Participate in hands-on workshops at the 2021 ODA Annual Session which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 2. in Columbus.

The 2021 ODA Annual Session is Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This year’s event features 132 in-person and 33 virtual CE credit hours so there is something for everyone!

“I am very, very excited about ODA’s 2021 Annual Session. The last 18-plus months have been very difficult, often depressing. But now, we finally have an opportunity to attend outstanding CE courses and visit with colleagues and friends in one very convenient location,” said Dr. Steve Moore, a past ODA president. “As an added bonus, we can enjoy great entertainment. I look very much forward to seeing everyone in Columbus!”


The 2021 ODA Annual Session provides attendees the opportunity to see 45 great speakers in their own backyard. This year’s speaker lineup features noted nationally-known lecturers including Dr. Uche Odiatu, Dr. Stanley Malamed, Dr. Josh Austin, Judy Bendit, RDH and Judy Kay Mausoff to name a few.

Courses can be added online throughout Annual Session and at the on-site registration desk. Visit www.oda.org for information about what CE courses are still available.


Shop with nearly 150 vendors live and in-person in the Exhibit Hall at the 2021 ODA Annual Session in Columbus.

For nearly two years, the ability to participate in hands-on learning has been non-existent. At this year’s ODA Annual Session, 10 different workshops are available for dentists and dental team members. From shading to appliances for sleep disorders, Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) to CAMBRA integration, and radiography to endodontics, attendees have the opportunity to dive into learning like never before.

Visit www.oda.org to see what’s available and snag a spot before these popular hands-on workshops sell out.


The Exhibit Hall is rated by ODA Annual Session attendees as one of the top reasons they attend the meeting each year. This year’s Exhibit Hall features nearly 150 vendors, where attendees can comparison shop with the help of knowledgeable company representatives.

“I always look forward to the Exhibit Hall at the ODA Annual Session because it is the one time of the year that I can compare all of the latest and greatest supplies and technology in dentistry all under one roof,” said Dr. Kyle Bogan, senior exhibit chairman. “I am especially looking forward to the LIVE Exhibit Hall this year because it will not only give me a chance to actually visit with our exhibitors in person, but also because it provides such an amazing opportunity for me to network with my friends and colleagues. I hope you join me at the 2021 ODA Annual Session.”

Exhibit Hall hours:

  • Thursday, Sept. 30 from 12 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 1. from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those who only wish to shop in the Exhibit Hall, ODA Annual Session will feature a free Exhibits Only Pass each day. Any dentist or staff can register in this category for no fee, but it does not include any advantage of other registration categories and can only be used one day.


There is a wide variety of special events at this year’s Annual Session for attendees to enjoy. Thursday, Sept. 30 will feature an “Outrageous, Fun and Ridiculous” comedian, Greg Hahn, the always popular New Dentist Social and a Dinner with the Speakers event. On Friday, Oct. 1, attendees will hear from Bertice Berry, Ph.D. and can attend MATCH @ ODA Annual Session; Celebrating Women in Dentistry Honoring 2020 ODA President, Dr. Sharon Parsons and Other Female Dental Leaders; a Dental Student, Dental Resident and New Dentist Reception in the Exhibit Hall; The Callahan Celebration of Excellence; and The Bash! Celebrating 2021 ODA President Dr. David Kimberly.


There are several ways to register for ODA Annual Session: