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The can’t-miss event of the year is in sunny Scottsdale! Here’s all the info you need to know about attending

This year’s Townie Meeting will be celebrating a special milestone—Dentaltown’s 20th anniversary! We’re excited to be holding the 17th annual meeting in our own backyard, at Talking Stick Resort and Casino in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.

We look forward to again presenting our Townies with an education, networking and social experience that will be appreciated and talked about on the message boards all year long.

We hope you and your staff will join us in Scottsdale for outstanding 70-degree weather, a 24/7 casino, golf, MLB spring training baseball games, exciting nightlife and another remarkable year of education, entertainment and camaraderie. You must see it to believe it, because Townie Meeting isn’t your average dental meeting!

— Dentaltown staff

Check it out!

Early bird pricing has been extended!
Whether you’re looking to save on a full conference registration to Townie Meeting 2019 or just to grab a day pass, there’s something for everyone. Learn more and register at


The logistics and FAQs
Wondering where to stay or about the cost of attendance? We’ve got you covered.

Who is Townie Meeting for?

There’s something for you and your entire staff. There are courses on clinical procedures, practice management, dental hygiene and team development for your staff members to attend, along with nightly social events and a dynamic nightlife scene in nearby Scottsdale. There really is something for everyone! This isn’t your standard dental meeting, so bring your staff, family and anyone else you can think of.

Where can my team stay?

Townie Meeting has secured a room block in Talking Stick Resort and Casino for attendees. Talking Stick Resort is a high-end, four-diamond luxury resort that’s right next to downtown Scottsdale and a 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Talking Stick has two lounges and six restaurants, including a buffet eatery, a 24/7 bistro and a cantina. Additional amenities include a spa, three pools, a casino, a 36-hole golf course, a Native American cultural center and Las Vegas-style entertainment.

To reserve a room in the official Townie Meeting room block, visit

What are the registration fees?

As a special thanks to everyone who’s supported Dentaltown for its 20 years, Dr. Howard Farran has extended Early Bird pricing indefinitely! 

• Dentists: $1,299 (normally $1,700)
• Staff or Guests: $799 (normally $900)
• Dental Student: $399 (normally $500)
• Social Pass: $399 (normally $500)

There are also available day passes if you can’t make it to the whole event. All tickets can be viewed online at

What’s included in the full conference registration?

• Access to all daily breakout sessions, where you can earn up to 15 CE credits.*
• Access to the Exhibit Hall both Thursday and Friday, and mingling with a variety of Dentaltown supporters and top-notch companies.*
• Free hot breakfast, lunch and beverage breaks served in the Exhibit Hall.*
• Access to all social events and happy hours, where you can drink and mingle with other Townies for free!
* Not included with Social Pass.

What days and times is the Exhibit Hall open?

The Townie Meeting Exhibit Hall will be open

8 a.m.–4:30?p.m. Thursday, March 21, and 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, March 22.

Browse, network, relax and enjoy it all in the Townie Meeting Exhibit Hall!

How many CE credits can I earn?

You can earn up to 15 continuing education credits in a variety of topics from Thursday through Saturday.

The lineup
From clinical dentistry to team development and more, we’ve brought together some of the industry’s best speakers to give you up to 15 hours of live dental continuing education under one roof! Check out our entire course lineup below and then jump on for the most recent schedule of events.

Thursday, March 21

Friday, March 22

Saturday, March 23

The social scene
Who said continuing education can’t be fun? If you haven’t been to a Townie Meeting party yet, you’re missing out on an unforgettable night. (If you’re bringing a guest, a Social Pass provides them access to all social events listed below.)

Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception
Wednesday, March 20, 6–8 p.m.
Sponsored by: CareCredit
This Wednesday night tradition kicks off the meeting and reunites Townies while they enjoy a glass (or two) of wine.

Party Like It’s 1999
Thursday, March 21, 7–10 p.m.
Dust off your vintage ’90s clothes and get ready to bust a move with a few hundred of your Townie friends as we celebrate 20 years of Dentaltown!

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
Friday, March 22, 5–6 p.m.
Relax with a drink and socialize with exhibitors and other attendees. This is your last chance to get your stamp card filled to be eligible to win some great prizes!

Additional activities and local attractions

Townie Golf at Talking Stick Resort
Wednesday, March 20, noon
Lunch and drinks provided by: The Scheduling Institute
Join your fellow Townies for a day of golf at the beautiful Piipash Course at Talking Stick Golf Club. The $140 fee includes green fees, a golf cart with GPS, practice balls, tees, yardage card and score cards.

Explore Scottsdale!
Scottsdale is home to Major League Baseball spring training games, golf tournaments, designer boutiques,
destination spas, five-star restaurants, Old Town’s art galleries and museums, and nightlife that doesn’t end just because the sun rises. You’ll find a wide variety of entertainment and amenities; if you’re looking for some help planning out activities or places to go with your team, visit for a list of restaurants, attractions and more.

The exhibit hall

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