Each month, the Composite CE team selects the most intriguing and appealing live courses scheduled throughout the world that are designed to help dental professionals hone their skills (and collect their required continuing education credits). These nine educational courses cover everything from financial planning to practice transitions and take you from our Townie Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Reykjavik, Iceland. Costs listed may vary based on applicable discounts and don’t include accommodations or any additional activities.
Townie Meeting 2019
Townie Meeting 2019 heads to beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, at the luxurious Talking Stick Resort and Casino. Enjoy sunny weather, a 24/7 casino, spring-training baseball games, exciting nightlife and so much more. But hurry—early bird pricing ends Oct. 31.
When: March 20–23
Where: Scottsdale, Arizona
McGill & Hill Seminar
After Townie Meeting, book yourself into the swanky Westin Kierland Resort to extend your early spring getaway. Hear from industry experts on topics ranging from estate planning to practice transitions to financial independence.
Organizer: McGill & Hill
When: March 25–29
Where: The Westin Kierland Resort Scottsdale
The Foundations Seminar: Starting a Dental Practice
A well-defined plan and clear financial picture are essential for success. At the end of this two-day program, participants will walk away with individualized dental business plans to start the journey.
Organizers: A-dec; Trent Watrous, Dental CPA;
Dr. Chad Edwards
When: April 4–5
Utah Dental Association Convention
Expect temperatures in the high 60s toward the end of April when the Utah Dental Association hosts its annual convention. Spend two days in courses and allow a couple of days on the front or back end to explore the many national parks that call Utah home.
Organizer: Utah Dental Association
When: April 25–26
Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City
38th Australian Dental Congress
Head down under and enjoy autumn in Adelaide while attending one of Australia’s longest-standing dental meetings. (They’ve been happening since 1907!)
Organizer: Australian Dental Association
When: May 1–4
Where: Adelaide Convention Center, Adelaide
Cost: AUD $1,225–2,870
CFDDA Annual Meeting
Looking for a travel CE that works for the whole family? Check out this conference hosted by the Central Florida District Dental Association. With Universal theme parks just steps away, you’ll be able to maximize your downtime.
Organizer: Central Florida District Dental Association
When: May 3–4
Where: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Montana Dental Association Annual Meeting
Montana’s gorgeous landscape never disappoints. Head to the state’s annual dental convention in May before the summer crowds hit town and be sure to allow plenty of extra time to explore the surrounding forests and wildlife.
Organizer: Montana Dental Association
When: May 9–10
Where: Radisson Colonial Hotel, Helena
UCLA Hawaii Symposium
UCLA hosts its Hawaii symposium every year in the summer and it’s a great excuse to plan a trip to the islands. Courses wrap up at 12:30 p.m. each day, so you’ll have plenty of time to kick back or adventure with your travel companions.
Organizer: UCLA College of Dentistry
When: July 1–5
Where: Fairmont Orchid Big Island, Kamuela, Hawaii
Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise
If you’re looking to splurge on a vacation this year, you need to check out this Iceland CE hosted on a luxury yacht. With capacity for only 264 guests, you can be sure you’ll get the white glove treatment.
Organizer: Professional Education Society
When: July 29–Aug. 5
Where: Reykjavik, Iceland