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​San Francisco is ready to welcome you to the ADA FDI Dental Congress

Get ready to work and play by the Bay! We hope you enjoy your experience in San Francisco, whether you roll up your sleeves at a hands-on workshop or sip some of Napa Valley's finest vintages during a wine tour. Here's everything you need to know to get the most out of your congress experience.

See you in San Francisco!

Before You Travel

Hotel confirmation

An email has been sent to you on 8/26 from our housing partner Experient with your hotel confirmation number and registration​ ID. Print and bring it with you, or flag it in your email inbox.

Get the mobile app for ADA FDI 2019

To help you easily navigate ADA FDI 2019, download the ADA Events mobile app. The app lets you check schedules, add CE courses, order event tickets, and verify CE. You can also search for speakers, exhibitors, course locations, shuttle schedules, and more.

To get the app, go to your mobile device’s app store and search “ADA Events.” Open the ADA FDI 2019 event and log in with your email and the confirmation ID you received via email from “ADA FDI World Dental Congress Customer Service.”

ADA Events


Moscone Convention Center provides limited wireless internet in public spaces at the center. There will not be wireless internet on the show floor or in course rooms. 

When You Arrive ​in San Francisco

Print your badge

Head to one of many badge pick up locations and print your badge right away – to avoid long lines during the congress. There are several locations open as early as 1pm on Tuesday where you can pick up your badge. Please note there is a badge reprint fee for lost badges.

View Registration Hours and Locations

Grab a bag and an onsite guide

Pick up an Onsite Guide booklet ​at various locations throughout the MCC and the registration desk. It has the event schedule, shuttle schedule, floor plans, course schedule, exhibitor listings, and more.

Tote bags are for dental professionals and dental teams only. Scan your badge at a tote bag location to receive your bag.

Digital Ticketing and CE Information

Pre-registration is required for all courses. If you’ve pre-registered for a course, your badge will be scanned for entry into courses. There are no paper tickets for CE courses.

  • To add courses at the meeting, tap “Add CE” in the app, go to the registration website, or head to the Registration desk in MCC North. You will need the Reg ID number on your badge. 
  • Sold-out courses – all free courses sold out quickly, but there’s still a chance to get in! All free courses have a standby seating line. Reserved seats will be held until the official published course start time. Once the course begins, we will allow entry on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • After the course, verify your CE credits at or open the app and tap Verify CE.

Registration ​​and Course Cancellation & Refund Policy

Getting Around San Francisco

Easy transportation options are available to take you around San Francisco from the moment you arrive. The ADA highly recommends taking BART airport service from SFO or OAK when you arrive and depart at either airport. BART has three downtown San Francisco stations that are a short walk from the ADA conference hotels. Pre-purchase your ticket before you go!

Ground Transportation

Congress Shuttle

Complimentary shuttle service is available to attendees between ADA FDI official listed hotels and the MCC on Sept. 3-8. Shuttle stops will drop off and pick up at the North and West buildings.

View Shuttle Hours and Locations

Exhibit Hall

Broaden your horizons as you stroll through this year’s Congress Exhibit Hall and learn all about new cutting-edge technology and global trends - or just take the time to connect with other dental professionals. ADA FDI 2019 brings over 500 global exhibitors into one place where you can meet one-on-one, test and buy new products, and take advantage of show-only discounts.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, September 5: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 6: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 7: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cellerant Best of Class Alley

While in the Exhibit Hall be sure to visit Cellerant Best of Class Alley. Meet with dental technology experts and learn what makes the winners stand out in the industry.

Member Success Center

With all the happenings on the floor, don't miss the ADA Member Success Center at booth #827, your one-stop shop for ADA member services and benefits.