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Learn about Volunteering Abroad at the ADA Annual Session in New Orleans

Convention Slated for Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3

September 02, 2013

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CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2013 — Dental professionals interested in providing their services to underserved populations can check out the course on effective international volunteerism called “I Do, I Teach, I Volunteer,” at the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in New Orleans.

This free 2.5 hour course (course 6336) is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Experienced global volunteers Dr. Marshall Gallant and Dr. Jack Levine are scheduled to discuss how international volunteerism can support lasting, sustainable improvements to the oral health of communities in need worldwide.

The presenters will share strategies to improve oral public health in developing nations through education and training, personal perspectives on international oral health programs and more. Dr. Sherwin Shinn, the 2013 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient, will be a guest speaker. The course is presented in cooperation with the ADA Division of Global Affairs.

For more information on international volunteer opportunities, visit the ADA's international volunteer website.

2013 Annual Session Registration is Open

Registration is open for the ADA’s 154th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition, which is slated for Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in New Orleans. The session brings together leaders in dental practice, research, academia and industry to present more than 300 continuing education courses over four days. For more information on continuing education courses or to register for the annual meeting, visit Note that registration fees for the annual session will increase when advance registration ends Sept. 20.

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The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 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