The Ohio Dental Association invites ODA member dentists, dental residents and dental students to participate in this free, two-day leadership conference. Enhance your Leadership, Understanding, Collaboration and Knowledge in your practice, in your community and in organized dentistry.

This year’s event features renowned speakers, three breakout sessions and multiple networking opportunities that promise to sharpen your leadership skills and bring out the leader in you!

More details about the event are listed below. Space is limited, so please register early!

Download an event brochure here.


Friday, March 17

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. Welcome - Dr. Kevin Laing, ODA President
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address (1 CE) - Attorney General Mike DeWine
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. Legendary Leadership In Changing Times (1 CE) - Dr. Nate Booth
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 18

7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists Breakfast - Dr. Don Lewis
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. Welcome - Dr. Kevin Laing, ODA President
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. ADA Update - Dr. Billie Sue Kyger, ADA Seventh District Trustee; Dr. Joe Crowley, ADA President Elect; Dr. Ron Lemmo, ADA Treasurer
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ODA Update - Dr. Kevin Laing, ODA President
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Legislative Town Hall - ODA Legislative Team
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Employee Embezzlement and Fraud: Protection, Detection, and Prosecution (1 CE) - Dr. Don Lewis
11:00 a.m. 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 $145 per night.  Contact the Hilton directly by calling (888) 864-8055 for reservations. Reference the group name "Ohio Dental Association" to receive this special ODA rate. Rooms must be booked by February 28, 2017.

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Continuing Education Information