Social Events
AACD Scientific Session social event
The annual scientific session will offer several social events for attendees. Please note: some events require tickets or are invitation-only.
First-Time Attendee Reception
Sponsored by Cosmedent
If you’re a first-time attendee of the annual scientific session, you won’t want to miss this event! Meet long-time AACD scientific session participants who can help guide you through the conference and give you some tips that will help you achieve your educational goals. By invitation only, this event will be offered from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Heartland Dental Care
The AACD will kick off its annual scientific session with a welcome reception at the Experience Music Project in downtown Seattle where attendees can meet, relax, and celebrate the beginning of the conference. The Experience Music Project is a museum dedicated to the history of music's evolution through the ages. Here's your chance to channel your inner AACD rockstar! The reception will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and is open to all conference attendees. Refreshments will be provided. Don't forget to wear your name badge!

Join us for an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and make new friends!
Supported by GLO Science Professional
Join AACD friends and colleagues Thursday evening at the Seattle Tap House Grill (just steps from the convention center) for the Celebration of Smiles Fundraiser. Your ticket includes two drinks, heavy appetizers, music, dancing, and a chance to win. The Tap House boasts more than 160 beers on tap--the largest selection in the Northwest! Come and learn about Seattle's microbrewing industry, and sample some great brews. It's an event everyone's going to be talking about--secure your spot today! Tickets are just $40. Bring your entire dental team! To purchase tickets, click here.
Sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent
By invitation only, this reception will honor those who contribute to and are involved with the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Celebration of Excellence Gala
The Celebration of Excellence gala is the social highlight of the annual scientific session. It features a cocktail reception, five-star dining, an AACD awards ceremony, the AACD presidential inauguration, live music and dancing.

The gala also honors newly AACD Accredited and Accredited Fellow members. Attire is formal black tie, ball gown preferred (dark suit and cocktail dress acceptable). The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with dinner starting at 7:00 p.m.

The gala is a ticketed event, and is geared toward adults (no children’s meals will be provided). Tickets will be available for purchase while supplies last.