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ADA 2017: America’s Premier Meeting for Dentists

Posted by Isabella Passey on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

dentistsThe American Dental Association hosts ADA 2017: America’s Dental Meeting on October 19 – 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This four-day conference provides dentists with the most current information and news in the world of dentistry, including an Opening General Session, Distinguished Speaker Series, New Dentist Conference, Women in Dentistry Leadership Series, tradeshow, networking opportunities and more. The event drew 21,667 attendees in 2016.

General Session

During the Opening General Session, members take to the stage to share their unique stories of why they were drawn to the dentistry profession and how it has allowed them to make an impact on their communities and families.

The event will also honor Dr. Usa Bunnag, the 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient, as well as the Distinguished Service Award winner. “Being altruistic is in my blood,” said Dr. Bunnag. “It is my makeup, and no matter how selfish I want to become, I can’t shake it. It is who I am.”

Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall features hundreds of companies showcasing the latest products and technologies. Attendees can talk to experts and try out the newest innovations in the industry, and also earn a maximum of 6.0 hours of CE per day via the following venues:

  • dentistsTechnology Experience featuring the 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winners
  • Live-Patient CAD/CAM Stage
  • The Design Studio
  • The Wellness Studio 
  • ADA Council Theater

New Dentist Conference

The New Dentist Conference (October 19 – 21) is tailored for those who have been out of dental school for less than 10 years, and includes a New Dentist Reception where colleagues can partake in an evening of fun and drinks at Game-X, one of Downtown Atlanta’s newest restaurants.

Each day of the New Dentist Conference (NDC) offers a different area of focus: Leadership (Thursday), Innovation (Friday) and Personal Development & Community Building (Saturday).

Selected sessions include:

  • 11 Easy Tactics that Get and Keep New Patients
  • 7 Proven Steps to Motivate Your Team
  • Tips and Techniques for Delivering Superior Laser Dentistry
  • Creating Powerful Practices by Enabling Emotional Intelligence
  • Street and Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse: The New Threats
  • Dentistry’s Role in a Mass Disaster Scenario

Mel Robbins, renowned TEDxTalk speaker and entrepreneur, will deliver the NDC opening keynote address while Dr. Jay Parkinson and TV celebrity Chris Bashinelli will make subsequent keynote presentations (Friday and Saturday, respectively). Parkinson founded Sherpaa, the world’s first primary care-in-the-cloud practice that cares for the employees at some of the most well-known and innovative companies in the world. Bashinelli is a moderator for the United Nations, a National Geographic Explorer, and has interviewed some of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People on the Planet.”

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Women in Dentistry

New this year is the Women in Dentistry Leadership Series, featuring three individual sessions by three highly accomplished and successful women:

  • It Takes 5 Seconds to Change your Life – Mel Robbins
  • Winning in a Male-Dominated Field – Molly Fletcher
  • Drop the Ball: Achieving more by Doing Less – Tiffany Dufu

Networking for Dentists

The conference also provides opportunities for networking and connecting with other US dentists.

The ADA 2017 Block Party will be held at the Legacy Ventures Restaurant Row where a block in downtown Atlanta is closed to host the private party with appetizers and drinks provided.

dentistsThe Exhibit Hall will provide a backdrop to the Hall Happy Hour where attendees can get early access to the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Peyton Manning — five-time NFL Most Valuable Player, 14-time Pro Bowl selection and two time super bowl winner — will lead the Friday evening Distinguished Speaker Series.

There will also be staggered Reference Committee hearings from the House of Delegates, the supreme authority in the American Dental Association, where members receive and evaluate opinions and information on resolutions.

Future ADA meetings include 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii; 2019 in San Francisco, California; and 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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Tags: Dentists, Events / Conferences