On June 26 and 27, 1866, forty-one dentists met in Columbus and developed a Constitution and Bylaws around the goals of creating a statewide association for Ohio dentists.
The purpose of this new organization was to advance the dental profession, protect the public, foster fellowship and encourage more formal professional education for dentists. During those warm summer days 150 years ago, Ohio’s statewide dental association – then known as the "Ohio State Dental Society" - was born. And dentistry in Ohio would never be the same!
We hope you will join us at the Annual Session, which serves as the culmination of our year-long celebration and will present one-of-a-kind educational and social events that you will not want to miss!
Boasting one of the largest Exhibit Halls in the region, the ODA Annual Session is the best choice when shopping for your office. Rated by attendees as one of the top reasons they attend the meeting each year, the Exhibit Hall features convenient comparison shopping with the help of knowledgeable company representatives. Many events will take place within the Exhibit Hall, so you won’t want to miss any of the fun or celebrations!
Reserve your space at the ODA Annual Session!
Exhibiting at the ODA Annual Session is an opportunity you will not want to miss. Nearly 5000 dental team members converge in Columbus each year for outstanding learning opportunities, social events, and the largest exhibit hall in the area. Act quickly to reserve premium placement!
The ODA Exhibit Hall has consistently been one of the largest dental exhibitions in the five-state region. Held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the ODA Annual Session takes place near several unique and exciting attractions in Columbus, Ohio.
Plus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for networking while enjoying the friendly, high-spirited environment.
The Ohio Dental Association advances and supports members and the dental profession in the delivery of quality oral health care.
Informing, representing and serving the public and the dental profession in Ohio, the Ohio Dental Association represents more than 5,000 dentists statewide.
Dedicated to oral health, the ODA represents the interests of Ohio dentists and their patients on legislative, regulatory, and third-party payer issues. A not-for-profit association, the ODA is a leader in providing professional information and education to dentists and the dental team.