ODA Dental Conference, April 4-6, 2024

Welcome to the Oregon Dental Conference

We are committed to providing an experience that focuses on wellness, learning, and connecting with our community. As a new dentist, we understand that you are eager to expand your knowledge and skills, and we are here to help you achieve your goals. 

The conference will feature a range of workshops, lectures, and networking opportunities that are designed to help you enhance your practice, learn about the latest industry trends, and connect with like-minded professionals. From hands-on workshops to informative lectures, our program has something for everyone. 

But it's not just about learning. We believe that wellness is an integral part of being a successful dentist. That's why we have incorporated wellness-focused activities into our program, including yoga sessions, wellness lectures, and massage chairs. We want to help you take care of yourself so that you can take care of your patients. 

Plus, our conference is an excellent opportunity to connect with other members of the dental community. Whether you are looking to make new friends, find a mentor, or expand your professional network, our conference is the perfect place to do so. You'll have the chance to meet dentists from all over the state, share your experiences, and learn from one another. 

So what are you waiting for? Join us at the 2024 Oregon Dental Conference and experience a wellness-focused, educational, and community-driven event that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.

Dr. Carly Petersen

Carly Petersen, 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 2020 and 2023 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

Hurts So … Swell! Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing 
Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
Saturday, April 6, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates both opioid and non-opioid analgesics. However, moderate to severe dental pain often occurs well after office hours and away from our immediate supervision. Thus, it is critical for clinicians to accurately identify a patient’s need for pain control, develop an individualized pain management plan, and assess the efficacy of analgesic agents employed. This course will provide strategies for effectively managing dental pain with opioid and non-opioid analgesics and analgesic adjuvants, while also mitigating associated risks. Special emphasis will be given to appropriate practices for prescribing analgesics as well as identification and treatment of opioid analgesic abuse.

ODC New Dentist Social

New Dentist SocialFriday, April 5, 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 ODC Party - 80's Edition.

Dentists who graduated dental school between 2013 - 2023 are invited to attend.

ODC New Dentist Swag Box

Who doesn’t love swag and snacks? Dentists who graduated dental school between 2020 - 2023 are invited to receive a new dentist swag box filled with exclusive TDIC and ODA swag plus fun conference snacks.

ODA New Dentist Award New Dentists

Do you know a new dentist who’s making an impact in the profession?

The ODA New Dentist Council is excited to resent the ODA New Dentist Award. This ODA award recognizes one amazing ODA member dentist who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago. We’re celebrating new dentists who demonstrate excellence and inspire others in science, research & education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy. The award will be presented Friday night, April 5 at the ODC party.

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. We look forward to connecting with you!