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ADA FDI World Dental Congress features top-of-the-world CE

February 26, 2019
FDI ADA San Francisco

San Francisco — With registration for the ADA FDI World Dental Congress having opened Feb. 13, it is now time to act quickly and register for the over 300 continuing education courses that are truly the star of this joint meeting.

Remember, you are competing with the rest of the world for your spot in your favorite courses. Participants can plan their course schedules using the Course Planner site linked from, then proceed to the ADA FDI 2019 registration site to enroll in the courses. All courses require pre-registration, even free courses.

Coit Tower

Towering: The Coit Tower is a white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill and has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933. Its observation deck provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. San Francisco is the host city of the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in 2019. Courtesy of San Francisco Travel

CE highlights for 2019 include:
  • Wednesday workshops and pre-session continuing education. There are workshops and CE for every interest, including Botox Therapy for Every Dental Practice (4203), New Minimally Invasive Composite Techniques (4208) and A Mixed Bag of Practical Oral Lesions in Tots and Teens (4102).
  • Dental Sleep Medicine Conference. On Sept. 4 and 5, three leading experts in dental sleep medicine will explain each point in the ADA Policy Statement on the Role of Dentistry in the Treatment of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders while educating attendees on the latest in medical science and professional guidelines and protocols. The conference offers 14 hours of CE credit.
  • Best of ADA — ADA Council, ADA Foundation and ADA Commission courses. These courses showcase the work of ADA leaders and staff, including International Dental Volunteer Projects: Best Practices (4500), Social Media and Other Electronic Communication in Dentistry (5504) and Unrelenting Greed: A Peek Into the Mind of an Embezzler (5508).
  • Women in Dentistry Leadership Series. This series features three keynote speakers — Alison Levine (team captain of the first American women’s Everest expedition), Alison Ledgerwood (professor and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Davis and popular TEDx speaker) and Heidi Hanna (integrative neuroscientist and expert on stress) — as well as workshops and fireside charts associated with each presenter and presentation.
  • New Dentist Conference. The two-day conference features CE designed for dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago, along with dental students.  Participants can earn up to 15 hours of CE credit.
  • Cadaver workshop. On Sep. 4, there is The Cutting Edge—A Human Cadaver Dissection for Local Anesthesia (4202), held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and offering 8 hours of CE credit, taught by Drs. Alan W. Budenz and Mel Hawkins.
  • Tracks: Specially tailored courses grouped together by topic allow participants to hone in on their favorite subjects. Tracks this year include dental hygiene, pathology, oral medicine, team building, pediatrics, restorative, cariology and occlusion.

The ADA FDI World Dental Conference will be held Sept. 4-8 in San Francisco. Register at