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America’s Dental Meeting convenes Oct. 9-14 in San Antonio

San Antonio—Dental professionals can experience a blend of history and innovation when they attend ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting Oct. 9-14, 2014, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Those attending can choose from more than 300 continuing education courses, including the ADA's innovative and award-winning Education in the Round courses and CE opportunities on the exhibit floor. More than 600 exhibitors will showcase their state-of-the-art products and services Oct. 9-11 at the World Marketplace exhibition. The ADA House of Delegates will meet Oct. 10-14 and more than 150 related groups will also convene during the meeting.

ADA 2014 also offers visitors the opportunity to explore the Alamo City. While San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the U.S., it boasts the relaxed friendliness of a small town. San Antonio has captivated people from cultures around the world since the city was first established in the early 1700s. Mexican, European, Asian, African and Western traditions all blend together into a personality that's uniquely San Antonio.

No trip to San Antonio is complete without a visit to the Alamo, the 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and others waged their last stand against the Mexican army for Texas' independence. And the Institute of Texan Cultures celebrates the rich and diverse contributions of the many different peoples who have made Texas home over the centuries.

Families, groups and couples should reserve time to explore the famous San Antonio River Walk. The River Walk, open 365 days a year, is an oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes that winds through the city center. The walks are lined with restaurants, hotels and attractions where visitors can enjoy a variety of cuisines and nightlife, or just relax with a leisurely stroll.

HemisFair Park, built to host the 1968 World's Fair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, features the looming 750-foot tall Tower of the Americas, where visitors can enjoy breathtaking city views, fine dining and a 4-D ride.

Outdoor enthusiasts can find nearby access to kayaking, canoeing, fishing, bird-watching and golf. Families can plan an excursion to SeaWorld San Antonio to see whales and sea lions or experience the roller coasters and fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Not only is San Antonio considered the cradle of Tex-Mex and old-world German cuisine, its culinary diversity spans from casual American to Continental to Asian. The River Walk is lined with bistros, cafes and nightspots, and many eateries beyond the river are also worth exploring.

Boots and western wear, flea market finds, antiques and unique gifts are just a few of the wares that San Antonio stores offer shoppers and visitors.

Check out the ADA 2014 page on the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau website for more information on the city's attractions, dining, shopping and more: visitsanantonio.com/ADA2014.

For more information on the continuing education, exhibition and House of Delegates, visit ADA.org/meeting. Registration will open in May 2014.