Essential details for attending SmileCon

What you need to Know Before You Go!
ADA Events App

The SmileCon 2023 app is called ADA Events. The app is a fast way to look up the SmileCon Schedule, CE Sessions, Exhibitors, Floor Plans, General Info, Related Meetings, and more. It’s available for iOS, Android and computers. 

Pro tip: get the app before the meeting! Your username and password were emailed to you from ADA Events. If you have the ADA Events app from Houston or Las Vegas, DELETE the old app first.

To get the app, go to your app store and search for “ADA Events”. Or use this link. Install the app and select SmileCon 2023. For help, email or come to the Solutions Center near Registration. 

SmileCon Onsite Guide now available

Get a head start on your planning by downloading the Onsite Guide here (PDF). It will also be available in print at Registration.

SmileCon location

Unless otherwise indicated, all events will occur at the Orange County Convention Center, 9899 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819. Please note the main entrance to Registration, Opening Session, Dental Central, and Saturday Keynote can only be accessed from Level 2.

Registration hours and location

Level 2, near S220

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1–5 p.m. 
Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Friday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 

Badge and tote bag pick-up 

Level 2, near S220

All SmileCon attendees will receive a SmileCon 2023 tote bag while supplies last, which may be retrieved in the registration area with a badge scan. Bags are available to everyone with a SmileCon Registration Pass.

Remote badge pick-up

Hilton Orlando, Lobby Level, Conference Registration

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4–8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 7–11 a.m. 

Health & Safety

Remember the 4 Ws

Wear a mask—Wearing a mask is optional, however if you choose to do so, wear it over your nose, mouth and chin.

Wash your hands—Wash your hands for at least twenty seconds and frequently use hand sanitizing stations.

Watch your distance—Be mindful of maintaining distance and respect people’s comfort levels of personal boundaries.

Wellbeing Check—To attend SmileCon, you should have no known exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. If you are experiencing any COVID-19-related symptoms, please stay in your hotel room and contact the hotel medical team.

SmileCon Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Oct. 4
1–5 p.m. Attendee Registration
4–8 p.m. Remote SmileCon Attendee Badge Pick-Up, Hilton Orlando, Lobby Level, Conference Registration
Thursday, Oct.5
7–11 a.m. Remote Attendee Badge Pick Up, Hilton Orlando, Lobby Level, Conference Registration
7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Attendee Registration
7:30 a.m.-8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8–9:30 a.m. Opening Session with Constance Wu
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Give Kids A Smile® Pack and Give Back Event
9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Dental Central
10 a.m.–1 p.m. CE Courses and Hands-On Activities 
1–2 p.m. Break in CE, Visit Dental Central!
2–5 p.m. CE Courses and Hands-On Activities 
7:15 p.m.–Midnight Universal Shuttle Service
7:30–11:30 p.m. A Night at Universal Islands of Adventure 
Friday, Oct. 6
6 a.m. SmileDash 5k Fun Run, Hilton Lobby
7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Attendee Registration
8–11 a.m. CE Courses and Hands-On Activities
9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Dental Central
1–2 p.m. Break in CE, Visit Dental Central!
1–2:30 p.m. 10 Under 10 Reception
1–4 p.m. CE Courses and Hands-On Activities 
5–7 p.m. Grin & Gobblin’ Fest 
6–7:30 p.m. Return Shuttle Service to hotels from Grin & Gobblin’ Fest
8–10 p.m. New Dentist After Party at Descend 21, Hyatt Regency Orlando
Saturday, Oct. 7
7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Attendee Registration
8:15–9:30 a.m. Saturday Keynote
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Dental Central
10 a.m.–1 p.m. CE Courses and Hands-On Activities
1–2:30 p.m. Closing Party in Dental Central

ClassPass workout sessions

All sessions start at 6 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Brought to you by ADA Member Advantage and ClassPass.

