For those unable to travel to Las Vegas for SmileCon, the Virtual Pass will give them a taste of the meeting and access to exclusive content.
The opening and closing sessions will be livestreamed for participants at home. A roving camera crew will guide them around Dental Central, the meeting's reimagined exhibit hall, with dental technology expert Paul Feuerstein, D.M.D. With the crew, virtual attendees can also listen in on a DENT Talk, witness the Mock Trial: Topic Oral Sepsis (2115) and talk with pharmacology expert Tom Viola.
Virtual participants can also access exclusive interviews with select SmileCon speakers from the SmileCon Studio in Dental Central. Richard "Dr. Sully" Sullivan, D.D.S., will do a live recording of his popular podcast, The Millennial Dentist, and Virtual Pass holders can be part of it.
The pass includes on-demand access to virtual continuing education, available through Dec. 31. Some speakers can only be seen during SmileCon Virtual.
Saving Teeth by Blending Modern Endodontic Materials with New Techniques (4004V) , led by endodontist Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S., will demonstrate how modern endodontic materials can be blended with innovative new techniques to save more teeth for patients. The course will present new technology in rotary shaping instruments, advanced materials for 3D obturation, protection from coronal leakage, and the use of bioactive materials to provide an ideal seal for apical retro fillings and resorption repair.
"If you are looking for a refresh in how you approach endo cases, this multimedia course will show you the newest biocompatible materials, how they are used and the evidence to support them," Dr. Gilbert said.
Virtual attendees will have access to the same show specials and ADA member resources as those who participate in person. When they register, they can indicate which products interest them and then connect with vendors in the Virtual Connection Suite during the meeting.
For ADA member dentists, the Virtual Pass is $199. To see rates for dental students, dental team members and more, visit SmileCon.org/registration .
To learn more about SmileCon or to register, visit SmileCon.org .