhibits Only pass is good for one day only, and does not include any advantage of other registration categories.  Registrants in this category may not register for any CE courses – free or paid, live or virtual – cannot attend the Table Clinics, or receive any other benefit included with other Annual Session registration categories and fees.  Exhibits Only passes, or any other materials, will not be mailed and should be picked up at the on-site registration desk.


To be eligible for reduced registration fees, your registration form and payment must be postmarked by August 13.  Registration materials, including name badge and event confirmations, will be mailed to each attendee who registers by August 13.  For any registrations received after August 13, badges must be picked up at the ODA on-site registration area.  Pre-registration is advised – not only will it save you money, but you will also avoid standing in line on-site and the risk of being closed out of popular CE programs!

Key to Course Fees:

M = ODA/ADA Member Dentist
NMD = Non-member Dentist
S/O = Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk Staff and all other registrants


If you decide to wait and register on-site, plan to be at the ODA registration desk no less than one hour before your first CE course begins, in order to appropriately process your information.  Be sure to select alternate courses in case your first choices are sold out.


Proof of student status (submit copy of student ID or ASDA membership number) is required for all student-status registrations, including dental students, dental residents, dental assisting students and dental hygiene students.

Dental students pay no registration fee and may attend any CE lecture course at no cost, space permitting.  Posted fees for hands-on courses apply.  There is also a special, free reception just for students, residents and new dentists that dental students can register for, E99.

Dental residents who are ADA members pay no registration fee and may attend any CE lecture course at no cost, space permitting.  Posted fees for hands-on courses apply.  Dental residents who are not ADA members will be charged posted non-member fees or can join the ADA at the reduced dental resident fee. There is also a special, free reception that dental students, residents and new dentists can register for; see event code E99.

Dental hygiene and post-secondary dental assisting classes are not charged a registration fee if attending Annual Session as a group.   Every group of five students must be accompanied by an instructor or appropriate chaperone while in the Exhibit Hall.  The pre-registration fee for post-secondary student dental assistants attending individually is $5, and increases to $15 on-site.   Hygiene and assisting instructors, or students registering individually can call the ODA to register or for additional information at (614) 486-2700 or (800) 282-1526.


ODA members in the Retired Life category do not pay a registration fee if registered before the pre-registration deadline.  A discounted $35 registration fee applies after the pre-registration deadline; that fee increases to $45 on-site.  Dentists in this category may audit any CE lecture course at no charge, space permitting; to receive CE credit for the course, the member must pay the posted course fee.


Spouses of ADA member dentists who do not work in the dental office may register for free.


Non-member dentists may apply a portion of the registration fee toward 2022 ODA membership dues. To take advantage of this offer, contact the ODA membership department at (614) 486-2700 or


For a cancellation refund, written requests must be received by the ODA no later than September 10, 2021.  A $20 service fee will apply for each cancellation. All refunds will be processed two to four weeks after the 2021 Annual Session. Refunds will be made via the same method of payment, when possible. The Ohio Dental Association reserves the right to cancel or reschedule Annual Session due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified.


Call (678) 341-3049.

If you have questions about the meeting in general, call the ODA at (800) 282-1526 or email