New Dentist Conference in Honolulu filled with compelling, creative speakers, CE

By | April 9, 2018

            From captivating keynote speakers and continuing education to an opportunity to explore the beauty of Hawaii, for Dr. Raymond Jarvis, this year’s New Dentist Conference in Honolulu is a can’t-miss event.

Dr. Jarvis

“We work largely by ourselves or in a small group practice but as new dentists, we all have many of the same struggles and successes,” he said. “The New Dentist Conference is a way to meet other people and bring home some unexpected ideas to succeed in our practice.”

Dr. Jarvis is vice chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee and the new dentist liaison for the Advisory Committee on Annual Meetings who worked with ADA staff in planning this year’s conference. Registration for the New Dentist Conference, which is held in conjunction with ADA 2018 – America’s Dental Meeting Oct. 18-20, is open at

For Dr. Jarvis, who will attend his third New Dentist Conference this year, the goal in organizing this year’s event was simple: find speakers and courses that will benefit those attending.

“I’m most excited about our keynote speakers,” he said. “They’ll be discussing topics that really speak to us as new dentists.”

Mr. Andrews

The first day will feature Kindra Hall, a 2014 Storytelling World Award Recipient. Her keynote is designed to equip new dentists with the essential skill of storytelling she believes is necessary to grow their brand and practice.

In addition, Sekou Andrews, a schoolteacher turned actor, musician, entrepreneur and two-time national poetry slam champion, will deliver a keynote on why one must challenge convention to make transformational change and share pivotal moments and insights from barrier-breaking companies and individuals.

“Some people may not know [Sekou Andrews] beforehand, but they will definitely know him after,” Dr. Jarvis said. “He’s a compelling and creative speaker that rounds out our speaker lineup.”

Ms. Hall

In addition, this year’s conference include:

  • A customized continuing education track curated by new dentists. These courses range from Management and Prevention of Dental Erosion (5801) and It’s OK to Celebrate Your Accomplishments (6160) to Wealth Accumulation for Young Dentists (6309) and Your Practice Through Your Patient’s Eyes (7310). ADA 2018 attendees may attend these courses for a fee. New Dentist Conference attendees have access to these courses, while dentists only attending the ADA annual meeting will pay a fee.
  • New Dentist Conference attendees receive access to ADA annual meeting courses.
  • The New Dentist Reception on Oct. 19 at the Modern Honolulu, a boutique hotel just steps away from the beach. It is also the dedicated new dentist hotel for the conference and where programming for the conference will take place.
  • Unlimited access to ADA 2018 – America’s Dental Meeting events, CE and Exhibit Hall.

“One of the things I love about the New Dentist Conference is just hearing the stories of other new dentists from across the country,” Dr. Jarvis said. “We hope the conference can inspire new dentists to use or come up with new concepts they haven’t tried yet.”

This month, a digital version of the New Dentist Conference preliminary program will be available.

The registration fee for ADA 2018 is $115. The New Dentist Conference package is available for an additional $250 registration fee and includes the keynotes, meals, receptions and CE courses. For more information on the conference, ADA annual meeting or to register, visit

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