Top Dental Conferences 2020 - 2021

ordinarily, there are so many amazing dental conferences happening all the time (and some of them at the same time -- no fair!) that it’s impossible to decide which one(s) to attend... But with a global pandemic, the lineup of live dental conferences in most of 2020 and into 2021 have been canceled completely or gone virtual.

Would-be dental convention attendees across the world were saddened so see that the 2020 hinman dental meeting was canceled, the 2020 greater new york dental meeting will be virtual, even dentsply sirona world 2020 moved to virtual.

we updated our list of top dental conferences in 2021 to keep you up-to-date on which 2021 dental meetings are cancelled, which ones you can still look forward to attending, and whether they'll be live or virtual.

NNOHA Annual Conference

Oct 25-28, 2020 - virtual

National Network for Oral Health Access envisions a future in which individuals and communities are aware of the importance of oral health to overall health, engage in recommended oral health practices, and receive affordable, high quality oral health services. Achieving this vision requires everyone to have access to care, regardless of income or geography.

Dentsply Sirona World

nov 13-20, 2020 - virtual

We are excited to bring the Ultimate Dental Meeting to dental professionals all across the world as the year’s must-attend dental industry event becomes a global virtual on-demand program. Experience engaging speakers, informative continuing education sessions, and innovative technologies from the comfort of your own home. Dentsply Sirona is committed to offering the ultimate unmatched experience for this true celebration of dentistry.

Greater New York Dental Meeting

Nov 27-Dec 2, 2020 - virtual

During these extraordinary times, we have found a way to bring the dental industry together to celebrate our profession and the future in a new virtual medium. Over the past few months, we have worked to reinvent the largest Dental Meeting in the United States and we are proud to give back to the dental community by offering our dental show as a completely free Virtual Convention. We invite everyone to virtually explore our exhibit floor, view new dental products, materials and equipment and learn about new dental services available for you and your staff. If you have any questions along the way, you can contact exhibitor sales reps from each company.

Rocky Mountain Dental Convention

Jan 21-23, 2021 - virtual

The Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS) will proudly present RMDC Anywhere January 21 – 23, 2021. This virtual experience will offer live and on-demand continuing education; interaction with other attendees, speakers and vendor partners; a virtual Expo Hall as well as in-person and virtual networking options. RMDC Anywhere will bring learning and networking to you—until we can meet in person again. Stay tuned for information on speakers, conveniently scheduled courses and more.

Yankee Dental Congress

Jan 28-30 1, 2021 - virtual

Yankee Dental Congress 2021 is reimagining how to connect the dental community. We are excited to share that the yankee dental congress 2021 will be an all-digital experience.

AAOSH Hot Topics

jan 16, 2021 - virtual

HOW DO I GET HEALTHY IN A SICK WORLD? Boost your immunity and supercharge your practice!

The oral systemic message needs confident, strong, healthy, warriors who are enjoying life to be the best ambassadors of the cause - to go out and make this world a better place. This is how we love the world! So if you are ready to start 2021 strong, please join us for our Hot Topics in Oral Systemic Health Virtual Event where we have collected the best minds and heroes who will supercharge your vision and purpose and not only make you even more excited about being alive, you'll be reborn with passion and excitement for what you can bring to the world around you!!

Whether you're new to oral-systemics or a long-time AAOSH member, you'll enjoy the Hot Topics in Oral Systemics seminar. This free event features high interest buzz-worthy information on the latest research, advancements, and takeaways—given in short, easy-to-digest segments.

Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

Feb 25-27, 2021 - virtual

The Chicago Dental Society asks that you join 2021 CDS President Dr. Dean P. Nicholas for the 156th Midwinter Meeting to experience industry-leading education and scientific information from the comfort and safety of your home or office. As the Respected Leader in Scientific Dental Meetings, the Chicago Dental Society will once again deliver the familiar quality and energy attendees and exhibitors have experienced for 155 years.

Attendees of the 156th Midwinter Meeting will be able to participate virtually in dynamic scientific programs and exhibits with access to renowned clinicians and leaders in dental innovation presenting programs on a variety of topics geared for all members of the dental team. The virtual platform will allow attendees to quickly and efficiently navigate between interactive exhibitor booths to explore new products, speak with company representatives, and network and engage with colleagues.

As one of the dental industry’s premier annual events, the CDS looks forward to once again delivering a Midwinter Meeting featuring an outstanding program for dental professionals that will continue to be the valuable and scientifically stimulating event that attendees have come to know.

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

Mar 11-13, 2021 - live - Atlanta, GA

Following the 2020 Meeting cancellation, Hinman’s officers discussed various options and decided that the educational program was simply too strong to abandon. “We are confident we made the right decision to cancel this year’s meeting and happy to share that we plan to host this outstanding educational program March 11-13, 2021. We’ve worked diligently to secure our speakers for next year and appreciate the opportunity to host this wonderful ‘Hinman Reunion’ next March.” says Dr. Bob O’Donnell, General Chair for Hinman 2020 and 2021.

