The requirement extends to all dentists, dental team members, guests, exhibitors, vendors, and ADA staff attending the October event in Las Vegas.
Attendees to the upcoming SmileCon, the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual meeting, will be required to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. This includes all dentists, dental team members, guests, exhibitors, vendors, and ADA staff.
The ADA announced the decision this past week.
SmileCon is scheduled to take place October 11 to 13, 2021, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
For unvaccinated attendees, in addition to receiving a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours or less before check-in, they will also be required to test negative for COVID-19 every 72 hours while on-site at SmileCon. Testing will be provided for a fee, which is the responsibility of the unvaccinated attendee.
The ADA has contracted with CLEAR HEALTH PASS+ for attendees to securely upload proof of vaccination or negative test results with the CLEAR app on their mobile phones.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals must wear masks in all indoor public places per current Nevada state requirements. Attendees will also be required to wear masks during all SmileCon functions regardless of location, and they may only be removed briefly when actively eating or drinking.