Chairmans Message

On behalf of the Dallas County Dental Society, Welcome to Dallas and to the 95th Southwest Dental Conference.  


We are excited to have you join us at our new conference venue, the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, on August 26-27, 2022. With this new location, brings exciting changes to one of the best meetings of the year. We welcome all dentists in any specialty and career stage as well as the entire dental team for a meeting that will energize, inspire and educate. 

Our theme this year is “Empowering Dentistry as Essential Health Care”. 

The last couple of years have brought to the forefront the importance of oral health for overall health, wellness, and longevity. Dentistry is an integral part of medicine and health care. Research is ever growing about how closely related the mouth is for nutrition, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, brain health, airway, inflammation and the immune system. Our meeting will focus on all aspects of dental and oral health with an emphasis on preventative care and early detection of issues. Collaborative care within dentistry, primary care, specialists, and many other health care professionals will continue to prove crucial for the overall quality of life for our patients of all ages. 

Our Exhibit Hall will be buzzing for two days providing networking opportunities with other dentists, strategic partners, technology vendors and service providers. This entertaining showcase of the newest products and technology in dentistry will provide a variety of all that is happening in dentistry today. 

In addition to providing a healthy dose of our well-known Southern hospitality, the SWDC and the Hilton Anatole will provide you, your team and your family with a fabulous meeting experience. We invite you to Dallas to learn, network, laugh, relax and leave inspired by all that dentistry can do to impact the health of our patients. 


Sarah Poteet, DDS
Chairman 2022 Southwest Dental Conference