ODA Annual Spring Meeting

ODA ASM Annual Spring Meeting – An Innovative Conference for Canadian Dental Professionals

The ODA ASM Annual Spring Meeting is coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on May 5-7, 2016. The event promises to be a comprehensive and fascinating look at 21st century dentistry procedures, practices, and products. At this conference, you can develop stronger and more varied connections within the Canadian dental community, learn new dental techniques and improve those you are already using, and excel in your dental practice.

The Details

Date: May 5-7, 2016


  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
    222 Bremner Blvd.
  • Metro Toronto Convention Center, North Building
    255 Front Street W.
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Intercontinental Toronto Centre
    225 Front Street W.


  • Early registration through March 21
  • Regular registration after March 21
  • Onsite registration May 4


  • Best Value Package ODA dentist: E-$225, R-$275
  • Best Value Package ODA 50-year honorary dentist: E-$95, R-$95
  • Best Value Package ODA dental student: E-$95, R-$125
  • ODA dentist: E-$135, R-$185, O-$235
  • ODA 50-year honorary dentist: E-$0, R-$0, O-$0
  • ODA dental student: E-$0, R-$35, O-$85
  • Dentist out of province/country: E-$375, R-$425, O-$475
  • Guest: E-$150, R-$199, O-$249

Continuing Education:

Earn up to 18 hours of CE credits. CE classes will include core Category I classes, as well as Category II and Category III. The Best Value Package gives you entrance into CE classes. Category II and III sessions are included in the registration cost. Category I sessions are ticketed and require an additional entrance fee. If you miss advance registration, you can get audio recordings of sessions onsite for $199.

Speaker Handouts:

Go online to the ODA ASM website to download the speaker handouts.

Mobile App:

The ODA ASM mobile app gives you the best tool for finding your way around the conference. You can look up classes, find exhibits and even take notes on your Android Smartphone or iPhone. Download the app from the ODA ASM website.

ODA’s Live Learning Centre:

You can squeeze in a lot of learning during the conference, but what about those classes you can’t fit into your schedule? The ODA Live Learning Centre is the solution you need to learn more after the conference is over. Many sessions are recorded live so you can learn at your own pace from any Internet-connected device.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Ceremonies Keynote Speaker Jann Arden

Award winning musician and speaker extraordinaire, Jann Arden delights Canadian audiences with her heartwarming songs, fascinating and inspirational stories and impromptu comedy. Arden will open the dental conference on Thursday, May 5 from 8 am to 9 am in Hall F on the 800 level of the convention centre.

Friday Morning Keynote Speaker Harley Pasternak

Toronto native Harley Pasternak is a renowned fitness guru whose talents have helped stars reach the heights of fitness, strength and endurance. A bestselling author of diet and fitness books, Pasternak has made numerous appearances on TV shows ranging from E! to Dr. Oz. He has an impressive education in nutrition, exercise and kinesiology sciences and has spoken in over 30 countries. Pasternak will appear in Hall F on the 800 level of the convention center on Friday morning, May 6 from 8 am to 9 am.


The ODA Annual Spring Meeting will be abuzz with new dental products and services and informational booths from over 300 companies serving Canadian dentists. 600+ booths will be set up on the Exhibition Floor on Thursday, May 5 from 9 am to 6:30 pm and on Friday, May 6 from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

New This Year and Yearly Favorites at the ODA ASM

ODA ASM 2016 Floor PlanWellness Lounge

Stop by the Wellness Lounge for breathing, meditation and hands-on exercises. While you’re there, stop at the Oxygen Bar to for relaxation and rejuvenation. The Wellness Lounge is located on the Exhibition Floor.

Cocktail Receptions

Treat yourself to two nights of social pleasure at the two cocktail receptions held on the Exhibit Floor. Receptions will take place on Thursday, May 5 from 5 pm to 6 pm and on Friday, May 6 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

New Dentist Symposium

Included in the cost of registration is the New Dentist Symposium. This 2-day session will appeal to dental students and experienced dentists alike.

Virtual Sports Zone

Beef up your golf, baseball, hockey and soccer skills by taking a turn in the Virtual Sports Zone located in booth 2215 on the Exhibition Floor.

Relaxation Zone

Get a complimentary 10-minute chair massage to ease your neck and shoulders for a more relaxing experience at the dental conference.

Discover Toronto’s Beautiful Setting and Rich Culture

Toronto is one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, and there is no time like the spring to enjoy the lovely natural surroundings. The city is attractive and modern, with plenty of green space to relax and enjoy.

Spend some time at your choice of fascinating attractions, including:

  • Ontario Science Centre
  • The Historic Distillery District
  • CN Tower
  • Casa Loma
  • Sporting Events
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • Ripley’s Aquarium

Toronto offers a variety of shopping and cultural venues, including:

  • Yorkville
  • Eaton Centre
  • Harbourfront Antique Market
  • Theatre, Opera and Ballet
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Historic Fort York
  • Toronto Helicopter Tours