Friday, November 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST

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8700 Lyra Dr.
Columbus, OH 43240

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 Ohio Dental Hygienists' Association                   Katie Camp, RDH


OSU Alumni Event

Saturday, November 4th.

 Ohio Dental Hygienists' Association      94th Annual Session 

Join colleagues from around the state for ODHA's 94th Annual Session as we salute outgoing President Beth Bielecki and welcome the 2018 President Kimberly Moore. During this meeting we will select the 2018 executive leadership and discuss the business of the Association, the issues facing the profession and the future of dental hygiene in Ohio. And finally, WELCOME Ohio dental hygiene students! We look forward to seeing the informative or research posters. 
Friday, November 3rd 2017                                                                                                            9:30 am – 2:30 pm           General Registration                                                                           10:00 am – 12:00 pm       Pre-Annual Session Board of Trustees Meeting                                    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm         Student Orientation                                                                             2:30 pm – 4:00 pm           94th Annual Session Opening Ceremonies                                       4:15 pm – 5:30 pm            First House of Delegates                                                                           6:00 pm – 7:30 pm            Social Hour & Ticket Auction Preview       

7:00 pm – 10:30 pm          2016-2017 President’s Reception honoring Beth Bielecki  

Saturday, November 4th 2017                                                                                                                 8:00 am – 9:00 am           2017 - 2018 Candidates Forum                                                          9:00 am – 11:00 am         Reference Committee Discussion Forum                                          10:30 am – 2:30 pm         General Registration                                                                          11:30 am – 1:00 pm         Legislative Luncheon                                                                         12:00 pm – 4:00 pm         Exhibits and Marketplace                                                                   1:30 pm – 2:00 pm           Table Clinic Judges Orientation                                                          1:30 pm – 2:00 pm           Table Clinic Set-up                                                                                2:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Table Clinic Viewing AND Judging                                                      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm           Professional Issues Forum:  Topic To be Determined

        Members and Student attend Professional Issues Forum                                                8:00 pm – 10:00 pm         Component Discussions                                

Sunday, November 5th  2017                                                                                                         8:00 am – 8:30 am           Election of 2017 - 2018 ODHA Officers                                             8:00 am – 9:00 am           Student House of Delegates                                                                9:00 am – 11:00 pm         Second House of Delegates                                                                   11:00 am – 11:30 pm       2017 - 2018 ODHA Officers Installation                                             12:00 pm – 1:00 pm         Post Annual Session New Officers Luncheon                                         1:00 pm - 3:30 pm            Post Annual Session BOT Meeting




Opening Ceremonies: Come join ODHA President Beth Bielecki, President-Elect Kimberly Moore, ODHA Leadership and their special guests as they kick off the weekend! During this session, ODHA Award recipients and Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies Inductees will be honored.

 Immediately following Opening Ceremonies, the First House of Delegates (HOD) kicks off the business of Annual Session. Delegate attendance REQUIRED.

Social Hour and Ticket Auction Preview Chat with friends old and new from across the state and place early bids on a variety of auction items.  Enjoy refreshments and take advantage of the Ticket Auction Preview specials Friday night only!

President’s Reception: It’s a hole in one! Come PAR-TEE with ODHA's President Beth Bielecki as the Cleveland component hosts dinner and dancing on the green – during the golf-themed evening that is! 


The Candidates Forum offers an opportunity to listen to the platform speeches of ODHA’s 2017-2018 Candidates for Office. This is a great opportunity to get to know the candidates better and get questions answered.

Reference Committees: Open discussion on proposed resolutions and bylaws. Delegate attendance REQUIRED.

Legislative Luncheon: Learn what is happening Governmental Policy Group will provide a update. O-HY-PAC elections will take place during this luncheon.

Exhibits and Marketplace: Check out a variety of dental and vendor products presented by professional exhibitors, student groups and components.

Poster Session: Come support Ohio dental hygiene students listen to their presentations on today’s issues. Be enlightened and inspired by our future RDHs!

Do YOU know what is happening in the profession? Students and members participate together this year in Professional Issues Forum.  Offer your input! Ticket Auction drawings and Student Awards will take place will immediately following this program.


During the Student House of Delegates, Ohio’s students will run their own HOD and elect voting Student Delegates!

Second House of Delegates is the main portion of ODHA’s business meeting, the HOD will review, discuss, vote on PBYs and PRs and conclude business.

Installation of our new President, ODHA Officers and Trustees will occur at the conclusion of the Second HOD.

Post Annual Session Luncheon  Show your support by dining with ODHA members, newly elected ODHA Executive Council and ODHA Trustees as we start a new year!