SmileCon 2022 combines 3 meetings into 1 big event

Save the date for Oct. 13-15 in Houston

Dr. Skinner
Dr. Rodriguez

Save the date for three meetings in one when SmileCon 2022 lands in Houston this October at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

The American Dental Association’s annual meeting will come together Oct. 13-15 with the Texas Dental Association Meeting and the Greater Houston Dental Society's Star of the South Dental Meeting. Online registration opens June 1 at

The Texas Dental Association Meeting will not take place separately in 2022, and the Star of the South Dental Meeting will not take place in 2023. By combining SmileCon with these two dental meetings, the ADA aims to increase the impact of all three meetings.

"I am so excited to chair this historic event for the ADA," said Robert L. Skinner, D.D.S., SmileCon 2022 chair. "Historic in that it will be the first time our reenvisioned annual meeting, SmileCon, will be held in Houston. It will also be the first time that the ADA has partnered with the Texas Dental Association and a Texas component district, the Greater Houston Dental Society. Collaboratively, all three entities are set to put on an awesome meeting."

Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center, where NASA conducts its mission control operations and astronaut training, as well as multiple professional sports teams, including the Astros, Texans and Rockets. It also houses Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical complex in the world, and the Galleria, which is the largest shopping mall in Texas, featuring more than 375 stores, two hotels and an ice skating rink.

The city also includes seven cultural districts, several museums and parks, and a wide array of restaurants that reflect the city's diversity, and it is within driving distance of the waterfront communities of Galveston and Kemah.

"Come enjoy the people, food and warmth of Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the U.S.," said Victor Rodriguez, D.D.S., a member of the ADA Advisory Committee on Annual Meetings, the Texas Dental Association and the Greater Houston Dental Society. "One of America's most diverse cities, the 'Space City' has a fantastic offering of food, customs, languages and traditions. From eating award-winning fajitas and barbecue to experiencing the out-of-the-world exhibits at the NASA Space Center and local art museums, Houston is a wonderful place to visit. Let our Southern hospitality embrace you as you shop at the enormous Galleria or stroll along the boardwalks in Galveston and Kemah. This year's SmileCon will be a fusion of culture, community and learning."

For the latest information on SmileCon 2022, visit .

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