Welcome to the Pacific Dental Conference

by Pacific Dental Conference

 The 2014 Pacific Dental Conference will once again be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building. We’re excited to see the consistent growth of the conference over the past years with a new record of 12,200 participants in attendance at the 2013 PDC. Partnering with valued exhibitors such as yourself is important to our continued success.

Over 300 knowledgeable exhibitors will be on-hand on our Exhibit Hall floor to meet with you one on one. Test our their latest products and take advantage of the show specials that many of them offer at the PDC. With over 150 open sessions and hands-on courses covering topics relating to clinical excellence, practice excellence and personal development ­– we have you and your entire team team covered.

The Pacific Dental Conference Exhibit Hall, known for its value, affordability, and friendly atmosphere, has become the primary venue for dental professionals to experience the latest products and services which you have to offer.

Not only do we encourage creativity from our exhibitors to produce the most effective and aesthetic displays possible, but we strive to improve the PDC Exhibit Hall each year. The Pacific Dental Conference’s goal is to achieve the highest quality experience for our exhibitors and attendees.

Important Dates for Attendees:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Online Registration Opens

Friday, January 17, 2014
Early Bird Discounts End
(in office by 4pm; online midnight)

Monday, February 3, 2014
Deadline for Refund Requests
(must be submitted in writing and are subject to a $25+GST cancellation fee)

Friday, February 21, 2014
Online Registration Closes at Midnight

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
On-site Registration 2:00pm ­– 6:00pm

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
On-Site Registration 7:00am  – 7:00pm

Thursday, March 6, 2014
On-Site Registration 7:30am – 6:00pm
Scientific Program 8:30am ­- 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall 8:30am ­– 6:00pm

Friday, March 7, 2014
On-Site Registration 7:30am ­- 6:00pm
Scientific Program 8:30am ­- 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall 8:30am ­- 5:30pm

Saturday, March 8, 2014
On-Site Registration 7:30am – 4:00pm
Scientific Program 8:30am ­- 4:00pm
Invisalign Clear Essentials I 8:00am – 5:00pm
Invisalign Clear Essentials II 8:00am – 4:00pm

 Mark Your Calendars for the Future Pacific Dental Conferences:
March 5-7, 2015
March 17-19, 2016
March 9-11, 2017
March 8-10, 2018

The 2014 PDC Social Events include:

The 2014 PDC Social Events include: Thursday’s Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Wine, Australia VS New Zealand

Thursday, March 6, 2014 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm Australia VS New Zealand scrum! At this year’s wine tasting event we will pick some fantastic wines from New Zealand and Australia and pit them against each other in friendly combat. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, etc. You get to decide which country deserves bragging rights for the best expression of these varietals. We will provide you with information about each of the wines and David Lancelot (AKA The Wine Whisperer) will be there to answer any of your wine questions. Cheers! $40.00 + GST
The Saturday Morning Breakfast Session –  featuring Meg Soper – only $15.00 + GST (Includes Continental Breakfast)

The 14th Annual Toothfairy Gala & BC Dental Assocation Awards 

Please join us for the dental celebration of the year, The 14th Annual Toothfairy Gala & BC Dental Association Awards. This elegant awards and fundraising evening will take place on Saturday, March 8th in the signature ballroom of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Overlooking the picture perfect Vancouver Harbour, it’s a wonderful way to close the Pacific Dental Conference and is always a highlight of the week. The Toothfairy and her guests will enjoy a champagne reception followed by an exceptional four-course dinner complimented with a selection of fine wines. The Toothfairy Gala includes an awards ceremony, which honours the accomplishments of dentists throughout the province, and fundraising initiatives in support of oral health related programs in British Columbia. The evening fundraising activities include a Silent Auction and the wildly popular Cake Auction where designer cakes are auctioned in the presence of the toothfairy herself

Evening Events Starting at 6pm
Champagne Reception and Silent Auction Dinner, BCDA Awards
UBC Dentistry Community Outreach Program Presentation Live Cake Auction Dancing!
Dress – Black Tie (or 1960’s chic) Optional
Proceeds from the Toothfairy Gala will go to: UBC Dentistry

DTACB Joins the PDC – Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Pacific Dental Conference and Dental Technicians Association of BC are pleased to announce that the DTABC 32nd Annual Conference will now be combined with the Pacific Dental Conference! You are invited to participate as a Sponsor and/or Exhibitor at the Dental Technicians Association of British Columbia 32nd Annual Conference. In the past years, this conference has attracted over 300 delegates and exhibitors and this year, as it joins the Pacific Dental Conference, we anticipate greater attendance thereby maximizing your exposure! The DTABC conference continues, under this new and positive arrangement, to be committed in delivering a scientific program that focuses on areas of specialty that will enhance the skills, knowledge and the practice of dental technology here in BC.

Look Who’s Talking

On Thursday and Friday, March 6 & 7, the Pacific Dental Conference will feature John Cranham, DDD, in the our line-up of speakers. John Cranham is an internaionally recognized speaker on Esthetic Principles of Smile Design and has published numerous arti
cles on Restorative Dentistry. He is the Clinical Director of the Dawson Academy where he is involved with the courses within the curriculum. Dr. Cranham maintains a contemporary private practice in Chesapeake, Virginia, focusing on cosmetic, restorative and implant services.

Here are a few of the 148 speakers who will be presenting this year: Hardy Limeback, Tieraona Low Dog, Jo-Anne Jones, Anne Guignon, Howard Glazer, John Kois, Kristy Menage Bernie, Ray Padilla, Edwin T. Parks, Gail Williamson. Visit our website for updates on all our speakers.