Top Dental Conferences 2021 – 2022

Ordinarily, there are so many amazing dental conferences happening all the time (and some of them at the same time — no fair!) that it’s impossible to decide which one(s) to attend.

When the global pandemic began, the lineup of live dental conferences in most of 2020 and into 2022 were canceled completely or went virtual. Now, with vaccines going around, many are allowing in-person sessions again,

we updated our list of top dental conferences to keep you up-to-date on which 2021-2022 dental meetings are cancelled, which ones you can still look forward to attending, and whether they'll be live or virtual.

Pacific Northwest Dental Conference

November 11-13, 2021- Seattle, WA

(From their website):

“As a profession, we have worked incredibly hard and endured a significant amount over the past 15 months. Even so, through all of the hardships and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, dentists and their teams have remained committed to delivering exceptional patient care while protecting the health of their communities.

It is time once again to reunite in person with the Washington dental community. Join us this fall in Seattle as we spend a few days together reflecting on our shared experiences, learning and growing as we look to the future, and — most importantly — celebrating the resiliency of our profession with colleagues and friends from across our state and beyond!

Registration is now open for PNDC 2021. We look forward to bringing Washington's largest dental conference back in person this fall and hope to see you November 11-13 in Seattle!”

NNOHA Annual Conference

November 14-17, 2021 – San Antonio, TX

(From their website):

"This year, NNOHA is pleased to offer two ways for community health dental professionals to experience world-class continuing education opportunities.

Our IN-PERSON Conference (hooray for vaccines that enable us to be TOGETHER again!) will be November 14-17 in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from more than 40 sessions offered in addition to many networking opportunities with vendors and attendees. A special highlight will be our celebration of NNOHA's 30th anniversary with a special plenary followed by a festive reception on Sunday evening!

In addition to our in-person event – we will also be offering a set of more than 30 online sessions – on-demand recorded sessions along with some live virtual opportunities for Q & A. The content of these sessions is distinct from our in-person sessions. They will go live in November and be available until January 31, 2022."



November 26 – December 1, 2021 – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, NY

(From their website):

“Welcome to the 98th Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting! We invite you to participate in one of the largest Dental Congresses in the world. At our 2019 Meeting, we hosted over 52,000 health care professionals at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center featuring over 1,600 Technical Exhibits which demonstrated the newest technology for the dental profession. We are the only major Dental Meeting with NO PRE-REGISTRATION FEE!

The Greater New York Dental Meeting has again planned an unparalleled educational program for 2021, featuring some of the most highly regarded educators in the field of Dentistry. There is a choice of full-day seminars, half-day seminars, essays, hands-on workshops, glass-enclosed workshops on the exhibit floor, and a Live Patient Demonstration Area that is sure to fascinate even the most discriminating dentist and staff.

We urge you not only to partake in the many educational programs, but also to visit our Exhibitors on our expansive exhibit floor. It is an integral part of the Dental Meeting experience for attendees to interact with the over 600 Exhibitors who enhance our Meeting in countless ways. They are there to demonstrate and teach you about new products and technology from around the world. You can touch, use and compare the newest materials and technology in Dentistry today.

For 2021, The Greater New York Dental Meeting is proud to offer a greatly expanded World Implant Expo,  Annual Global Orthodontic Conference, 3D Printing Conference, Oral Health Symposium, Pediatric Summit, Women's Program and again Dental Laboratory Education. It is important that your staff members take advantage of the many educational opportunities available. This will enable your dental team to excel in delivering the finest dental care in the world. Invite your staff to participate; you will reap the rewards immediately.

We would like to thank the many volunteers from our two sponsoring societies: the Second District Dental Society and the New York County Dental Society. Every year, these men and women help make this Meeting a success by taking time from their private practices to be available to assist attendees and answer their questions throughout the Meeting.

