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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.
See the schedule below.

Thursday, September 15

Antibiotics in Dentistry for the Practicing Clinician
Dr. Tom Paumier
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
1 CE credit
Course Code H65

Recommended Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Office Staff

Antibiotics have improved health outcomes since the discovery of penicillin. However, their overuse and misuse has now threatened their effectiveness and led to superbug infections that are untreatable.  This course will introduce antibiotic stewardship guidance and the risks of inappropriate antibiotic use, including antibiotic resistance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the comparative effectiveness of different antibiotic drugs and prescribing directions in common clinical scenarios of acute dental pain and intra oral swelling
  • Evaluate patients’ risk factors and treatment needs based upon individualized patient needs and presentations
  • Discover how to best counsel patients on appropriate antibiotic use and the rationale for your prescribing recommendations

Ransomware & Cybersecurity; Decrypting the Myths
Brian Currier, Advantage Technologies
2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m
1 CE credit
Course Code H66

Recommended Audience: Dentists, Office Managers

Ransomware and Cyber Security in Dentistry: Decrypting the Myths provides a summary of requirements to maintain privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI). It offers practical steps and advice that are crucial to ensure compliance with HIPAA and HITECH regulations in addition to keeping your business’s data safe.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
  • Implement cybersecurity best practices.
  • Understand the potential impact of data breaches to a business.

Marketing to a Savvy Healthcare Consumer
Sean White, Whiteboard Marketing
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
1 CE credit
Course Code H67

Recommended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk staff

The average savvy healthcare consumer spends about four hours per day on a digital device. If your dental practice doesn’t have a healthy, active, and aggressive online presence, you will miss the chance to attract, acquire and retain the patients you want. This presentation by ODASC Endorsed Partner Sean White, Founder & CEO of Whiteboard Marketing, will review the opportunities your practice can implement to modernize the patient experience, outline the most effective strategies to attract and convert patients, and reinforce the importance of continuously investing in and improving those strategies as technology evolves.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss the marketing opportunities your practice can implement to modernize the patient experience, drive conversions and build patient loyalty.
  • Learn the most effective marketing strategies to capture prospective patient’s attention and convert them.
  • Understand the importance of adapting your marketing strategy as dental patients continue to become savvier and as digital platforms evolve.

Friday, September 16

Preventative Equipment Maintenance
Shawn Lang & Carl Wells, Patterson Dental
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
1 CE credit
Course Code H68

Recommended Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers

Preventive Maintenance is critical competent to any business looking to reduce maintenance cost and the number of reactive maintenance issues. But… what exactly is preventive maintenance?  In this presentation your instructors Carl Wells and Shawn Lang will be drawing from more than 60 years of combined technical experience, exploring exactly what preventive maintenance is, how it can benefit your practice and stay ahead of issues before they arise. learn how to protect your investment, increase productivity, and reduce down time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the benefits of preventative maintenance
  • Understand the four types of maintenance strategies.
  • Learn basic maintenance examples and tips.

Running Your Practice Without You, Not Around You
Dr. Gina Dorfman
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
1 CE credit
Course Code H69

Recommended Audience: Dentists

If you’re like most dentists, you started your practice so that you could be your own boss, take great care of patients, achieve time and financial freedom, and live life on your terms. Yet many dentists find themselves overwhelmed keeping up with the demands of running a practice, wearing many hats, juggling responsibilities, answering an endless stream of questions, putting out fires, and getting things done.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to reverse-engineer your long terms goals to build your dream practice.
  • Learn how to engage and align your employees so that they help you make it happen.
  • Learn how to attracts, interview, and select the right employees to strengthen your company culture.
  • Learn how to systematize your practice to give yourself the freedom to live your best life.

