SMILECON 2022 – Annual Meeting, Houston

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

Hands-On Activities

  • 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

Date: October 13th – 15th, 2022

Place: Houstan, TX

Registration details: For more ideas or to purchase tickets check out

Local attractions:

  • 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 !

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In Person
  Start Date

13 October, 2022 09:00 am

  End Date

15 October, 2022 06:00 pm



  Organized By

American Dental Associations (ADA)



  Registration End Date

15 October, 2022 06:00 pm



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