Dental Central to offer hubs for learning, fun at SmileCon

Registration opens June 7 for meeting in Orlando, Florida

Dance party: SmileCon attendees show off their best dance moves during a line-dancing activity in the Dental Team Hub at SmileCon 2022 in Houston. The Dental Team Hub will return this year when SmileCon takes place Oct. 5-7 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by EZ Event Photography.

Filled with hubs where dentists and team members can meet, play and learn, Dental Central will be the buzz-filled heart of SmileCon when the meeting heads to Orlando, Florida, in October.

New this year to the re-imagined exhibit hall is the Oral Medicine Hub, where dentists can earn an hour of continuing education credit by completing a dental-themed escape room with teammates.

“SmileCon is thrilled to showcase our very own escape room in Dental Central this year,” said Victor Rodriguez, D.D.S., a member of the ADA Advisory Committee on Annual Meetings who is helping to plan the Oral Medicine Hub. “The hub will be interactive, giving participants the opportunity to answer questions and learn about pathology and oral-systemic connections in an escape room format. We discovered attendees craved more CE in Dental Central, and the Oral Medicine Hub is going to be an exciting new addition.”

Another new area will be the Wellness Hub, where attendees can find support for their physical, mental and financial wellness — from learning best ergonomic practices for addressing the neck, back, hand and other pain that often plagues dentists to shutting out the noisiness of the day by unplugging in a quiet area.

Returning this year is the Dental Team Hub, which last year brought together thousands of dentists and their team members for CE and networking opportunities designed specifically for teams.

The Podcast and Influencer Hub is also back, bringing dentistry’s top podcasters to the SmileCon stage, where dentists can catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how podcast magic is made and interact with influential dental thought leaders.

Dental Central will also highlight the latest in dental technology in the Tech Hub, including augmented intelligence. Attendees can learn how to use AI in their own practices and get excited about future technological breakthroughs. Dentists can also learn about other cutting-edge products from exhibitors in Dental Central.

SmileCon will take place Oct. 5-7. To learn more or register, visit . Registration and housing open June 7.

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