2018 AADEJ Annual Conference · Honolulu, Hawaii · October 16-17


Headquarters Hotel:
The Prince Waikiki

ADA/AADEJ Hotel Room Block Reservations:
The 2018 AADEJ Annual Conference will be located at the Prince Waikiki. The Hotel Block rate of $256/night is limited, and must be made through the ADA portal. Use the group code EDITORSHNL


A credit card is required to guarantee hotel reservations in addition to any registration or course fees. Please consult ADA Housing Office online for room availability at participating hotels.

About The Prince Waikiki
A gathering place for travelers of all origins to come together, relax and experience, a modern oasis borne from the unique story and history that brings this traditionally abundant and treasured stretch of coastline to life.
A place to connect, meet, celebrate and create memorable experiences.

Our spacious, modernized guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive views that open and invite tropical breezes into the entire room. 

About Oahu
Known as the "Gathering Place," Oahu is Hawaii's most populous island; and many believe it is simply the most perfect representation of paradise in the entire state. Check out the world-famous Waikiki with its exciting beach scene and stunning Diamond Head backdrop. Or, head to the rugged North Shore where the best surfers in the world conquer giant waves. You'll also want to get cultured as you visit Pearl Harbor, Iolani Place, and a host of other wonderful attractions. And don't think you have to stay on land to have an amazing time. Whether you're up for some surfing, kayaking, whale watching, skydiving, hang gliding, or a relaxing dinner cruise, Oahu's got you covered!


American Association of Dental Editors Hawaii 2018 Program

Certified Dental Editors (CDE) Credit:
10 C.E. Hours from this AADEJ Annual Conference will be applicable to the CDE Program.
Attend three AADEJ Annual Conferences in a row and meet all CE requirements for obtaining your CDE! 

The following is a current list of confirmed speakers for the AADEJ annual meeting, as of 8/7/18. We will update as speakers are added.*

Wednesday October 17th · 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7:30 - 8 · The AADEJ Business Meeting
Please plan on attending this to have your voice and vote on important changes for the AADEJ.

8-9 · Dr. Chris Salierno – “Capturing Dentistry’s Attention 2018”
Sallerno is the chief editor of Dental Economics and the editorial director of the Principles of Practice Management e-newsletter. If you or your readers are interested in getting their attention – write or publish about what Dr. Salierno will be speaking about. You, of course, will have the opportunity to ask him questions after his presentation.

9-10 · Heidi Nickish-Duggan
Dugan works at the ADA Library

10-10:15 · Networking Break

10:15 - 11:15 · Dr. Marko Vujicic - "Future Trends in Dentistry"Vujicic is responsible for overseeing all of the ADA’s policy research activities.  He currently serves as Chief Economist and Vice-President of the Health Policy Institute at the ADA. One comment from Dr. Vujicic that may pique your interest in his presentation was that “the way dentists are paid will change dramatically in the future. Without a doubt, your notes from his presentation and perhaps in your talking with him personally, will make for an interesting article in your publication.

11:15 - 12:00 · Update on AADEJ Strategic Planning

12:00 - 12:30 · The International College of Dentists Journalism Awards will once again be awarded during the meeting on Wednesday.

12:30 - 2 · Lunch · Dr. Mike Garcia, University of Hawaii Volcanologist
Garcia will present  a lecture on volcanos – very appropriate with what is going on at the island of Hawaii. (Not to worry, it’s on another island! That volcano will not be affecting the meeting!)

2-3 · Theresa Gonzales -Strategic Communications

3:15 - 3:30 · Networking break

3:30 - 5 · Dr. Eric Curtis & Jillian Curtis, RDH –  “Communicating with Millennials”
Curtis, who is always the favorite of AADEJ members, will demonstrate the use of his communication skills with millennials with an expert on the matter,  his daughter Jillian.

Tuesday October 16th · 1 - 6 p.m.

1 - 1:15 · Welcome

1:15 - 2:15 · Roy Shelburne

2:15 - 3:15 · Dr. Ray Cohlmia - “True Technology Tips for the Dental Editor”
If you have listened to Dr. Cohlmia’s presentations at the AADEJ meetings in the past then you know this will be very informative. Ray is a past president of the AADEJ and past Editor of the Oklahoma Dental Association. He is currently the Dean at the Oklahoma University School of Dentistry. He also serves the ADA as a Trustee.

3:15 - 3:30 · Networking Break

3:30 - 4:30 · TBD

4:30 - 5 · ADA Leadership
ADA President, Joseph Crowley and ADA President-elect, Jeffrey Cole along with ADA Executive Director, Kathleen O'Loughlin will hold a conference and take questions. 

5 - 6:30 · The AADEJ Presidents Reception 

*schedule and topics subject to change, please check back often for most up to date information.


2019 AADEJ Annual Conference · San Francisco, California


When a person thinks of San Francisco, a giant International Orange-colored bridge, a park spanning more than 1,000 acres or a city where contemporary art and culture collide often come to mind. While these mainstays never lose their luster, the reasons to visit San Francisco are even more numerous. Where most visitors go while here might surprise you.

Based on data collected from visitors, here are the top 10 attractions, courtesy of San Francisco Travel:

Pier 39: From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at Pier 39. Pier 39—the most visited destination in San Francisco—offers two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the bay. Located along the historic San Francisco waterfront, Pier 39’s location provides the picture perfect backdrop for postcard views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the famous city skyline. 

Golden Gate Bridge: This magnificent bridge, perhaps San Francisco's most famous landmark, opened in 1937 after a four-year struggle against relentless winds, fog, rocks and treacherous tides. Spanning 1.7 miles from San Francisco to the Marin headlands, the bridge’s sidewalks are open during the day to pedestrians including wheelchair users and bicyclists.

Golden Gate Park: One of the largest urban parks in the world, Golden Gate Park stretches for three miles on the western edge of San Francisco. Among the ever-evolving attractions located in the park are the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, the Conservatory of Flowers and the Koret Children’s Quarter. 

Alcatraz Island: Alcatraz was the site of the first lighthouse in the Western United States but became a federal penitentiary from 1934-1963, housing famous convicts such as Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. Now, this once infamous prison island is part of the Bay Area’s 80,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Located one-and-a-half miles from Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz is one of the city's most popular attractions. 

California Academy of Sciences: Home to an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and world-class research and education programs, the California Academy of Sciences is one of San Francisco's must-see destinations.  A four-story living rainforest and awe-inspiring coral reef ecosystem will delight visitors of all ages, while immersive planetarium shows will transport audiences through space and time for a new perspective on our planet.

The de Young Museum: Located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the de Young showcases American art from the 17th through 21st centuries, modern and contemporary art, photography, international textiles and costumes, and art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. The ninth-floor Observation Level of the de Young's Hamon Tower offers breathtaking 360-degree views of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. 

The Presidio: Formerly a military post, the Presidio is now a national park site and recreational paradise featuring spectacular vistas, beautiful trails, and historic and architectural treasures. Come for a hike, a walking tour, a picnic, or to view an exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum, or take a stroll back in time. Buy tickets to the Walt Disney Family Museum.

Yerba Buena Gardens: An award-winning public facility at the heart of San Francisco’s downtown cultural district, Yerba Buena Gardens features a children’s garden, public art, museums, a historic carousel, ice-skating and bowling centers.