New Dentists

Connect with other new dentists, take courses specifically curated for you, and have SERIOUS FUN!

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SmileCon attendees during CE sessions

You are at a critical point in your career. These courses will help you build a foundation for success today and beyond.

Here are some learning experiences to help you navigate your career.

Town Hall: Career Path Mentorship (hosted by the New Dentist Committee)
Moderator/Panelists: Bryce A. Larson, DMD (moderator), Aman Kaur, DDS, Gabriel Holdwick, DDS, and Alexandra Fitzgerald, DDS
Thursday, Oct. 5, 3:30–5 p.m. in the ADA Hub in Dental Central

Beyond Salary: How to Negotiate the Best Contract for Your Goals
Speaker: Suzanne M. Ebert, DMD
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10–11:30 a.m.

Start Your Podcast or YouTube Journey Today!
Speakers: Stephanie Ganter, DDS, and Robert McNeill, DDS, MD, MBA, FACD, FICD
Thursday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Pre-registration required)

Being Your Own Change Agent: Success on Your Terms
Moderator/Panelist: Anne Duffy (moderator) and Hazel Glasper, DDS
Women in Dentistry Leadership Series (sponsored by Crest + Oral B)
Friday, Oct. 6, 1–2:30 p.m.

Dark Cloud of Debt, Where to Look for the Rainbow
Moderator/Panelists: Kellie McGinley, DDS; Sean Aiken, DMD, MS; Santo LoPorto; Stephen B. Dunbar, JD, CLU, III
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2–3 p.m. in the Wellness Hub in Dental Central

Dental Sound Bites
ArNelle Wright, DMD, MS
Thursday, Oct. 5, 4–5 p.m.

Lunch C.H.A.T.: New Dentist Guide to Associateships
Chris Salierno, DDS
Friday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
(Limit 8, Cost $55)

10 Under 10 Award celebration (open to all to attend)
Friday, Oct. 6, 1–2:30 p.m. in the ADA Hub inside of Dental Central


How do you balance a busy career and healthy lifestyle? Hear from experts and dentists that have found ways to make it work.

SmileCon attendees doing yoga
Get advice and tips for creating the life you desire and that brings you happiness personally, professionally, and socially.

Managing the Big Three: Burnout, Anxiety, Depression (hosted by New Dentist Committee)
Moderator/Panelists: Jarod Johnson, DDS (moderator), Julie Spaniel, DDS and Alayna Schoblaske, DMD
Friday, Oct. 6, 10–11 a.m.

Staying Inspired When You’re So Darn Tired
Speaker: Christine Cashen
Women in Dentistry Leadership Series
Friday, Oct. 6, 8–9:30 a.m.

Keys to Burnout Avoidance: Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellness
Speaker: Trudy-Ann Frazer, DDS
Friday, Oct. 6, 3–4 p.m.

Between Two Teeth Podcast
Podcasters: Stephanie Ganter, DDS and Robert McNeill, DDS, MD, MBA, FACD, FICD
Friday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. –12 p.m.

ClassPass Yoga Classes
All courses take place at 6–7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando
Yoga Flow, Thursday, Oct. 5,
Yin Yoga (Slow and Low Postures), Friday, Oct. 6
Yoga Flow, Saturday, Oct. 7 

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Clinical skills

You can be innovative, even in this part of your career. Add services and tech that will make your practice stand out.

Clinical courses at SmileCon range from integrating new tech into your office, introducing new services, evaluating new treatment options, and more. Here are just a few that may spark your interest.

Mastering Dental Photography with Your Smartphone
Speaker: Mark Kleive, DDS
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2–4:30 p.m.

Cases That Haunt Us: React, Rebound, and Recover from Failures
Speaker: Mark Hyman, DDS
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2–5 p.m.

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Live Patient Training for Every Dental Practice
Louis Malcmacher, DDS
Friday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

After the Tooth Life Cycle: Prep to Temp
Speaker: Troy Schmedding DDS, AAACD
Friday, Oct 6, 1–4 p.m.

Utilizing Laser Technology in a Periodontal Environment
Speaker: Samuel B. Low, DDS, MEd, MS
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.


There’s always room for Play at SmileCon! Get to know your fellow dental professionals at these smile-filled events.

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Dental Olympics participants at SmileCon
Cheer for your future dental colleagues as they compete for SmileCon glory.
Attendees at SmileCon
Bring your fam and friends to this pumpkin-spiced, not-so-spooky party.
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Join other early-career dentists for an exclusive get-together on Oct 6. See details below.
New Dentist After Party

Friday, Oct. 6, 8–10 p.m.
Descend 21 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

After the Grin & Gobblin’ Fest, take the party into the night with other new dentists and dental students. FREE to attend.

Join us at Descend 21’s outside patio and enjoy games of TopGolf, billiards, electronic darts, food, drinks, and music.

This event is for current dental students and dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago (2014 or newer). 21 and older event. Badges are required for entry.

New Dentist After Party

Sponsored by:

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