By Rhett Murray, D.D.S.
From the Spring 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association
I don’t know if anyone needs extra incentive to attend the American Dental Association (ADA) 2016 annual meeting…but would free registration entice you even more? ADA 2016—America’s Dental Meeting will be coming to Denver Oct. 20-23, 2016. Having the meeting in our backyard means you have a great opportunity to earn continuing education credit hours that can go toward the required 30 CE credit hours dentists and dental hygienists must earn during each licensure cycle. This is a new requirement that began March 1 this year—the start of the 2016-2018 licensure cycle.
The ADA meeting offers a magnitude of education and networking experience with over 300 CE courses presented by world class speakers and over 550 exhibitors representing every facet of dentistry.
How Can You Get Your Registration for Free?
Volunteer opportunities as a speaker host, a room host, or an information host will be available through online registration. (You will receive a code via email to use to volunteer for one of these host positions.) This is where the free registration comes in: Those who volunteer for a day during the meeting will have their registration fees waived. This amounts to a savings of $100 per volunteer. Volunteers also receive a ticket to the Clinician’s Lounge, where they get a free meal.
When Does Registration Open?
Early registration (www.ada.org/registration) for the ADA annual meeting opens in late April for volunteers and Colorado Dental Association members only. Early registration allows Colorado dentists and their staffs to register for CE courses before these courses are “sold out.”
Visit the ADA annual meeting page for the most current information. If you have questions regarding volunteering, contact Dr. Rhett Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.