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ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference to bring dental community together while apart

Online registration opens Aug. 12

August 04, 2020

By Mary Beth Versaci

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Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many people apart, dental professionals will have the opportunity to come together virtually during the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference.

The live and on-demand experience, scheduled for Oct. 15-17, will provide learning, networking and business opportunities for attendees and exhibitors in a flexible and safe setting. Registration opens online Aug. 12 at ADA.org/meeting.

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Dr. Tertel
"Because of the pandemic, everyone is feeling even more isolated. The ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference is a new and exciting way our dental family can reconnect with live, interactive events that include continuing education and networking opportunities," said Dr. Nanette Tertel, 2020 ADA meeting chair. "We've even planned some fun ways to engage in live events safely from your own home or office."

The American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association announced the virtual conference July 16 following their decision to cancel the in-person meeting in Orlando, Florida, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference will feature keynote sessions, community-building events, wellness sessions and activities, continuing education courses, live workshops and a virtual Exhibit Hall. Participants will be able to interact in real time with speakers and other dental professionals or catch up later with on-demand access.

"We hope all attendees will join us in October. There are some exciting surprises," Dr. Tertel said. "We will be hosting multiple live events and virtual networking parties for our attendees. We will explore self-care topics of happiness and wellness, giving attendees a chance to interact with the speakers on these subjects. We even have live exercise and yoga classes for those who would like to start their day early. Mindfulness, happiness, wellness and truly exceptional continuing education that only the ADA can provide for you while we wait to meet face to face in Las Vegas 2021."

Registration is free for the opening session Oct. 15 and the virtual Exhibit Hall. All-access passes include all events, networking and CE courses except for live workshops, which participants have the option to add.  

Early-bird pricing, available Aug. 12 until 5 p.m. CDT Aug. 31, is $99 for ADA members, $149 for nonmembers and other health care professionals and $59 for dental team members and guests, and regular pricing is $199 for ADA members, $299 for nonmembers and other health care professionals and $119 for dental team members and guests. Workshop tickets are $500.

For the latest updates on the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference, visit ADA.org/meeting.