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Partner up with specialty series at annual meeting

May 29, 2018

By David Burger

Dole Plantation

Dole Whip: Originally operated as a fruit stand in 1950, Dole Plantation opened to the public in 1989 and today welcomes welcomes more than one million visitors a year. ADA 2018 – America’s Dental Meeting is in Honolulu on the island of Oahu Oct. 18-22.

ADA 2018 Meeting
Honolulu — ADA 2018–America’s Dental Meeting is the place for high-level specialty continuing education, with sponsoring associations presenting the Dental Specialty Series.

Five specialty societies  — the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Endodontists, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Academy of Periodontology — are partnering with the ADA in presenting the free courses. Registration is required.

“There is a desire to collaborate with the specialties and give them a home within the scientific program at the annual meeting,” said Dr. Henry F. (Bud) Evans, CE chair of the ADA Advisory Committee on Annual Meetings. “It is important to the ADA to collaborate with the recognized Specialty Societies to ensure they have a voice at our annual meeting and are representing the specialty in the education geared to that specific specialty.”

The courses and sponsoring associations are:
Dr. Lingen
Dr. Lingen
  • Patient Safety, the History, the Science and Practice (5330), Oct. 18, 7-10 a.m., Dr. Karel de Leeuw, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
  • Endodontic Treatment Standards: What All Dentists Need to Know (5331), Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dr. Ove Peters, Ph.D., American Association of Endodontists.
  • Oral Mucosa Lesions: Differentiating Between the Good, Bad and Ugly (6330), Oct. 19, 7-10 a.m., Dr. Mark Lingen, dentist and Ph.D., American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
  • Clinical Applications of 3D CBCT and TADs in Contemporary Orthodontics (6331), Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dr. Jae Hyn Park, dentist and Ph.D., American Association of Orthodontists. CBCT is cone beam computed tomography and TADs are temporary anchorage devices.
  • Incorporating the New Periodontitis Classification into Practice (7333), Oct. 20. 7-9:30 a.m., Dr. Kenneth Kornman, dentist and Ph.D., American Academy of Periodontology.

To register or learn more about ADA 2018, visit