The Oklahoma Dental Association is proud to partner with the OU College of Dentistry to provide student programs and opportunities to help prepare students for life after dental school.
For more information about any of these programs, contact Member Engagement Manager Ansley Jinkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.848.8873.
Events Coming Fall 2023
First Bite with the ODA
New this Fall! ODA will welcome the DS1 students with food, fun, and prizes. Learn what organized dentistry is, and what it means for you. The event is complete with food and fun for the entire family. Located at the OUCOD. Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 24. Students are also eligible to win one of the many door prizes donated by our Membership Council members.
ASDA invites multiple companies that are dental-specific to this annual event. The ODA participates and distributes information about ODA membership and programs, as well as donates door prizes to assist in the event’s success.
ADA New Dentist Conference
Each year, the ADA holds a New Dentist Conference in different locations around the country. This is an exciting and useful conference for all new dentists, but many cannot afford to go. The ODA offers two $1,000 stipends each year so members can attend. One is always reserved for a graduating DS4 student.
Mentor programs in the dental profession are an integral part of the professional continuum. Mentor/Mentee relationships provide a structure for gathering opinions, providing guidance and support, obtaining answers to questions, and strengthening professional bonds. With support from a dedicated dentist, you can be more successful as a student and as a member of the dental profession.
OUCOD Scientific Award
Each year, the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry holds an annual Scientific Day where dental students, dental hygiene students, and residents present findings from their research projects or new and innovative clinical techniques.
The ODA provides a $300 award to one of the participants each year that helps offset their expenses when traveling to present their project at the ADA Annual Meeting.
Helping Dental Students Succeed
When you join ASDA, you are given a voice in both your education and profession and a chance to be part of a strong network of future dentists. You will also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life. The ODA is proud of our strong relationship with the OU College of Dentistry and dedicates time and resources to providing valuable programs to dental students, now and after they graduate! As a member of ASDA, you are also a member of the ADA and the ODA so join today to begin taking advantage of benefits and resources that will continue into your years as a practitioner.
2020 Virtual ADA Success Seminars
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Presented by ADA attorney, Cathryn Albrecht
Managing Debt and Wealth
Presented by Dr. Eric Studley
For more information about the Dental Student Programs, contact the ODA Membership Team, at email@example.com or 405.848.8873 / 800.876.8890.
Helpful Resources for Students
Understanding Organized Dentistry ➜
Access all of the past ODA Marketing Coach articles in one place, along with other resources.
Dental Loan Repayment Plan ➜
The Oklahoma Dental Association Journal is the official publication of the ODA.
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ADA for Dental Students ➜
Read the past ODA monthly e-newsletters and catch up on news you missed.
ADA New Dentist Blog ➜
The ODA is proud to offer online continuing education opportunities free for members.