Not registered for the 2012 ODA Annual Session? It’s not too late!

     It’s not too late to take part in the largest dental exhibition in Ohio, Sept. 13 through 16 at the ODA’s 146th Annual Session in Columbus.

    Dentists and staff members can still register onsite at the Greater Columbus Convention Center or online at So, don’t be caught looking back on the missed opportunity of being part of one of the region’s finest dental meetings and fulfilling CE requirements. Head into downtown Columbus and take advantage of the opportunities for education, entertainment and networking.

    The entire dental team can benefit from the lineup of great continuing education courses led by nationally known speakers and will enjoy great free activities such as the Welcome Reception, The Bash!, and daily drawings especially for attendees in the Exhibit Hall.

    Continuing education at Annual Session is a great way to recharge your batteries and renew enthusiasm for the profession. There will be opportunities to discuss some of the latest techniques and technologies with colleagues. 

     The Annual Session scouting team has been recruiting speakers from across the nation to present topics important to your practice. Speakers this year include Dr. Lee Ann Brady, Dr. Anthony Cardoza, Dr. Gary DeWood, Dr. John Flucke, Dr. Dennis Hartlieb, Dr. Robert Edwab, Dr. Ross Nash, Dr. Martin Trope, Dr, Brian Novy, Ms. Laci Phillips and Ms. Bonnie Pugh. These are only a few of the marvelous speakers who will enlighten and inspire dentists and their teams.

     Visit the course handouts page to print out course materials. Your registration number is required to access the appropriate materials.

     To add to the excitement, Annual Session’s Exhibit Hall provides a glimpse of some of the latest products for the dental office. More than 200 companies will be represented, providing a unique opportunity to shop for everything an office needs.

    Annual Session is an opportunity that should not be missed. Onsite registration is available each day during the meeting.

   From Thursday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 15, the registration desk will be in Exhibit Hall C of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  On Sunday, registration will be located in Concourse C.  Online registration via the ODA’s website at is available anytime allowing attendees to select courses before heading to the convention.

    To guarantee the best possible experience at Annual Session, the ODA asks those planning to register onsite to arrive no later than one hour before the first CE course they plan to attend to allow plenty of time to process information. In addition, it is wise to choose alternate courses in the event primary choices sell out.

     Fees for onsite registration are $75 for ADA members, $50 for retired life members and $30 for staff. Spouses who are not on the office staff and dental students always register free. Registration hours are as follows:

Onsite registration hours:

Thursday, Sept. 13: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 14: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Onsite registration fees:

ADA members: $75
ADA retired-life members: $50
Non-members: $350
Dental office staff: $30
Other students: $15
Spouses (non-office staff): Free
Dental students: Free
Dental hygiene students: Free
Saturday Exhibits Only Pass: Free