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Friday Evening, January 16

Happy Hour (Code 310)
Join us for happy hour on Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the Atrium Lobby Bar inside the hotel. Relax and unwind while enjoying snacks, beverages and the camaraderie of your peers and exhibitors. All registrants receive a free drink ticket for the event. There is no charge to attend. Registration is not required but preferred.  

ReConnect Reception: New Dentist Event (Code 320)
All new dentists (10 years and less out of school) and family members are cordially invited to attend a gathering hosted by the MDA New Dentist Committee at Shakespeare Pizza (9th & Elm, Downtown Columbia). Join your colleagues, reconnect with classmates and network with other new dentists. The event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16 from 6pm to 10pm in the Shakespeare’s Alley Party Room. Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided, however transportation will not be provided. Additional details forthcoming. This event is free to all new dentist/family registrants and sponsored by the MDA New Dentist Committee. There is no charge to attend. Registration is required.

American College of Dentists Reception & Dinner (Code 330)
Held annually in conjunction with the MDA Winter Session. Located at the Holiday Inn Select and Executive Center. Charge is $50 per person. If registering for the American College dinner only, you must register with MDA by fax (573-635-0764) or phone (573-634-3436).

Saturday Morning, January 17

Preventing the Painful Future: Practicing Dentistry Healthfullyistically (Code 200)
Well Being CE Program & Continental Breakfast

Occupational pain can be a debilitating if not career ending problem for dental professionals. Pain can be related to poor patient and operator positioning during treatment, poor equipment selection, or harmful habits outside of the dental office. This presentation is designed to be a brief introduction into the larger world of dental ergonomics and treating or preventing occupational pain. Come to learn and enjoy a free continental breakfast, courtesy of the Dental Well Being Foundation.  

Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MoAPD) Meeting
The MoAPD will be holding their annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 17. The continuing education starts at 10am; the business meeting and lunch will follow from Noon until 3pm. All Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry members are encouraged to attend. If interested in joining the MoAPD and/or if you wish to attend the meeting or have questions about it contact Dr. Craig Hollander at craighdds@msn.com or 314-686-6305.

Other Notices

Lunch is provided free on Friday afternoon, however you must register and have a ticket to enter. On Saturday, a Taco and Nachos Bar will be available from 11:30am to 12:30pm for $16 per person. You must register (Code 340) and have a ticket to attend.

Passport to Prizes!
Get your chance at winning some great prizes and gifts this year. Make sure to find your passport card your registration packet! Visit the participating exhibit booths listed, get the exhibitor’s signature and turn in your completed card to the MDA registration desk. Prize drawing will be held during the lunch break on Saturday. Need not be present to win.

Winter Session 2015 will be paperless!
All course handouts will be available to download prior to the event. To access all available handouts click here.

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