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ADA, Texas Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society Announce Combined 2022 Annual Meeting

October 16, 2017

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ATLANTA, October 16, 2017 – The American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA) and Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS) today announced that in 2022 they are combining their dental conventions into one annual meeting to be held in Houston. This is a continuation of a previous announcement from the ADA regarding efforts to create more impactful dental meetings.

 “Because of the willingness to partner, a number of dental tradeshows will be combined,” said ADA President Dr. Gary L. Roberts. “This approach makes great sense because it saves everyone time and money. Rather than wonder which meeting to attend or exhibit at, the choice is now easy!” 

The ADA has a long-standing policy that encourages state and local societies to work with the ADA as our meeting rotates around the country; and the ADA recently added another optional model to that policy that is already showing positive results. 

“We cannot thank TDA and GHDS enough for collaborating with the ADA to combine our meetings in 2022,” said Jim Goodman, CMP, ADA vice president, conferences and continuing education. “Combining local, state and national dental organizations, along with the many affiliated dental groups, will create a better experience for attendees, guests and exhibitors.”

"The Texas Dental Association and the Greater Houston Dental Society are looking forward to the opportunity of working with and hosting ADA 2022,” said TDA President Dr. Joey Cazares. “It is time to stand together to provide an unforgettable experience in Texas for the good of the profession."

ADA is also pleased to be working in collaboration with the Georgia and Hawaii Dental Associations for the 2017 meeting in Atlanta, GA and the 2018 meeting in Honolulu, HI.
In 2019, the ADA will collaborate with the World Dental Federation with support from the California Dental Association and the San Francisco Dental Society to host the FDI World Dental Congress along with ADA 2019.
Collaborations will continue in 2020 as the ADA and FDA will host a joint meeting together in Orlando, FL from October 15-18.  The ADA is also excited to officially announce that ADA 2021 will be held in Las Vegas.
All organizations involved in these joint meetings ask exhibitors and sponsors to support all of their meetings, each and every year, recognizing their commitment and willingness to work together in the specific year(s) that ADA holds its meeting in their area.

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