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Registration is open!

Your journey starts with selecting the registration pass that fits your needs—and with our simple options, it’s as easy as can be!

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Smile Pass Packages

Get the most value by choosing the Smile Pass or Platinum Smile Pass—either way, we can’t wait to see y’all in Houston!

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DESCRIPTION KEY:
Included in package, ✕ Not available with package, $ Additional Fee
Dental Central
Pass
Dental Central Access
(exhibit hall)
Opening Session
Closing Session
Presentations* (hall only)
Experiences & Conversations* (hall only)
Hands-On Activities (workshops)
$ Street Festival
Platinum Upgrades
$ Effective Infection Prevention & Control book
$ CDT 2023 Kit
$ CE Online Subscription
$ Swag
Smile
Pass
Dental Central Access
(exhibit hall)
Opening Session
Closing Session
All Presentations
All Experiences & Conversations
$ Hands-On Activities (workshops)
Street Festival
Platinum Upgrades
$ Effective Infection Prevention & Control book
$ CDT 2023 Kit
$ CE Online Subscription
$ Swag
Platinum Smile
Pass
Dental Central Access
(exhibit hall)
Opening Session
Closing Session
All Presentations
All Experiences & Conversations
Hands-On Activities (workshops)
Street Festival
Platinum Upgrades**
Effective Infection Prevention & Control book
CDT 2023 Kit
CE Online Subscription
Swag (1 item)
*Dental Central Pass will grant access to Presentations and Experiences & Conversations that take place in Dental Central. Lunch Chats are not included in the Dental Central Pass.
**Get the most out of your SmileCon experience with the Platinum Smile Pass. Some upgrades include:
  • Complimentary Guest Dental Central Pass
  • Express Line for Presentations 
  • Preferred Seating for the Opening & Closing Session 
  • Dedicated ADA phone number & email for expedited customer service for SmileCon.

Registration Deadlines

  • ADA Members (plus dental students, dental team members, dental team students, and guests) received Early Bird discounts through June 17, 5 p.m. CT.
  • Advance registration rates apply June 18–Sept. 30, 5 p.m. CT.
  • Standard registration rates apply Oct. 1–15.

Pass Pricing

 
Dental Central Pass
Smile Pass
Platinum Smile Pass
Registration Type
Advanced
Standard
Advanced
Standard
Advanced
Standard
ADA Member Dentist
$149
$249
$499
$699
$3,499
$3,999
Non Member Dentist
$249
$349
$699
$899
$3,749
$4,249
Dental Student
$25
$50
$299
$399
$1,999
$2,499
Dental Team
$149
$249
$449
$649
$2,999
$3,499
Allied Health Professional
$249
$349
$699
$899
$3,749
$4,249
Guest
$149
$249
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Dental Dealer
$249
$349
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
State and Local Staff
$149
$249
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Child (18 years and under)
$0
$0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Registration Details

Badges
All badges will be picked up onsite at George R. Brown Convention Center. Attendee registration opens at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Head over early to avoid lines on Thursday!

Cancellation Policies
All cancellation and refund requests must be received by Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. CT. After this date, no refunds will be granted. To cancel registration and housing reservations and request a refund, email ada@maritz.com.

International Attendee
If you are an international attendee looking for a certificate of attendance, all certificates will be sent via email. Please contact international@ada.org to request a certificate after SmileCon 2022. Once your attendance is verified, you will be emailed a certificate.

Registration Rules & Regulations
  • Name substitutions & course transfers are not permitted.
  • All dentists (practicing or non-practicing) must be registered in a dentist category.
  • All registered in a Student category must show proper student identification.
  • Attendees who do not qualify for dental team or allied health categories may register as a Guest.
  • All attendees must show proper identification.
Your health and safety are important to us!
As a science-based organization, the ADA takes health and safety at SmileCon very seriously. For up-to-date information on safety protocols, keep an eye on SmileCon.org.
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