Time to Rethink the Dental Meeting

By July 20, 2016Insights

Perhaps you attend your local or state annual session, or the association meeting for your specialty. Maybe you’re planning on joining us in Denver, Colorado, this fall for the American Dental Association annual meeting. These annual sessions and meetings can indeed be a good time to connect with colleagues and earn extra continuing education credits.

But what if there’s more out there?

Here are three meetings of dental minds that can’t be missed, one a proposed meeting:

Seattle Study Club Symposium. Members from more than 250 clubs around the world will come together in January 25-28, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, to “shed the comfort of convention, in favor of more ‘cutting edge’ learning opportunities,” as the organization explains on its website. Dentistry Unchained partner Wendy O’Donovan Phillips attended the organization’s Regional Symposium a few years ago, and reports that you can’t find a better meeting to truly unite general dentists and specialists in unparalleled hands-on workshops. “The level of camaraderie and collaboration among dentists is unmatched,” she adds.

OrthoVOICE. Orthodontists are branching out from the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting in favor of this avant-garde conference, coming up September 29-Oct 1, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Orthodontist Dr. Clarke Stevens started the event four years ago, and has since built it to have “a brilliant reputation for vetting new ideas and targeting speakers to transform your practice,” according to the website. Phillips attended OrthoVOICE in 2015 and will return this year, saying, “Of all of the dental meetings I have attended over the last nine years, this one is the highest energy. Attendees truly engage with one another and with speakers for takeaways that help them produce ‘hard core results,’ as they say.”

Dentistry Unchained, Denver 2016? What if a group of independent dentists met on a yearly basis to advance collective objectives? If you’re interested in helping to form such a meeting, contact us.