Top Dental Conferences 2020-2021

With so many amazing dental conferences happening all the time (and some of them at the same time — no fair!) it’s impossible to avoid at least one annual case of FOMO.
You’ve got enough on your plate already, so we compiled this list of top dental conferences coming up in 2020-2021 (in date order).
Of course, you won’t be able to make them ALL… whether because they overlap or they’re just too far away or too soon for you to plan… but this guide can serve as a point of reference for future planning since most conferences are held at about the same time each year.
We’ll be continuously updating this list so keep checking back! Happy conferencing!

Rocky Mountain Dental Convention

http://rmdconline.com/

Jan 23-25, 2020 in Denver, CO

The Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS) will proudly present the 112th Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC) on January 23 – 25, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center in beautiful downtown Denver. Earn 18 hours of continuing education from nationally-recognized speakers like Dr. Newton Fahl, Dr. Jeff Brucia, Dr. David Clark, Prof. Karen Baker, Dr. Seena Patel, Dr. Bobbi Birdi and more.

Yankee Dental Congress

https://www.yankeedental.com/

Jan 30-Feb 1, 2020 in Boston, MA

Yankee Dental Congress is New England’s largest meeting for professionals seeking the highest quality dental continuing education, as well as dental products, services, and resources. With 26,000 dental professionals in attendance encompassing all member of the dental team, Yankee Dental Congress is the fifth largest dental meeting in the country. Held in Boston each January, Yankee is the best source in New England for industry professionals on the cutting-edge of oral health care.

Yankee will be “Advancing the Vision” this year with a wide variety of 300+ continuing education courses taught by industry experts, including 125+ free courses. Attendees will be able to gain insight on evolving trends and best practices by visiting over 400 exhibitors demonstrating the most innovative dental technology solutions in the industry. With the largest gathering of dental professionals in the region, Yankee 2020 provides the opportunity to increase your perspective and grow your dental professional network.

AAOSH Hot Topics

https://aaosh.org/hot-topics-oral-systemics-2019/#!event-register/2019/2/21/hot-topics-in-oral-systemics

Feb 20, 2020 in Chicago, IL

Get the Latest in Oral Systemics at this FREE Event! 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. After this event, join us for free drinks and hors d’oeuvres while networking with other medical and dental professionals and AAOSH board members at AAOSH’s Chicago Reception.

Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

https://www.cds.org/meetings-events/midwinter-meeting

Feb 20-22, 2020 in Chicago, IL

Preparations are already being made to bring you a memorable experience, featuring top-notch continuing education opportunities, exciting social and networking gatherings and a packed Exhibit Hall. Enjoy our world-class city of Chicago while you learn from the leaders in dental education. Choose from more than 200 courses, including valuable hands-on workshops, lectures, and live patient demonstrations. Be sure to spend some time in our Exhibit Hall where you can try out the latest products and services of more than 600 exhibiting companies.

After the meeting, take the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Dine in our fabulous restaurants. Shop the Magnificent Mile. Take a tour of our amazing architecture or experience our many fascinating museums and cultural institutions. Chicago is our hometown and we look forward to welcoming you. Network with colleagues and the dental community. Catch up with classmates at our various Midwinter Meeting special events, gatherings and Associated Events, including our Mentor luncheon, New Dentists Reception, and various dental school alumni reunions.

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

https://hinman.org/

Mar 19-21, 2020 in Atlanta, GA

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 $8,600,000 in total giving to date.

National Oral Health Conference

http://www.nationaloralhealthconference.com/

Apr 6-8, 2020 in San Diego, CA

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 Conference

https://aacd.com/orlando

Apr 22-25, 2020 in Orlando, FL

The 36th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session: Sharing the Vision — Shaping the Future

Star of the North Dental Meeting

https://star.mndental.org/

Apr 23-25, 2020 in St. Paul, MN

Navigate North! Brought to you by the Minnesota Dental Association, the 2020 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! The Star of the North Meeting is open to dentists, dental residents, dental students, dental therapists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental office staff, lab technicians, and guests of dentists. We bring you the best clinicians and dental-related companies in the industry, providing the latest in cutting-edge techniques and information.