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition, providing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and dental office staff with the latest and most comprehensive continuing education in dentistry today. Our meeting is known for its Southern Hospitality, extraordinary educational programs, impressive roster of speakers, unsurpassed social events and all-inclusive technical exhibition. The Meeting is sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, and all excess revenue is invested and then gifted in the form of scholarships to individuals and institutions that foster dental education. The society has provided nearly $9,000,000 in total giving to date.

National Oral Health Conference

Apr 19-21, 2021 - live - orlando, fl

The Premier Meeting For Dental Public Health. This conference is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, health researchers, dental/health educators, legislators, public health officials, Medicaid/CHIP dental program staff or consultants, state/territorial dental directors, county/city/local dental directors, community health center personnel, students, school-based and school-linked health center personnel, federally-employed dental personnel, as well as dental manufacturers/distributors and dental insurance companies – in short, anyone interested in engaging in collaboration to improve the oral health of the public. Presented by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD).

AACD annual scientific session

Apr 14-17, 2021 - live - aurora, co

AACD 2021 Rockies Esthetic Revolution promises everything you love about AACD's scientific session: hands-on workshops, visionary clinical lectures from the industry's finest educators, sessions focusing on Accreditation, inspiring headline presentations, and opportunities to climb higher as you further develop your personal network or revolutionary expertise in cosmetic dentistry.

Star of the North Dental Meeting

Aug, 2021 - live + virtual - mn

The Star of the North Meeting is the Upper Midwest's premier dental conference. With networking opportunities, the latest technology and services, and CE tracks customized to meet your needs, this meeting has it all!

We are moving to August in 2021 and offering a unique "hybrid" experience with both in-person and virtual opportunities. Details will be released in early January 2021.

Smiles at Sea

Apr 18-23, 2021 - live - out of Miami, FL



All dental professionals are welcome to sail and attend our CE Courses! This convention was created specifically for the lighthearted dental professional to have the best continuing education experience ever! We pride ourselves on being the best team building experience in existence! Choose the cruise!

AAO Annual Session

feb 12-14, 2021 - live + virtual - palm desert, ca

About AAO: Founded in 1900, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization.  It represents nearly 19,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. The Association encourages and sponsors key research to enable its members to provide the highest quality of care to patients, and is committed to educating the public about the need for, and benefits of, orthodontic treatment.

Charter Oak Dental Meeting

May 5-7, 2021 - live - Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort, CT

Discover. Connect. Advance. Join us May 5-7, 2021 for the 155th Charter Oak Dental meeting! Registration will open February 1st, 2021. Stay tuned for details regarding the 2021 Annual Meeting. Discover new products and technologies. Connect with friends and colleagues while you learn from the leaders in dental continuing education. Advance your knowledge with hands-on participation courses and information-packed lectures that will excite and inspire you. Our annual meeting has grown to be a world-class three-day event. Each May, over 3,500 dental professionals gather at Mohegan Sun to enjoy all that this meeting has to offer: 65 courses to choose from—over 150 hours of education, The most sought-after speakers close to home, An Exhibit Hall featuring over 120 companies showcasing their latest products and services, Fun, themed parties and networking opportunities.

Smile Source Exchange

apr 29 - May 1, 2021 - live - las vegas, nv

The Smile Source Virtual Exchange brings together hundreds of private practice dentists and their team members together with the industry thought leaders and key influencers for a three-day event designed to give you practical strategies for success.

New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual session

May 6-8, 2021 in New Orleans, LA

At this three day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to earn many of their required C.E. credits for an incredible price.  Plus, attendees get these credit hours while enjoying the sights, sounds, food and music of New Orleans. There will be a fantastic scientific program, entertaining speakers, and lots of activities in the Exhibit Hall. Once you have put the time in the classroom, get out and enjoy New Orleans and all of its sights and sounds, as well as the terrific food. It is our goal for you to have a memorable experience. When you find yourself in need of a break from the hustle and bustle of the Big Easy, we encourage you to check out the Exhibit Hall. There will be tons of information available throughout the Exhibit Hall regarding new products and services to help you improve your practice.

TDA Meeting

May 6-8, 2021 - live - san antonio, TX

The TDA Meeting is the premiere event for dental professionals in Texas. This annual event offers an unparalleled opportunity for Texas dentists and staff to hone professional skills, discover information on cutting-edge topics, and network with peers. The TDA Meeting is open to Dentists, Dental Residents, Dental Students, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, Laboratory Technicians, and family members of all above dental professionals.

CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry

May 13-15, 2021 - live - Anaheim, CA

Explore the nation’s premier dental convention this spring. Expand your skills in practice management and clinical care while engaging with your dentistry community. Whether you’re new to dentistry or a seasoned professional, resources and experts to support your professional goals are waiting for you in Anaheim.

Pacific Northwest Dental Conference

jun 24-26, 2021 - live - Seattle, WA

Mark your calendar for the return of Washington's largest dental conference to ​the Emerald City! PNDC 2021 will offer three days of continuing dental education from dozens of world-renowned speakers, a two-day Exhibit Hall featuring over 175 companies, special events, networking opportunities and more. We are working hard to present PNDC 2021 as planned in Seattle next year. Rest assured that no matter the status of the pandemic, PNDC 2021 will provide a valuable continuing education and networking opportunity as either an in-person meeting or a robust virtual event. Mark your calendar today!

ADHA Annual Conference

Jun 18-20, 2021 - live - phoenix, az

ALL TOGETHER FOR ADHA 2021 - IT’S A NEW DAY FOR DENTAL HYGIENE. LIKE A PHOENIX RISING, WE ARE READY. Expand your expertise with access to more CE opportunities than any other conference of its kind. All the CE, all in one weekend. RECONNECT LIVE AND ONLINE. Save the date for ADHA 2021 Phoenix. The plan is to meet in person but we are also exploring virtual opportunities to optimize your conference experience.

RDH Under One Roof

Jul 22-24, 2021 - live - indianapolis, in

RDH Under One Roof is a three-day action packed event offering quality dental hygiene education. Dental hygienists learn from leading speakers in the industry during the educational courses. All attendees are also invited to visit the exhibit floor to view the newest dental hygiene products and dental equipment from the exhibitors.


jun 9-12, 2021 - live - austin, tx

The Premier Meeting for General Dentistry. Network with colleagues, students, and dental team members at the premier meeting for general dentistry. AGD’s annual scientific session has earned a reputation for having some of the finest dental continuing education in the world. From advanced hands-on education to clinical and practice management lectures in an innovative one-hour lecture format, all of the CE earned at an AGD meeting can be applied to the AGD Fellowship and Mastership awards.

Southwest Dental Conference

Aug 20-21, 2021  in Dallas, TX

The annual Southwest Dental Conference is the premier dental conference in the southwest, hosted by Dallas County Dental Society. The event features superior education and CE opportunities, exceptional speakers discussing the latest in the dental community and an Exhibit Hall featuring the most advanced dental equipment and technology.

AAOSH Scientific Session

Fall 2021 - live - Minneapolis, mn

Collaboration Cures is a collaborative meeting, with AAOSH, AAPMD (American Association of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry), and other allied organizations to be announced... all in one meeting! Experience hands on workshops, joint sessions, multiple tracks, and networking with medical, dental, and allied health fields... an experience you can't get anywhere else!

AADOM Dental Management Conference

Sept 9-11, 2021 - live - Boca Raton, FL

Our annual conference is industry recognized as THE meeting for all things related to dental practice management. Three full days of education specifically for dental management professionals, oh and we toss in a little fun too!

AAOMS Annual Meeting

sep 27 - oct 2, 2021 - live - nashville, tn

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the professional organization representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, supports its members' ability to practice their specialty through education, research and advocacy. AAOMS members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office evaluations, assuring the public that office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards.

smilecon - ADA FDC Annual Meeting

Oct 10-13, 2021 - live - las vegas, nv

Meet. Play. Learn. With electric events, dynamic speakers, hot-off-the-press content, non-stop inspiration, and a community that’s Ahhh-mazing, the ADA is proud to present a reimagined annual meeting that is sure to make you smile. Smiles are inviting, universal, and irresistible. As dental professionals, you work tirelessly to bring them to your patients every day. SmileCon is your opportunity to take time of your own to smile! Meet up with like-minded colleagues and friends, pick up new tips, and brush up on tech and trends.

Mid-Continent Dental Conference

Oct 28-29, 2021 in St. Louis, MO

The Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC) is the annual meeting of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. Currently in its 80th year, MCDC is a premier regional meeting that features a two- day trade show along with lectures and special events. Our outstanding speakers reflect our Society’s ongoing commitment to provide quality continuing education for those attending our meeting. Our huge Exhibit Hall showcases the newest products and technology in dentistry.

Greater New York Dental Meeting

Nov 26-Dec 1, 2021 - live - new york city, ny

Bring your family and staff to the Greater New York Dental Meeting in New York City during the Holiday Season. New York City and our Meeting is a combination that offers unique opportunity to learn, enjoy the wonders of the "Big Apple", and socialize with your colleagues at the best and largest Dental Meeting in the greatest city in the world.