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Oct 2017
Oct 2017


Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta , Georgia 30313
Tel: (404) 223-4000
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ADA Annual Session 2017 - American Dental Association


Event Overview:

ADA 2017 is the premier event for dentists and dental professionals who are looking for the highest quality, most innovative and effective continuing education to improve patient care.

Bring your entire dental team, including hygienists, dental assistants, business assistants and lab technicians, to take advantage of the continuing education and browse the exhibit hall.

Exhibit Hall

Test and buy new products. Interact with vendors. Attend free CE courses.

Increase your knowledge base of the latest products and services.

You have the unique opportunity to test out the latest products on the market and ask questions of the experts. Touch, feel and compare thousands of instruments and services from the top industry vendors while receiving discounts on items you would normally purchase throughout the year.

Earn up to 6.0 hours of CE per day in the Exhibit Hall.

Explore continuing education, including:

    Technology Experience featuring the 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winners
    Live-Patient CAD/CAM Stage
    The Design Studio
    The Wellness Studio
    ADA Council Theater

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

Top Reasons to Attend ADA 2017

Receive hands-on knowledge
300+ continuing education courses offer plenty of skills and ideas for you and your dental team to take home and use right away.

Customize your experience
Courses for dental specialists, hygienists, dental assistants, business assistants and lab technicians ensure that everyone on your team will be able to maximize their time at the annual meeting.

Stock up on supplies and equipment
500+ exhibitors offer an almost endless array of new dental products and cutting-edge technology for you to touch, feel and compare. Their show specials can save you money and even offset your travel costs.

Meet industry visionaries
The best and brightest leaders in the dental community share the latest research, techniques and clinical applications. It's ideal for perfecting your clinical skills and enhancing the success of your practice.

Forge connections
150+ dental-related groups come together to provide unparalleled opportunities to network with peers, make new professional acquaintances and catch up with old friends.

Make your voice heard
Only at the ADA annual meeting can you experience the House of Delegates and help chart the future of dentistry.

Leverage essential resources
Visit the ADA Member Center for essential resources that you need to grow your practice and get the most value from your membership.

Revel in the inspiration
Feel rejuvenated and inspired from spending time with your teammates and colleagues, and return home with practical techniques to improve care for your patients.

Capture value
Tickets for continuing education courses are reasonably priced - many are free! - and offer the best opportunity in the dental field to learn new techniques.

Exhibitor Information:

Get ready to exhibit at ADA 2017!

The annual meeting brings together thousands of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental business assistants, office managers and other members of the dental team looking for the latest solutions to improve their practice and elevate patient care.

Top 5 Reasons to Exhibit

Be a part of the industry’s premier event. Dental professionals view the ADA annual meeting as the leading source of continuing education and purchasing information in the U.S.
Reach an audience with buying power. Thousands of dentists, dental professionals and dental dealers from across the nation and world will attend.
Interact with customers face- to-face at your booth - 43%  of attendees prefer this method of receiving and sharing information.
Generate sales leads and new customers promoting brand awareness of your company. The average dental professional attendee spends $1,000-$2,500 on the exhibit floor.
Go head-to-head with your competition. More than 500 leading dental companies will be there.

About ADA:

ADA has always been a patient-centered, science-based and ethically-driven association. It captures the spirit of the ADA, and what the ADA strives to be.

Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit American Dental Association is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 161,000 dentist members. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public. The vision of the ADA is to be the recognized leader on oral health with its mission to help all members succeed.


Oct 19   

7-8 a.m.: Network in the New Dentist Lounge

8-9 a.m.: ADA 2017 Opening General Session

9:30 a.m.-Noon: New Dentist Conference opening keynote featuring Mel Robbins

Noon-2 p.m.: Lunch & networking

2-5 p.m.: Choose your own schedule:

Select a course from the customized CE track below or the ADA 2017 schedule

Explore the Exhibit Hall

6-9 p.m.: ADA 2017 Block Party

9-11 p.m.: New Dentist Conference After Hours

CE Track
Thursday, October 19



Course Title

Course #

Kirk Behrendt, BS

2-5 p.m. 

11 Easy Tactics That Get and Keep More New Patients


Charles Blair, DDS

2-5 p.m. 

Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors


Steve Carstensen, DDS

2-5 p.m. 

Sleep Medicine Panel: Ask the Experts


Manor Haas, DDS

2-5 p.m. 

Controversies and Advances in Endo: What Every GP Should Know


Christina DiBona Pastan, DMD 

3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Introduction to Meditation 


Uche Odiatu, DMD 

4-5 p.m. 

