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Still time to plan a trip to session

San Antonio—The ADA annual session Oct. 16-19 offers a terrific chance to find world-class continuing education, exciting special events, one-stop shopping and a warm Texas welcome to this historic city—all at the same time.

Those already registered for the annual session can still add CE course tickets, ADA Rockin' Rodeo and Barbecue tickets and Grab and Go gourmet box lunches to their orders by logging on to—clicking on "Complete Your Registration and Housing" and then "Already registered?"

For those not yet registered, it's not too late. Although registration fees increased after Sept. 12, registration, course and special event fees are still affordable and there are still plenty of CE choices available. Just allow some extra time to pick up registration materials on-site at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

A quick weekend trip to the annual session can start Saturday, Oct. 18, with the ADA General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series. It will feature ABC newsman and Iraqi roadside bomb victim Bob Woodruff and his wife, Lee. The Woodruffs will share their story of survival and inspiration during the general session beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamodome. Doors open at 7:45.

Saturday's general session will also include a celebration of the Mexican and other Hispanic influences in our nation.

ADA shuttle service to the Alamodome will be available from ADA hotels and the convention center. For those who would prefer to walk, the Alamodome is within easy walking distance of the convention center.

More than 80 CE courses are offered all day Saturday and Sunday morning, many of them free with registration. There's also the ADA's all-new Live Operatory Center on Saturday, offering CE credit and the latest on lasers, computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing; and 3-D imaging—right on the exhibit floor.

Session-goers are advised to register in advance for continuing education courses. Handouts for each course will be available online starting Sept. 26 (as permitted by speaker), but course registration is required to access handouts online. See for CE ticketing guidelines.

The ADA World Marketplace, with more than 650 exhibiting companies, will be open for business Thursday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Attendees can shop for and compare the latest products on the market, take advantage of special discounts and meet face-to-face with suppliers. Also featured are the ADA Super Sweepstakes prizes, exhibitor contests and drawings and unique entertainment, including Hawaiian music and dance; cowboys, saloon girls and Davy Crockett; and even armadillo races. The Exhibit Hall Closing Party on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. wraps up the Marketplace experience with refreshments, fun and prizes.

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