More than 18,000 dentists, dental team members and dental students attended CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, which concluded Saturday, May 6, in Anaheim.
Convention attendees chose from more than 175 lectures, courses and workshops led by speakers who presented on topics ranging from CAMBRA to digital imaging and from pain control to restorative dentistry. Attendees also had many course topics to choose from in the areas of health and wellness — ergonomics and nutrition, for example, as well as in the practice management category, including financial planning and practice transition.
As attendees return to their practices at the start of a new week, they may have some questions about any next steps required to receive their C.E. certificates and more. They can find below some answers and information to help wrap up their Anaheim experience.
Post-convention pricing for attendees
Many exhibitors honor special pricing offered at CDA Presents for attendees who mention they were at the convention. For a list of companies that displayed on the exhibit hall floor, see the exhibitor index on pages 179-209 of the On-Site Program or visit cdapresents.com. From the webpage, clicking on an exhibitor name will display the company's contact information, products, services and, if offered, special pricing.
C.E. certificates available by May 30
Hosts will provide a three-digit code during every CDA Presents C.E. course. Attendees should hold on to these codes until they have their C.E. certificates in hand. Certificates will be available three weeks from the convention’s closing date. Licensed attendees will receive an email notification with a CDA login link from which they can obtain their C.E. certificates. Certificates can also be accessed at cdapresents.com. Attendees who are nonlicensed or who prefer to have their certificates mailed may contact CDA at 800.232.7645 on or after May 30.
Viewing select C.E. courses on demand
Those who missed a continuing education opportunity at CDA Presents can purchase select C.E. courses and view them from the comfort of home or office. A complete list of on-demand courses is available at prolibraries.com/cda and is searchable by session or speaker. Audio recordings of select courses are also available. Additional information can be found at cdapresents.com/options.
The fun and memories continue
Hundreds of convention-related photos and updates were shared on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the course of the convention. Attendees who did not take part in the CDA Presents Social Hub — an interactive website featuring all of the social activity happening at the convention — can still view and share these memories at cdapresents.com/SocialHub.
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is one of the most anticipated dental conventions in the U.S. Aside from being the premiere destination in the state for dentists to earn continuing education credits, the convention is the place to discover the latest in dental technology. In Anaheim, attendees had 130,000 square feet of exhibit hall space to roam.
Registration opens in late May for the CDA Presents fall convention. CDA looks forward to seeing new and regular attendees Aug. 24-26 in San Francisco. Watch for more information in the June issue of the CDA Update and on cda.org.