2012 ADA Annual Session

Dental professionals from the around the world will convene at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California for North America’s premier dental meeting.

The American Dental Association’s Annual Session offers an unparalleled opportunity to select from among hundreds of leading speakers, all in one location, and to learn in the most advanced settings in the dental community. With more than 250 continuing education courses spanning four days, you will find plenty of ideas you to take home and implement immediately. More than half of continuing education lecture course seats are free with registration.

Only the ADA offers cutting-edge educational opportunities such as the Open Clinical and Science Forums, live-patient Education in the Round courses, continuing education on the exhibit floor featuring the latest technologies at the LOC (Learn*Optimize*Connect), and more. Shop at the ADA World Marketplace Exhibition and discover cutting-edge products and new services from more than 600 exhibiting companies.

As an international attendee you are treated to a variety of special services and events in order to ensure a first-class experience. An official letter of invitation to attend the 153rd ADA Annual Session can be sent upon written request in order to facilitate travel and visa arrangements. You are encouraged to utilize the international hospitality lounge, where you can relax, refresh and send e-mails to family and friends back home. International attendees are invited to a special reception in their honor and each international dentist who registers for the meeting will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which can be framed and displayed back home.

San Francisco has many ethnically and culturally diverse neighborhoods to explore, each with its own unique qualities. The best way to see and experience San Francisco is to get out your walking shoes and have fun exploring!

From the eclectic shops of Haight Ashbury to the high-end boutiques of Fillmore Street, from crab legs to dim sum, San Francisco offers visitors some of the greatest shopping and dining found anywhere. When it comes to eating and shopping, one thing’s for sure: in San Francisco there’s something for every taste and budget. Some must-see sites include the “Painted Ladies,” the historic homes of Alamo Square; the vast 24-block Chinatown; the impressive Golden Gate Bridge; and the lively sights and sounds of Fisherman’s Wharf.

Join the ADA as an Affiliate member and enjoy a discounted registration to the Annual Session. Affiliate membership gives dentists practicing outside of the U.S. access to a variety of exceptional scientific and educational resources, including online access to the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and the ADA Professional Product Review.

Registration and housing for the 2012 ADA Annual Session will open on April 11 at the ADA’s web site, www.ada.org/session. Interested attendees can log on and register for the meeting, reserve hotel rooms, choose continuing education courses, purchase tickets to unique San Francisco area tours and more.

For more information, visit the ADA online at www.ada.org/international or email international@ada.org.