2022 Dental Conventions Calendar

2022 Dental Conventions [BIG Directory of This Year’s Hottest Dental Events]

Whether you’re looking for ways to pick up dental CE credits or just appreciate learning and networking opportunities, 2022 dental conventions are sure to deliver in a big way. From GDNY all the way through CDA Anaheim, we’ve gathered more than 30 of this year’s hottest dental events across the country to help you plan your year.

RMDC Anywhere

January 20-21, 2022  |  Denver, Colorado & Online

The Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC) is delivering more than 40 hours of in-person and virtual learning options from respected dental speakers including Dr. Constantine Politis, Dr. Kevin Kwiecien, Ms. Karen Davis, Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves, Dr. Ronni Schnell, and more this year. Visit RMDCOnline.com for more info.

Crown Council Annual Event

January 27-30, 2022  |  Dallas, Texas

Referred to as “Dentistry’s Finest Learning Experience,” the 27th Annual Crown Council Event is dedicated to helping dentists create a “culture of success” in their personal and professional lives. With speakers like former NFL quarterback Neal Jeffrey and organizational consultant Joseph Mitchelli, bestselling author and researcher Gretchen Rubin, and dance psychologist Peter Lovatt, this year’s session is slated to be a one-of-a-kind experience that will get you excited about the coming year. Visit the CrownCouncil website for additional details.

Yankee Dental Congress

January 27-29, 2022  | Boston, Massachusetts

For more than 45 years, Yankee Dental has been the place for dental professionals to learn together, discover new products, connect with colleagues, and define the future of dentistry. This year, more than 400 professionals and solution providers are expected to attend. More than 250 lectures and hands-on courses are available including hot tech topics like artificial intelligence, dental robotics, 3D printing, and more. Visit YankeeDental.com for more info.

AAO Winter Conference 2022

January 28-30, 2022 | Orlando, Florida & Online

Online and in-person, attendees of this year’s American Association of Orthodontics Winter Conference can score 16 hours of CE from live lectures, TedTalk style presentations, and interactive panel discussions that will cover: solo practice, small group practice, practicing with a child, DSO’s, OSO’s, associate for a career, emerging DSO and large group, pedo/ortho, GP/ortho, Medicaid centric, aligner centric and more. Visit Meetings.AAOInfo.org for more info.

42nd Annual Hawaiian Dental Forum

January 29 – February 5, 2022 |  Maui, Hawaii
& February 5-12, 2022 | Kauai, Hawaii

Want a serious vacation and dental CE at the same time? The 42nd Annual Hawaii Dental Forum is where it’s at. Not only will you have the chance to earn up to 18 CE credits per week, but Dental Seminars & Symposia, LLC has arranged some impressive travel and accommodation packages with great discounts too, so you can bring along a companion for a romantic getaway or the family and have an unforgettable stay too. Visit DentSem.com for full details.

AADGP Expo 2022

February 3-5, 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada

American Academy of Dental Group Practice’s annual Expo titled “Evolution: Life Cycle Management for Your Dental Practice” is uniquely designed to educate DSOs at every stage of growth. Whether you are Starting, Growing or Exiting a Dental Group Practice, there will be custom programming that will make a dramatic impact on the overall health of your Group Practice. Registration is open now with early bird pricing through January 6. Visit AADGPExpo.org for details.

West Coast District Dental Association’s Annual Meeting

February 4, 2022 |  Tampa, Florida

Florida’s West Coast District Dental Association has approximately 2000 members spread over a large geographical area from Homosassa to Naples and eastward to Winter Haven and Clewiston. This year marks the organization’s 100th year and the annual meeting is slated to be a big one with courses on anterior aesthetics, anterior provisional, and team communication. Learn more at WCDental.org.

AAOSH Hot Topics in Oral Systemic Health

February 24, 2022 |  Chicago, Illinois

Hot Topics in Oral Systemic Health, produced by the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), brings together more than a dozen respected leaders in oral-systemic research and education with in-person, Ted Talk-style presentations, networking, Q&A panels, and more. Visit AAOSH for more info.

157th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

February 24-26, 2022  |  Chicago, Illinois

Celebrating 157 years in action, the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting is one of the top three U.S. dental meetings and ranks among Chicago’s top 20 conventions overall. More than 6,000 dentists and dental professionals are already registered to attend this year’s session which will feature more than 150 speakers across 250 courses. Around 1,000 exhibitors are expected too. Visit CDS.org for more info.

Women in DSO

March 9-11, 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Access professional coaching sessions, headshot and brand-building workshops, DSO leader panels and sessions, networking events, introduction to the WinDSO internship program, scholarship opportunities, and more this March at the Inaugural Women in DSO® Event. Visit WomenInDSO.org for additional details.

Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

March 17-19, 2022 |  Atlanta, Georgia

Featuring a keynote from comedian Kathleen Madigan, the 2022 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting will follow the theme “Navigating Dental Disruptions,” and have more than 80 free courses plus an expansive exhibit hall. Visit Hinman.org for more info.

The New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual Session

April 7-9, 2022  |  New Orleans, Louisiana

Since 1948, the New Orleans Dental Conference has attracted dental professionals from across the country. Get up to 20 CE credits and select from dozens of courses. Those visiting the exhibit hall can also connect with vendors to grab raffle tickets with the potential to win prizes and three lucky attendees will find golden tickets worth $100 cash in their free conference totes. Visit NODC for more info.

National Oral Health Conference

April 11-13, 2022 (w/ weekend workshops April 9 and 10)  |  Fort Worth, Texas

The National Oral Health Conference® (NOHC) is “the premier meeting” for those interested in continuing education and networking opportunities within the discipline of Dental Public Health. 2022 will mark the 23rd joint meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD).

NOHC offers educational sessions on a diverse array of topics by leaders in the field and 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. Attendee Registration opens in mid-January 2022. Visit NationalOralHealthConference.com for more info.

AACD 2022: EDUCATE  |  INSPIRE |  CONNECT

April 27-30, 2022  | Orlando, Florida

The 38th scientific session hosted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) will REenergize you and send you home ready to make a difference for your patients, plus help you knock out all your CE needs in just a few days. Visit AACD.org for more info.

Star of the North Meeting

April 28-30, 2022  |  St. Paul, Minnesota

The Star of the North Meeting is the Upper Midwest’s premier dental conference, put on by the Minnesota Dental Association. This year’s session is planned to be in-person and will offer three days of continuing education and two days of exhibits. Registration opens on January 3, 2022. Visit Star.MNDental.org for more info.

AAPD Annual Session

May 26-29, 2022 | San Diego, California

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is back to an in-person meeting for its 75th annual session, which is being held over Memorial Day weekend. The keynote will be from Ben Nemtin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?” and a star of one of the highest-rated MTV shows called The Buried Life. More than 70 additional speakers are already locked in too. Head to AAPD.org for more details.

Charter Oak Dental Meeting

May 11-13, 2022  |  Uncasville, Connecticut

The Charter Oak Dental Meeting, put on by the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) is not just a great opportunity to learn; it is also the perfect place to socialize and have fun. Details and speaker info is expected to be released in January 2022, with registration opening in March. Visit CSDADentalMeeting.com for the latest.

CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry- Anaheim

May 12-14, 2022  |  Anaheim, California

The Anaheim California Dental Association (CDA) Convention typically attracts more than 26,000 people each May, including more than 6,000 dentists, over 5,000 assistants, and nearly 3,000 hygienists. Moving to online learning last year, the dental convention offers a plethora of CE courses in a variety of mediums to suit just about any need. More than 6,000 exhibitors typically attend as well. Registration opens in February 2022. Visit CDA.org for more info.

AAO Annual Session

May 21-24, 2022  |  Miami Beach, Florida & Online

After more than fifty years, the American Association of Orthodontists’ Annual Session is heading to Miami Beach, Florida May 21-24, 2022. Having celebrated the Annual Session virtually the past two years, the AAO is looking forward to bringing the orthodontic community together again, both in person and virtually. As usual, attendees will enjoy three and a half days of the best orthodontic education available. Visit Meetings.AAOInfo.org for the latest.

DEO Growth Summit 2022

June 9-11, 2022  |  Phoenix, Arizona

Want to supercharge your practice’s growth? The Dentist Entrepreneur Organization (DEO) is the conference for you. This year, DEO will have two distinct tracks: the Training Track, which focuses on the nuts and bolts recipes you need to grow your dental organization, and the Mastermind Track, in which top DSO leaders will share their lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid. You can pick a track or cherry-pick courses from the two. Visit DEO’s Summer Summit page to learn more.

ADHA 2021 Annual Conference

June 24-26, 2022  |  Louisville, Kentucky

The schedule for the 2022 American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) conference is still taking shape, but the premier event for dental hygienists is slated to have 14 tracks with up to 21 CE credits. Registration opens on January 19, 2022. Visit ADHA2021.org for more info.

Smiles at Sea Dental Festival

July 6-10, 2022  |  Nashville, Tennessee

While the Smiles at Sea Dental Festival won’t be at sea again this year, they’ve still managed to turn your dental continuing education into a fun vacation and teambuilding experience. Visit SmilesAtSea.com for more info.

National Dental Association Convention

July 14-17, 2022  |  Phoenix, Arizona

The National Dental Association (NDA) is the largest and oldest organization of minority oral health professionals in the world. This will mark their 109th annual convention. Members who pay their annual dues and register by January 14 will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win free accommodations, free registration, or discounted registration, though anyone may attend. Visit NDAOnline.org for more details.

