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Conference Preview: Pacific Dental Conference 2017


February 2, 2017
by Oral Health

pdc-vcc82_kg_0339_4c300-hprThe largest dental conference in North America is back this spring. Hosting at the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia, the Pacific Dental Conference will have over 300 exhibiting companies and over 200 opportunities for hands-on courses and lectures. Over 150 sessions will keep you engaged in your area of choice, or allow you to branch out into areas you’ve pondered but never actually explored – now’s your chance.

This year’s event will run from Thursday, March 9th through to Saturday, March 11th with non-stop sessions and chances to meet the industry’s leading companies and exhibitors. Open sessions and hands-on courses will run for the duration of the show, but you’ll only have Thursday and Friday to explore the exhibit floor and meet with representatives from the companies. The PDC Lab Expo is being held exclusively on Saturday, so make sure you’re ready.

Make sure you’re ready to go on Thursday by registering ahead of time. In Vancouver early? Head to the Convention Centre as of Tuesday, March 7 to get yourself ready for the start of the conference on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Don’t worry if you’re getting into the city Thursday – registration will be open throughout the day until 6 p.m. to get you in the minute you’ve landed.

This conference not only allows you to try out new products, learn from some of the best in the industry and meet dental professionals from around the world, you’ll also have the chance to earn CE credits at some of the courses. Make sure you enquire further to get the most out of your time at PDC. With the chance to acquire up to 20 CE credits, you’ll be hopping around to get the most out of the sessions scheduled during your trip to the PDC.

With nearly 13,000 dental professionals attending this conference it’s essential you take advantage of the networking opportunities being handed to you. Don’t leave your socializing skills at the door of the Convention Centre. We know there’s more to our conference than the great courses and expansive exhibit floor – that’s why we’ve arranged social events and class reunions during the three days to let you get to know more about the people in the industry.

If meeting professionals and enjoying the first night at the conference sounds like your cup of tea (or glass of wine), then ensure you’ve purchased your ticket for Corks ’n’ Kegs, a networking event featuring craft brews, a battle of the wines – Chile vs. Argentina, and the chance to catch up with old friends and meet many new ones.

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Ready for the speakers? There’s a huge list of experts ready to share their knowledge of the industry. There’s also a series of speakers, ‘So You Think You Can Speak?’, that will be selected to present a 50 minute session on their area of expertise. Check out the full list of speakers at pdconf.com and plan your time wisely.

Don’t forget the technology! Saturday is essential for any dental professional looking to further their understanding of the latest in digital dentistry. The Dental Technicians Association of BC’s Annual Conference has worked with PDC Lab Expo for a full day of keynote speakers, sessions and never ending experience with the advancements of dentistry.

Start off your trip with our helpful PDC app, available for download on Android and Apple products a few days prior to the conference. This will keep you in the loop and in the Convention Centre for as long as you want with the information you need.

Keep your weekend open for three packed days of learning, networking and experiencing the latest in dentistry. You’ll return to your practice ready to show what you’ve learned and advance your techniques for the better of your career, your practice and your patients.

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