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Register now for three things not to miss at ADA 2017

August 30, 2017

By David Burger

Atlanta — Good things come in threes.

Among numerous worthwhile activities to partake in at the ADA annual meeting, there are three notable opportunities that attendees can take advantage of once the calendar turns to Oct. 19:

First of all, on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6-9 p.m., an entire block in downtown Atlanta will be closed to allow ADA attendees to attend the private ADA 2017 Block Party after a busy opening day. Open to all registered attendees and their guests, the party will be held on 300 Marietta St. NW, just steps away from the Georgia World Congress Center, the site of the annual meeting. Four restaurants — Der Biergarten, Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria, STATS and Twin Smokers BBQ — will be serving heavy appetizers and drinks, and live music and entertainment will be on hand.

Secondly, the 13-part New and Emerging Speaker Series offers up-and-coming professional educators the chance to present a one-hour, no-fee lecture. A select few will have the opportunity to present at future annual meetings.

The schedule is:

  • TMJ — What Is It and How Does It Apply to Everyday Dentistry? (5370), Oct. 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Dr. Prabu Raman.
  • Is Screening for OSA a New Standard of Care? (5371), Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-noon, Dr. Ken Berley.
  • Martinis and Menopause: Exploring Oral and Systemic Implications in Women's Health (5372), Oct. 19, 1-2 p.m., Kelli Jaecks.
  • Back to Your Future, Geriatric Dentistry! (5373), Oct. 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Doring.
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride: Who, What, When, Where and How? (5374), Oct. 19, 4-5 p.m., Dr. Brooke Fukuoka.
  • The Challenge of a Persistent Toothache (6370), Oct. 20, 8-9 a.m., Dr. Reda Abdel-Fattah.
  • Custom Cutback Abutments: A Design Alternative (6371), Oct. 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Dr. William Dexter.
  • Capnography and Nitrous Oxide: Two Great Ideas Coming Together (6372), Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-noon, Dr.  Anthony Carroccia.
  • Erosive Tooth Wear: Etiology, Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Management (6373), Oct. 20, 1-2 p.m., Dr. Alex Delgado.
  • An Integrative Approach to Dentistry: Connecting Whole Body Health in the Hygiene Chair (6374), Oct. 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Dr. Amy Dayries-Ling.
  • The Tsunami of Seniors is Upon Us: Successfully Treating the Aged in Our Dental Offices (7370), Oct. 21, 8-9 a.m., Dr. Leonard Brennan.
  • Stress Delays Oral Wound Healing and Impairs Surgical Outcomes (7371), Oct. 21, 1-2 p.m., Dr. Mehrdad Favagehi.
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Patients with Prosthetic Joint Implants (7372), Oct. 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas Paumier.

Lastly, there is a lot to check out at The Technology Experience area, which includes the Tech Bar, Cellerant Best of Class Showcase and continuing education. Get hands-on demonstrations and product information led by top dental technology experts in the Cellerant Best of Class Product Showcase.  Bring your own device and ask questions at the Tech Bar, learn how to create your own website at the Tinker Zone and experience virtual and augmented reality right on the show floor.

The opportunities for continuing education at the Technology Experience Area are:

  • Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Use of Google (5600), Oct. 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Dahlia El Gazzar.
  • Digital Workflow 101: A Basic Primer on Digital Dentistry Workflows (5601), Oct. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dr. Marty Jablow.
  • Five Tips Every Dentist Needs to Know About Yelp (5602), Oct. 19, 1-1:45 p.m., John Carroll.
  • Acquiring Patients and Managing Your Marketing in the Digital Realm (6600), Oct. 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Paul Intlekofer.
  • Using Your Online Reputation to Grow Your Practice (6601), Oct. 20, 11-11:45 a.m., Mr. Carroll.
  • Dental Tech  (6602), Oct. 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Dr. John Flucke.
  • Overview of Social Networks (6603), Oct. 20, 2-2:45 p.m., Ms. El Gazzar.
  • Breakthrough Online Marketing — Best Practices for New Patient Growth (6604), Oct. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Ian McNickle.
  • Dental Tech (7600), Oct. 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Dr. Parag Kachalia.
  • Dental Tech (7601), Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-noon, Dr. Paul Feuerstein.
  • Ransomware, Malware and Other Nasty Viruses (7602), Oct. 21, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Dr. Jablow.

The Tech Bar will host hands-on sessions where participants are asked to bring their own devices. The schedule is:

  • Tech and Solutions: Note Taking and Capturing Data — Speech and Handwriting Recognition (5603), Oct. 19, 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
  • Not-to-Miss Trends in Technology (5604), Oct. 19, 2-2:30 p.m., and Oct. 21, 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. (7603).
  • Simple Websites in 3 … 2 … 1 … (6605), Oct. 20, 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m., and Oct. 21, 2-2:30 p.m. (7604).
  • Demystifying Cyber Security (6606), Oct. 20, 2:50-3:20 p.m.

Registration and course fees increase on September 22 at 5 p.m. CDT. To learn more about the annual meeting, which runs Oct. 19-23 in Atlanta, or to register, visit  The hashtag for the annual meeting is #ADAATL.