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Find joy in the moment

From dinner with friends to shared learning experiences and Ahhh-mazing surprises, there’s always time for play at SmileCon™.

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Dr. Brené Brown headlines SmileCon

Brené, a researcher and author of six #1 New York Times best-sellers, will join us for the Opening Session.

Friday Night Street Fest

Explore the flavors and enjoy the sounds of H-Town as we party on Avenida de las Americas right outside the convention center.

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Closing Session

The Closing Session will celebrate you and all the ways you make your mark on dentistry.

Alumni Receptions

Revive your school spirit and renew school ties at your dental school’s alumni reception. Details will be announced in May.

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You never know what or who you’ll see in our exhibit hall. Miss a day and you miss a lot!
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Catch up with fellow members of ACD, ICD, and other affiliate groups. Details to come in May.
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From museums to green space to pro sports, Houston is your playground—y’all won’t be bored!
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