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Registration begins Feb. 14 for annual meeting in Hawaii

January 30, 2018

By David Burger

Photo of Hawaiian waters
Honolulu — Dr. Howard I. A. Lieb offers a recommendation for his fellow dentists now that Valentine's Day is upon us.

"I can't think of a better Valentines gift than a trip to Hawaii," said Dr. Lieb, a Staten Island, New York, dentist and 2018 general chair of the ADA Committee on Annual Meetings.

ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting will be held Oct. 18-22 in the capital city of Honolulu, at the Hawaii Convention Center. The New Dentist Conference will run concurrent to the annual meeting from Oct. 18-20.

"I'm obviously excited," Dr. Lieb said, emphasizing that the annual meeting would be a good way for dentists and their families to add on a vacation either before or after the meeting. houses a special site that features ideas on how to experience Hawaii on vacation.

Image of ADA 2018 Meeting logoRegistration for ADA 2018 begins Feb. 14 — Valentine's Day — and up until Feb. 28, registration fees will be discounted to $99 for member dentists. Rates increase March 1.

Dr. Lieb also advised dentists to book rooms at surrounding hotels as soon as possible, to ensure they get better rooms and better views. The ADA has contracted reduced rates with multiple hotels on Oahu exclusively for annual meeting attendees. The ADA 2018 registration site allows attendees to make hotel reservations. Visit for a list of participating hotels and resorts.

Continuing education is a chief reason to attend any annual meeting, and Dr. Lieb said the committee has listened to requests from members. Offerings this year will include special courses on sleep medicine, minimally invasive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, mouth inflammation and the relationship between oral health and overall health.

Returning highlights of the meeting, Dr. Lieb said, include campfire sessions (informal group discussions with experts and speakers) and the Women in Dentistry Leadership Series, which was first introduced at the 2017 annual meeting and features leadership talks from female thought leaders. One speaker, Dr, Lieb said, will be Michelle Poler, known for her keynotes themed 100 Days Without Fear.

To register or learn more, visit