Lady A to Headline ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020

CHICAGO, September 24, 2020 — The American Dental Association (ADA) and Florida Dental Association (FDA) are pleased to announce that the five-time Grammy award-winning trio Lady A will perform at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference, held October 15-17. The multi-Platinum group will give a virtual concert on October 15 at 6:15 p.m. CT to celebrate the conference opening.

“We’re so excited to have a musical act of this caliber join us for an unprecedented meeting,” said Melanie Love, D.D.S, ADA FDC work group member. “We really think it will be a special performance for attendees, tying in with our theme of bringing the dental community together while we’re apart, and uplifting them during a time of uncertainty.” 

The ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference is designed to enhance both participants’ professional and personal lives. The conference presents exclusive continuing education and a Virtual Exhibit Hall, as well as wellness activities and community-building events. Participants can join events and courses in real-time or view on demand later for the rest of 2020. 

“On behalf of everyone at Laurel Road and KeyBank, we are thrilled to be the lead sponsor of the event this year,” said Paul Bamundo, senior vice president and head of marketing partnerships for Laurel Road.  “With our commitment to healthcare professionals overall, and a particular focus on dentists, Laurel Road is proud to support the ADA in their efforts to help members practice dentistry during these unprecedented times.”

Evening panel sessions will center around key issues in dentistry today:

  • COVID-19 and Beyond: Leading a Profession Through Uncharted Territory 
  • The Essentialism of Oral Health: How Dentistry Fits in to an Evolving Healthcare Landscape 
  • The Third Party Payer Landscape: How the ADA is Working for Dentists and the Public 

Other conference highlights include:

  • Dr. Frank Spear, world-renowned lecturer and founder of Spear Education, speaking on how to harness personal strength with “Only the Strong Survive."
  • Simulated Malpractice Mock Trial: COVID-19 Lawsuit.
  • Interactive workshops with veteran clinical coaches.
  • Wellness activities, including yoga, a mindfulness hour, and a virtual 5K.
  • Women in Dentistry Leadership Series sponsored by Crest and Oral-B.

Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady A has become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic Country sounds. As a Country-radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success ushering in 10 No. One hits with more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold with nearly 5 billion digital streams. The trio earned the biggest first week streams of their career with their critically acclaimed No. One album OCEAN that has been touted as “the finest album of the band’s career” (Nashville Scene). Known for their 9X Platinum hit “Need You Now” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including five GRAMMY awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen  Choice Awards and a Tony Award nod. For more information visit

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