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Top 10 FAQ’s about ACE 2009 Symposium on Periodontics & Systemic Health!

September 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

ace1. Why should I go to this meeting?
a. The Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics® (ACE™) is a community of dedicated dental professionals who strive to provide excellent patient care and who, through education, camaraderie, sharing of information & mentoring both in person & online, help each other succeed in the business of dentistry and life.
b. The ACE 2009 Symposium on Periodontics & Systemic Health being held November 12-14, 2009 at the Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch promises to be our best event to date!
2. Who should attend?
a. Ideally, everyone on your team should attend.
b. If that’s not realistically possible, then you should consider taking your key team members; those who are early implementers and have the ability to grasp ideas & concepts quickly and can teach them to other team members.
3. What will I learn?
a. This program has been specifically designed to incorporate both scientific data & practical information to allow you to understand the most current concepts in Periodontics & Systemic Health and be able to introduce them into your practice seamlessly and profitably.
b. You will learn the latest in why, where and how to treat periodontal disease and its overall effect on the human body. This is powerful information that both you & your dental hygiene team will be able to use in helping your patients live longer, healthier, happier lives.
4. Where should I stay?
a. ACE has made arrangements with the beautiful Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona for a special room rate. To receive the special rate you must contact the hotel directly by calling 800-233-1234 and use the code words, “Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics.”
b. The Hyatt Resort is just a short cab or shuttle ride from the Phoenix International Airport. Additional travel information is available on the website
5. What should I wear?
a. Business Casual attire is recommended for ACE meetings and social events, however you can expect to see some folks in business suits and others in shorts. There is quite an eclectic group of people who attend our events and they dress according to their personal preferences.
b. The temperature in Arizona in November is quite comfortable. You can expect daytime highs in the 80s and nighttime lows in the 50s.
c. As is typical with most seminars, there will be air conditioning so you may want to wear long pants and bring a sweater or light jacket to the meeting rooms that you can remove if you get warm.
6. Are there CE credits available?
a. Yes, ACE is an approved ADA CERP provider. You can receive up to 24 hours of approved Dental Continuing Education for attending this event.
b. Information on obtaining CE credit will be available at the meeting registration desk throughout the meeting and online afterwards.
7. Are there any social events?
a. Yes, there are 2 planned social events.
b. On Thursday November 12 there is a meet & greet cocktail reception with food stations in the exhibit hall. This event allows you to mingle with fellow attendees and sponsors in a non-threatening environment. It’s been our traditional way of “breaking the ice” and is something that returning ACE attendees look forward to! Folks tend to dress more comfortably for this event. We usually tell folks to dress like they would if they were going out to a nice restaurant.
c. On Saturday November 14 there is a Grand Finale Dinner & Party. This is a sit-down dinner event where you’ll have a chance to recap this great event with old & new friends and enjoy each other’s company. We usually have a fun surprise or two for this party and this year will be no exception! Folks tend to dress more impressively for this event. We usually tell folks to dress like they would if they were going out to a fine restaurant.
8. Is this just going to be a 3 day sales pitch to buy other courses or items?
a. Absolutely not! We won’t allow it! This program has been specifically tailored towards a better scientific understanding of the connection between Periodontal disease & Systemic disease and utilizing information to diagnose & treat your patients. We want you to have the latest information and show you how to use it!
b. You will be introduced to different concepts that people are using around the country (and the world) for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and will have an opportunity in the exhibit hall to evaluate and learn more about new technologies that will help you accomplish your individual goals for your practice.
9. How much does it cost?
a. Tuition fees include admission to all listed food & social events and range from $1495 to $295 depending on whether you are a Doctor, Dental Hygienist, Lab Technician, Team Member or Guest; and whether you are a dues-paying member of ACE.
b. Because the information presented at this meeting is the most timely on Periodontics & Systemic Health and you have the opportunity to hear all of the key opinion leaders in this field in one location, your overall savings is priceless!
c. Detailed fees can be found on the meeting website at
10. How do I register?

a. There are 2 ways to register: visit for secure online registration or call us at 800-701-6223 and we’ll register you by phone.

If you have any additional questions that haven’t been answered here, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to answer them.

We look forward to seeing you at the
ACE 2009 Symposium on Periodontics & Systemic Health from November 12-14, 2009 at the Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch!

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Dentist Melbourne // Sep 17, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Dentistry is evolving beyond the treatment of caries and the glamor of smile makeovers, in fact, it is looking at these more traditional dental practices in a whole new light.

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