2018 ODA Leadership Institute

The Ohio Dental Association Leadership Institute invites ODA member dentists, dental residents and dental students to participate in this free, two-day leadership conference to become more successful and effective leaders in your practice, in your community and in your association. 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!

Download an event brochure here.

Read below for more details. Register online using the link below, use the form included with the event brochure, or call the ODA at (800) 282-1526.

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Friday, March 23

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                Registration
11:00 a.m.                                       Welcome - Dr. Steve Moore, ODA President
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                10 Truths About Leadership - Pete Luongo (1 CE)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.                  Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.                   Breakout Sessions - Round 1 (click for session descriptions) (1 CE each)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.                     Breakout Sessions - Round 2 (click for session descriptions) (1 CE each)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                   Resources for a Thriving Dental Practice: The ADA Center for Professional
                                                          Success - Dr. Joe Crowley, ADA President, and Dr. Betsy Shapiro, Director,
                                                          ADA Center for Professional Success (1 CE)
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.                   Presentation of ODA's Component Dental Society Membership Awards
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                   Reception - hosted by Superior Dental Care


Saturday, March 24

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.                    Registration and Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m.                                         Welcome - Dr. Steve Moore, ODA President
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.                    ADA Update - Dr. Joe Crowley, ADA President; Dr. Ron Lemmo, ADA
                                                           Treasurer; Dr. Billie Sue Kyger, ADA Seventh District Trustee
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                  Legislative Town Hall / Election Preview - ODA Legislative Team
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.                   The Oral Health/Systemic Health Connection; What's the Evidence? -
                                                           Dr. Thomas Paumier
11:30 a.m.                                        Closing Remarks & Adjournment


Registration is free for ODA members, dental residents and dental students. 

Hotel Reservations
Discounted hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Columbus Polaris Hotel (8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240) for $149 per night. Contact the Hilton directly by calling (614) 885-1600, or make your reservation online. Be sure to reference the group name "Ohio Dental Association" to receive this special rate. Rooms must be booked by March 1, 2018 to be eligible for this rate!

Speaker & Session Information

Continuing Education Information

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