Special Events

THURSDAY, September 14                                                                                            

Dinner with Chef Hubert
Aubergine Private Dining Club
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Event Code E91

Culinary lovers looking to enjoy a unique and lively evening will enjoy dinner at renowned Chef Hubert Seifert’s SPAGIO restaurant’s intimate, elegant, dining club, Aubergine. Attendees will participate in a cooking class in the setting of a small fine dining restaurant kitchen as the chef explains how to prepare these exceptional dishes at home. The ticket price is inclusive and includes a five course dinner served with wine pairings. Aubergine is located in downtown Grandview Heights, Ohio – approximately a five-minute Uber ride from the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel. Transportation is not provided.

New Dentist Reception
9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
FREE for dentists in practice 10 years or less
Event Code E92
Sponsored by ODPAC

All dentists in practice 10 years or less are invited to attend the New Dentist Reception. Meet up with your classmates and meet new colleagues at this premiere event designed especially for the new practitioner. Denmark is a Euro-style Cocktail Bistro located on the 2nd floor of 463 North High Street, right across the street from the main doors of the Columbus Convention Center. Free for new dentists and their spouses, but you must register to attend.


FRIDAY, September 15

Morning Yoga with Amanda Reynolds - Deep Stretch Vinyasa
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
FREE with registration fee
Event Code E93
Support provided by Bend

Gather your team or come solo to a Deep Stretch Vinyasa class designed for all levels of expertise. This class is designed to loosen tight muscles and reduce strain on the back, neck, shoulders and joints. The breath work will also allow you to release stress and tension from the body and start your day feeling relaxed, long and lean. Exactly what you need for tackling CE classes and a trek through the Exhibit Hall! Yoga classes are free for all Annual Session attendees, but registration for each class is required. Bring a mat if you have one! A limited number of mats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Women in Dentistry Wine Tasting

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$35 per person
Event Code E94
Support provided by PNC Bank

Join current and past female ODA leaders and female colleagues as we celebrate the accomplishments of women in the dental profession.  American Dental Association President Elect Dr. Joe Crowley and ADA 7th District Trustee Dr. Billie Sue Kyger are our scheduled featured guests.  All dentists are welcome to attend.

Callahan Celebration of Excellence Honoring ODA President, Dr. Kevin Laing

Featuring The Rick Brunetto Band
6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday, September 15
$95 per person
Event Code E95
Support provided by Markey’s Rental & Staging

Bring your spouse & staff and join the celebration to honor Dr. Laing and the 2017 Callahan Memorial Award Recipient, Dr. George Zarb, along with your outstanding colleagues at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence. The night starts off with an open bar reception at 6:30 p.m., and the event includes the presentation of the Callahan Memorial Award and the ODA Awards of Excellence. Established in 1920, the Callahan Award is an international honor named for Dr. John Ross Callahan that recognizes outstanding contributions to dentistry. The ODA Awards of Excellence recognize Ohio dentists and others who have made exemplary efforts on behalf of the profession. The awards include the presentation of the ODA's highest honor, the Distinguished Dentist Award.  Black-tie optional, the cost also includes an exceptional dinner and dancing with music provided by Rick Brunetto and his Big Band Orchestra.


9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
FREE with registration
Support provided by Coltene

Good Friends. Convenient Bars. No Cover Charge. That pretty much says it! Don’t miss what is destined to be one of the most popular events of Annual Session, at a great location – Callahan’s rooftop patio. Your ticket gets you free entry into the club and entry into the VIP area with private cash bars. Callahan’s is conveniently located within walking distance of the Convention Center at 520 Park Street. Easy. Close. Free.


SATURDAY, September 16

Morning Yoga with Amanda Reynolds - Slow Burn + Strong Core

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
FREE with registration fee
Event Code E96
Support Provided by Bend

Having a strong core is important for all other functions of the body, especially posture! This Slow Burn + Strong Core class will hold poses a bit longer building muscle plus toning, and giving you that slow burn while incorporating bits of core work throughout. Designed for all levels of expertise and modifications will be offered.  We'll also have a nice blend of shoulder openers and stretching and end with 5 minutes of a relaxed meditation.  Yoga classes are free for all Annual Session attendees, but registration for each class is required.  Bring a mat if you have one! A limited number of mats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

MATCH @ ODA Annual Session

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
FREE with registration fee
Event Code E97
Presented by the ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists

Interested in selling or buying a dental practice? Or are you looking for an opportunity to become an associate or do you need to hire an associate?   Then plan on joining us for this unique event organized by the ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists and designed to help newer dentists meet seasoned dentists who are preparing for a practice transition or looking to expand their practice. Once you register you will be contacted by the ODA prior to the event to provide additional information which will enhance your participation in the matching.  No outside companies or vendors will be included in this program, and attendees are not required or guaranteed to make a "match" at the event.  This event is free, but registration is required.  A light brunch will be served.

"Big City Bar Bounce" Pedal Wagon Tour
5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
$35 per person
Event Code E98

A Bar Crawl has never been more fun!  Join your colleagues on a Pedal Wagon tour of the Arena District.  The price includes a stocked pedal wagon trip with guides and stops at two Arena District bars.  Each rider is responsible for their own purchases at each stop.  Meet at the ODA Registration Desk in GCCC Corridor A to walk approximately two blocks to the Pedal Wagon Station.  Each rider will help pedal the 15-seat wagon during its tour.  **Riders will need a valid driver’s license for identification at the featured bars and will be asked to sign a waiver the day of the event.** Join us on this great way to unwind and celebrate the last night of the 2017 ODA Annual Session.