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Dental Students

The ODA is proud to welcome Dental Students to the ODA Annual Session!


FREE registration!  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.

Visit the CE Schedule page for a full list of courses and speakers – including online courses available September 19 – December 31!

There are several free events and opportunities which dental students are eligible to participate in – see the list below.

Be sure to check out the special, free reception just for students, residents and new dentists, “Night at the Ballpark,” (see event code E95)!

FREE parking!  If parking in any Greater Columbus Convention Center Garage (GCCC) on Friday, September 16, be sure to bring your parking ticket to the ODA Registration Desk, located in GCCC Concourse A, to receive your free parking voucher.

Click below to request a copy of the registration program by mail.

Request a Program


In addition to the courses available on-demand beginning September 19, check out some of the outstanding live courses available only during the ODA Annual Session!

Working the Life-Work Balance and Living Your Best Life
Gina Dorfman, DDS
Thursday, September 15
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Opioid Use, Misuse, Abuse and Addiction:  Appropriate Opioid and Non-Opioid Prescribing
Harold L. Crossley, DDS, MS, PhD
Friday, September 16
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dentistry:  The Real Word
Panel discussion led by Dr. Amrita Patel
Friday, September 16
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Dental Compliance:  What You Need to Know as an Owner, Associate or DSO-Dentist
David J. Owsiany, JD
Saturday, September 17
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Morning Yoga

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – FREE with registration
Event Code E92

MATCH @ ODA Annual Session

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – FREE with registration
Event Code E93

Night at the Ballpark

7:05 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – FREE for dentists in practice 10 years or less, dental residents and dental students
Event Code E95

The BASH!  Featuring Kyle Primous and the K-Street Band

9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. – FREE with registration
Event Code E96


Cuisine + Colleagues From Around the World

Thursday, September 15
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
FREE with registration

Experience food and beverages from different regions around the world throughout the Exhibit Hall, hosted by the ODA Subcouncil on Diversity and Inclusion.

Hops & Shops

Friday, September 16
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
FREE with registration

Finish your CE courses and start your evening by touring the Exhibit Hall while you enjoy free central Ohio craft beers and snacks hosted by participating exhibitors.

Dark Roast and Donuts

Saturday, September 17
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
FREE with registration

Enjoy coffee and donuts on us and explore the exhibits as we get ready to say goodbye to the 156th ODA Exhibit Hall.


ODATalks are free one-hour presentations that are designed differently than most lectures and will be held inside the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Featuring a wide range of CE courses, demonstrations, and topical discussions, the Talks are designed to be interactive and encourage open discussion between the speaker and individual audience members.

ODATalks are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and some will offer CE credit. Seating is limited. View the presentation schedule here.

Table Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2022
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Table Clinics, which are informal, interactive presentations that last up to 15 minutes, are presented by dentists, dental students, dental staff and dental residents each year during Annual Session.

Presentation topics are designed to promote education and dialogue among dental professionals by addressing some of the clinical issues they face in day-to-day practice. Table clinics take place in the Exhibit Hall.