2015 ODA Annual Session: Excellence in Collaboration

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Dental team members from Dr. Hans Guter’s office visit the Exhibit Hall at the 2014 ODA Annual Session. This year’s Annual Session – Excellence in Collaboration – will be Sept. 17-20 in Columbus.

As the old adage goes: You’re only as good as your team.

The 149th ODA Annual Session will be held Sept. 17-20 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This year’s outstanding program focuses on collaboration among the dental team. Dentists and dental team members should block off their schedules now, because they won’t want to miss everything this year’s Annual Session has to offer.

“The 2015 meeting offers something of value for everyone,” said Dr. Michael Winick, 2015 ODA Annual Session general chair. “We have the best CE meeting in Ohio, and with over 200 vendors we also have the largest Exhibit Hall in a five-state area. Whether you’re interested in hands-on workshops taught by some of our nation’s leading clinicians, exchanging ideas on best practices with our impressive roster of speakers, researching new products and materials, looking for ideas on how to use social media, catching up with old friends or building a network of new ones, this is your meeting!”

Back by popular demand, Annual Session will feature separate product roundtables for dentists and hygienists, where they can learn about the latest products and technologies directly from company representatives in a small, conversational group environment. Annual Session will feature The Bash! for all attendees, and the New Dentist Reception. The Annual Session Committee also has created preselected tracks of courses for new dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and office administrators to help simplify course selections.

CE topics include social media, team motivation, sleep apnea, restorative dentistry, patient behavior, coding errors, hard and soft tissue laser workshops, office profitability, model pouring, management of dental pain, soft tissue grafting, pediatric dentistry, persistent endodontic infection, radiography, crowns, debt management, nitrous monitoring, infection control, employment law, oral pathology and more.

New this year, Table Clinics will be held on Friday instead of Saturday in order to increase both the opportunity for Annual Session attendees to participate and for dental students and residents to present their projects and ideas.

In addition to the Annual Session programming, Taylor Swift will bring her “1989 World Tour” to Columbus for two nights during the meeting – Sept. 17 and 18. The ODA has tickets for both nights and will be giving them away as prizes to registrants. Watch the “ODA Today,” “NewsBytes” and the ODA Annual Session Facebook page for more details on how to win.

The 2015 Ohio Dental Association Annual Session – Excellence in Collaboration – will engage every member of the dental team as dentists take their practice to the next level.