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Dental Convention in October

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Dental Convention in October

Have heard several references to this, so decided to "drill down" a bit.

Looks like the dates are Thursday 10/18 - Monday 10/22.

So, "filling" in the blanks, guessing there will be DDS's seeking lodging and cars for both the week of 10/14 and 10/21.

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1. Re: Dental Convention in October

Yep ... I posted the convention center's schedule.

Having gone to way, way too many professional conventions ... I'll add that there are usually meetings before the conference begins ... and clean up meetings after.

And it's not just the dentists ... but insurers, med equipment sales, schools, researchers ... you name it.

And also, the dentists (or whoever) often bring spouses and/or families to cool places like Hawaii. But they may scatter to the other Islands after the conference.

There's a "huge-er" conference not far behind it ... comic books.

Edited: 11 June 2018, 07:20
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2. Re: Dental Convention in October

Thanks for posting the dates this is good to know for future reference.

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3. Re: Dental Convention in October

"Yep ... I posted the convention center's schedule."

Thanks!

Maybe bump it once in a while! I don't remember seeing it!

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4. Re: Dental Convention in October

So, are you going?

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5. Re: Dental Convention in October

Moi, 3Chi? Noooo! But I used to be in the health field ... so I know the drill. (Get it? The "drill?")

https:/…

Waikiki hotels can easily subsume most of these ...

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6. Re: Dental Convention in October

That's a great link BL! Thank you I've added it to my favourites. Wow 25,000 for the ADA and 60,000 for the marathon holy guacamole!

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7. Re: Dental Convention in October

Thanks BLBL!

You are correct that Waikiki hotels can easily subsume most (or even all of these).

The bigger conventions can wipe out a few hotels and put some pressure on attractions like USS Arizona Memorial, and car rentals.

Edited: 11 June 2018, 09:59
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8. Re: Dental Convention in October

This dental convention is nothing new. They've been coming to Oahu for years. I have a girlfriend who used to work for a dentist. They spent most of their time at this convention skipping the seminars and presentations by sightseeing the island. Afterwards they went to Maui. Oahu has huge conventions all the time, especially when the economy isn't in the tank!!

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9. Re: Dental Convention in October

Certainly large conferences are nothing new ... but they do impact availability and therefore drive up prices for non-conferees. Lots of competition for restaurants as well.

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10. Re: Dental Convention in October

The proctologist convention would be a crappy time to visit

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