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MESSAGE FROM THE ANNUAL MEETING CHAIR

 

Networking is the key to building strong relationships within the pediatric dentistry community. Reconnect with your peers in 2018 at the beautiful Hilton Torrey Pines Hotel in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Suzy Tavana and I have a great academic program and social activities planned for all attendees. Our members represent diverse geographic locations extending from the great state of California to Hawaii, North to Oregon and Washington, to the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, stretching to Alaska, East to include our Easternmost WSPD states of Idaho and Utah, and South to Arizona and Nevada, the Western District! We invite you to join us for a week end of Academics, Fun, and Entertainment.

This year the education and scientific sessions will offer up to 20 CEUs. A preview of what awaits you is a newly designed format for the oral poster presentations which will be unveiled on Friday evening featuring residents from the CSPD and WSPD Pediatric Dentistry graduate programs. A special lecture on Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and hands-on workshop will be offered Thursday afternoon by Dr. Jung-Wei (Anna) Chen. Saturday, our keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Lustig will be speaking on “Toxic Effects of Sugar”. “Updates in Pulp Therapy” will be presented on Friday by Dr. Daniela Silva. Dr. Francis Serio from the ADA Foundation, joined by Drs. Larry Luke, Dawn McClellan and Andy Soderstrom will be presenting on Pediatric Dentistry Volunteerism and Mission Trips. A special presentation on “Ethical Dilemmas Facing Pediatric Dentists in Private Practice” with be spotlighted on Sunday morning. We are excited to present this spectacular line-up of speakers and topics.

In addition to the wonderful academic session that is planned, the CSPD and the WSPD intends to rejuvenate your passion for the profession and invigorate you with time spent in beautiful La Jolla. Play a round of golf with your friends and colleagues! Take sailing or surfing lessons and enjoy a relaxing spa. Treat the children and grandkids for a special day at Sea World and Legoland. Both attractions are in driving distance. For those of you who enjoy nice wine and dinners with ambiance, head into Old Town San Diego or the Gaslamp District. Spend a day at Seaport Village and another day on Coronado Island enjoying “The Del”.

Throughout the meeting, our wonderful sponsors will be available to discuss and share their products in the exhibit hall. Some will have hands-on opportunities for you to experience. Sponsors will be addressing the members with 7-30 minute presentations about their products. Special raffle prizes will be given away for you to take home or back to the office.

Special social activities will include a special Friday Luncheon honoring our Past Presidents. The Saturday night GALA will give you to an unparalleled, unique experience, which is designed to capture your attention – it’s Bollywood at Torrey Pines! Come Join the fun and excitement!

Early Bird Registration will go live in April. Watch for the eblasts!

Remember to make your hotel reservations at the Hilton Torrey Pines Hotel, La Jolla, CA. A reduced cost through the CSPD/WSPD room block will be available to our attendees.

See you in Torrey Pines!
Ora