ORLANDO, Florida--Thousands of dental professionals, including more than 7,000 dentists, are slated to attend the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 151st Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition Oct. 9-12, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
While in Orlando, the more than 23,000 dental professionals, including 1,000 international attendees from nearly 80 countries, will gain firsthand knowledge of the latest products, technologies and techniques in dentistry. Attendees are estimated to spend nearly $26 million during their visit.
Leaders in dental practice, research, academics and industry will present nearly 250 scientific sessions during four days. The scientific programs include lectures, hands-on workshops, and special conferences with the goal of providing attendees with current and useful information for immediate use in their practices.
New this year is the “Open Clinical and Science Forums” hosted by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and the Journal of the American Dental Association in which clinicians, scientists, and expert opinion leaders will present a variety of thought-provoking concepts on some of the most pressing topics today.
The World Marketplace Exhibition, Education in the Round
The World Marketplace Exhibition, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 through Oct. 11, provides dental professionals three days to view and compare dentistry's latest products and services from more than 540 exhibiting companies.
Also on the exhibit floor is the ADA’s exclusive Education in the Round, which offers live patient procedures in a functional dental operatory. EIR procedures also are available as free simulcasts to ADA members and dental school students.
Opening general session features author Malcolm Gladwell
The ADA kicks off the annual session at 8 a.m. Oct. 9 with author Malcolm Gladwell as its “2010 Distinguished Speaker.” Known for having a gift of interpreting new ideas in the social sciences, he makes them understandable, practical and valuable to businesses and general audiences. Gladwell has authored three New York Times' No. 1 bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. In 2005, Time magazine named him one of its “100 Most Influential People.”
The ADA held its last annual session in Orlando in 2004.
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