Meet | American Dental Association

Say “Hey, y’all!” to our community

Connectedness is key to our happiness and to the strength of our profession. Make those lifelong connections at SmileCon™.

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Dental Central

Snack, chat, and relax with your dental pals in our comfy Smile Lounges, conveniently located for spontaneous get-togethers.

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Connect, huddle, and talk with speakers after the course and keep the conversation going.
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Hang out with other dental pros who share your interests, from specialties to hobbies.
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Plan a delectable dinner at one of H-Town’s restaurants or a tour of a world-class museum.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Oct. 13
8–9:30 a.m. Opening Session
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Dental Central open
10 a.m.–5 p.m. CE Courses and Hands-On Activities
Friday, Oct. 14
8 a.m.–Noon CE Courses and Hands-On Activities
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Dental Central open
2–3:30 p.m. CE Courses
2–5 p.m. Hands-On Activities
5 p.m.–7 p.m. SmileCon Street Fest
Saturday, Oct. 15
8 a.m.–Noon CE Courses and Hands-On Activities
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Dental Central open
1:30–3:30 p.m. CE Courses and Hands-On Activities
3:45–4:45 p.m. Closing Session
Related Meetings and Events

Catch up with members of ACD and ICD, or revive your school spirit at alumni receptions. Details to come in early June.

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The ADA House of Delegates 2022

Anyone may attend the meetings of the House of Delegates as a visitor, upon display of a SmileCon 2022 badge.

House of Delegates Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 15
12:30–3:30 p.m. First Meeting, Marriott Marquis Houston
Sunday, Oct. 16
Staggered Times Reference Committee Hearings, Marriott Marquis Houston
Tuesday, Oct. 18
7:30 a.m.–Noon Second Meeting and Officer Elections, Marriott Marquis Houston
1 p.m. to Close of Business Third Meeting, Marriott Marquis Houston


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