Attendees can refine their skills at 2017 ODA Annual Session

hands-on course

A variety of hands-on courses will be offered at the 2017 ODA Annual Session, which is Sept. 14-17 in Columbus.

This year’s ODA Annual Session – Together Towards Tomorrow – will be Sept. 14-17 in Columbus. Annual Session will feature nationally known speakers, the largest Exhibit Hall in the region, fun social events and more!

One highlight of Annual Session is the broad range of courses available to attendees. Ranging from hands-on to motivational, the courses provide something for general dentists, specialists and all dental team members.

“Be sure to plan to enjoy a few days in Columbus and experience a continuum of courses for doctors and staff,” said Dr. Nan Tertel, 2017 ODA Annual Session chair. “Dentists can refine their surgical skills with three days of didactic and hands-on courses in general oral surgery with Dr. Robert Edwab, periodontal lectures with Dr. Jon Suzuki, and head and neck dissection with Dr. Henry Gremillion. Front office teams can experience coding with Laci Phillips, team building with Bruce Christopher, and quality patient contact and support with Ritz Carlton.”

Featured speakers at the 2017 ODA Annual Session include:

  • Dr. Howard Glazer
  • Dr. Jon Suzuki
  • Dr. Robert Edwab
  • Karen Davis, RDH
  • Dr. Paul Feuerstein
  • Dr. Lee Ann Brady
  • Dr. Henry Gremillion
  • Dr. Greg Psaltis
  • Bruce Christopher
  • Mary Ellen Psaltis, RD
  • Nancy Dewhurst, RDH
  • Theresa Groody, EFDA, CDA
  • Laci Phillips
  • Dr. Todd Snyder
  • Dr. Greg Gillespie
  • The Dawson Academy
  • and more

Annual Session also will feature CPR for Healthcare Professionals; Infection Control & Regulatory Compliance; Emergency Medicine for the Dental Practice; and Radiography Update for the Dental Assistant.

In addition to these nationally known speakers, attendees have an opportunity to shop in the Exhibit Hall, where they can try out new products, speak directly to company representatives and compare products.

“Once again all registered attendees can shop in the largest dental Exhibit Hall in the five-state area,” Tertel said. “All dental team members can participate in daily raffles for amazing prizes by visiting the ODA members’ area, adjacent to the Continuing Education verification kiosks.”

Annual Session is also a great time to catch up with colleagues from across the state and meet other dental professionals from Ohio. The ODA has several special events planned where dental professionals can relax and have fun after a day of CE and shopping the Exhibit Hall.

“As always, the members of the Annual Session Committee and the ODA staff have arranged for many special events that will help you experience Columbus,” Tertel said. “Thursday evening, young dentists can enjoy networking at Denmark in the heart of the Short North. The Callahan Awards of Excellence and the BASH! are exciting events that will have all attendees celebrating the 151st annual meeting of the Ohio Dental Association.”

Attendees also can find ideas to make their stay in Columbus more enjoyable at

Register now for the 2017 ODA Annual Session at Be sure to like the ODA Annual Session Facebook page for the latest information, and watch future issues of the “ODA Today” for updates about the event.