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When: 17 October 2018
8 AM - 11PM
Where: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii  96815
United States
Contact: Stephanie Wilhelm

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Registration and hotel reservations are now available for our ADI group at ADA 2018 – America’s Dental Meeting will be held October 18 – 22, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Preliminary Program is available online in PDF format at

These links take you to the ADA Website Registration page.


The ADI will be at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Our group code is ADIHNL.

To register and secure hotel reservations in your Group block please click here.

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Tuesday, October 16 - Family Social Night Out!

Deluxe seating for Paradise Cove Luau

*Please call Stephanie (419)542-0101 for persons 4-20 years of age.

Transportation provided from Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort to Luau 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival: Aloha Mai Tai greeting & arrival photos, Live Hawaiian Music-Mini Stage, Games of Hawaii/Specialty photos, Hawaiian Arts & Crafts, Musicians performing-Courtyard, Pareo Demonstration, Shower of Flowers, Hukiau on the Beach Imu Ceremony, Prayer

7:00 -8:00 p.m. Luau Dinner* & Show with Hukiau Hula

8:00 - 8:45 p.m. Polynesian Extravaganza ~ Entertainer's Farewell

Transportation back to Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort  

*Menu: All you can eat  Also includes a $24 Cove Card

Salad Bar, Broccoli Surimi Salad, Macaroni Salad, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Poi, Steamed Sweet Potato, Kalua Pig, Island Style Baked Chicken, Beer Battered Island Fish, Stir Fried (Seasoned) Vegetables, Steamed White Rice, Taro Rolls & Butter, Fresh Pineapple Chunks, Variety of Desserts, Hot Coffee or Hot Tea

Wednesday, October 17 

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. CE Symposium
12:30 p.m. Chau Lam Memorial Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Orientation
4:00 p.m. Convocation
7:00 p.m. Reception
8:00 p.m. Gala Banquet

9:00 a.m. CE Symposium   Lecture 3 CEUs   Subject Code 750

"Special Care for  Special Patients"  
- John W. Harden, Jr. DMD, FADI and Daniel J. Ninan, DDS, FADI

Dr. John Harden will share how to successfully treat the fearful and medically compromised patient. He will demonstrate how to treat the most challenging patients day after day. These patients are referred to him from a large geographic area.

Educational Objectives: 

1) How to determine if a patient can be safely treated in the office or if it is necessary to treat them in the operating room.

2) How to successfully prepare the patient for hospital dentistry in terms of the requisite paperwork, history and physical exam, and consultations with other healthcare providers.

3) How to prepare for unusually challenging cases in the operating room.

John W. Harden, Jr. DMD is a member of the Medical Staff of Emory University Hospital Midtown, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor or Oral Rehabilitation at Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. Harden has been performing hospital dentistry and anesthesiology since 1984 and has been on the medical staff with the Emory Hospital System since 1988. He has extensive experience treating fearful and medically compromised patients both in the office and in the hospital. He is also an anesthesia consultant for the Georgia State Board of Dentistry (since 1989), and evaluates dentists for conscious sedation permits. He has also been a consultant for the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon, and has lectured for many years during the annual conscious sedation course for their dental residents. Dr. Harden has 30 plus years experience in dental anesthesiology and hospital dentistry, a medical residency training program in anesthesiology, and two years medical training in Europe.

Dr. Daniel Ninan will share how to successfully treat an expectant patient. Reviewing physiological changes and differing treatments and prescriptions for a pregnant patient. He will also be covering the FDA’s recent elimination of the pregnancy risk categories and what is replacing those guidelines. 

Educational Objectives:

1)     Understand how the physiological changes can impact dental care.

2)     If an emergency occurs, how CPR on the pregnant patient needs to be modified.

3)     Become aware of some of tools that are available when selecting medications for the pregnant patient. 

Daniel Ninan, DDS has been an assistant professor of dental education services at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry for past 7 years. During the same time, he also been practicing dentistry at SAC Health System, a Federally Qualified Health Center which has received Level 1 NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition, the highest available recognition. SAC Health System has received grants specific to provide dental treatment on pregnant women who otherwise are unable to receive dental care. Over the past several years, Dr. Ninan has reviewed the literature on how to safely provide dental care to the pregnant patient. After working with an inter-professional group, the resulting work has been published by Quintessence Publishing, Inc.  


12:30 p.m. Dr. Chau Lam Memorial Luncheon

Proceeds benefit the Dr. Chau Lam Memorial Scholarship at the University of Alabama.

2:00 p.m. Orientation

4:00 p.m. Convocation

7:00 p.m. Reception and 8:00 p.m. Gala Banquet

Hawaiian "Aloha" Attire. Gala Banquet with your choice of main menu selection; Meat ~Filet Mignon Fish~Salmon or Vegetarian~Hoisin Tofu. Fellow-Elects are the guests of Honor. ADI will also present the Terry Tanaka Student Humanitarian Award following dinner.

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