Smiles at Sea

https://www.smilesatsea.com/our-conferences/dental-conferences/

Apr 23-26, 2020 out of Miami, FL

3-NIGHT BAHAMAS CRUISE

Relax & Learn! GET YOUR CE AT SEA AS YOU SAIL, AND RELAX AT A BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL RESORT

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

https://www.aaoinfo.org/meetings/event-page/annual-session-2020-atlanta-ga/

May 1-4, 2020 in Atlanta, GA

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

https://www.csdadentalmeeting.com/

May 6-8, 2020 in Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort, CT

CSDA’s Annual Charter Oak Dental Meeting has grown to be a world-class three day event offering numerous opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment. Build your knowledge with hands-on participation courses and information-packed lectures that will excite and inspire you. Meet up with friends and colleagues in person while you learn from the leaders in dental continuing education. This is your chance to see some of the most sought after speakers close to home AND at an unmatched cost compared to other dental meetings. 

Smile Source Exchange

https://www.eventscribe.com/2019/smile/

May 7-9, 2020 – Atlanta, GA

The best and brightest minds from private practice dentistry will convene for three days of learning, best practice sharing and fun! 

New Orleans Dental Conference

http://www.nodc.org/

May 7-9, 2020 in New Orleans, LA

At this 3-day conference, we focus on providing attendees with a value for their continuing education dollar.  Reduced registration fees and nominal charges for continuing education sessions allow attendees the ability to customize their goals based on time available and budgets.  For dentists and team members seeking an economical source of continuing dental education, this is your meeting. For those seeking information and training from the industry’s premier speakers on “hot” topics, that’s available too. Against the backdrop of a fun festival weekend, the New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual Session offers a great opportunity for learning, fine dining, and fun.  It’s among the most unique of experiences.

TDA Meeting

https://tdameeting.com/attendees/general-information/future-meetings/

May 7-9, 2020 in 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

https://www.cdapresents.com/

May 14-16, 2020 in 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 

https://www.wsda.org/continuing-education/pacific-northwest-dental-conference/pndc-2020 

May 28-30, 2020 in Seattle, WA

PNDC is Washington’s largest dental conference and your source for high-quality, affordable continuing dental education. PNDC will be returning to the Emerald City in 2020! Join us for three days of high-quality continuing dental education, a two-day Exhibit Hall, and a fresh conference experience you won’t want to miss.

ADHA Annual Conference

https://www.adha2019.org/future-years/

Jun 12-14, 2020 in New Orleans, LA

The largest, most comprehensive and cost-effective event for dental hygienists in the U.S. ADHA’s Annual Conference is the only conference entirely focused on dental hygienists, by dental hygienists.

Be inspired by a unique experience and celebrate excellence. As the largest event dedicated to dental hygienists – this meeting is just for you!  Over 3 days, this exhilarating event hosts a rich program of industry-leading keynotes and speakers, heads-on sessions and workshops and fun presentations exploring the most topical subjects shaping the future of dental hygiene.

The Annual Conference reflects the core issues of dental hygiene – seamlessly blending inspiration and practical application with an expert conference program boasting more leading oral healthcare minds focused on dental hygiene than anywhere else, along with hands-on workshops, awards and networking opportunities.

NDA, NDHA, & NDAA Annual Convention 

https://ndaonline.org/2020-nda-convention/

Jul 9-12, 2020 in New Orleans, LA

Refocusing Our Vision for the Future! NDA Mission: The National Dental Association promotes oral health equity among people of color by harnessing the collective power of its members, advocating for the needs of and mentoring dental students of color, and raising the profile of the profession in our communities.

RDH Under One Roof 

https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com/2020-pre-registration

Jul 15-18, 2020 in Denver, CO

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.

AGD

https://www.agd.org/agd-meeting

Jul 15-18, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV

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

http://swdentalconf.org/

Aug 21-22, 2020  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

https://aaosh.org/2020-aaosh-scientific-session/

Aug 27-29, 2020 in Minneapolis

How Science and Clinical Practice Become One

About AAOSH: The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health is an organization of healthcare professionals bringing the world of medicine and dentistry together by uniting us in one common goal—whole health medicine. Our goal is to attract the most forward-thinking hygienists, dentists, physicians, nurses, researchers, and companies who are looking to the future for answers to long-standing health issues and bring these professionals to our community in shared events. Our mission is for all healthcare professionals to collectively share in the treatment of patients through improved interdisciplinary communication and referral relationships.

