Chairmans Message

Welcome to the Southwest Dental Conference!

Celebrating our 90th year

Welcome to the 2017 Southwest Dental Conference, celebrating our 90th Year and the theme of Powering Growth. We are so happy you have joined us for this world class educational meeting. As our theme suggests, it has many facets.

One: The way our world is now, you either choose to grow or wither and die. Do you know what it takes to “grow a business?”

Two: Believing people we surround ourselves with are our most powerful asset to our businesses. Do you know the best strategy for maintaining our patient relationships or team relationships?

Three: We all understand the need for developing and improving our skills through new technologies, techniques and approaches. Do you know the latest and greatest automation? Feel proficient in your skills? Have you finessed a desired technique? Know everything necessary to protect yourself from litigation?

Much love has gone into the program that includes 70+ world class speakers; 18 of which are brand new to our conference. The lineup boasts hands on workshops, lectures and topics that will appeal to every facet of the dental community. The schedule allows us to Power Growth in whatever you and your team are committed to, professionally or personally.

The new team based Interdisciplinary Learning Center (IDC) is a unique program that brings many of the different disciplines of dentistry together, in a designated space, for two full days. This program is sponsored by Dentsply Sirona and will include both lectures and workshops, featuring available programs that the entire operative team of a dental practice might attend. This unique program offers a selection of topics that include procedural solutions for a patient’s treatment plan. These programs could include restorative, orthodontic, endodontic, hygiene and assistant courses.

Exhibit Hall F, although a little further away, offers our attendees better visibility due to having no columns, something that we have heard will help to highlight visualness. You will have the opportunity to explore, learn and purchase your practice essentials with our 300+ booths representing 250 companies.

On Thursday Evening, please join us for the opportunity to honor you, the attendees to celebrate 90 Years of service to all those in dentistry and for attending the conference. This year’s Star Salute, Teams Celebrating SWDC’s 90th year!!

Southwest Dental Conference and Dallas County Dental Society are devoted to providing our attendees the best experience possible. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. We wish everyone a rewarding conference.

Dr. Jodi Danna

Southwest Dental Conference Chair

Powering Growth