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What makes our conventions so exciting?

CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry has gained a reputation as the must-attend convention for dental professionals across the U.S. and beyond.

In 2020, we brought CDA Presents right to you. We transformed our live convention into a safe and fun interactive event through a new digital platform. Attendees experienced cutting-edge C.E., were inspired by leading speakers and made connections in our online exhibit hall. In just three days in September, more than 40 courses for the entire dental team were presented, plus live Q & A sessions and real-time chats with exhibitors and experts.

Get C.E. on your schedule.

Let’s keep a good thing going! Continue to access on-demand a full roster of courses from the virtual convention and shop exhibitors through November 12.

Attended the live virtual convention? Use the same log in to access on-demand courses and visit the exhibit hall.

Didn’t attend? Register now to access on-demand content.

Looking for C.E. you earned?

Check your cda.org account or emails from CDA on or around October 5 for courses taken September 10-12, 2020.


Event Details

What is a virtual convention?

A virtual convention is an event hosted in an online environment that provides more real-time interaction and opportunities to explore and connect than a typical e-learning experience or webinar series. Through a new digital platform, you will be able to register in remotely and attend your choice of 40+ educational sessions, explore the exhibit hall and network with fellow attendees. In many ways, it is just like an in-person convention, but you can attend from wherever it works for you.

Why is CDA hosting a virtual convention?

Health and safety considerations and restrictions on large gatherings due the COVID-19 pandemic motivated CDA to create a convention that would provide the interactive experience of CDA Presents — while still making it accessible to all attendees.

What days will the CDA’s virtual convention take place?

Thursday– Saturday, September 10- 12, 2020 (Access to the exhibit hall and recorded courses will also be available for the following 60 days.) 

What are the virtual convention and exhibit hall hours?

The Virtual Event will open at 12 p.m. PST on Thursday, September 10 and closes at 4 p.m. PST on Saturday, September 12.

The continuing education program/Live hours are:

  • Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m PST (Exhibit hall opens at noon)
  • Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST (Exhibit hall closes at 4 p.m.)

The Help Desk and Networking Lounge will be staffed during those hours. Attendees will still be able to leave messages at other hours and they will be responded to during the hours above. 

What if my schedule does not allow me to join online for those days?

You are in luck! Your registration for the virtual convention comes with access to sessions for 60 days after the interactive event ends, So, you can explore recorded courses and shop exhibitors at your convenience until November 2020.

Will I be able connect with other dentists at the virtual convention?

Yes! The convention features live chat rooms where you can network with other attendees from across the country.

How do I access the convention?

First, register for the event. Once registered, you will receive confirmation emails that include the link to the virtual platform. Once ready to attend the convention, simply click the link to enter, follow prompts and then head to the exhibit hall or your first session.

Will content be available after the convention?

Content like videos, PDFs, links, webinars within the environment will be available through November 12, 2020.