ODA header image

News & Events

2018 Leadership Institute

Mar 23, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018
Hilton Columbus Polaris Hotel | Columbus, OH

The Ohio Dental Association invites ODA member dentists, dental residents and dental students to participate in this free, two-day leadership conference.

This year’s event brings together people, purpose and passion by featuring renowned speakers, three breakout sessions and multiple networking opportunities that promise to guide you on the pathway to success!

Visit the Leadership Institute information page for details.



Hilton Columbus Polaris Hotel
8700 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
Get Directions

Event Contact

Suzanne Brooks, Director of Meetings & Conventions
(614) 486-2700

Session Information
Best Practices in Dental Office Human Resources
Adrienne Twigg, Bent Ericksen & Associates

Since human resource management and compliance with the variety of state and federal labor regulations are not taught in the typical dental school curriculum, doctors often find themselves in court regarding employment issues. This presentation delves deeply into how to easily apply proven, professional personnel management techniques to some of the many common personnel problems to help take the risk out of being an employer/manager and ensure employment law compliance.

Dental Marketing Made Simple
Kristie Simone, Whiteboard Marketing

Today's practice marketing landscape is constantly changing, but it is here to stay. Understanding the true purpose of building an integrated, proactive marketing program for a dental practice is a vital component of attracting new patients and driving practice revenue. This seminar will focus on how to develop and implement strategic, comprehensive and sound marketing processes into your practice. Learning to market your practice effectively will not only bring in new "quality" patients, but it will help turn your existing patient base into practice ambassadors.

Pain Management in the Dental Office: An Update Ohio's Prescribing Rules
Dr. Kumar Subramanian

Dr. Kumar Subramanian is a practicing Endodontist in Columbus, Ohio and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. As a current member of the Ohio State Dental Board, Dr. Subramanian will provide an update on recent changes to Ohio's laws and regulations related to dentists prescribing opioids and other controlled substances.

If you are a dentist who has been in practice for 10 years or less, please check this box in addition to the breakout sessions you wish to attend.