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Registration Open for 2011 ADA Annual Session in Las Vegas: "The Future of Dentistry Meets Here"

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., Headlines Distinguished Speaker Series

April 08, 2011

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Telephone: 312.440.2806
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CHICAGO, April 8, 2011 - Registration is now open for the American Dental Association's (ADA) 152nd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition to be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from Oct. 10-13. 

The ADA Annual Session brings together leaders in dental practice, research, academia and industry to present hundreds of continuing education courses over four days.  In addition, the session will feature more than 500 exhibiting companies. 

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., is featured as the distinguished speaker Oct. 10. Dr. Rice currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is the author of "Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family," which shares how her upbringing in segregated Birmingham, Ala., along with her strong, caring family, helped shape the course of her life. The Distinguished Speaker Series is free to everyone registered for annual session.

More than 260 Continuing Education Courses Available

The ADA Annual Session offers attendees the choice of more than 250 relevant and topical continuing education courses, with more than 50 percent of lecture courses offered free with registration.  More than 60 hands-on workshops will be offered.  Attendees can also choose from unique learning opportunities such as six (6) live-patient courses in the "Education in the Round" learning format, and a variety of high-tech courses in the ADA's "LOC" (Learn, Optimize and Connect) featuring dental lasers, CAD/CAM systems and more.

Exhibit Hall, Discounts and More

The World Marketplace Exhibition, featuring more than 500 leading suppliers of dental products and services, and the "Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series" will begin Monday morning Oct. 10.

The ADA offers housing discounts at six official ADA hotels including Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Signature at MGM, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas and Luxor Las Vegas, all conveniently located on the South Strip.  In addition, discounts are available now for Annual Session attendees traveling on United Airlines, and discounted car rental services are provided by Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental. More information can be found on

Registration Fees

The registration fee for practicing ADA-member dentists is $75 and $25 for retired ADA-member dentists. Non-member dentists or graduate students who would like to check out the ADA Annual Session for the first time can attend the session for $100 instead of the regular $775 rate for non-member dentists. This special $100 rate expires Sept. 9 and is available for one-time use only. For more information, please visit the registration and housing section of

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 162,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website