Zen Body 60 


Oct 20   

7-8 a.m.: Network in the New Dentist Lounge

8-11 a.m.: New Dentist Conference Keynote featuring Dr. Jay Parkinson

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch & networking

1-3:30 p.m.: Choose your own schedule:

Select a course from the customized CE track below or take your pick from the ADA 2017 schedule

Explore the Exhibit Hall

4-5 p.m.: Hall Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall

5:30-6:30 p.m.: ADA 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Peyton Manning

7-8:30 p.m.: New Dentist Reception

9-11 p.m.: New Dentist Conference After Hours

CE Tracks
Friday, October 20



Course Title


Kirk Behrendt, BS

1-3:30 p.m.

7 Proven Steps to Motivate Your Team


Robert A. Convissar, DDS

1-3:30 p.m.

Tips and Techniques for Delivering Superior Laser Dentistry


Mark Kleive, DDS

1-3:30 p.m.

The 3 Keys to Case Acceptance: Everybody Wants to Say Yes


Alan W. Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA   
Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD 

1-3:30 p.m.

Technique Matters: Local Anesthesia Techniques Update


Brian Novy, DDS

1-3:30 p.m.

When Good Restorations Go Bad


Robert L. Frazer, DDS
Bill Woodburn, M.Ed

1-4 p.m. 

Creating Powerful Practices by Enabling Emotional Intelligence


Van B. Haywood, DMD

1-3:30 p.m.

Tooth Bleaching: Bridging Past Knowledge to Future Trends


Oct 21   

8-9:30 a.m.: Select one of the Hot Topics courses below

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Choose your own schedule:

Take your pick of Saturday Hot Topics from the ADA 2017 schedule

Explore the Exhibit Hall (closes at 3 p.m.) and take up to 4 hours of free CE on the floor! You can add these CE Live courses to your schedule once you complete the New Dentist Conference registration.

Attend a Reference Committee Hearing

2-4 p.m.: Closing Session featuring Chris Bashinelli

CE Tracks
Saturday, October 21



Course Title


Michael Glick, DMD

8-9:30 a.m.

How to Assess Professional Literature: A Skeptic's Guide


Harold (Hal) Crossley, DDS, MS, PhD

8-9:30 a.m.

Street and Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse: The New Threats


Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

8-9:30 a.m.

Paradigm Shifts in Dentistry 2017


Anthony Cardoza, DDS

8-9:30 a.m.

Dentistry's Role in a Mass Disaster Scenario


Keynote Speakers

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is best known for delivering one of the most popular TEDxTalk’s in the world: “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over”. Mel is a third generation entrepreneur who’s launched and sold two companies and currently owns and operates a multi million-dollar publishing and speaking business.

Her provocative and compelling views on leadership, courage and human potential have earned her international attention and invitations to train executive teams at some of the world’s leading brands such as The PGA Tour, Million Dollar Roundtable, PwC, CISCO Systems, YPO, Johnson & Johnson, and Chase Business. Mel is an award-winning on-air analyst for CNN and has been named “America’s Outstanding Talk Show Host” by The Gracie Awards.

Jay Parkinson

MD, physician

Johns Hopkins University

Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH is a physician who trained in pediatrics and preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Since 2007, Jay has redefined the doctor visit and challenged how doctors and patients communicate and solve problems together. He created the world’s first internet-enabled house call practice in 2007, founded and designed the first cloud-based electronic medical record in 2008 called Hello Health, and ideated and designed one of the most popular iPad apps for physicians, Omnio, through his design firm, The Future Well. Five years ago, he founded Sherpaa, the world’s first primary care-in-the-cloud practice that cares for the employees at some of the most well-known and innovative companies in the world. 

He has given talks on the new frontiers that technology creates for health and medical care at over 50 conferences including TED, Google’s Zeitgeist, the Clinton Global Initiative, The Aspen Institute, and Pop!Tech.

Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli, also known as, “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit television show- The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion- using media to build bridges between cultures. At 20 years old he traveled to Tanzania to make his first documentary. He now traverses the globe from Uganda to Haiti, as Host of Bridge the Gap, a new television series featured on PBS and the National Geographic Channel, where he discovers what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes.

Bash has spoken around the world- from TEDx, to Abu Dhabi, to Azerbaijan- at multi-million dollar corporations, Ivy League Universities, and in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. He has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Dr. Jane Goodall and the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

He has harvested buffalo with Native Americans in Pine Ridge, lived as a nomad in Mongolia, and Sumo Wrestled heaviest Japanese human being in recorded history. He is a Moderator for the United Nations, an Eagle Scout, a National Geographic Explorer, and has interviewed some of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People on the Planet.

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