Plan Ahead: 7 dental conferences for 2024

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Doesn’t it feel like you just started on your 2023 professional goals? And now, just like that, the year has flown by and it’s time to start planning for 2024!

Attending an industry conference can be a great way to connect with peers, earn CE credits and take knowledge back with you to your own practice. Here are some of the conferences you won’t want to miss.

Note: Event dates and information are subject to change. Please check ahead for any event protocol as you plan your visit.


Rocky Mountain Dental Convention: January 18-20, 2024 | Denver, Colorado

Why not start 2024 with a wintry trip to Denver? The Rocky Mountain Dental Convention offers three days of lectures and hands-on workshops presented by the industry's leading speakers, plus plenty of social events and exhibitors.


National Oral Health Conference: April 15-17, 2024 | St. Louis, Missouri

As an event for all who serve in dental public health, the National Oral Health Conference offers a multitude of seminars and opportunities to network. This year’s event will also include weekend workshops on April 13-14, 2024. If you have an interest in improving public oral health, this is the conference for you.


CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry: May 16-28, 2024 | Anaheim, California

The California Dental Association hosts this event every year to allow dentists to learn and network with the dental community. The CDA’s in-person programming is continuing to evolve alongside their year-round offerings.


AADOM Conference: September 5-7, 2024 | Las Vegas, Nevada

This event is tailor-made for the unique role the office manager plays in keeping a practice running smoothly. You will find courses in both professional and personal development, as well as opportunities for CE. And if you need some help convincing your supervisor to attend, AADOM offers a templated letter you can present.


ADA Smile Con: October 17-19, New Orleans, Louisiana

No matter what a dentist would like to learn more about, SmileCon has something here for everyone. Dental Central is a highlight for conference-goers: an exhibition hall filled with networking, games and CE opportunities.


Mid-Continent Dental Congress: October 24-25, 2023 | St. Louis, Missouri

If you are looking for two days of CE courses in the heart of the Midwest, the Mid-Continent Dental Congress might be a good fit for you. There are also hands-on workshops you can attend—just make sure to check in advance to see what tools you may need to bring.


Greater New York Dental Meeting:  2024 Dates TBD | New York, N.Y.

The Greater New York Dental Meeting bills itself as the largest dental meeting in the Unites States, so it needs two events! In addition to the specialty meetings that take place over the course of several days, there is also a large exhibition hall for attendees to visit.


Don’t forget: This list offers only a small sampling of what’s to come for 2024! Head on over to the ADA Calendar and see what is coming to a city near you.