Mark your office appointment calendars now! 148th ODA Annual Session convenes in 6 months

Your staff will want to reserve the dates Sept. 11-14, 2014, in your office appointment books now. In just six months the dental community meets in Columbus for the Ohio Dental Association’s 148th Annual Session. There will be programs of interest for all members of the dental team. Dentists and hygienists who regularly attend the meetings can easily fulfill their requirements for license renewal. Staff members can better learn how to manage difficult patients. Assistants and EFDAs have unique hands-on workshop opportunities. There are programs that the entire office will enjoy. In addition to great CE opportunities, and an expansive Exhibit Hall, the Short North area of Columbus offers great restaurant and entertainment opportunities for dental teams to enjoy together.

For the dentists there has been emphasis of bringing in both well-known and upcoming stars on the dental speakers circuit. In addition to well-known speakers like Dr. Gordon Christensen, presenters like Dr. Ron Kaminer, Dr. Brian Novy, Dr. Thomas Dudney and Dr. Jack Griffin may not be as recognizable, but their presentations are cutting-edge and will make you think. Hygienists will enjoy Nancy Andrews, RDH, and Lisa Harper Mallonee, RDH, LD, who will be giving programs on subjects such as ergonomics and nutrition. Front desk staff won’t want to miss Dr. Udell Webb’s workshop on insurance coding. And Bruce Christopher will entertain you while providing great team motivation.

Interacting with your peers can be beneficial. Everyone feels that their challenges are unique, but actually many are similar. The ability to relate with others away from the office can be of tremendous benefit. Sometimes you can learn more from others outside of the classroom. There will be a New Dentist Reception on Thursday evening, and the ever-popular “The Bash!” on Friday night. Also on Friday evening is the prestigious Callahan Awards Dinner. Meetings of different organizations and societies are held throughout the meeting. And, The Hygienists Roundtable Luncheon and Women in Dentistry events are always well attended.

A highlight of Annual Session each year is the Exhibit Hall and the opportunity to take advantage of “Show Specials.” This year’s Exhibit Hall has a new design to make it easier for attendees to see all exhibiting companies. There will be the Annual Table Clinics in the hall on Saturday as well as an encore presentation of the Dentists Roundtable Breakfast. And the daily door prizes make the hall even more inviting to all members of the dental team.

Whatever your reason for attending, you and your staff won’t want to miss the 2014 ODA Annual Session – mark your office calendar now: Sept. 11-14, 2014.