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Special Events

American Dental Association

Thursday, July 17 Opening Reception (OR)

Brought to you by Wells Fargo Practice Finance
Thursday, July 17
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join the fun with your colleagues at the Sheraton’s Terrace Restaurant. Enjoy beer, wine and light fare while rubbing shoulders with the ADA Board of Trustees and new dentists from across the country. This is a ticketed event — tickets are complimentary for registered attendees. A limited number of guest tickets are available for $20 each on a first-come, first-served basis.

American Dental Association

Friday, July 18
Opening Session and Keynote Address (K1)

Friday, July 18
8 – 10:15 a.m.

Dr. Maxine Feinberg, ADA President-Elect

Dr. Brian Schwab, chair, ADA New Dentist Committee will lead a discussion with Dr. Maxine Feinberg, ADA president-elect on hot topics affecting dentistry, our practices and our patients. You’ll also hear remarks from Dr. Merle Nunemaker, president, Missouri Dental Association, Dr. Dustin Burleson, president, Greater Kansas City Dental Society and some of our sponsors.

American Dental Association

Keynote: The Power of Consistency – Prosperity Mindset Training
Brought to you by Pacific Dental Services
CE Hours: 1.0

Weldon Long , M.B.A.

Achieving wealth, happiness and peace of mind through personal responsibility is based on the fundamental premise that private declarations dictate future actions. Transformative change in life and business is possible when we reconstruct our minds and take responsibility for its content.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Develop a mindset to overcome any challenge in your life and business.
  • Understand how your thoughts translate into emotion and action.
  • Identify ways to align your thoughts and expectations with your professional objectives to achieve results.

Networking Luncheon (NL2)

Friday, July 18
Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Seating by ADA Trustee District
Complimentary for registered attendees.

Social Event — PBR Big Sky in the Power & Light District

Brought to you by ADA Members Insurance Plans and ADA Members Retirement Programs from AXA Equitable
Friday, July 19
6:30 – 9 p.m.

Kansas City knows how to have a good time—see for yourself at PBR Big Sky where cowboy cool meets urban chic. Enjoy country and southern rock, line dancing, great food and a chance to ride the mechanical bull. And when the event’s over, the good times are just getting started with live music outdoors on the full-concert stage and over 50 restaurants, bars, shops and night spots in the famous Power and Light District. There’s something for everyone. Tickets are complimentary to registered attendees; a limited number of tickets for guests are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $75 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

American Dental Association

Saturday, July 19
Noon – 1:15 p.m.

The 12th Annual New Dentist Committee Awards Luncheon will honor the winners of the very prestigious New Dentist Awards including the Golden Apple Awards for New Dentist Leadership, Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring and New Dentist Legislative Leadership, the New Dentist Committee Outstanding Program Award of Excellence and the Outstanding New Dentist Committee Award. Celebrate your colleagues’ outstanding commitment to organized dentistry—it’s their dedication that makes the ADA and dentistry a strong and proud profession.
Complimentary for registered attendees.

Saturday, July 19
ADA New Dentist Awards Luncheon (NL3)
Conference Wrap-Up & Door Prizes

Saturday, July 19
4:30 – 5 p.m.

Submit your completed conference evaluation form to be eligible to win one of many fabulous prizes (you must be present to win) and get the inside scoop about next year’s conference in Dallas, Texas.