Celebrating a dynamic profession

The Opening and Closing Sessions celebrate YOU, our member dentists, and all the ways you make your mark on dentistry.

Attendees at SmileCon Continuing Education event
A photograph of Dr. Brené Brown that reads hashtag Smilecon2022.
A fireside chat with
Dr. Brené Brown

Brené will engage you with her topic, Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.

Introducing Dr. Christina Rosenthal

ADA member dentist Dr. Rosenthal will be your host for both the Opening and Closing Sessions. She is the owner/CEO of Paradigm Dental Center LLC, founder of The 516 Foundation, and children’s book author.

Dr. Christina Rosenthal
Speaker at SmileCon Continuing Education event
Be inspired by member stories

In both sessions, witness real-life stories from your colleagues who work every day to uplift their communities.

Speaker at SmileCon Continuing Education event
During the Opening Session, hear from Cesar Sabates, DDS, on his year as ADA president.
Speaker at SmileCon Continuing Education event
Zack Studstill, M.Ed, DMD, will be honored for his 40+ year career in the Closing Session.
ADA 10 Under 10
In the Opening Session, discover how 10 of dentistry’s rising stars are making their mark.
Speaker at SmileCon Continuing Education event
In the Closing Session, the ADA honors Jeffrey Dalin, DDS, co-creator of Give Kids a Smile.
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ADA President-Elect George R. Shepley, DDS, looks at the year ahead during the Closing Session.
Dr Ray Cohlmia
Ray Cohlmia, DDS, reflects on year one as ADA executive director during the Opening Session.
Leland Melvin
Leland Melvin lands at SmileCon

Former astronaut Leland Melvin will be our Closing Session speaker to inspire lasting, positive change in our communities.

Opening Session
Thursday, Oct. 13, 8–9:30 a.m.

Closing Session
Saturday, Oct.15, 3:45–4:45 p.m.

The Opening and Closing Sessions are included with all passes—Dental Central Pass, Smile Pass, and Platinum Pass!


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