CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry put the profession on full display within the walls of San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
More than 15,000 people attended the Aug.15-17 event that featured more than 100 lectures and workshops and an Exhibit Hall packed with more than 375 companies spotlighting the latest dental products.
“Another great CDA Presents is in the books and we couldn’t be more happy with the attendee experience in San Francisco. We really shined a spotlight on how dentistry is both an art and science,” said CDA Presents Board of Managers Chair Del Brunner, DDS. “Our educational offerings continue to expand as we added the International Symposia to the San Francisco show, as well as the three-day ‘Technology Show.’ We’re looking forward to doing even more in Anaheim next year.”
“The Greatest Dental Technology Show” explored digital disease detection, digital impressions, CAD/CAM, new cone beam 3-D imaging and more. Led by Martin Jablow, DMD, FAGD, Paul H. Feuerstein, DMD, and John C. Flucke, DDS, the three-day lecture series helped attendees learn more about the latest technologies, products and Internet applications, high-tech diagnostic aids and digital impression/CAD systems, and 3-D radiography and associated implant and treatment planning.
“We know members are always seeking more information about the latest dental technology, so this program was a great addition to CDA Presents,” Brunner said.
The International Symposia featured Takashi Watanabe, DDS, and Kiyokazu Minami, DDS, of Japan. Lecturing on restorative dentistry in Japan, Minami and Watanabe offered attendees information on an alternative philosophy and treatment modalities; different cultural nuances in the delivering of dentistry; and the fostering of international camaraderie and relationships in an international setting.
Other workshops ranged in topics from national health care reform to esthetic restorative materials to ethics in dentistry, thus giving dentists a distinct experience while providing the opportunity to earn C.E. credits.
Also at CDA Presents in San Francisco, dental professionals were given the opportunity to relax at The Spot — a lounge for learning and networking that included educational lectures, an Internet café and a wine tasting event. On top of this, CDA held a “Party at the Exploratorium.” Set in its new location at Pier 15 along San Francisco’s waterfront, the Exploratorium is a learning laboratory filled with thought-provoking exhibits, which made it the ideal site for a CDA soiree.
To view attendee photos and videos, visit the Social Media Hub at cdapresents.com/socialhub. The site features all social media activity captured at the event.
For members planning to attend CDA Presents in Anaheim May 15-17, 2014 registration will open in the coming months at cdapresents.com.
For more information about CDA Presents, visit cdapresents.com.