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ADA and FDI Collaborate to Host ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019 in San Francisco

Meeting will be held with support from California Dental Association and San Francisco Dental Society

February 13, 2019

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CHICAGO — To create a more impactful dental meeting for attendees, guests and exhibitors, the American Dental Association (ADA) and FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) have joined together to host the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco September 4-8, 2019. The meeting will be held with support from the California Dental Association (CDA) and San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS). 

“The ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019 is an exciting opportunity for attendees to interact with colleagues from around the world,” said Jeffrey M. Cole, D.D.S., president of the ADA. “I’m looking forward to showcasing America’s Dental Meeting to an international audience and working with FDI to help shape the future of dentistry on a global scale.”

There will be much to celebrate at the meeting, including the 160th anniversary of the ADA, the 150th anniversary of the San Francisco Dental Society and the culmination of a successful presidential term for FDI President Kathryn A. Kell, D.D.S. 

“We are excited to team up with the ADA to produce an engaging scientific program, while hosting what should be one of the largest exhibitions ever seen at FDI’s World Dental Congress,” Dr. Kell said. “Attendees and exhibitors from across the globe will have the opportunity to meet on the exhibit floor and in networking events, fostering new opportunities to learn from colleagues.”

Basic registration for the ADA FDI World Dental Congress is free for ADA members and all North American attendees. Additional efforts are planned to enhance the attendee experience, including simple, a la carte pricing for CE and events, digital ticketing and the availability of an optional VIP upgrade.  

CDA President R. Del Brunner, D.D.S., said the organization is proud to support the meeting in California. “California is known for innovation and with so many forward-looking and exciting continuing education opportunities at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress, San Francisco is a fitting host for this meeting,” Dr. Brunner said.

CE courses and event tickets are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so attendees are encouraged to register early. 

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

About FDI World Dental Federation
FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide and has the vision of leading the world to optimal oral health. Its membership comprises some 200 national member associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI leads global advocacy efforts to increase oral health literacy and achieve political commitment and action on oral health in all countries. The organization also fosters best practices in oral health science and education, and shares knowledge in preventive care and treatment to advance the art, science and practice of dentistry. FDI is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, founded in Paris in 1900 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.;;