Thursday, Oct. 5, Yoga Flow
Friday, Oct. 6, Yin Yoga
Saturday, Oct. 7, Yoga Flow 

Course locations

Courses available to Smile Pass and Platinum Smile Pass holders are located on Levels 2 and 3 of the OCCC. Dental Central Pass holders are limited to CE in Dental Central, the exhibit hall, unless you have registered for any select Hands-On Activities.

What does my pass include?

Dental Central Pass holders may attend all CE and activities in Dental Central, plus the Opening Session and the Saturday Keynote. You can purchase tickets to the Grin & Gobbin’ Fest and A Night at Universal Islands of Adventure at Registration. If you have pre-registered for select Hands-On Activities, your pass will allow access.

Smile Pass holders are allowed entry to all Presentations and Experiences & Conversations, plus the Opening Session and the Saturday Keynote. You also get one complimentary ticket to the Grin & Gobbin’ Fest. You can purchase additional tickets for colleagues, friends, and family at Registration. Tickets for A Night at Universal Islands of Adventure (not included with your pass) can also be bought at Registration. Smile Pass holders may add on Hands-On Activities for a fee if seats are available.

Platinum Smile Pass holders get access to all sessions. You will still need to pre-register for Hands-On Activities, but with no additional fee. This does not include the Botox and dermal fillers courses. Platinum Pass holders get “fast pass” entry for Presentations and Experiences & Conversations. Your pass allows you two entries into Grin & Gobblin’ Fest and A Night at Universal Islands of Adventure. If you need additional tickets, you can buy them at Registration.

CE Verification

Visit for verification instructions.

Shuttle schedule/pickup and drop off information

The ADA provides complimentary shuttle transportation for attendees between several official SmileCon hotels and the convention center. Shuttle routes will drop off and pick up in front of the Orange County Convention Center South Building. Shuttle routes and schedule can be viewed here.

Shuttle Hours:
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 12:30–5:30 p.m. (limited service)
Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m.; Universal Shuttle Service, 7:15 p.m.–Midnight
Friday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Return Shuttle Service to hotels from Grin & Gobblin’ Fest, 6–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Dental Central schedule

South Hall A and B

Thursday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Friday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Convention Center and Dental Central maps

Visit the links for maps: OCCC (PDF) and Dental Central. The Dental Central map links to the exhibitor list from the menu at the upper left.


Wi-Fi will be available to attendees at the OCCC. The SSID / network is “SmileCon23”, password is “goodvibes”. Please note: the password is case sensitive and should be all lowercase.


Got questions? Flossie’s got answers! Our AI chatbot will help answer your SmileCon questions. Just text ‘Hi’ to 844.937.3613 and Flossie will text you back.

Smile Squad

Need help navigating Dental Central or can’t find your course location? Just look for the smiling faces wearing the bright blue Smile Squad uniform! You can find the team at information counters by the main entrances, in the ADA Hub, or floating throughout SmileCon. Smile Squad sponsored by Land’s End Business.

SmileCon Store

Booth 2649 in Dental Central 

Get your official gear at the SmileCon Store! All pre-orders can be picked up during store hours by showing your badge and identification.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Visit the ‘Appiness Corner at the ADA Hub

Each day you’ll have a chance to win an ‘Appiness Box filled with swag, gift cards and treats. Don’t forget to download the ADA Member App, where you can upload important files, track all your CE credits, and chat with your new connections.

Reach your career goals at SmileCon with ADA Practice Transitions™

Ready to buy or sell a practice, or find a new associateship? Stop by Booth #2653 for a free 1:1 career consultation with an ADA Advisor. Schedule your free consultation today!

Dental Olympics—show your spirit!

Dental Olympics — Dental Central, South Hall A

Come watch the drama, wave your pompoms, enjoy some snacks, and cheer for your future dental colleagues as they compete for SmileCon glory. View schedule of events.

Sponsored by Pacific Dental Services.

Join the Button Quest!

Stop at these locations throughout Dental Central and look for the button ambassador. After collecting one of each of the 7 buttons, stop by the Future Meetings Booth and be entered to win one of 3 gift cards! Start your quest at the Info Desk.