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ADA Holds Second Annual Dental Olympics at SmileCon® 2023


Dental Olympics is again for a second 12 months at SmileCon® 2023. College students from dental colleges in Florida and Puerto Rico will go head-to-head in a collection of aggressive occasions that may happen on Oct. 6 and seven throughout SmileCon in Orlando, Florida, on the Orange County Conference Heart.

Opening this 12 months’s Dental Olympics can be Dr. ArNelle Wright, an Orlando dentist, speaker, and co-host of the American Dental Affiliation’s Dental Sound Bites podcast. The Dental Olympics are sponsored by Pacific Dental Companies (PDS).

“I’m excited that Pacific Dental Companies is as soon as once more sponsoring the Dental Olympics at SmileCon this 12 months,” mentioned Gary Pickard, senior director of presidency and business affairs for PDS. “It’s an honour to assist this unimaginable new idea, and I sit up for seeing it develop, getting larger yearly with extra dental colleges and college students collaborating. As they’re the way forward for our business, we want them to really feel welcome and be engaged as quickly and as a lot as doable.”

This 12 months, groups from the College of Florida Faculty of Dentistry, LECOM Faculty of Dental Drugs, Nova Southeastern College, and the College of Puerto Rico Faculty of Dental Drugs will participate in a number of aggressive occasions that may check their abilities and put their data to the check. College students will take part in a Social Media Competitors and face off in dental trivia and different challenges all through the two-day occasion. The successful workforce can be introduced on the final day of SmileCon, Oct. 7.

“Our first-ever Dental Olympics introduced numerous enjoyable to SmileCon final 12 months, and we’re excited to proceed this custom in Orlando,” mentioned Dr. George R. Shepley, 2022-2023 president of the ADA. “We welcome these younger, aspiring dentists from throughout the U.S. into our group to foster comradery with their friends and encourage them as they get an opportunity to attach with business professionals, all whereas having fun with a bit of pleasant competitors throughout the occasions.”

Positioned in Dental Central’s South Halls A and B, the 4 groups will take part in occasions on the ADA Hub and round Dental Central. Attendees are welcome to cheer on their favorite groups and benefit from the competitors with the supplied refreshments.

SmileCon’s Dental Olympics 2023 will adhere to the next schedule of occasions:

  • Day 1: Friday, Oct. 6, from 2-3:30 p.m. on the ADA Hub, contains the kickoff of the Social Media Competitors, which runs from Friday afternoon to Saturday at midday and invitations college students to submit from particular areas at SmileCon and round Orlando. Additionally on Friday is the primary spherical of Dental Trivia, pitting LECOM in opposition to the College of Florida and Nova Southeastern in opposition to the College of Puerto Rico.
  • Day 2: Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. on the Dental Staff Hub and ADA Hub, contains a wide range of different challenges in addition to the Dental Trivia Finals, that includes the winners from Day One’s occasions. The general winners of this 12 months’s Dental Olympics can be introduced throughout the Dental Central Closing Occasion from 1–2:30 p.m. within the ADA Hub.
  • For extra details about the above occasion, contact mediarelations@ada.org.

Editor’s Word: Reporters are invited to observe the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn and #ADASmileCon for updates from SmileCon.


Concerning the American Dental Affiliation
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental affiliation, representing 159,000 dentist members. The premier supply of oral well being data, the ADA has advocated for the general public’s well being and promoted the artwork and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art analysis amenities develop and check dental merchandise and supplies which have superior the observe of dentistry and made the affected person expertise extra optimistic. The ADA Seal of Acceptance has lengthy been a helpful and revered information to client dental care merchandise. The Journal of the American Dental Affiliation (JADA), printed month-to-month, is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For extra details about the ADA, go to ADA.org. For extra data on oral well being, together with prevention, care, and therapy of dental illness, go to the ADA’s client web site, MouthHealthy.org.

About Pacific Dental Companies
Pacific Dental Companies® (PDS) is among the nation’s main dental and medical assist organizations, empowering clinicians with assist and autonomy to ship complete affected person care. PDS gives administrative and enterprise operations assist, extremely expert employees, and ongoing coaching and training to assist healthcare suppliers succeed. PDS incorporates essentially the most superior, confirmed applied sciences with finest practices and procedures to make sure high-quality care and is a number one advocate for integrating dental and medical care to enhance whole-person well being. Since its basis in 1994, PDS has grown to assist over 4,100 clinicians (dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, and nurse practitioners) in practically 1,000 practices throughout 24 states and continues to develop. To be taught extra, go to pacificdentalservices.com or join on LinkedInInstagramFbTwitter, or YouTube

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