The Academy of Laser Dentistry’s hosted 400 conference registrants from over 20 different countries at this year’s conference. This international group of leading clinicians, academicians and researchers met to exchange ideas and to advance their knowledge in the field of lasers in dentistry. The conference welcomed both the new laser user and the experienced laser practitioners– to learn about and share in their evolving endeavors to deliver the finest dental care available to patients.
The Academy was proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker, the esteemed, Dr. Harold C. Slavkin, Dean of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry who title presentation, “Beyond Genomics: The Nexus Between Laser Technology, Biotechnology and Clinical Dentistry in a New Century”, was well received by conference delegates. Dr. Slavkin is one of the world’s leading authorities on craniofacial development and genetic birth defects and has served as the sixth director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), one of the National Institutes of Health.
Conference attendees also had the enjoyed viewing vendor exhibits and attending the Exhibitors’ Showcase, Workshops and Seminar Series to learn about the latest technological advancements within the rapidly evolving field of lasers and high-tech dentistry.
For a more intimate educational experience, conference attendees participated in the consistently popular Lunch and Learn program. The discussions amongst peers were stimulating and rewarding for all who participated.
Conference registrants were extremely pleased by both the surroundings and the facilities at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines a four-diamond Resort located on the 18th fairway of the championship Torrey Pines Golf Course overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Situated in the upscale resort town of La Jolla, just minutes from downtown San Diego, this location provided an ideal haven to enjoy the myriad attractions of “America’s Finest City” while learning about the use of lasers in dentistry.
When not participating in Scientific Sessions or visiting the exhibitors, attendees participated in golf tournaments, a large variety of local tours, and joined in on the a Harley Davidson Motorcycle ride. A wonderful mix of social activities coupled with the educational programming created an unforgettable experience in La Jolla.
While in La Jolla 100 conference attendees pre-registered for the Academy’s special 10th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Sandestin, Florida, March 5-8, 2003 where the Academy will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
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