Stimulate your mind without overloading your senses!
Engage your mind and expand your skills with a new lineup of CE courses and learning experiences. SmileCon™ CE will focus on the whole person, helping you keep up with a rapidly changing world and make meaningful connections along the way. Start planning your course schedule today!
There will be no shortage of opportunities for you to meet and learn from the best!
NEW this year only at SmileCon!
Listen as diverse voices dive deep into three facets of dentistry—Our Community, Our Profession, and Ourselves. Each DENT Talk™ will feature three speakers from the dental community, giving their perspective on the session’s theme in 20 minutes or less. Hearing these different angles, you will be encouraged to think differently and to understand divergent approaches toward a subject.
Learn more about the topics and speakers that will be presenting by visiting the Course Planner. Be sure to put DENT Talks in the search field.
DENT Talks is a trademark of the American Dental Association.
Crowd-Sourced Mock Trial
The popular mock trial is back with a twist; now you get a say on who or what sits at the defense table! Before we all converge on Las Vegas, you and other Smile Creators will be asked to select the subject that will then be brought to court and face charges. A poll to registered attendees will be sent in mid-August. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your topic of interest brought to court!
Course details will be shared in August, after the topic has been selected.
Self-Guided Learning Experiences
Visit Pharmapalooza in Dental Central to brush up on your pharmacology. Dental pharmacologist Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP, will be hosting mini-lectures and Ask the Expert sessions daily. Visit each day to solve the Medical History Challenge!
Learn more in Course Planner.
If travel is not in the cards for you this year, there will be opportunities to Meet, Play, and Learn in a virtual environment. You get access to world-class CE, speakers exclusive to SmileCon Virtual, and on-demand content through Dec. 31, 2021!
Learn with simplified formats
When you visit the Course Planner, you will see the new terms Presentations, Experiences and Conversations, and Hands-On Activities to describe our simplified formats.
Presentations (formerly known as lectures, panels, presentations, or symposia) are group sessions led by dental thought leaders. Many of the sessions will be interactive and work will be done in small groups.
Experiences and Conversations
Experiences and Conversations (formerly known as small-group discussions, campfires, or poster sessions) bring you and other dental professionals together to trade perspectives and share experiences.
Hands-On Activities* (formerly known as workshops, live-patient, or cadaver courses) will take your skills to the next level and give you a chance to roll up your sleeves, dig in, and enhance your knowledge*.
*Based on the registration pass you purchase, these courses may incur an additional cost.
Pre-registration is not required for Presentations
Presentations are first-come, first-served for Smile Pass and Platinum Smile Pass holders; your badge will be scanned at the classroom door. To view complete course schedules and descriptions, visit the Course Planner to plan your schedule. Log into the Course Planner and “Favorite” the courses that interest you.
Add in-depth learning to your Las Vegas experience with our Pre-SmileCon Education Oct. 9-10. You do not need to be a registered SmileCon attendee to attend these programs.
After you attend a complete course, it will appear in your account on the Verify CE website. (The site “knows” you attended because your SmileCon badge is scanned at the door.) At the end of the course, listen for the host to read the verification code. You will need to enter this code in the Verify CE website. To log in, you will need to know your Registration ID and the email address you registered with.
The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The American Dental Association designates one (1) credit per hour for CE activities, unless otherwise noted. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his or her licensing or regulatory agency and to contact them with any questions regarding licensing. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.
Continuing Education Disclaimer
The Continuing Education Program of SmileCon 2021 is planned and presented by the ADA Advisory Committee on Annual Meetings to provide attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the ADA or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial, or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the ADA shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest. Please be advised that courses, speakers, or scheduling may change without notice.
SMILECON is a trademark of the American Dental Association.
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