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New Look, Great Experience!


Boasting one of the largest Exhibit Halls in the region, the ODA’s 148th Annual Session
is clearly the best choice when shopping for your office. Rated by Annual Session attendees as one of the top reasons they attend the meeting each year, the ODA’s Exhibit Hall features convenient comparison shopping with the help of knowledgeable company representatives.

This year attendees will find their shopping experience improved by a new Hall layout featuring a double entrance and more convenient placement of booths. Many events will take place within the Exhibit Hall and you won’t want to miss any of the fun!

 
Exhibit Hall Hours
 

Thursday, September 11       12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 12            10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 13       10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 
Exhibit Hall Events

ODA Membership Booth
Take time to relax and regroup with cell phone charging stations and comfortable seating in the ODA Membership Booth. Information on all ODA programs, products and services are available, including helpful representatives from the ODA’s subsidiary, ODASC.

Door Prizes for ADA Member Dentists, Hygienists and Staff
Visit the Exhibit Hall daily to enter your chance to win one of the outstanding prizes donated by the ODA, on behalf of all 2014 exhibitors. All registered* ADA member dentists are eligible for the dentist prizes, and there are special drawings for registered* hygienists and dental team members. *Attendees registered in category ES are not eligible for drawings.

Simply take your ticket – which will automatically be printed with your name badge – to the ODA Membership Booth each day to enter.  

Prize Drawing Schedule:  Thursday, Sept 11, 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept 12, 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 13, 1:00 p.m.

Prizes for dentists include: a $500 gift card to Tiffany & Co.,  a Coach leather backpack, and an iPad Air.  Prizes for hygienists include: a Coach purse, a sterling silver Tiffany 1837 Circle Charm & Chain, and Beats Studio headphones.  Prizes for dental staff include: a sterling silver "Return to Tiffany" bead bracelet, a Coach leather wallet, and a Jawbone Portable Mini Jambox speaker.

Pre-Order your Exhibit Hall Lunch
While Exhibit Hall concession stands will continue to offer many choices, you can make lunch during Annual Session stress-free! Order your lunch when you register, and pick it up in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday.

With reserved seating available in the concession area, you can pick up your lunch, have a comfortable place to eat, and still have plenty of time shop the exhibits before your afternoon class begins. This special pricing is only available for those pre-registering by August 1, and refunds are not available after Sept. 1. Lunches will be available for pickup during the following times each day:

Thursday, Sept 11:  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept 12:        11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 13:   11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Meal options are listed below. When registering, please enter the appropriate code for the day and meal option you prefer, just as you would for a course or other event. All options cost $20.00 each. No substitutions.

THURSDAY
TL101      Chef Salad, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water
TL102     Chicken Wrap, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water
TL103     Vegetarian Wrap, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water
FRIDAY
FL104     Chef Salad, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water
FL105     Chicken Wrap, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water
FL106     Vegetarian Wrap, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water
SATURDAY
SL107     Chef Salad, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water
SL108     Chicken Wrap, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water
SL109     Vegetarian Wrap, Chips/Pretzels, Cookie, choice of canned soda or bottled water

Welcome Reception
Thursday, September 11, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Take part in the kick-off to Annual Session, featuring free hors d’oeuvers and cash bars. An annual highlight of the reception is the special program for dental students – member dentists will escort students around the Exhibit Hall introducing them to the convenience of outfitting their future offices by attending dental trade shows.

Members of ODPAC (with a red, white & blue ribbon) should be sure to stop by the Membership Booth for a free drink!

Take A Break!
Friday, September 12, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Visit the more than 200 companies exhibiting this year while you enjoy ice cream or freshly baked cookies. And be on the look out for special games and prizes via Facebook and Twitter, available only in the Hall!

TailGate!
Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate your profession and enjoy popcorn and a free drink while keeping up with the day’s football games and enjoying great deals from exhibitors!

Table Clinics
Saturday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Support provided by Colgate
Earn up to 2 hours of free CE by attending Table Clinics presented by member dentists, auxiliary staff, dental students and hygiene students. Interested in presenting a Table Clinic?  Download an application form here. (Deadline: August 20.)