Pacific Dental Conference

Pacific Dental Conference Facts, Features and Fun

The Pacific Dental Conference is set to take place in Vancouver Convention Centre on March 17-19, 2016. The conference has been organized by a group of dental professionals and is offered in conjunction with the Canadian Dental Association.

While it is too late for early online registration, you can still register on site from March 5-19. The event is a great opportunity to learn more about dentistry, network with other dentists, get acquainted with new dental products and procedures, earn CE credits and socialize with your peers.


Dates: March 17-19, 2016
Time: All-day and morning classes begin at 8:30 a.m.; afternoon classes begin at 1:30 p.m; special times for some classes are listed in the  course catalog online
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
Conference Cost: $280 for denturists; $360 for all other dental professionals, allied health professionals, students and spouses/additional persons
Class costs: Ranging from $10 for Balanced Living: Yoga the Complete Package to  $395 for Anterior and Posterior Direct Composite Restorations – Hands On
Open Sessions are also available covering a wide variety of topics 
Number of Classes: Over 150
Number of Exhibitors: Over 600
Speaker Handouts: PDF’s Available for Download until April 15, 2016 at the PDC website
Expected Attendance: 12,500



Over 100 speakers will be on hand to share their insights on the practice, profession and business of dentistry. You can gain a better understanding of both basic and advanced dental procedures, learn about dental software, find out how to best manage your dental office, hear advice on dealing with hard-to-handle patients and get inspired for the best year of your dentistry career so far!

Live Dental Stage

Watch as dentists perform new dental procedures and techniques on the Live Dental Stage. Real patients receive treatment on the live stage as presenters demonstrate, giving a step-by-step account of the process. Live Dental Stage presenters will demonstrate advanced implant procedures and alternatives, sleep apnea treatment and a sinus surgery procedure.

Hand-On Classes

Registration for hands-on classes will be at a premium when you sign up onsite. They are designed to give you practical experience, so the class sizes are limited. However, if you can get into one of the classes, they are sure to be helpful and informative. There is also an additional cost for these classes. Check the class information on the PDC website to find out what (if anything) you need to bring with you on conference day to fully participate.

Open Sessions

Over 100 open-session classes are available with no additional cost after registration. Learn about topics as far-ranging as dental clinic management and leading-edge dental products while earning up to 15 CE credits.


On Thursday and Friday, March 17 and March 18, you can spend any free time exploring the booths at the convention centre Exhibition Hall. There, you can find representatives for services and products for your dental practice, from dental real estate to dental instruments and equipment to marketing solutions designed to bring in more new patients to your clinic.

PDC Mobile App

With so much to see, do and experience, the official PDC mobile app can help you make the best of the time you have at the conference. You can use it to look up session details, exhibit locations and convention centre floor plans on your Android Smartphone or iPhone. The app is available on the app page of the Pacific Dental Conference website.


Celtic Celebration

You don’t have to miss on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year when you attend the Pacific Dental Conference. On Thursday, March 17 in the West Ballroom Foyer from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can participate in a fun, Celtic Celebration. You can settle in and relax or kick up your heels and dance to the music of Tiller’s Folly. Also enjoy the sumptuous buffet and taste Canadian wines and craft beers chosen by wine expert David Lancelot. Cost is $50 per person.

Toothfairy Gala

The Toothfairy Gala is an elegant social event happening on March 19 in the signature ballroom at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Following a champagne reception, enjoy an extravagant 4-course meal complemented by fine wines. The event is also a time for the BC Dental Association to present their annual awards to dental professionals across the province. A silent auction and a designer cake auction will round out the evening. Dress is black-tie optional.

Vancouver – A Modern City with an Old-World View

Vancouver’s skyline presents a stunning visual image of impressive buildings reflecting in clear Canadian waters and set against a backdrop of majestic mountains. Come early or stay after the conference to explore the city’s many attractions, including:

  • Staley Park horse-drawn carriage tours
  • The Vancouver Art Gallery
  • The Vancouver Lookout
  • Science World at Telus World of Science
  • The BC Sports Hall of Fame
  • Many other exciting attractions.