The New Age of Digital Applications in Dentistry
Moshe Mizrachi CDT,  Mizrachi Dental Laboratory
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
1 CE credit
Course Code H70

Recommended Audience: Dentists

In this presentation, Moshe Mizrachi, CDT and Lecturer at the Columbus Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry will discuss the latest advancements in digital dentistry and their unique position in creating highly satisfied patients while increasing your profitability. You will hear about several treatment opportunities for edentulous patients, different approaches to full mouth restorations and three principles that help promote and increase the acceptance of the comprehensive treatments. Following the outlined concept will increase your confidence in proposing comprehensive cosmetic and rehabilitative treatments, increase your professional satisfaction and improve the self-confidence & quality of life of your patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about treatment opportunities for edentulous patients.
  • Learn different approaches to full mouth restorations.
  • Learn the basic principles of promoting comprehensive treatment ensuring patient acceptance utilizing photography, digital imaging and psychology.

Election Preview / Political Update
David Owsiany, JD
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Course Code H71

Recommended Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Office Staff

The 2022 election year is shaping up to be like no other mid-term election cycle in recent years.  The political divide between Republicans and Democrats has never been more evident.  Both major parties are girding for the November elections where statewide offices, including governor, attorney general, secretary of state and Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice will be on the ballot. Ohio’s Congressional races will be in newly re-drawn House districts and one of Ohio’s U.S. Senate seats will be up for election without an incumbent on ballot.  All of the Ohio House of Representative seats and half of the Ohio Senate seats will be contested this November. How will re-districting impact the November elections?  What about a U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion? What role will gun control and inflation play in the elections?  How will these elections impact on dentistry?

Many of you know that David Owsiany has been ODA’s Executive Director for 20 years.  In addition to lobbying at the Statehouse for more than 25 years, David has worked in all three branches of government, having served on the staff of the U.S Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., as Chief of Policy for the Ohio Department of Insurance, and as law clerk to the Illinois Appellate Court. He has also done legal research and policy analysis for state and national think tanks during his career, publishing articles in scholarly journals, including the University of Toledo Law Review and Federalist Society Review, and newspapers, including the Columbus Dispatch and Akron Beacon Journal. Owsiany will draw on his experiences to provide insights into the 2022 elections in this entertaining and relaxed format.

3D Printing
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
1 CE credit
Course Code H72

Recommended Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Office Staff

Join us for a crash course on the latest in 3D printing technology, featuring the SprintRay.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how 3D printing can increase revenues, lower lab costs, and increase staff efficiencies.
  • Learn about how the ODA GPO can assist your practice in lowering costs, with supplies and equipment.



Saturday, September 17

Adverse Event Decision Making & the Clinical Challenges
Dr. Larry Rossoff
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
1 CE credit
Course Code H73

Recommended AudienceDentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Office Staff

Adverse Events occur in Dentistry in virtually every aspect of dental practice, both clinical and administrative.  These events, if not handled in a proper, empathetic, and professional manner can become a reputational and legal burden on the dentist, the dental team, and the dental practice.  The purpose of this presentation is to shine a light on this under discussed topic and provide the Dentist with some professional, legal, and ethical insight into how to avoid conflict arising from an adverse event, comply with applicable regulations and, take the precautions to avoid the risk.  Accidents happen in dentistry; it’s how we respond that makes the difference between successful outcomes vs unwanted conflict.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the factors that contribute to an Adverse Event.
  • Identify the difference between an Adverse Event and Quality of Care.
  • Understand your responsibility in documentation and reporting.

Own or Be Owned; Your Guide to Practice Ownership
Jeff Cormell, Bank of America Practice Solutions
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1 CE credit
Course Code H74

Recommended Audience:  Dentists

Transitioning to practice ownership opens up professional and financial opportunities and can be your ticket to professional and financial freedom.  The ability to make your own clinical decisions and run the practice to your standards is a dream for most doctors.  Unfortunately, the path to ownership can be confusing or seem overwhelming at times. We’ll discuss strategies to make a successful jump from new dentist to owner of a healthy dental practice. You’ll learn strategies to help successfully navigate from your associate position into practice ownership to the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.  Most importantly understanding the differences between a W2 employee and building someone else’s business versus practice ownership and what it takes to get there. Understand the “do’s and don’ts” of starting a practice from scratch.  Understanding the different types of due diligence when purchasing a dental practice. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of subject matter experts and your peers in a panel format.

