Message From the Chair

Message from the Chair
Dr. Shawn SteeleDr. Shawn Steele
Chair, Education Advisory Committee

Welcome to ASM21! There’s more to enjoy than ever before at this year’s virtual conference! Dentists and dental teams can access their choice of nearly 50 top-notch courses, three hands-on workshops and an inspiring keynote address.

We’ve introduced an incredible interactive Exhibit Hall, where you can meet with your favourite exhibitors and learn about innovative products and services. Plan your virtual Exhibits Floor experience by booking your appointment in advance with your preferred exhibitors and meeting with them in a private virtual meeting room. 

The ODA strives to offer member dentists a quality experience and value for their registration fee. Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental technologists and office personnel will experience all the features of our exciting virtual platform by joining us during the scheduled dates of the ASM, May 6 to 8, 2021. If you can’t make the scheduled event, many of the courses and features will also be available on-demand after the event, from Monday, May 10, until Monday, May 31.

Our tradition of offering thought-provoking keynote speakers continues. Virtual ASM21 features Amanda Lindhout,  New York Times-bestselling author of A House in the Sky. Amanda will deliver a life-changing keynote address, offering coping strategies like mindfulness, visualization, and self-talk and resilience in these difficult times.

Virtual ASM21’s Oral Health Strategy symposium focuses on mental health and addiction in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association. A sampling of the sessions includes:

  • Workplace Mental Health
  • Preventing Suicide: The Basics
  • Mental Health 101

We are truly excited to share the Virtual ASM21 and we hope that you will enjoy what we have planned for the entire dental team.

ODA Education Advisory Committee

Dr. Jeff Diefenbacher
Dr. Jeff
Dr. Homa Jammehdiabadi
Dr. Homa
Dr. Timothy McManus
Dr. Timothy
Dr. Christine Ng
Dr. Christine Ng 
Dr. David Schooley
Dr. David
Dr. John Thompson
Dr. John
Dr. Sara Worth
Dr. Sara
Dr. Jonathan Tai
Dr. Jonathan
Mentored Committee Member