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
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 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. on Wednesday. This event is sponsored by Cosmedent.
Get ready for one of the biggest parties the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has ever thrown--a street party in the middle of at Marvel Super Hero Island® at Universal's Islands of Adventure® theme park just for you! The streets of this comic book city where good battles evil are yours to enjoy. Plus, all night long, you'll have unlimited access to incredible rides and attractions. Battle villains high above the streets in 3-D on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, feel the rage of The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, and take fear to new heights on Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®. It's an entire evening of action and thrills--and it's all yours! The party starts at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 10:30 p.m. Don't miss it!
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This event is sponsored by Heartland Dental.
Join AACD friends and colleagues Thursday evening for the Celebration of Smiles Fundraiser! The event will be a Lawn Party with a Purpose. The party will take place on the Coquina Lawn of the Gaylord Palms. Each ticket includes a drink, heavy appetizers, games, entertainment, and a chance to win! You can purchase tickets in the AACD Registration system.
Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry Reception
By invitation only, this reception will honor those who contribute to and are involved with the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. This event is sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent.
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 are on sale now and will be available for purchase while supplies last.