Becoming a practice owner can be the most rewarding experience of your career, both personally and financially.  The great news is that owning a practice can happen as early as 12 months out of dental school with the right planning and an experienced team to help you.

Learning Objectives:

  • What questions you should be asking yourself before you make the jump into ownership.
  • Starting up – buying in – buying out – associating. An objective comparison of the choices you face.
  • Identify the key members of your team to help make the process easier.
  • Learn the timeline and preparation necessary for practice ownership.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, September 15, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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


Jeff Cormell, VP of Healthcare Lending, Bank of America Practice Solutions

Jeff has been with Practice Solutions since 1999 and has held numerous management roles within the bank. He currently specializes in practice acquisition lending in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.Jeff provides a unique perspective to his clients as he has owned several small businesses of his own including multiple dental practices over the last 20 years. Jeff has a BS in Accounting from Ohio State University and resides in Westerville, Ohio. His unique experience will be valuable when considering banking needs within your business.

Bryan Currier, Advantage Technologies

Bryan is CEO and President of Advantage Technologies, an innovative IT services company.
Initially focusing on dental and medical practice technology integration, Advantage Technologies has expanded its reach from over 20 years to include 85+ employees and over 800 customers across multiple professional industries. Bryan is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs’ efforts to achieve their dreams of running a successful business and helping improve the
lives of their patients, customers, & clients. His expertise lies in educating small business owners and their teams on various topics in dentistry, IT, and business at study clubs, regional and
state seminars, as well as national conferences. Bryan has presented at events as large as Chicago Midwinter, however, he still loves to speak in intimate groups and settings to talk
about ways business owners can grow their businesses.

Gina Dorfman, DDS

For almost two decades, Dr. Gina Dorfman has continually proved herself to be an innovative leader in the field of dentistry. As a dentist, practice owner, and entrepreneur, Dr. Dorfman has had the opportunity to engage with dental professionals across the country with the goal of helping them grow and thrive. Dr. Dorfman graduated from the University of Southern California in 1996, earning a degree in Biochemistry. She completed her dental training at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2000 and shortly after started her practice near Los Angeles, California. While starting a practice in a saturated market came with its own challenges, the practice grew tremendously over the years, expanding to several locations. Because of her experience running multiple practices and leading a big team, Dr. Dorfman developed a unique insight into how efficient practices organize and operate and how dental teams can work together to overcome obstacles and reach their goals. A recognized speaker and author, Dr. Dorfman is regularly invited to teach other dentists across the country. She has presented at multiple local and national dental meetings, such as the Townie Meeting and Practice on Fire Live. Recently, she’s had the honor to join the faculty at the Dental Success Network, a unique community dedicated to advanced learning and collaboration. Dr. Dorfman is also a frequent contributor to several industry blogs and is the host of Behind the Smiles Podcast which features the most disruptive and influential members of the dental community who are moving dentistry forward. Dr. Dorfman spends numerous hours in continuing education each year to further her dental expertise and is always on the cutting edge of technology. Also presenting Course Codes T16, T18.

Shawn Lang, Patterson Dental

Shawn Lang is the Senior Service Technician for the Patterson Dental Mid-South Ohio branch. With 35 plus years of experience, Shawn has been servicing dental equipment since 1984 as he entered in this career to follow in his father’s footsteps. In the field Shawn is responsible for repairs, performing preventative maintenance, and x-ray QA’s. However, performing preventative maintenance is key to keeping an office’s equipment running like new.  With his expertise, Shawn is able to determine if the equipment is worth servicing or if replacing is the most economical option. Shawn’s professional philosophy is to be a reliable and trusted partner with every office that he gets the chance to service. It is also very important to him to build a great relationship with not only the Doctor, but the entire staff.

