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In the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention Expo Hall, from left, in the Meisinger USA booth, Anthony Gianni and Ethan Miller display some of the latest offerings from the company’s new portfolio of high-end loupes, lights and cameras, available through Meisinger Vision. (Photo: Robert Selleck/DTA)

Meeting review: 2020 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention in Denver

By Robert Selleck (DTA)
January 27, 2020

DENVER, Colo., USA: Attendees were able to earn up to 18 hours of C.E. credit at the 112th annual Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, held from Jan. 23–25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The largest continuing education event for dental professionals in the region, the gathering attracts attendees from throughout Colorado and neighboring states.

This year’s event featured nationally-recognized speakers such as Dr. Newton Fahl, Dr. Jeff Brucia, Dr. David Clark, Prof. Karen Baker, Dr. Stephen Chu, Dr. Seena Patel Dr. Anne Koch, Betsy Reynolds and Dr. Bobbi Birdi. Additionally, the event’s three-day Expo Hall featured more than 300 booths showcasing some of the latest advancements in dentistry.



In addition to featuring a wide assortment of company and organizational booths, this year’s RMDC Expo Hall also featured an ‘80s Arcade with classic pinball machines and video-based games such as Pac Man, Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and Centipede. There also was a Lawn Games area with a bean-bag throw, giant Jenga, Connect-4 and other games more typically found outdoor. The arcade and lawn games were sponsored by Peebles Prosthetics.

The Expo Hall is also known for its afternoon happy hours with complimentary beer and wine for as long as supplies last as closing time approaches during each of the first two days of exhibits.

Also in the Expo Hall this year was the return of the popular “The Summit: CE & Demo Stage,” sponsored by Carr Healthcare Realty. The Summit stage enabled attendees to earn C.E. credit without leaving the Expo Hall by listening to one-hour sessions that focused on topics in marketing, real estate, digital dentistry, compliance and other areas.

The convention is presented by the Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS), a not-for-profit component society of the American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association, representing more than 1,900 dentists in the Denver metro area.

About the MDDS
Founded in 1897, the MDDS is a professional association devoted to the advancement of the dental profession and oral health awareness. It provides educational opportunities, promotes ethical standards of practice and advocates for the health of local communities. The association’s member dentists represent more than 70 percent of all the licensed dentists in the metro Denver area. Members endeavor to improve the well-being of all individuals by promoting optimal, lifelong oral health in metro Denver.

Among the benefits provided to MDDS members are continuing education, legislative liaison, peer-review and patient-relations programs, community service programs, inter-professional and public relations, insurance benefits, financial and legal services, a staff referral service, a professional library and subscriptions to local, state and national dental publications.

(Sources: Metro Denver Dental Society/Rocky Mountain Dental Convention)

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