Welcome to the Oregon Dental Conference
In US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s book “Together,” he writes “While loneliness engenders despair and ever more isolation, togetherness raises optimism and creativity. When people feel they belong to one another, their lives are stronger, richer, and more joyful.”
I think that organized dentistry is one example of togetherness and all the benefits it brings to our lives. Being a part of something bigger than myself, surrounded by supportive colleagues, makes me feel recharged. I’m looking forward to sharing ideas, thinking about the future, and being with you all at the Oregon Dental Conference this year. I know that my life, and our profession, is more joyful because of you.
Britta Martinez, DMD
New Dentist Council Chair
ODC New Dentist Discount
New Dentists can save an additional $100 on registration: ODA members already save significantly on registration, but recent grads save even more! ODA members who graduated between 2019 and 2022 are eligible to receive $100 off the ODA Member registration price! Be sure to select the “ODA New Dentist Member” category when registering.
ODC New Dentist Course
Tackling the Biggest Pitfalls in the Dentist-Assistant Relationship
Kevin Henry, MA
Thursday, April 13, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
In his 20+ years of working with dental practices across the United States, Mr. Henry has seen some of the most glaring issues in a practice come from the interpersonal
relationships that exist in that practice. If the dentist and assistant aren’t on the same
page, it’s hard for the rest of the practice to be, so let’s start there and build a model of
communication and understanding that can turn dysfunction into harmony. In this fastpaced,
interactive lecture, we will look at common issues from both the assistant and
dentist side, shining a light on some common myths that need to be busted.
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
Recognize the biggest areas of concerns for dentists with their assistants
Understand why assistants want to be considered “team” rather than “staff”
Avoid problems before they begin and minimize those that exist
List common issues from both the dentist and assistant side of the equation
Comprehend what can be done to minimize problems
See things from “the other side” when it comes to the dentist-assistant relationship
ODC New Dentist Social
Friday, April 14, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Calling all New Dentists, you will not want to miss this new offering just for you! Join your colleagues 0-10 years out of dental school and connect during a relaxed social gathering at the Stir Lounge in the Oregon Convention Center. There will be appetizers and a cash bar (1 complimentary drink ticket will be provided). This is a fantastic way to network with your peers and friends. Afterwards, keep the night rolling by heading over to the Hyatt Regency for the Night of Smiles evening event.
Dentists who graduated dental school between 2012 - 2022 are invited to attend.
ODC New Dentist Swag Box
sponsored, in part by, TDIC
Who doesn’t love swag and snacks? Dentists who graduated dental school between 2019 - 2022 are invited to receive a new dentist swag box filled with exclusive TDIC and ODA swag plus fun conference snacks.
ODA Membership Booth
Stop by the Oregon Dental Association Membership booth in Pre-Function A to pick up the latest member benefit information and fun swag. ODA staff and local society leadership look forward to chatting with existing members and non-members to learn how we can better serve our members and the dental community. You will have the chance to play fun games and enter a drawing for complimentary registration to the 2024 ODC. We look forward to connecting with you!