RDH Under One Roof

July 21-23, 2022  |  Orlando, Florida

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. Visit RDHUnderOneRoof.com for more info or watch last year’s wrap-up video to see what attending is like.

Kois Center Annual Symposium

July 21-23, 2022  |  Seattle, Washington

Trying to balance family and your career? The Kois Center Annual Symposium may be your best bet. The center provides continuing education opportunities throughout the year and focuses its annual session on providing a yearly update on the newest research, products, and protocols in dentistry. There are lots of opportunities for attendees to connect with peers and their families too. Plus, there’s a three-day all-inclusive youth program if you’d like to bring your kiddos along. Registration opens on March 1, 2022. Visit the Kois Center website for more info.

AGD 2022

July 27-30, 2022  |  Orlando, Florida

Network with colleagues, students, and dental team members at the premier meeting for general dentistry. The Academy of General Dentistry’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. Registration opens on January 25, 2022. Visit AGD.org for more info.

Southwest Dental Conference

August 26-27, 2022  |  Dallas, Texas

Hosted by the Dallas County Dental Society, the Southwest Dental Conference typically attracts more than 500 dental professionals each year. CE opportunities, exceptional speakers discussing the latest in the dental community, and an Exhibit Hall featuring the most advanced dental equipment and technology are key features of the event. Registration opens in March 2022. Visit SWDentalConf.org for the latest info.

CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry- San Francisco

September 8-10, 2022  |  San Fransisco, California

California Dental Association (CDA) Convention in San Fransisco typically brings in around 15,000 people each September, including over 6,000 exhibitors, 4,000 dentists, and 3,000 assistants, plus nearly 2,000 hygienists. Like the Anaheim session, the San Francisco dental convention is expected to provide lots of CE and skill-building courses, Q&A sessions, and a virtual exhibit hall. Visit CDA.org for more info.

AADOM 2022 Conference

September 8-10, 2022  |  Scottsdale, Arizona

The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is taking its annual conference to The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona this year. The event typically attracts over 800 practice management professionals and covers a wide variety of topics ranging from practice metrics through marketing and developing a quality team. Additional details will be released soon. Visit AADOMConference.com for the latest info.

AAOMS Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions, and Exhibition

September 14-17, 2002  |  New Orleans, Louisana & Online

This year marks the 104th annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Details are still emerging, but it will be a hybrid session with options to attend virtually and in-person in New Orleans. Visit AAOMS.org to get the latest info.

Smile Source Exchange

September 14-17, 2022  |  Savannah, Georgia

Smile Source is a network of more than 700 locally owned dental practices. Their three-day event will cover practical strategies for success. Visit SmileSource.com for more info.

Dentsply Sirona World 2022

September 15-17, 2022  |  Las Vegas, Nevada & Online

Hosted at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, NV, 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, and more; 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. Visit DentsplySirona.com for more details.

Collaboration Cures 2022

September 15-18, 2022  |  Phoenix, Arizona

Collaboration Cures is a collaborative meeting with The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), the American Association of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD), and other allied organizations. This year’s theme is “Becoming Champions of Science & Clinical Solutions.” The event will offer the opportunity to earn CE credits as well as a variety of hands-on workshops, joint sessions, and multiple tracks. Additional details will be released soon. Early Bird registration through March 31, 2022. Visit AAOSH for more info.

SmileCon

October 13-15, 2022  |  Houston, Texas & Online

The American Dental Association (ADA) creates a one-of-a-kind experience by pairing unique content with social events, like BrainDates, a Buddy Program, and Dine-Arounds to give dental professionals more of a community experience. Beyond the date and location, details for the 2022 session were not available at the time of posting, but registration typically opens in the spring. Watch last year’s recap video to get a feel for SmileCon and visit SmileCon.org for the latest.

Mid-Continent Dental Congress

October 27-28, 2022  |  St. Louis, Missouri

Now entering its 80th year, the Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MDMC), hosted by the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, will include a two-day trade show, lectures, and special events, as well as a newly redesigned exhibition space at St. Louis Union Station to showcase even more dental tech and products than ever before. MCDC typically has 60 or more courses with 30+ speakers and over 100 exhibit booths. An anticipated 2,500 professionals are expected to attend. Visit MCDCStL.org for details.

Pacific Northwest Dental Conference

November 10-12, 2022 |  Seattle, Washington

The Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (PNDC) will be held in November this year. Additional details are expected soon. Visit WSDA.org for the latest.

Greater New York Dental Meeting

November 25-30, 2022 | New York, New York

The 98th Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) is scheduled for winter 2022. Typically considered America’s largest dental convention, the event draws in more than 50,000 people from over 150 countries and all 50 states annually. This is the only major dental convention with free registration but advance registration is required. Registration opens in April 2022. Visit GNYDM for the latest info.

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