New Dentist Experience

Whether you just graduated or have been practicing for a few years, SmileCon® prepares you for the future of dentistry.

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New denist participating in a hands-on activity at SmileCon
CE for your success

Explore current trends shaping the field of dentistry with industry experts, interactive sessions and peer-to-peer learning.

Courses designed with YOU in mind

Our CE program includes impactful topics of special interest to new dentists. The following courses are just a few of the offerings that will help you excel in your career today and beyond. Explore these courses and more in Agenda Builder.


MATE Act Opioid Course: Assessing and Referring Adult/Geriatric Patients
Evan Rosenthal, MS, LPCC, LADC

Tiny Smiles: How and Why of the Age 1 Visit
Elizabeth Simpson, DMD, and Craig S. Hollander, DDS, MS

Hands-On Activities:

Saving Smiles: Mastering Periodontal Disease Treatment and Tooth Preservation
Adam Saltz, DMD, MS, MPH; Lea El Hachem, DDS, MS; and Kevin W. Luan, DDS, MS, Med

Oral Surgery for New Dentists: Hands-on Third Molars, Suturing and Grafting
Rachel Uppgaard, DDS, FACS

Master Classes:

Canva Master Class: Stand Out on Social Media
Roger Coles

Building Your 2025 Marketing, Social Media, and Branding Strategy
Minal Sampat, RDH

Diagnosing a Killer Smile: AAP Staging and Grading Parameters
Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Your peers are taking center stage

From the Mainstage to Dental Central, new dentists are proving that the future of dentistry is in very good hands at SmileCon. Join them at these events.

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Celebrate and meet the winners at the Changemakers Celebration on Friday, Oct. 18.
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Hear members from the Next Gen ADA Speakers and CE Presenters Network.
New Dentists participating in CE courses at SmileCon
At this Friday session, embrace inspiring content curated by the New Dentist Committee.
Don’t forget to have some fun!

Have a good ol’ time at the Bouncin’ in the Bayou Fest. And kick it old school at your alumni reception and at the Tailgate.

New dentists enjoying their SmileCon experience