FDC2017 Photo Scavenger Hunt Winner

During the 2017 Florida Dental Convention (FDC), attendees had the opportunity to participate in a photo scavenger hunt through the FDC mobile app. The photo scavenger hunt was an interactive game composed of photo challenges attendees had to accomplish to receive points. The three players with the most points won a prize after the convention. Some challenges included: a photo with FDA President Dr. Bill D’Aiuto; while singing karaoke at “Sweet Success”; and, with Crown Savings providers in the Exhibit Hall. The game was intended to enhance attendees’ experience during FDC by encouraging them to meet new people, interact with exhibitors and attend the many events offered during the convention.

A total of 103 attendees played the photo scavenger hunt game. One of the players was Ms. Kendall Geisenburg, a dental assistant from Jacksonville, Fla. Ms. Geisenburg excitedly played the game during the convention and consequently came in third place! We asked Ms. Geisenburg about her experience playing the game. Below is what she had to say.

  1. Why did you choose to participate in the photo scavenger hunt during FDC?
    It sounded like a lot of fun. My friend and I wanted to use it as a tool to get more involved. We also like a good competitive challenge!
  1. What was your favorite part of the game?
    It was all really fun. I loved keeping my eyes open for anything that may be a part of the challenge.
  1. Did the game allow you to meet convention attendees/exhibitors who you otherwise would not have met?
    It did. I met several people and spent time at several exhibits that I probably would not have stopped at if not for the game.
  1. Do you believe it enhanced your FDC2017 experience? If so, how?
    It did! It helped me to be more involved and made me really thankful for the dental community. I didn’t plan on going to any of the parties, but ended up going because of the game. I enjoyed my time immensely!

 

1498260904631Ms. Kendall Geisenburg snaps a photo with FDA President Dr. Bill D’Aiuto.

(We apologize for the blurriness of the photo, as it was taken with a cell phone.)

 

FDC2017 Was a Huge Success!

The 2017 Florida Dental Convention (FDC), “Get Connected: Team to Technology,” was held June 22-24 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. More than 7,000 dental professionals, including more than 1,500 Florida Dental Association (FDA) members, came together for abundant learning, networking and buying opportunities.

This year featured more than 130 courses on topics such as botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, forensic dentistry, lasers, communicating with patients and much more! The Exhibit Hall thrived each day with attendees learning about the latest technologies and buying products from more than 300 leading dental vendors. Each day was concluded with a vibrant family-friendly social event. On Thursday, attendees had the opportunity to sing karaoke to their favorite songs with a live band. Dr. Reza Ardalan and his team were the hit of the party, singing the 90s classic, “Jump” by Kris Kross. On Friday, live music from Florida’s own Tobacco Rd Band stole the show with a country concert featuring high-energy, sing-along tunes. Then, on Saturday, FDA members honored their fellow colleagues at the FDA Annual Awards Luncheon surrounded by cohorts, family and friends. Click here to view photos from every FDC2017 moment.

Each year, FDC is a memorable event — and 2017 was no exception! Plan to join us for FDC2018, “Elevate your Game,” on June 21-23. These dates do not conflict with Father’s Day weekend! Click here or call 407.586.2000 reserve your hotel room at the Gaylord Palms today!

 

 

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

In this video, Dr. Mark Kleive shares the value of taking a hands-on photography course for every dental practice.

 

Dr. Mark Kleive will be speaking at FDC2017 and presenting three courses. On Thursday, June 22, his course, “The Fun Way to Proficiency with Digital Photography (Workshop)” will be at 9 a.m., and “A Picture is Worth Two Words: Case Acceptance” will be at 2 p.m. On Friday, June 23, “Successful Hiring, Team Development and Retention” will be at 9:30 a.m. To register, please go to www.floridadentalconvention.com.