Bring your family and staff to the Greater New York Dental Meeting in New York City during the Holiday Season. New York City and our Meeting is a combination that offers a unique opportunity to learn, enjoy the wonders of the "Big Apple", and socialize with your colleagues at the best and largest Dental Meeting in the greatest city in the world. Make plans to join us and remember there is NO REGISTRATION FEE at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.”

smilecon – ADA FDC Annual Meeting

October 11-13, 2021 – Las Vegas, NV

(From their website):

“Meet. Play. Learn. With electric events, dynamic speakers, hot-off-the-press content, non-stop inspiration, and a community that’s Ahhh-mazing, the ADA is proud to present a reimagined annual meeting that is sure to make you smile. Smiles are inviting, universal, and irresistible. As dental professionals, you work tirelessly to bring them to your patients every day. SmileCon is your opportunity to take time of your own to smile! Meet up with like-minded colleagues and friends, pick up new tips, and brush up on tech and trends.”

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Smiles at Sea + The Dental Festival Land Event

October 12-17, 2021 – Hollywood, FL

Create unforgettable dental team-building experiences with tons of learning and fun. All dental professionals are welcome to attend our CE Courses. This convention was created specifically for the lighthearted dental professional to have the best continuing education experience ever! We pride ourselves on being the best team building experience in existence!




Mid-Continent Dental Conference


Oct 28-29, 2021 in St. Louis, MO

(From their website):

“Registration is now open for the Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC) the annual meeting of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society.

Currently in its 79th year, MCDC is a premier regional meeting that features a two- day trade show along with lectures, workshops and special events. Our outstanding speakers reflect our Society’s ongoing commitment to provide quality continuing education for those attending our meeting. Our huge Exhibit Hall showcases the newest products and technology in dentistry

​The new home of the Mid-Continent Dental Congress, St. Louis Union Station, has been completely re-imagined into a fabulous, one-of-a-kind destination. In addition to a AAA Diamond rated hotel, St. Louis Union Station features larger meeting and exhibit space in a beautiful setting; it is perfect for our growing convention. We’re already looking forward to attractions like the new St. Louis Aquarium, the outdoor fire and light show, the St. Louis Wheel, the Grand Hall 3D light show, an old fashioned Soda Fountain, and many terrific restaurants. We are thrilled to continue to provide the high quality dental education we are known for in this spectacular new venue.”

AAOMS 2021 Dental Implant Conference

December 2–4, 2021- Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago, IL

(From their website):

“The 2021 Dental Implant Conference offers an intensive educational program of innovative techniques and procedures for the entire implant team, presented by an internationally renowned faculty of leaders in implant dentistry. You'll also experience an exhibition of the most technologically advanced products and services available in the field, and the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country.”

Rocky Mountain Dental Convention


January 20-22, 2022 – Colorado convention Center, CO

(From their website):‍

"The 2022 RMDC will welcome back attendees and exhibitors to the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver January 20 – 22, 2022. Make plans to attend more than 40 hours of in-person and virtual learning, make important business connections in the Expo Hall and reconnect with friends and colleagues at social events.

Registration will open in September 2021. Check back for details and follow us on social media at"

Yankee Dental Congress

January 27-29, 2022 – Boston convention and exhibition center, MA

(From their website):‍

"Yankee Dental Congress 2022 is reimagining how to connect the dental community. Your Yankee 2022 experience will offer more value than ever before! Registration Opens October 13, 2021."

Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

February 24 – 26, 2022 –  McCormick Place West Building, Chicago, IL

(From their website):

“The Chicago Dental Society asks that you join the 157th Midwinter Meeting to experience industry-leading education and scientific information. As the Respected Leader in Scientific Dental Meetings, the Chicago Dental Society will once again deliver the familiar quality and energy attendees and exhibitor shave experienced for 156 years.

Planning is underway to return to an in-person meeting to be held at Chicago's McCormick Place West Building. They’ll announce more details in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!”

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

March 17 – 19, 2022 – Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

(From their website):

“The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition, providing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and dental office staff with the latest and most comprehensive continuing education in dentistry today. Our meeting is known for its hospitality, extraordinary educational programs, impressive roster of speakers, unsurpassed social events and all-inclusive technical exhibition. The Meeting is sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, and all excess revenue is invested and then gifted in the form of scholarships to individuals and institutions that foster dental education. The society has provided nearly $10,000,000 in total giving to date. Support the future of dentistry and join us in Atlanta March 17-19, 2022.”

