2016 ODA Annual Session pre-registration deadline approaching


The 2016 ODA Annual Session will feature a variety of hands-on courses and courses for the entire dental team.

The pre-registration deadline for the ODA Annual Session is Aug. 1; after that date, registration fees will increase. This year’s ODA Annual Session will be the main event celebrating the ODA’s 150th anniversary and will be Sept. 15-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

There are several ways to register for Annual Session:

  • Online at www.oda.org.
  • Use the registration form provided in the ODA Annual Session preview program that was mailed out in June. Once completed, the form can be mailed or faxed to the address or number on the form.
  • On-site at Annual Session – but be aware that the on-site registration fee is higher.

Attendees are encouraged to register by Aug. 1 to avoid increased registration fees, and can continue to register for additional courses after that date because course fees do not change.

Annual Session offers many opportunities for the entire dental team, including an expansive Exhibit Hall, hands-on continuing education courses, unique special events, and more.

This year’s speakers include: Dr. Gordon Christensen; Dr. Rella Christensen; The Madow Brothers; Dr. Joyce Bassett; Dr. Alan Atlas; Dr. Hugh Flax; Dr. Jeff Carter; Dr. Jack Griffin; Betsy Reynolds, RDH; and Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD.

Topics will include practice management, restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, motivational speakers, mouth guards, lasers, digital impressions, perinatal and infant oral care, how cellular communication impacts oral health, implants, adhesion, the immune system, practice marketing, billing and coding, oral lesions, biomimetic dentistry, antibiotic prophylaxis and more.

Additionally, CPR for Healthcare Professionals; Infection Control & Regulatory Compliance; Emergency Medicine for the Dental Practice; and Radiography Review for the Dental Assistant will be offered at the event.

Annual Session also will feature one of the largest Exhibit Halls in the area, where attendees can comparison shop and speak to knowledgeable sales reps who can answer questions about their products. The Exhibit Hall will contain more than 200 booths. An interactive online floor plan is available at www.oda.org/events, where attendees can search for products and companies and locate their booths.

In addition to the lineup of speakers and opportunities to shop in the Exhibit Hall, Annual Session will also feature special events for attendees, including a new dentist reception for dentists in practice for 10 years or less, and The Bash! for all attendees.

In honor of the ODA’s 150th Anniversary, the ODA Annual Session will feature a special event to celebrate all that the ODA represents and stands for – dentists and their teams. Celebrate! is Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Union Station Ballroom B at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. A DJ will be playing great music and a cash bar will be available. This event is free with registration.

In place of the Callahan Celebration of Excellence, this year Annual Session will feature the ODA’s 150th Anniversary Gala and Award Celebration as the premiere event celebrating the ODA’s 150th anniversary. The event will recognize ODA past presidents, current ODA President Dr. Chris Connell, the ODA Awards of Excellence winners and the Callahan Memorial Award winners. The event will be from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Register with Event Code E94.

New this year, Annual Session will feature morning yoga classes on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 8 a.m. The yoga classes are free, but registration is required. Register for Morning Yoga with Rachel Kerr – Deep Stretch Vinyasa on Friday, Sept. 16, using Event Code E92. Register for Morning Yoga with Rachel Kerr – Slow Burn + Strong Core on Saturday, Sept. 17, using Event Code E96. Support provided by Bend. For more details on these classes, visit www.oda.org/events or check out the preview program that was mailed in June.

To register for ODA Annual Session and for more details including a full schedule of events, speaker bios and course descriptions, visit www.oda.org/events.