Moshe Mizrachi, CDT

Moshe Mizrachi is the Director of Educational Programming at the Columbus Institute
of Cosmetic Dentistry and is the President and CEO of Mizrachi Dental Lab in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Moshe earned his Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology in 1983 and his Doctorate degree in 2004. He is a regular participant and lecturer in the Continued Education space. He lectures worldwide on the subject of Dental Materials and has published numerous articles on this subject. Moshe’s latest focus is on Digital Applications in Dentistry and the possibilities they present to Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry today.

David J. Owsiany, JD

David Owsiany has served as executive director of the Ohio Dental Association since 2002. He previously served as director of legislative and legal services for the ODA, was a clerk to Justice Robert W. Cook of the Illinois Appellate Court, worked for the staff of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and was president of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions. He is an honorary member of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Mr. Owsiany earned his BA degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his JD degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.  Also presenting Course S59.

Thomas M. Paumier, DDS

Dr. Tom Paumier is a cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry class of 1987 and completed a GPR at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He has been in private practice in Canton, Ohio since 1988. He is on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital GPR in Canton and is a Fellow in the International and American College of Dentists. He was a member of the ADA and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons expert panels who wrote the Clinical Practice Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria for Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Prosthetic Joint Patients. He also was a co-author of the ADA Clinical Practice Guideline for Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Odontogenic Infections and was the 2019 recipient of the ADA Evidence Based Dentistry Clinical Practice Award. He was one of six dentists appointed to the ADA Dental Practice Recovery Task Force during the COVID-19 Pandemic. He regularly lectures to dental residents and students at Case School of Dental Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a past president of the Ohio Dental Association and the Stark County Dental Society. Also presenting Course O81.

Lawrence P. Rossoff DDS, FICD, FACD

Dr. Lawrence Rossoff is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, having practiced in Minnesota and British Columbia, Canada for over 30 years. He is currently the Quality Assurance Director of the North American Dental Group (NADG) and as an Assistant Professor at Case Western University School of Dental Medicine.  At CWRU he is currently serving as Clinical Preceptor, Clinical Quality Assurance Director and consultant to Patient Services, Infection Control Officer, and manager of student remediation/re-entry programs to assess and ensure clinical competency. He has lectured locally, regionally, and nationally on topics such as Ethics, Negligence, Adverse Event Decision Making.  Dr. Rossoff is a Fellow in both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists and has been published in the Journal of Dental Education on topics of professional ethics.

Carl Wells, Patterson Dental

Carl Wells is a Lead Service Technician for the Patterson Dental Mid-South Ohio Branch. Carl has been in the service industry for more than 40 years. While in the field, Carl is responsible for repairs, equipment installs, x-ray QA’s and compliance issues. In collaboration with his team, Carl provided his expertise to help roll out the new branch Preventative Maintenance program for Mid-South Ohio Patterson Dental. This program is proving to be a value-added service which helps the offices protect their investments, increase productivity, and reduce downtime. Carl’s professional philosophy is understanding the longevity of a good relationship that he has with each of his customers. He also makes it his top priority to ensure that the service he provides is at the highest level.

Sean White
Sean White is the President and CEO of Whiteboard Marketing. Founded in 2005, Whiteboard Marketing has evolved into a full-service marketing agency that specializes in dental practice partnerships. Sean’s experience is broad-based and includes all aspects of client service. Whiteboard Marketing works with dentists nationally to develop and implement marketing strategies to attract and retain patients.

Sean’s presentation experience is extensive and includes multiple webinars and workshops at the Ohio Dental Association Annual Session, ODA Leadership Institute, Seattle Study Club local Chapter Meetings, Seattle Study Club Symposium, Spectrum Study Club Meetings and The Paragon Program Excelleration Meetings. Additionally, he was a frequent guest on webinars and podcasts for the ACTDental COVID-Recovery Conference, The Progressive Agency podcast, Ain’t That the Tooth podcast, and the Florida Dental Association marketing recovery program.