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LOCATION
The 148th 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 10 through Sunday, September 14.

FREE CE COURSES
The ODA Annual Session registration fee includes the ability to earn up to 13 free CE credits. Free CE courses are offered on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday of 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 Saturday 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 Welcome Reception, The Bash!, Friday and Saturday Exhibit Hall events and daily door prizes in the Exhibit Hall.

NEW DENTIST DISCOUNT
ODA members who have been practicing for less than 10 years will receive a one-time $50 discount on any paid CE course. The discount will automatically be deducted from the first CE course you add to your registration. The discount is applied to only one course and information provided by each attendee is matched with ODA membership records to validate the discount.

TWO-HOUR LUNCH BREAKS
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 main corridor outside the Hall. Pre-order lunches are also available with registration.

SEMINAR SEATING & COURTESY
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 1, 2014.

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

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

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

CHILD CARE
Child Care for children ages 6 months and older can be arranged in advance. Contact the ODA for details.

PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE
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.

MORE INFORMATION
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.