The Best Dental Conferences for Dentists

Posted by Rachel Lenton on May 23, 2019 8:44:00 AM
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Dental Conferences should be seen as an investment. They often involve out of town travel, time away from the office, and in-cure travel expenses. However, the benefits outweigh the costs. Conferences create opportunities for networking with fellow dentists. Networking allows you to learn from other dentists including what they're doing and why. You can also broaden your resource pool and create new partnerships.

Teaching/training sessions and lectures are normally in the schedule for conferences. These are an opportunity to learn best practices, stay up-to-date on new technology and have the opportunity to ask questions. This training time often counts as Continued Education credits.

At conferences there are often set aside times or areas for dentists to meet with venders. Meeting with venders keeps you up-to-date on available products, provides opportunities to create partnerships, and sometimes gives you early access or special conference offers. This keeps you ahead of the curve in the industry!


Top 2019 Dental Conferences:


Conferences for Pediatric Dentists

AAPD 2019 Annual Session

AAPD 2019 Annual Session - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Where: Chicago, Illinois

When: May 23-26, 2019

Conference Description: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry event will be focusing on promoting facial safety, specifically for children. The organization as a whole is for those who are working in the pediatric field at any capacity. When posed the question who should attend this event they responded with: "All members of the dental team who treat pediatric patients."


Conferences for Orthodontists 

American Association of Orthodontists Annual Sessioin

AAO 119th Annual Session - American Association of Orthodontists

Where: Los Angeles, California

When: May 3-7, 2019

Conference Description: The American Association of Orthodontist conference is an opportunity for Continued Education. They offer 21 classes in one conference! These range from teaching how to promote your practice with Mr. Dusty Green (video instruction), to learning about skeletal anchorage with Dr. Hugo De Clerck. Taking these classes gives you the opportunity to network with classmates and potentially the teacher as well. See the full schedule available on their website for more.


Conferences for General Dentists


Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting


Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting

Where: Uncasville, Connecticut

When: July 18-20, 2019

Conference Description: Academy of General Dentistry says that this conference is a great opportunity to: "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


2019 Southwest Dental Conference (SWDC)

Where: Dallas, Texas

When: October 10-11, 2019

Conference Description: For 92 years, the The Southwest Dental Conference has been the meeting of choice for quality professional development and innovative educational opportunities amid an environment of true Texas hospitality. Our world-class clinicians and state-of-the-art Exhibit Hall allow you to enjoy a truly transformational experience, all in the heart of the great city of Dallas, Texas.




ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019

Where: San Francisco, California

When: September 04-08, 2019

Conference Description: It’s been more than 20 years since FDI World Dental Federation has met in conjunction with the ADA Annual Meeting. That all changes in 2019. Titling this meeting ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019.

FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and Continuing Education programs, speaking as a unified voice for dentistry in international advocacy, and supporting member associations in global oral health promotion activities.

America’s Dental Meeting, ADA 2019 is geared toward anyone in the dental profession, including hygienists, dental assistants, lab technicians and business assistants. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits by participating in lectures, workshops and other events designed to help dental professionals meet and discuss today’s industry trends and best practices.

Square Practice will be at the ADA Conference this year! Make sure to come by our booth and say, "Hi!" We'd love to meet you! 


Dental medicine conference


Dental Medicine 2019

Where: Chicago, Illinois

When: July 29-30, 2019

Conference Description: Dental Medicine 2019 welcomes all the participants from all over the world to attend 31st International Conference & Exhibition on Dental Medicine & Dentistry which is going to be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA during July 29-30, 2019. The theme of the esteemed event is: "Meeting the growing demands of the evolving world of dental science." That goes for uniting the Instructors, Dental specialists, Investigators, Clinicians, Professors to provide an overall examination to the dispersing of one of a sort investigation results, new issues, and appropriate amendment experiences that target each theory and practices in our Remedial social occasions. The meeting is useful to review these suspicions with confirmation that there are various opportunities to boost the use of the distinctive folks from the oral health workforce.

 Dentsply Sirona World 2019

Dentsply Sirona World 2019

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

When: October 3-5, 2019

Conference Description: Dentsply Sirona World continues upon a custom of premium education for all dental professionals, including general practitioners, hygienists, endodontists, orthodontists, front office managers, dental assistants, etc.; boundless opportunities to mingle and network with both familiar and unfamiliar colleagues; a vast trade show displaying the top technologies and services currently offered in digital dentistry; and extraordinary entertainment that is unmatched by any other dental conference in the world.



Final Thoughts

All of these conferences would have a lot to offer you. Take advantage of conferences that are specialized to you when possible! Conferences can be booked out a year in advance,  which can make it more feasible with scheduling and budgeting. Prepare for each conference you're make the most out of your investment. Lastly, don't forget to enjoy yourself!

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