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Women in Dentistry Leadership Series


Learn from thought leaders, engage with peers and share your experiences to be the best version of you.

Sponsored by:
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By September 21: $49 per session or $99 for all three
After September 21: $79 per session or $159 for all three

Audience: Women dentists and team members

CE Hours: 1.5 per keynote session and 1.0 per deep dive session

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Women in Dentistry Learning Lounge

The learning lounge will be open during ADA 2018 hours with facilitated programming each morning. ADA annual meeting attendees are free to use this space to network, digest content from sessions, relax or create impromptu small group discussion. Make this your space!

Morning Networking and Knowledge Share Event Schedule

Open only to all ADA Annual Meeting attendees. Participation is free.

Thursday, October 18
8:30-10 a.m.

Friday, October 19
8:30-10 a.m.

Saturday, October 20
8:30-10 a.m.

An opportunity to network and exchange knowledge through small group discussions lead by women dentists established in their fields. You can participate in discussions that are in line with your leadership interests, find or become a mentor and connect with like-minded women.

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, October 18
Tasha Eurich
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Self-Awareness: The Path to Success in Your Practice and Life

Research shows us that people who know who they are and how they’re seen are more successful and are more effective leaders than those who don’t. There’s just one problem: most people don’t see themselves quite as clearly as they could.

Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich, will draw on her scientific research and 15 years of working with Fortune 500 clients, to help you discover the path to self-awareness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the scientifically proven path to self-awareness
  • Explore how becoming more self-aware can help you to become more successful
  • Develop the skill of self-awareness

Self-Awareness Deep Dive Session
1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Join Tasha Eurich and your peers in a small group setting to explore more deeply the relationship between self-awareness and success, as well as ways to develop your skills.

Friday, October 19
Kindra Hall
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

It's OK to Celebrate Your Accomplishments
It’s often challenging for many of us to celebrate and express all the great things we’ve done. How do you get over that feeling? By crafting your story. Join award-winning columnist, author, and national champion storyteller, Kindra Hall to learn how crafting your story to illustrate your achievements can be more effective.

Kindra’s work can be seen in a weekly column at, and has been featured in SUCCESS Magazine and

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the power of storytelling to illustrate your achievements
  • Stop feeling like you are bragging and tell your story

Craft Your Story Deep Dive Session
1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Join Kindra Hall and your peers in a small group setting to practice your story-telling skills. Walk away with a blue-print to refine your story for greater success.

Saturday, October 20

Michelle Poler
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fear Less, Do More
Fear rules our lives in ways we are not even aware of. It is only when you start to examine your fears and get out of your comfort zone will you remove obstacles to reach your true potential.

Join TEDx speaker, researcher and influencer, Michelle Poler, known for the project, 100 Days Without Fear, and for the social movement Hello Fears, Michelle will help you to change your perception of fear and inspire you to take action.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the root of your fears and explore how to approach them
  • Redefine your fears from obstacle to opportunity
  • Develop strategies to seek growth over safety

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Deep Dive Session
1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Join Michelle Poler and your peers in a small group setting to explore more deeply the root and origin of your fears, how your fears have been obstacles to your success and strategies to overcome what is holding you back.