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Former NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning to Speak at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting

March 08, 2017

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CHICAGO — ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting® is thrilled to have former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Peyton Manning address its members as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at ADA 2017, hosted this year from Oct. 19-23 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Distinguished Speaker Series is presented by ACT Oral Care®. 

Manning is one of America’s best-known athletes and has a well-documented interest in business and philanthropy. “Peyton Manning is one of the greatest athletes of our time,” said Dr. Gary L. Roberts, ADA President. “But not only is he a great athlete — he is also an amazing man whose life off the field defines sportsmanship and good character, from his support to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis to his membership in the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. To hear him tell his story of perseverance, grit and success is a can’t-miss opportunity for those who attend ADA 2017.”

Manning will speak at ADA 2017 on Friday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Conference attendees who participate in the Hall Happy Hour on Oct. 20 from 4-5 p.m. ET in the Exhibit Hall will receive access into the Distinguished Speaker Series before doors open to the general audience. Other exciting highlights of ADA 2017 include:

  • More than 250 continuing education courses offered over five days, including advanced cadaver courses, special interest tracks, a tech experience area and over 100 hands-on workshops. 
  • A 105,000 square foot exhibit hall featuring 500+ exhibitors spanning all facets of the dental profession.
  • The New Dentist Conference, a customized experience for dentists out of dental school for less than ten years. It features three different keynote speakers, specialized educational tracks and much more. 
  • Lectures from dynamic, up-and-coming professional educators and peers from across the nation, provided through the ADA's New and Emerging Speaker Series. Members interested in participating in the series can submit proposals at   

Registration for ADA 2017 opens on May 10 at Those interested in the meeting can sign up to receive email notifications from the ADA

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn

About the ADA

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