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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 or 405.848.8873.

Events 2024

First Bite with the ODA

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. Located at the ODA. Students are also eligible to win one of the many door prizes donated by our Membership Council members. 

Wellness Month
The ODA partners with ASDA at their annual Wellness Month event.

Success Seminars
ODA sponsored lunch & ADA sponsored speaker to educate students on topics beyond the clinical chair.

Mentorship Program
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.

ASDA Vendor Fair
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. 

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

Understanding Employment Agreements

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 or 405.848.8873 / 800.876.8890.

Helpful Resources for Students

Understanding Organized Dentistry ➜

Licensure ➜

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.

Classifieds ➜
View practices for sale and job openings

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. 

Plan Your Practice ➜