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SmileCon to feature streamlined course schedule, reinvented exhibit hall

More information to come this spring

February 08, 2021

By Mary Beth Versaci


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SmileCon, the American Dental Association's reimagined annual meeting, will give dentists more time to do what makes them smile.

During the meeting, scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, dentists will be able to see what's new in dentistry, hear from top experts and connect with their dental community as they experience a streamlined course schedule, reinvented exhibit hall, new learning formats and fun activities to help them unwind.

SmileCon's simplified continuing education course list will allow attendees more time to network and visit the exhibit hall, now called Dental Central. The CE program will explore four main themes: science and technology, the business of dentistry, art and design, and the common good. Attendees can choose to focus on one aspect of dentistry or journey across the full spectrum of themed offerings.

CE topics not offered this year will be featured in subsequent years, ensuring a unique learning experience each year. The meeting will also focus on peer-to-peer learning and mentorship in order to nurture connections among attendees and take advantage of shared knowledge.

Dental Central will serve as a hub where attendees can network in a relaxed atmosphere featuring lounges and cafes. It will also include more one-on-one contact with exhibitors, as well as smaller stages to deliver CE content, industry updates and dental trends in a more intimate environment.

The ADA House of Delegates is scheduled to meet Oct. 13-16 at Mandalay Bay. The House's first meeting will be Oct. 13, followed by the second and third meetings on Oct. 16.

The ADA announced its revamped annual meeting during the opening session of the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference in October 2020.

More details about SmileCon will be available this spring. For the latest information, visit SmileCon.org.