SmileCon FAQ

Here are some common questions and answers about SmileCon®.
What is SmileCon?
SmileCon is the ADA’s reimagined annual meeting, offering continuing education, networking opportunities, hundreds of exhibitors, social events, and fun!
Where and when is SmileCon 2023?
SmileCon 2023 will take place on Oct. 5–7 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center.
When does registration open?
Registration opens June 7 here at Early Bird discounts will be in effect until June 23.
What is the cost to attend SmileCon?

Pass options and pricing will be shared in late Spring. There will be three pass options available:

Smile Pass is great for the CE junkie and includes all Presentations and Experiences & Conversations. Hands-On Activities (workshops) are available for additional fees.

Platinum Smile Pass is great for the professional who likes to roll up their sleeves and dive in. This pass includes most Hands-On Activities, Presentations, and Experiences & Conversations. The Botox course is not included in the pass; however, the Platinum Pass holder is eligible for a discount.

Dental Central Pass is great if you don’t need much CE and want to see what’s new in dentistry. Includes access to Dental Central (exhibit hall) and all Presentations and Experiences & Conversations taking place in Dental Central.

When will information on the courses and learning experiences will available?

The Agenda Builder, your all-in-one planning tool, will be shared mid-May.

What type of evening and social events will be planned?
The Smile Squad is hard at work planning out some serious fun for Orlando! The fun starts on Thursday, Oct. 5, with a Night at Universal Orlando Resort. Friday evening begins with a family-friendly party, followed later that night by an adults-only After Party. We end SmileCon with a Closing Party in Dental Central on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Will there be any alumni and affiliate groups?
Yes, there will be alumni receptions and affiliate group meetings in conjunction with SmileCon. More information will be shared in early summer.
Will there be travel discounts?
Yes, there will be hotel, air, and rental car discounts. More information will be shared with the opening of registration June 7.
Where can I find information on Disney theme parks, restaurants, and other fun activities?
Start planning your Orlando adventure by visiting the Visit Orlando SmileCon site.
What are the dates for the House of Delegates (HOD)?
The House of Delegates meeting will be Oct. 7–10, 2023 in Orlando. More information on HOD can be found here.
Where can I verify my CE from 2022 in Houston?
You can verify your CE at To log in, you will need to know your Registration ID and the email address you registered with. More information can be found on the Verify CE page.
What are the future dates for SmileCon?

2023 – Oct. 5–7 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center.

2024 – Oct. 17–19 in New Orleans, LA, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

2025 – Oct. 23–25 in Washington, DC, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

2026 – Oct. 8–10 in Indianapolis, IN, at the Indiana Convention Center.