For more information about the Dental Student Programs, contact Member Engagement Manager Ansley Jinkins, at or 405.848.8873

Coffee Breaks

January 9, February 13, March 6, April 10, May 4

Join us in The Commons from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for snacks, drinks, and prizes!


Progressive Office Tour

The Progressive Office Tour is a free evening for the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry students to see the latest and greatest dental technology in their own backyard. Students will be sent in one of three groups going to either Norman, Edmond or Oklahoma City dental offices for an opportunity to tour the office, learn about different specialties and hear what ODA membership is all about.



*Limited number of spots available - Registration will close once spots are full

*Must be a DS3 student

Student Legislative Lunch

Students - Join Lynn Means, Executive Director of the ODA, Dr. Robert Herman, President of the ODA, and Dr. Lindsay Smith, Broad of Trustees Council Member and the Chair of Governmental Affairs to hear what the ODA and ADA are doing to advocate for YOU.


*ALL classes are encouraged to attend

Legislative Reception

February 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at The ODA

Come to the ODA building to support our legislative efforts and advocate for maximization of dental benefits in Oklahoma.


Click HERE to learn more. 


Match @ ODA

DS3 and DS4 students looking for employment opportunities will be provided an opportunity to network and connect with ODA members looking to expand and/or sell their practice.



Senior Signing Day

May 4th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

An event to celebrate new graduates and transition them from students into New Dentists on the ASDA and the ODA side. Come and enjoy food, drinks, giveaways, and prizes. As well as many speakers, informational and motivational. 

Events Coming Fall 2023

Student Fall Festival

Each August, all dental students, and their families are invited to a back-to-school picnic at the ODA office. The event is complete with food and fun for the entire family. Students are also eligible to win one of the many door prizes donated by our Membership Council members. 

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. 



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. 


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 the professional bonds. With the 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. 


Legislative Corner

Legislative Alert!

Hear from Dr. Daryn Lu to learn more about what you can do to get involved with ODA legislative efforts.


Student Legislative Lunch


ODA Legislative Reception

ODA Legislative Town-Hall

Watch the recording of the recent ODA Town Hall where ODA Executive Director, Lynn Means, ODA Council on Governmental Affairs chair, Dr. Lindsay Smith, and ODA contract lobbyists Scott Adkins and Mark Yates discuss the Dental Insurance Transparency Act and how, if passed, it will maximize your future patients' benefits. 


Helping Dental Students Succeed

OU ASDAWhen 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 the 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

Watch Here

Managing Debt and Wealth

Presented by Dr. Eric Studley

Watch Here