Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 20 December 2010 15:26
Packed with the latest in technologies, resources and an unbelievable amount of educational opportunity, the Greater New York Dental Meeting proved again that it is the single most effective dental venue in the United States. At this year’s 86th annual event, the Greater New York Dental Meeting registered 58,135 attendees from all 50 states and 132 countries which included 19,431 dentists, 6,387 dental assistants, 693 dental technicians and 4,682 hygienists.
Once again, the Greater New York Dental Meeting featured some of the most highly regarded educators in the field of Dentistry. Included were essays, full-day and half-day seminars as well as hands-on workshops. One of the most successful courses each year is the full-day Botox and Dermal Filler hands-on patient workshops.
The two “Live” dentistry arenas were once again a major hit, equipped with seating for 300 in two modern and high-tech arenas. This revolutionary concept in dental conventions took place right on the show floor with no tuition costs to the attendees. By placing two large screens on either side of the stage as well as smaller screens scattered throughout the audience, attendees were able to get an up-close view of the procedures that were occurring in real-time.
The GNYDM has significantly expanded its international program which accommodated 6,970 international visitors from 132 countries and offered courses in Spanish Portuguese and French.
The program has always provided the best in education and exhibits, but the social programs at the GNYDM are a highlight for attendees and speakers. They offer a break from lectures and workshops.
This year’s celebrity luncheon featured Emmy Award Winning, best selling author and savvy business woman, Ms. Joan Rivers. Her motivational presentation of how she has overcome adversity and hardship was inspirational and encouraging; and as always her sense of humor prevailed throughout the speech.
As the holiday season is a time for giving and helping others, the Greater New York Dental Meeting once again hosted the “Greater New York Smiles” fun and child-friendly program. Over 1,500 children learned proper oral hygiene skills under the supervision of dental hygiene professionals.
The Greater New York Dental Meeting reaches for new heights each year and on Friday, December 3, 2010, the GNYDM and the Marriott International Inc. were invited to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of their special business partnership. Visit: www.nyse.com/events/1291199765823.html to see this exciting event.
Mark your calendar for next year’s Meeting, November 25 – November 30 as plans are already well on their way for 2011. For additional information, please contact the Greater New York Dental Meeting at 570 Seventh Avenue – Suite 800, New York, N.Y., 10018; Telephone: (212) 398-6922; Fax: (212) 398-6934 or by e-mail:
By: Jayme S. McNiff, Program Manager
Greater New York Dental Meeting
570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 800
New York, NY 10018