Oregon Dental Conference

The dental industry in Oregon knows how to throw one heck of an event. If you’re a dental professional in Oregon, you should really go to the Oregon Dental Conference in Portland.

At BnK Construction, we were honored to be an exhibitor at the ODC this year. It’s a fun, informative, and inspiring gathering of dental professionals from throughout the state of Oregon.

If you’re wondering what the Oregon Dental Conference is really like and why you may want to attend, read on! We’re happy to share our experience from attending the 2017 ODC.


What Is The Oregon Dental Conference (ODC)?

The Oregon Dental Conference is a large gathering for dentists, staff, exhibitors, and friends of dentistry. In 2017, the 125th Annual Session was held at the Oregon Convention Center.

The conference is the concurrent meeting of the following organizations:

  • Oregon Dental Association
  • Oregon Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OSOMS)
  • Oregon State Association of Endodontists (OSAE)
  • Oregon Society of Periodontists (OSP)
  • Oregon Academy of General Dentistry (OAGD)
  • Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (OAPD)
  • Oregon Dental Assistants Association (ODAA)
  • Oregon Dental Executives’ Association (ODEA)
  • Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA)
  • Oregon Association of Dental Laboratories (OADL)

Participants can attend all kinds of activities, scientific sessions, keynote speeches, courses, luncheons, a huge trade show, and even an “All-In For Fun” Casino Night. Basically, it’s a huge (educational) party for the dental industry in Oregon!


ODC Course Highlights

There’s so much to learn at the ODC. Dozens of courses offer education for the entire dental team. To get an idea of what type of courses are available, check out this complete list of course topics:

  • Anesthesia/Pharmacology
  • Billing
  • Cannabis
  • CPR
  • Dental Assisting
  • Endodontics
  • Geriatric Dentistry
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hygiene
  • Implants
  • Infection Control
  • Malpractice Protection
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Occlusion
  • Oral Pathology
  • OSHA
  • Periodontics
  • Practice Management
  • Radiology
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Social Media
  • Splint Fabrication
  • Team Learning
  • Technology
  • Volunteerism

For detailed descriptions of courses, take a peek at the 2017 ODC Preview Program.


Popular ODC Event Exhibitors

There were a whole lot of exhibitors at the ODC. Here are a few of our favorites:

Boys and Girls Club of Oregon

Donated Dental Services

Oregon Board of Dentistry

OHSU School of Dentistry Admissions and Student Affairs

To see more great photos of the event exhibitors and attendees, check out the #2017ODC hashtag on Twitter.


BnK Construction At The Oregon Dental Conference

BnK Construction is proud to be an exhibitor at the Oregon Dental Conference. We love connecting with the dental community and spreading the word about our dental office design and construction services.

Come out and see us next time!


What You Should Know Before You Go

Are you interested in attending the next Oregon Dental Conference? Here are a few tips to help you plan your experience:

Know Important Dates & Deadlines

You’ll want to mark your calendars with a few important dates. There are a few deadlines to keep track of, including the registration deadline, hotel/lodging cut-off, and the cancellation deadline.

Sign Up For Updates

The best way to stay in the loop with ODC is to join the mailing list. That way you’ll get conference information sent straight to your inbox as it becomes available. If you’re an active licensed dentist or hygienists in the state of Oregon, you’ll automatically receive conference materials.

Plan Out Your Days By Interest

When you receive your preview program, like this one for 2017, you’ll be able to view all of the courses, activities, and exhibitors at the conference. Take some time to prioritize and plan what you want to do. If you’re interested in designing, building, and opening your dental office, we hope you’ll plan to stop by and see us at BnK Construction!


See You At The Oregon Dental Conference 2018

We had a blast connecting with the dental community at the ODC this year. We can’t wait for next time!

In 2018, the Oregon Dental Conference will be held April 5-7 at the Oregon Convention Center. To get up-to-date information about the conference, check the ODC website. We hope to see you at the next conference!

If you can’t wait another year, and you’d like to learn more about designing and building your dental office today, please check out our work and contact us anytime. We’re here to serve dental professionals in Oregon.

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