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ADA 2017 Expected to Generate Up to $24.3 Million in Tourism in Atlanta

October 16, 2017

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ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2017 — The American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual meeting will arrive Oct. 19-23 in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting is expected to generate up to $24.3 million in tourism for the city. The meeting brings together thousands of dental professionals from across the nation and world for continuing education courses, seminars, networking opportunities and dental exhibitor events. The ADA’s 2016 annual meeting drew more than 21,000 professionals.

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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