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New Dentist Conference features innovation experts as speakers

February 04, 2019

By David Burger

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Alight: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, a 4.5 mile drive across San Francisco Bay, features 25,000 LED lights in its cables and 270,000 drivers daily. San Francisco will host the ADA FDI World Dental Congress.
San Francisco — Two are better than one.

Two keynote speakers will grace the stage at the New Dentist Conference during the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco this September, aiming to inspire new dentists to new heights.

New dentists — dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago as well as dental students — who register for the two-day conference will hear Dr. Miguel Stanley on Sept. 5 and then Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., on Sept. 6. The conference, which allows attendees to network and discuss practice issues in a small-group environment, will also include the ever-popular New Dentist Reception and other special opportunities.

Image of New Dentist Conference logoDr. Stanley's address, titled "Are Consumers and Technology Driving the Future of Dentistry?," will explore how consumer expectations and digital dentistry, along with the sharing economy of our profession, are shaping the future of dentistry. Dr. Stanley will share his philosophies on the global community of dentistry, dental artistry versus profit and how dentistry is changing lives. He is the host of the first National Geographic documentary on dentistry.

Dr. Vujicic's keynote, titled "The Generational Shift: 5 Things Dentists Need to Know About the Changing Dental Patient," will bring attendees the latest and greatest data showing the shifting paradigm young dentists are going to grapple with in their practice careers. Dr. Vujicic is chief economist and vice president of the ADA's Health Policy Institute, where he is responsible for overseeing all policy research activities. Prior to joining the ADA, he was with The World Bank, where he directed the global health workforce policy program.

The rest of the New Dentist Conference will provide participants an ideal opportunity to network and focus on issues that concern them as new dentists, while allowing them to take advantage of the overall ADA FDI World Dental Congress experience.

The registration fee of $250 includes:

  • Customized new dentist continuing education track.
  • Two keynotes.
  • Ticket to the New Dentist Reception.
  • Networking opportunities and meals.
  • Access ‚Äčto the ADA FDI 2019 Exhibit Hall and free CE on the exhibit floor.

New Dentist courses include Breakthrough Digital Marketing: Growing the Modern Dental Practice; Pediatric Oral Diseases: The Times They Are A-changin'; Social Media and Other Electronic Communication in Dentistry; and Medical and Dental Collaboration: Working in the Community, among others.

Conference details and a schedule are at ADA.org/ndc. Registration will open Feb. 13 at ADA.org/meeting.