American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society have come together to hold one of the largest and epic dental event at Houston. This event shall consist of presentations, group discussions, poster presentations and hands-on activities. The programme is structured under these themes: The business of dentistry, Science and Technology, Art & Design and Common good. With diverse options one can choose and explore the areas of dentistry that one likes.
Here are some interesting events in SMILECON 2022:
Resistance, Retention, Gingival Clearance and Ferrule, Obsolete and Undesirable Tech for Adhesive Dentistry – Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS
The Top 10 Secrets to Make Your Practice Thrive – Kirk Behrendt, BDS
Dental Team Courses
Digital Assisted Hygiene: An Elevated Approach to Clinical Care – Amber Auger, MPH, RDH
Accountability Culture: Cultivating a “You Can Count on Me” Team – Deana Zost
The Do’s and Don’ts of Porcelain Laminate Veneers – Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD
Utilize Today’s Dental Lasers in Managing Periodontal Soft Tissue Conditions – Samuel Low, DDS, MEd, MS
Featured Speakers and their talks
Rico Short, DMD
Short’s goals as a lecturer and a clinician are to inform dentists and the public on the importance of maintaining the natural dentition as long as possible and to dispel the myths of root canal treatment.
Topic: Current Trends in Endodontics
Purnima Kumar, DDS, PhD
Kumar is a member of the Council of Scientific Affairs of the ADA and is their official spokesperson on e-cigarettes and vaping. She has also mentored many future dental professionals during her career.
Topic: E-cigarettes and Oral Health: Cloudy with a Chance of Disease
Alan Budenz, DDS
Topic: Anesthesia, Sedation, and Anatomy
With more than 40 years of general practice experience, Dr. Budenz has been recognized as an “Annual Leader in Continuing Dental Education” by Dentistry Today every year since 2005.
Josh Austin, DDS
Topic: Efficiency and Predictability with Direct Restorations
Austin’s “Pearls for Your Practice” column in Dental Economics magazine gives dental professionals honest evaluations of products based on his own experience using them in his own clinical practice.
Juan Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH
Starting his career in Colombia and bringing his talents to the U.S. in 1999, Yepes has many years of experience in dealing with medically compromised children and pediatric radiology.
Topic: Update in Pediatric Oral Medicine
Meet some stalwarts in a special educator series
Stanley F. Malamed, DDS
Dentistry and Medicine: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Pain Control in Dentistry: Past, the Present, and the Future
Dr. Malamed is an award-winning dentist and author of three widely used textbooks about emergency medicine, anesthesia, and sedation. These books have been translated into 22 world languages.
Michael K. McGuire, DDS
Topic: Real World Evidence Supporting Alternatives to Autogenous Tissue
Dr. McGuire is the founder and chairman of the McGuire Institute, a notfor-profit clinical research network. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal Award, the American Academy of Periodontology’s highest honor.
A special event of mock trial!
In this well-informed and digitised era, patients are well aware of malpractice, lawsuits and such issues. SMILECON 2022 features a special event where you can witness experienced trial lawyers and a defendant dentist simulate a live dental malpractice trial. See how the dentist is judged, how the evidence is presented, and if they are guilty or not.
Women in Dentistry – Leadership Series
This special series is about discovering the diverse paths to work and life success. Listen and discuss with these women leaders:
You Do You(ish): Unleash your Authentic Superpowers to Get the Career you Deserve – Erin Hatzikostas
“If You Can’t Say Something Nice…”: Working Together Better! – Sarita Maybin
Houston’s Museum District - 19 world-class museums
17-block Theater District
More than 10,000 restaurants representing over 70 countries
More than a dozen shopping districts
The event is all about fun, learning, socialising, discovering new things, sharpening your skills and so on. Overall, this event is going to be a great experience for participants. So, why wait, register now !