General Information

The 151st Annual Session of the Ohio Dental Association will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) complex, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The headquarters hotels are the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, (614) 463-1234, and the Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, (614) 384-8600. Both hotels are connected to the GCCC. Most ODA Annual Session events and courses will be held in the GCCC, the Hyatt or the Hilton. ODA staff will be on-site at the GCCC from Wednesday, September 13 through Sunday, September 17.

The ODA Annual Session registration fee includes the ability to earn up to 13 free CE credits. Free CE courses are offered throughout Annual Session – see the CE course listing for details. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to earn CE credits while attending the Table Clinics on Friday afternoon in the Exhibit Hall. All of the free courses offered, as well as the Table Clinics, qualify toward the Ohio State Dental Board’s biennium licensure requirement.

The registration fee also provides unlimited free entrance to the expansive Exhibit Hall, The Bash!, Friday and Saturday Exhibit Hall events, and the ability to participate in daily door prizes in the Exhibit Hall.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, most CE courses will break for two hours for lunch at various intervals between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., giving attendees the opportunity to spend time in the exhibit hall with no need to travel off-site for lunch – concessions and a dining area are located in the Exhibit Hall and in the concourse just outside of the Hall.

Plan to arrive early; seating for all seminars is on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, please set all cell phones and pagers to “silent” during seminars. Seminar room locations will be included in the pre-registration packet mailed to attendees who register by August 4, 2017.

Business casual dress is recommended for the convention. Dress warmly, in layers, as meeting rooms tend to be cool.

If you have special needs and require accommodation to fully participate in the conference, please contact the ODA prior to Annual Session, and the ODA Information Desk located in the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), Concourse A during the conference. The ODA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Deductions are permitted for educational expenses including registration fees, transportation, meals, and lodging. Check with your financial advisor for details.

Contact the ODA by email or call (614) 486-2700 for information.

Annual Session attendees grant permission to the Ohio Dental Association and their agents to utilize, in perpetuity, the attendee’s image or likeness in an effort to promote the Ohio Dental Association and its events or meetings. Attendees waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product or products and the advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

For Annual Session program information, contact the ODA Annual Session department at (614) 486-2700. For hotel information and/or reservations, call your hotel of choice directly.