Opening session host and ADA member dentist Daryn Lu, D.D.S., is ready to welcome dentists to SmileCon.
"The ADA's reimagined annual meeting is focused on the attendee experience, and we have plenty of surprises in store," Dr. Lu said. "We've all missed being together and building connections, and the opening session will fill dentists with pride and pump them up for the days to come."
The session will also recognize the winners of the ADA 10 Under 10 Awards, which honor 10 new dentists who have demonstrated excellence early in their careers, and the ADA Distinguished Service Award. This year's winner of the Distinguished Service Award is Rear Adm. Timothy L. Ricks, D.M.D., chief dental officer of the U.S. Public Health Service.
The ADA will bid farewell to retiring Executive Director Kathleen T. O'Loughlin, D.M.D., during the opening session as well.
The session is included in the meeting's Smile Pass, Platinum Smile Pass and Virtual Pass.
To learn more about SmileCon or to register, visit SmileCon.org.