New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual session

April 7-9, 2022 in New Orleans, LA

(From their website):

“The NEW ORLEANS DENTAL CONFERENCE & LDA ANNUAL SESSION is planned by a host of volunteer dentists from the New Orleans and Louisiana Dental Associations.  This annual dental convention dates back to 1948.

At this three-day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to earn many of their required C.E. credits for an incredible price.  Plus, attendees get these credit hours while enjoying the sights, sounds, food and music of New Orleans. There will be a fantastic scientific program, entertaining speakers, and lots of activities in the Exhibit Hall. Once you have put the time in the classroom, get out and enjoy New Orleans and all of its sights and sounds, as well as the terrific food. It is our goal for you to have a memorable experience. When you find yourself in need of a break from the hustle and bustle of the Big Easy, we encourage you to check out the Exhibit Hall. There will be tons of information available throughout the Exhibit Hall regarding new products and services to help you improve your practice.”

National Oral Health Conference

April 11-13, 2022 (with weekend workshops on April 9 and 10) – Fort Worth, TX

(From their website):

“The National Oral Health Conference® (NOHC) is “the premier meeting” for those interested in continuing education and networking opportunities within the discipline of Dental Public Health. 2022 will mark the 23rd joint meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD).

NOHC offers educational sessions on a diverse array of topics by leaders in the field and is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, health researchers, dental/health educators, legislators, public health officials, Medicaid/CHIP dental program staff or consultants, state/territorial dental directors, county/city/local dental directors, community health center personnel, students, school-based and school-linked health center personnel, federally-employed dental personnel, as well as dental manufacturers/distributors and dental insurance companies – in short, anyone interested in engaging in collaboration to improve the oral health of the public.

Registration will open in January 2022.”

AACD annual scientific session

April 27-30, 2022 – Orlando, FL 

(From their website):

“Every year the AACD chooses a new, exciting location and hosts a conference where dental professionals from around the globe come together to participate in hands-on workshops, lectures, general session, and social networking events. Conference attendees will learn about the latest tech and trends from exhibitors that are industry-leading dental companies. This event gives dental professionals an opportunity to build on what they know, master the latest techniques, and learn about the benefits and resources the AACD has to offer dental professionals of all experience levels.”

Star of the North Dental Meeting


April 28-30, 2022 – TBD

(From their website):

“The Star of the North Meeting is open to dentists, dental residents, dental students, dental therapists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental office staff, lab technicians, and guests of dentists. We bring you the best clinicians and dental-related companies in the industry, providing the latest in cutting-edge techniques and information.

The 2022 meeting is scheduled for April 28-30 in Saint Paul. At this time, we are planning to offer a completely in-person experience.  Check back with us often for more details.”

Charter Oak Dental Meeting

2022 Home

May 11–13, 2022 – Mohegan SunCasino and Resort, CT

(From their website):

“Join us at Mohegan Sun on May 11–13, 2022 for the 155th Charter Oak Dental meeting! Registration will open on February 1st, 2022. Stay tuned for details regarding the 2022 Annual Meeting.

Discover new products and technologies. Connect with friends and colleagues while you learn from the leaders in dental continuing education. Advance your knowledge with hands-on participation courses and information-packed lectures that will excite and inspire you. Our annual meeting has grown to be a world-class three-day event. Each May, over 3,500 dental professionals gather at Mohegan Sun to enjoy all that this meeting has to offer: 65 courses to choose from—over 150 hours of education, The most sought-after speakers close to home, An Exhibit Hall featuring over 120 companies showcasing their latest products and services, Fun, themed parties and networking opportunities.”

CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry

May 12-14, 2022 – Anaheim, CA

(From their website):

“Explore the nation’s premier dental convention this spring. Expand your skills in practice management and clinical care while engaging with your dentistry community. Whether you’re new to dentistry or a seasoned professional, resources and experts to support your professional goals are waiting for you in Anaheim.”