AADOM Dental Management Conference

https://www.dentalmanagers.com/about/events/#conference

Sept 10-12, 2020 in 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!

Dentsply Sirona World

https://www.dentsplysirona.com/content/discover/master/en/ds-world.html

Oct 1-3, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV

Dentsply Sirona World 2020 at the brand-new Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas!

This 550,000 sq. ft. conference center is scheduled for completion in early 2020 and will feature 300,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world. Dentsply Sirona is committed to offering the ultimate unmatched experience for this true celebration of dentistry. This pristine venue continues that tradition with its optimal location and astounding amenities.

AAOMS Annual Meeting

https://www.aaoms.org/meetings-exhibitions/exhibitors/2020-annual-meeting

Oct 5-10, 2020 in San Antonio, TX

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.

Smiles at Sea

https://www.smilesatsea.com/our-conferences/dental-conferences/

Oct 8-13, 2020 out of New York, NY

5-NIGHT BERMUDA CRUISE

Relax & Learn! GET YOUR CE AT SEA AS YOU SAIL, AND RELAX AT A BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL RESORT

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!

ADA FDC Annual Meeting

https://www.ada.org/en/meeting/general-information

Oct 14-18, 2020 in Orlando, FL

Join us in the Sunshine State for the ADA FDC Annual Meeting October 15-18, 2020 in Orlando, as two great meetings join together as one. This joint meeting of the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association will bring you unparalleled education, unlimited networking opportunities, and curated experiences that help you achieve your goals.

Annual Mid-Continent Dental Conference 

https://www.greaterstlouisdentalsociety.org/meetings-events/attendee-main

Oct 22-23, 2020 in St. Louis, MO

The Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC) offers two days of CE courses and hands-on workshops presented by 30+ nationally recognized speakers. The convention has averaged a total attendance of 2,300 to 2,550 over the past four years, with an audience consisting of dentists, hygienists, assistants, office staff, dental technicians and exhibitor representatives. The Exhibit Hall is open both days and features 100+ exhibit booths.

NNOHA Annual Conference

https://www.nnoha.org/events/conference/

Oct 25-28, 2020 in Baltimore, MD

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.

Greater New York Dental Meeting

https://www.gnydm.com/

Nov 27-Dec 2, 2020 in New York, NY

For 2020, The Greater New York Dental Meeting is proud to offer a greatly expanded World Implant Expo, the Fifth Annual Global Orthodontic Conference, 3D Printing Conference, Oral Health Symposium, Pediatric Summit, Women’s Program and again Dental Laboratory Education. 

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. Make plans to join us and remember there is NO REGISTRATION FEE at the Greater New York Dental Meeting!

 

 

Smiles at Sea

https://www.smilesatsea.com/our-conferences/dental-conferences/

Apr 18-23, 2021 out of Miami, FL

4-NIGHT HAITI & BAHAMAS CRUISE

Relax & Learn! GET YOUR CE AT SEA AS YOU SAIL, AND RELAX AT A BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL RESORT

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!

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Dana Myers is a dental hygienist who serves on the Smiles At Sea crew as Exhibitor Concierge, Ship’s Log contributor, and purple-haired fun-enhancer.
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Please read the following update pertaining to the October 2019 Smiles at Sea event.

As you probably have already heard, due to changes in US policy regarding travel to Cuba, all cruises to Cuba have been cancelled effective June 5th 2019. Fortunately, Royal Caribbean has already rerouted the itinerary to include Nassau, Bahamas instead of Havana, Cuba. In addition, the cruise line has decided to discount the cruise fare by 50%!! (excluding government taxes).

This is great news since the Smiles at Sea event will remain unchanged and all CE classes and activities will be held as scheduled!

If you have paid for your cruise in full, you will receive a refund to your original form of payment of the discounted amount.

If you have not yet paid for your cruise in full, your monthly payment schedule with Smiles at Sea will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the discounted amount.

You will soon receive a communication from Royal Caribbean outlining the itinerary change and the discount described above. You may also cancel your reservation for a full refund.

All cancellation requests must be received by Smiles at Sea no later than June 15, 2019.

For questions or cancellation requests please call Jason Hantman or Edward Suarez at 954-420-9133

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in October.

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