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Vancouver, seen here from Jerricho Island, serves as the scenic host site of the annual Pacific Dental Conference in British Columbia. (Photo: Pacific Dental Conference)
Oct 17, 2016 | News Canada

Registration is open for Pacific Dental Conference

by Dental Tribune America

Registration is now open for the 2017 Pacific Dental Conference. The annual meeting will be held March 9 to 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Register at www.pdconf.com. The Pacific Dental Conference is one of the largest dental conferences in North America, offering a varied and contemporary selection of continuing education programs.

With more than 200 open sessions and hands-on courses and close to 300 exhibiting companies occupying 625 booths — the meeting is designed to serve dentists and their entire dental team.

Two-day exhibit hall

The exhibit floor will be open to all attendees on Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10. Special hotel rates are available through Jan. 13, at which time rates will increase.

For the majority of attendees, C.E. credit is given for general attendance (maximum of five hours) and hour-for-hour credit for individually attended courses. The PDC programming offers the opportunity to acquire up to 20 C.E. credits

Dental technicians conference

Entering its fourth year at PDC, the dental technicians’ conference day will have a new look and direction at the 2017 event. The PDC Lab Expo will take place on Saturday, March 11, bringing together dental technicians, denturists, dentists and their teams. Expo attendees will be able to visit the exhibits area between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and during session breaks.

Attendees will be able to enjoy lunch and meet a selection of company representatives to learn more about some of the industry’s latest tech advancements. A new “Showcase Stage” in the PDC Lab Expo will feature 30-minute demonstrations throughout the day looking at the latest products and technologies from a number of exhibitors.

About the PDC

In British Columbia, the tradition of gathering to share information on dentistry began in 1936 when the first BC Study Club was established. As time passed, the need for an annual meeting that all BC dentists could attend became evident.

An annual dental convention was created and in the subsequent years experienced continued growth and with that the need to expand from smaller hotel settings into the world-class Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre (now the Vancouver Convention Centre). In 1998 that meeting became known as the Pacific Dental Conference and welcomed dentists and their teams not only from BC, but also from other provinces and from across the U.S. The Pacific Dental Conference is organized by dental professionals for dental professionals. The PDC Organizing Group (made up of nine dentists and one hygienist) volunteers its time to present one of the most reputable dental conferences in North America.

(Source: Pacific Dental Conference)

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