Join Us at FDC2016!

By Brooke Martin, FDC Meeting Coordinator

The Florida Dental Association (FDA) will hold its annual meeting, the Florida Dental Convention (FDC), on June 16-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. As a member benefit, FDA members receive FREE pre-registration as well as a variety of FREE continuing education (CE) courses. Click here to view the list of free courses available.

This year’s scientific program is “The Art of Modern Dentistry” and features a broad spectrum of topics — ranging from “New Paradigms in Oral Cancer” to “The Secret Sauce” — to have a successful life and practice. With more than 125 lectures, 25 workshops and three mini-residencies, there is bound to be a course for you and everyone on your dental team.

Join us each morning as our keynote speakers prepare you for a day of learning and CE earning. On Thursday, The Madow Brothers will set the tone with their high-energy, humorous opening keynote session, “ROCK Your Practice to the Top!” where they will show you how to perform at your highest level while laughing and having fun. On Friday, listen to one of the country’s most sought-after speakers, Dr. Mark Hyman, and learn the formula to create a highly successful dental practice, team and life at “The Secret Sauce!” Saturday, Mr. Lucas Boyce will be our final keynote speaker presenting, “Living Proof.” Mr. Boyce has a unique motivational style that enables him to connect with his audience in a personal and inspirational way by explaining how personal history or external conditions do not have to determine the future.

The 2016 scientific program will feature nationally renowned speakers including: Drs. Gary Glassman, Raymond Yukna, Darin Dichter and Rodrigo Nieva; Ms. Lisa Mallonne and Ms. Mary Costello. Clinical courses and hands-on workshops will equip you and your team with the necessary tools to incorporate new and emerging technology and techniques to optimize clinical skills and practice- and team-building strategies. Hot topics include: CAD/CAM, salivary diagnostics, sleep dentistry, head and neck dissection, aesthetic dentistry for teens and tots, dental stem cells and forensic dentistry. Join us for these valuable CE sessions or take advantage of the many FREE CE courses available to you as an FDA member.

This year, FDC offers a day-and-a-half, business-centric “New Dentist Program” to all recently graduated dentists (10 years or less). This program will help you jump-start your dental career by learning everything you need to know to hit the ground running as a new dentist. Click here to view more information on the New Dentist Program, “Success is Your Future: The New Dentist Practical Guide for Success.”

Come for the CE, stay for the FUN! Our nightly parties are fun filled and family friendly. Back by popular demand is the “Live Karaoke” party featuring you and your team as the stars. On Friday evening, wear your favorite superhero or villain attire, bring your family and come experience our fun-filled event, “Heroes & Villains.” If you are looking for some nightlife, join the New Dentists Friday night for “The After Party” in Wrecker’s from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. As a finale this year, we are featuring “Stay for the Magic,” where you can purchase tickets to any Disney theme park for a discounted rate. This surely will be a treat for you, your family and your team.

Come and join your colleagues June 16-18 for a memorable and invaluable experience at FDC2016! Click here to register now! For more information, visit or call 800.877.9922.

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