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COVID-19 notice for San Francisco attendees

CDA’s health and safety protocols and exposure response. 

CDA Presents is back! Register now.

Our flagship convention is coming back to San Francisco, September 9-11, and it’s also back as a live virtual event you can attend from anywhere. 

This fall, it’s your convention, your way

Choose among in-person, virtual and on-demand formats to create the experience that works with your learning style and schedule. 

Let’s get together safely in San Francisco or virtually at your comfort:

  • Earn live C.E. credits while learning cutting-edge skills
  • Be inspired by leading speakers across dentistry topics
  • Make new connections with your peers and dental team
  • Explore innovation and great deals in the exhibit hall

Come discover practice-changing education for you and your entire team, plus fun ways to network in-person and virtually.

What to expect: COVID-19 protocols

  • CDA will follow local health orders for attendance at CDA Presents in San Francisco plus a few extra measures for your health and safety.
  • Upon entry into the building, all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. To make it easy to complete, prep your digital proof of vaccination in advance with the free CLEAR app. Download the app, select Health Pass and enter code EFATTENDEE43 and follow the prompts. Once at Moscone, simply show the Health Pass to check-in staff. Download the app now on the App Store or Google Play or see our FAQ for details.
  • Attendees will also be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times during the convention, unless actively eating or drinking.

See our schedule planner for course details and format types, and prepare for COVID-19 protocols in advance so you’re ready to join in. 

Tap into our free mobile app 

Use the app as your on-site guide to San Francisco and navigate the convention with ease. Search open courses, find exhibitors on the interactive map, access course handouts, connect to the latest updates and more.

Download on the App Store 
Download on Google Play

Virtual Course Access:

To access the platform, log in at CDA Presents San Francisco Virtual Convention 2021 with the same email you used to register.

For performance of the virtual system:

  • We always recommend you attend the virtual convention on either a laptop or desktop. You can, of course, attend the virtual convention on either a tablet or phone but you may not have the most enriching experiences attending with one of these devices.
  • Only use Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser (Apple users can download the Google Chrome App from the AppleStore; Safari is not supported on the platform.)
  • Arrive early and run a new system check each time you are about to log into the platform here
  • Disable pop-ups from the browser level (Chrome Settings> Site Settings> Pop Ups and redirects)


Hotel Accommodations

CDA Presents in San Francisco is held at the George R. Moscone Convention Center, the city’s largest convention and exhibition complex, located in the South of Market neighborhood.

747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Instagram your way through CDA Presents and WIN!  

Whether you are joining us in San Francisco or virtually, the Instagram photo ops are endless! Take a photo in person or virtually during any of three days at any of the eight spots listed and use the hashtag #cdaPresents when posting your photo to your Instagram feed, and you’ll be entered to win! Bonus points if you tag @cdadentists in your post. Please make sure your post is public. Eight lucky winners will be chosen during CDA Presents to win CDA swag items. Check your DMs for notifications on winning, so we can connect and mail your prize right to you.  

Entering the convention

You made it! Kick off the meeting and capture your team’s grand entrance to the exciting days of work and play ahead. Don’t be afraid to show off your style, creativity and personality when you walk into the convention of the year.  

Virtual photo booth  

You don’t want to miss this photo op! Scan the QR code in the registration lobby or Member Benefits Center and snap a selfie with our interactive backgrounds and props in our virtual photo booth. At the end of the event, we’ll share all the smiles from CDA Presents in a large mosaic picture.  

The CDA sign  

Nothing says CDA Presents like the iconic orange CDA letters. Grab your colleagues and snap a photo on the larger-than-life orange CDA sign. Hint: You’ll find it in the exhibit hall.  

The Spot  

While you’re juicing up your phone at a charging station, snap a selfie of yourself kicking your feet up to relax in The Spot. The lounge-like setting will be Instagram famous by the end of the conference. After you post, verify your C.E. at the C.E. Pavilion and check out the Featured Products Showcase.  

Being your Best San Francisco tourist  

San Francisco is one of the country’s premier tourist destinations. Be your best tourist as you explore the City by the Bay. From taking a selfie with the world-famous sea lions to riding on the classic San Francisco cable cars, the city is the perfect backdrop for your Instagram-worthy shot.  

Exhibit Hall  

As the activity in the exhibit hall warms up, head right to the middle of it and capture the energetic scene. Get creative! Use Hyperlapse to take us on a speedy tour of the floor or find giant dental tools to use as props. We can’t wait to see what you’ll find as you explore! 

Badge selfie  

Whether you’re attending as a DDS for your tenth year in a row, or you’re seeing RDH by your name for the first time ever, picking up your badge calls for a selfie!  

Virtual learning  

Taking in CDA Presents virtually? Share with us your setup, comfy attire, snacks or the sweet location where you’re joining us from. Bonus points if you’re enjoying the great outdoors while taking in C.E.  

Attendee FAQs

How is CDA keeping the in-person event safe?
  • Proof of vaccination will be required of all attendees upon entry to the building. Self-attestation of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are no longer options for attending large indoor events in San Francisco. 
  • Masks are required at all times during the convention, unless actively eating or drinking. 
  • Social distancing efforts are in place. All meeting rooms will be set up to properly accommodate distancing, which means that space is limited. This fall, advance registration is needed for in-person courses, whether offered for free or for a fee. Explore the schedule and select your courses now.
  • Hygiene efforts are in place, such as hand sanitizer available and prominent throughout the convention center and the cleaning of high touch-point areas throughout the day and each evening.
  • Self-serve registration and badge pickup offers a new, touchless experience. Be sure to have your registration confirmation ready to scan at one of the distanced scanners to obtain your badge.
How do I register for the convention?

To save your spot, register online for the convention. Be sure to register for each one of your preferred courses in advance. 

How do I access available courses and maps?

We will not be offering a printed on-site guide in San Francisco, but will be once again offer a free app with interactive floor map to navigate the convention, plus course listings, speaker information and more.