AAO Annual Session

May 21-24, 2022 – Miami Beach, FL

(From their website):

“After more than fifty years, the American Association of Orthodontists’ Annual Session is heading to Miami Beach, Florida May 21-24, 2022. Having celebrated Annual Session virtually the past two years, the AAO is looking forward to bringing the orthodontic community together again in-person.

As usual, attendees will enjoy 3 and a half days of the best orthodontic education available. But, attendees will also get to experience the conference as they never have before: network with colleagues on the beach, get a taste of Miami, spend an evening with suppliers, and explore a new destination when you register to attend the post-conference event. 

Stay tuned for more. Registration begins in Fall of 2021.”

ADHA Annual Conference

June 24-26, 2022 – Louisville, KY

(From their website):

“For three+ days, from across the nation, we will gather to celebrate excellence with industry leading keynotes and speakers, education sessions, product experiences and presentations exploring the most topical subjects shaping the future of dental hygiene.

As always, the Annual Conference reflects the core issues of dental hygiene – seamlessly blending inspiration and practical application with an expert conference program boasting more leading oral healthcare minds focused on dental hygiene than anywhere else, along with hands-on workshops, awards and networking opportunities.

Whether you’re attending the Annual Conference for the first time or you’ve joined us for many years, we’re eager to welcome you to Louisville for an experience like no other!

ADHA22 will feature special events and education design to help  dental hygiene students advance their knowledge, network and have a great time including:

  • Student Only Reception  
  • Undergraduate and Dentsply Sirona Poster Competitions (additional information forth coming). 
  • Network with fellow students and connect with the nation’s leading Dental Hygienist professionals.  
  • Student specific courses such as, Are you Smarter than Esther and Student Mega Issue!"

Smiles at Sea + The Dental Festival Land Event

July 6-10, 2022 – Nashville, TN

"20 Dental Conferences all at one location. Buy one ticket and get and access to all the events!

Every evening we have insane fun events and every night mind blowing fun parties! Don’t forget Sunday Funday at The World famous Tootsies unlimited premium drinks and tennessee BBQ!"

RDH Under One Roof

July 21-23, 2022 – Orlando, FL

(From their website):

“RDH Under One Roof is a three-day action packed event offering quality dental hygiene education. Dental hygienists learn from leading speakers in the industry during the educational courses. All attendees are also invited to visit the exhibit floor to view the newest dental hygiene products and dental equipment from the exhibitors.”


July 27-30, 2022 – Orlando, FL

(From their website):

“AGD is the largest association in North America devoted exclusively to the needs of general dentists. That’s why AGD is committed to putting on the Premier Meeting for General Dentistry. 

Network with colleagues, students, and dental team members at the premier meeting for general dentistry. AGD’s annual scientific session has earned a reputation for having some of the finest dental continuing education in the world. From advanced hands-on education to clinical and practice management lectures in an innovative one-hour lecture format, all of the CE earned at an AGD meeting can be applied to the AGD Fellowship and Mastership awards.

Experience education that will explore revolutionary changes in dentistry with a comprehensive schedule of hands-on courses and lectures on the hottest topics, an exhibit hall that is tailored to the general dentist and exclusive networking events!

AGD2022 will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the majestic Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. In addition to being the ‘Theme Park Capital of the World’, Orlando boasts an extensive array of attractions and activities that will allow you to take full advantage of the warm Florida sun. Orlando’s underrated, yet sensational, dining scene includes options that adhere to any palate, or budget. Craft beer and wine lovers will also be pleased with the numerous options available.

Stay tuned for registration information.”

International Symposium on Dental Hygiene

August 10-13, 2022  – Dublin, ireland

(From their website):

"The International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) is held every two (2) years (starting after 2022) under the auspices of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) to provide a forum for the understanding and discussion of issues pertaining to dental hygiene. Symposium attendees include Dental/Oral Hygienists, Medical/Dental Practitioners and Allied Healthcare Practitioners. The official language of the symposium is English with simultaneous translation into other languages, depending on the location."

