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HOD mega topic discussion set for Oct. 10

Las Vegas—The ADA will hold the eighth interactive mega topic discussion session Oct. 10 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the MGM Grand Premier Ballroom meeting rooms 315-317 during Annual Session.

This year’s discussion will examine the “The Dentist in 2030: Demographics, Changes in Dental Education and Our Ability to Influence Developments in our Profession.”

“The House of Delegates, the Board of Trustees and the Strategic Planning Committee considers the information gathered from these discussions to be invaluable,” said Dr. J. Thomas Soliday, ADA speaker. “The goal is to get people thinking about the future of dentistry, what it means for them and the profession as a whole.”

The format will be similar to previous years with small table discussions, and scheduled speakers including Drs. Leo Rouse, Jack Dillenberg, Michael Glick, Robert Leland and Adam Shisler. The results will be collected and compiled by the consultant facilitator and posted by ADA on the House of Delegates site on ADA.org.

Delegates or their alternates must be ticketed in order to attend. The District trustees will distribute tickets to delegates during the pre-annual session caucuses. In the event a delegate is not able to participate, the ticket may be given to an alternate delegate. For those who wish to attend as observers, a limited number of spaces will be available.

Delegates are asked to bring their “Backgrounder for the House of Delegates 2011 Mega Topic Discussion” document, which will be distributed later this month and is available on ADA.org. Participants are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early so all can be seated and the program can begin promptly.