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Opening General Session and Mountain Mixer highlights of ADA 2016’s first day

By David Burger

Photo of Dr. Christina Rosentha
Dr. Rosenthal
Photo of Dr. Dawn Wehking
Dr. Wehking
Photo of Dr. Daryn Lu
Dr. Lu
Photo of Dr.  David Hochberg
Dr. Hochberg
Photo of Dr. Peter Dawson
Dr. Dawson
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Dr. Andolino

Denver — Dental professionals can open their experience at ADA 2016 – America’s Dental Meeting with two programs that bookend the opening day.

The Opening General Session, presented by ACT Oral Care, is scheduled for Oct. 20 from 8-9 a.m. at the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center, and later that day the Mountain Mixer will convene at the Exhibit Hall from 4:30-6 p.m.

The Opening General Session will focus on dentists from across the country sharing their personal stories — how being a dentist has made a difference in their lives and allowed them to make an impact on their practices, families and community.

The four featured member speakers are Drs. Christina Rosenthal of Memphis, Tennessee; Dawn Wehking of Lafayette, Colorado; Daryn Lu of Shawnee, Oklahoma; and David Hochberg of Atlanta.

Along with a pre-program performance by the University of Colorado-Denver’s a cappella group MIX, the session will also feature an awards presentation to Dr. Frank Andolino, the ADA Humanitarian of the Year, and Dr. Peter Dawson, the ADA Distinguished Service Award winner.

Later that day, the annual meeting’s Exhibit Hall will host the Mountain Mixer, open to all registered attendees.

The mixer will be way to socialize and network with fellow dental professionals with live entertainment, food and complimentary craft beer tasting. It will also allow attendees to experience Denver’s diverse and active outdoor lifestyle, including a climbing wall, BMX bikers and slackline jumpers.

The Denver Broncos Stampede Drumline, a bluegrass band and Spinphony — a pop baroque string quartet — will all perform during the mixer.

ADA 2016 – America’s Dental Meeting will convene in Denver Oct. 20-24.

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