Southwest Dental Conference

August 26-27, 2022  – The Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

(From their website):

“The annual Southwest Dental Conference is the premier dental conference in the southwest, hosted by Dallas County Dental Society. The event features superior education and CE opportunities, exceptional speakers discussing the latest in the dental community and an Exhibit Hall featuring the most advanced dental equipment and technology.”

AADOM Dental Management Conference


September 8-10, 2022 – The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ

(From their website):

“Our annual conference is industry recognized as THE meeting for all things related to dental practice management. Three full days of education specifically for dental management professionals, oh and we toss in a little fun too!”

AAOSH Scientific Session

September 15-18, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ

(From their website):

“Founded in 2010, The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of healthcare leaders and health professionals dedicated to expanding awareness of the relationship between oral health and whole body health. AAOSH membership includes and is open to health professionals from many allied health disciplines, corporate supporters and sponsors, health educators, and healthcare leaders.

Membership and Academy activities, meetings, research and communications are all supportive of helping members of the healthcare community to work closer together and helping to improve the oral and general health of our patients and our communities.

AAOSH promotes medical and dental partnerships, building closer ties between allied health professionals and improving interdisciplinary communication and professional referral relationships.

AAOSH invites all health professionals and members of the healthcare community at large to increase their understanding of the many relationships between the mouth and the body, and to become actively involved with us in changing the public and professional attitudes and awareness related to the many oral-systemic connections.

Collaboration Cures is a collaborative meeting, with AAOSH, AAPMD (American Association of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry), and other allied organizations to be announced… all in one meeting! Experience hands on workshops, joint sessions, multiple tracks, and networking with medical, dental, and allied health fields… an experience you can't get anywhere else!”

TDA Meeting


October 13-17, 2022 – Houston,TX

(From their website):

“The TDA Meeting is the premiere event for dental professionals in Texas. This annual event offers an unparalleled opportunity for Texas dentists and staff to hone professional skills, discover information on cutting-edge topics, and network with peers. The TDA Meeting is open to Dentists, Dental Residents, Dental Students, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, Laboratory Technicians, and family members of all above dental professionals.

Next year, the TDA Meeting, GHDS Star of the South, and ADA SmileCon are combining into one meeting. Mark your calendars for SmileCon, October 13-17, 2022 in Houston! TDA, ADA, and GHDS are joining forces to consolidate the number of dental conferences in 2022, and to bring you and your team the best possible event. And it’s going to be great. (Please note: for 2023, the TDA Meeting will be back to its usual format.)

Even if you couldn’t join us in real-time for the TDA Meeting, don’t worry. You can still benefit from our world-class CE content. For the first time ever, TDA is offering our course recordings as a self-study CE resource for the whole dental team.”

the breathing wellness conference


October 26-29, 2022 – Cancun, Mexico

(From their website):

"As a dentist, you are essential to solving the sleep and breathing epidemic. Why? Dentists serve as the front line to proper screening and education and, therefore, can change the course of healthcare forever. That is why we’re inviting you to join us for our exclusive, four-day Breathing Wellness Conference! Earn 14 CE Credits and learn more about the innovative and life-changing treatments for patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing."

AAOSH Hot Topics

virtual – This ship has sailed but, If you missed Hot Topics 2021, no worries! if you become a member, you'll have access to all 8 hours forever!

(From their website):‍

"HOW DO I GET HEALTHY IN A SICK WORLD? Boost your immunity and supercharge your practice!

The oral systemic message needs confident, strong, healthy, warriors who are enjoying life to be the best ambassadors of the cause – to go out and make this world a better place. This is how we love the world! So if you are ready to start 2021 strong, please join us for our Hot Topics in Oral Systemic Health Virtual Event where we have collected the best minds and heroes who will supercharge your vision and purpose and not only make you even more excited about being alive, you'll be reborn with passion and excitement for what you can bring to the world around you!!

Whether you're new to oral-systemics or a long-time AAOSH member, you'll enjoy the Hot Topics in Oral Systemics seminar. This free event features high interest buzz-worthy information on the latest research, advancements, and takeaways—given in short ,easy-to-digest segments."