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ADA World Marketplace awaits visitors

San Antonio—The ADA World Marketplace Exhibition gives dental professionals a unique opportunity to see, try and buy the newest dental products and technologies available.

See it at the ADA annual session, Oct. 16-18 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The World Marketplace Exhibition is termed the largest in the U.S. by Tradeshow Week magazine. The 2008 event will have more than 650 exhibitors in a Texas-sized 400,000 square feet of exhibit space—roughly the size of seven football fields.

By logging on to ADA.org, you can plan your visit to the ADA World Marketplace online in advance of your trip, so you can manage your time.

"If you're coming to the annual session, I encourage you to plan ahead for the World Marketplace Exhibition," said Dr. Philip E. Smith of the Council on ADA Sessions. "Use the ADA's online search function to build shopping lists that help strategize the companies and products you want to see.

"For example, you can build one list that includes the products you are shopping for—this will help you avoid rushing from one end of the hall to the other," added Dr. Smith. "Planning ahead will give you time to cover everything you need to see, while leaving time to explore products and services that you didn't even know existed."

Visit "www.ada.org/goto/session" and click on "Preview the World Marketplace" for more information.

Whether you're browsing, exploring, test-driving or buying, you'll be able to see and try out the latest products available to dentistry.

Because of the size of the exhibit floor, annual session attendees can expect to see more of the largest and most comprehensive exhibits from many companies. With more exhibit space, companies are also able to bring more staff and more products to demonstrate.

The ADA World Marketplace also offers some great opportunities you won't want to miss, including continuing education on the exhibit floor with the Live Operatory Center; the New Product Showcase, where you can see the latest products and services available; and the International Pavilion.

New this year, make more time to spend on the exhibit floor by purchasing a grab-and-go gourmet lunch for only $8. Grab-and-go lunches are available when you register for the annual session and can be added to existing registrations through the online system. Lunch includes a sandwich, chips, a homemade dessert and choice of soda or bottled water and you can order lunch one day or every day for your family or dental team. (A variety of food concession stations will also be available in the convention center for those who don't pre-order lunches.)

Attendees can also have fun and win prizes in the ADA World Marketplace. Play the Super Sweepstakes and win daily and hourly cash prizes including a grand prize of $10,000. Take home a free souvenir photo against a backdrop featuring a San Antonio icon. Talented local performers will bring a true feel of Texas to the exhibit hall. And don't miss the Exhibit Hall Closing Party where you can choose from among a variety of Texas beers to enjoy as you wrap up your business at the ADA World Marketplace.

For more details or to start mapping out your plan and shopping list for the ADA World Marketplace, log on to www.ada.org/goto/session and click on the "Preview the World Marketplace" link.