May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Social and Networking Events

March 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 2

Thursday, May 24

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Welcome Reception: AAPD Block Party in the Gaslamp Quarter

Utilizing the Historic Gaslamp Quarter for a backdrop, a lively interactive venue is created with live music, various forms of entertainment from street performances and musicians, and extensive food and beverage opportunities. Attendees enjoy the freedom of moving from restaurant to restaurant within their own neighborhood of the Gaslamp and networking exclusively among fellow attendees. The unique storefronts, wide brick sidewalks, traditional gas lamps, mature trees and historic architecture of the neighborhood create the perfect backdrop for a spectacular event.

The Kids Zone offers entertainment and games for children of all ages from ping pong and air hockey to Wii games and Guitar Hero. The shops within our block party are also open for business and they range from local goods to an art gallery and wine shop!

Based on the location of the event, AAPD will have security to gain access to the block party to keep it exclusive to our attendees. Be sure to make time to stop by registration to pickup your badge and ticket! An exclusive pass will be distributed at the entrance showcasing the various restaurants, entertainment and specialty drinks!
Sponsored by Sunstar Americas, Inc.

Friday, May 25

6:30 - 7:30 Am

5k Fun Run/Walk

Give back to the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Foundation by participating in this fun run/walk on Friday morning!

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Career Opportunities Fair

Are you planning to hire a pediatric dentist? This is a great opportunity for a new pediatric dentist seeking their first practice position or the more experienced pediatric dentist who is looking for a change to network with hiring organizations.

For more information, visit http://www. or contact Meetings Associate Debra Gilbert at (312) 337-2169 or dgilbert@ The cost to participate for AAPD members wishing to exhibit is $125; all recruiting companies must pay the exhibitor fee of $500.
Sponsored by NuSmile Pediatric Crowns

5:30 - 7:30 pm

New Pediatric Dentist Happy Hour
Double Deuce (Ticketed Event)

Network with other new dentists from across the country and welcome the student members during this popular reception held in the Gaslamp District! Play a game of pool, Wii Games or an old school arcade game while enjoying either the DJ in one part of the bar or the live band. Bring your nerves; there is a mechanical bull for the brave of heart! Enjoy the fun libations and hors d’oeuvres available throughout the venue, including the outdoor patio.
Sponsored by Treloar & Heisel

Saturday, May 26

5:30 - 7:30 pm

International Reception

This reception began in 2010 at the Annual Session and has continued to be a popular event for international members and attendees. Join members of the AAPD Board of Trustees, learn more about the AAPD and network with fellow international attendees before enjoying your evening in San Diego.

7 - 10 PM

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Donor Appreciation Gala
San Diego Zoo (Ticketed Event)

Join your friends, colleagues, HSHC and AAPD Board of Trustees to honor Foundation donors for their generosity and commitment to HSHC at the San Diego Zoo.

Upon arrival, guests will take a 30 minute trolley tour of the zoo. Guests will then be brought to the Zoofari where they can enjoy cocktails and dinner while mingling with legendary environmentalist Joan Embery. Embery will have "feathery, furry, and scaly friends" to introduce.

Attire for this event is upscale resort. Donors at the Leaders Circle level and above will receive two complimentary tickets.

Sunday, May 27

6:30 - 10:30 pm

Presidents’ Farewell Dinner
Hotel Del Coronado (Ticketed Event)

Join your friends, colleagues and the presidents of AAPD and Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, the Foundation of the AAPD, at the historic Hotel Del Coronado, a beautiful destination synonymous with San Diego.

This event is the highlight of the meeting honoring the individuals achieving the greatest honors AAPD bestows upon its members. End the Annual Session with a memorable dinner dancing the night away in one of the most breathtaking settings in San Diego!

Attire for this event is upscale resort since we will be at one of America’s most beautiful beach resorts. The Del offers attendees a unique combination of modern luxury touched with the charm and grace of a fairytale castle. Reception is sponsored by Treloar & Heisel