Welcome to the 96th Southwest Dental Conference! 

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the 96th annual Southwest Dental Conference, the premier dental education meeting of the Southwest, hosted by the Dallas County Dental Society. 

Our goal this year is to make sure “work” isn’t just another four-letter word. The 2023 Southwest Dental Conference will provide outstanding opportunities for you to refresh your vision for your practice, renew your team’s energy and reconnect with your mentors, your peers…and yourself!

We’ve gathered a slate of visionary thinkers to inspire you, including reknowned restorative speakers Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Sam Simos. Dr. Bethany Valachi’s lecture on practicing dentistry pain free and Meridan Zerner’s course on food as medicine will help you on your personal wellness journey. And if you are looking for that extra edge to stop expensive turnover and keep your employees engaged, April Callis-Birchmeier brings a course on creating and sustaining a positive work life.

These are just a few of the wide variety of topics presented through speaker lectures, hands-on courses and interactive seminars that will offer something for every dental role, and equip each member of your team with the skills and resources to excel.

You’ll have the additional opportunity to refresh, renew, and reconnect as you join your colleagues in discovering the latest and greatest dental products and services in our two day Exhibit Hall. This area offers great networking opportunities with other dentists, strategic partners and service providers. 

We’re in our second year at the beautiful Hilton Anatole Dallas, a venue that proved last year to be a wonderful place for learning, socializing and fun. Wide open lobby seating and expansive grounds outside lend itself towards team-building activities, so bring your entire staff to expand their learning and build team rapport.

We encourage you to sign up early for the best course/clinician selection when registration opens in March 2023 so you’ll be ready to refresh, renew and reconnect in August!

Celeste Latham, DDS
Chairman, 2023 Southwest Dental Conference