First Timers’ Reception*
Thursday, May 24
5 – 6 pm
Join other first-time attendees to make new acquaintances from your district or mingle with old friends. The AAPD board of trustees welcomes you to the AAPD 2018!

New Pediatric Dentist Happy Hour: The Great Lawn at the Hilton
Hawaiian Village*
Friday, May 25
4:30 – 6:30 PM
Play some games on the great lawn and listen to the waves crashing on Waikiki Beach! Want more action? We’ve got you covered with a great DJ!

Meet and connect with fellow new pediatric dentists and residents, then head right outside of the hotel to hop on the transportation provided by AAPD to the Welcome Reception.
Sponsored by Treloar & Heisel and Medical Protective

AAPD Welcome Reception: Aloha Fest*
Friday, May 25
7 – 10 pm
Bishop Museum
E como mai! Welcome to Hawaii! Get ready to immerse yourself in the unique aloha way of life here on the island as AAPD welcomes you to Honolulu and the iconic Bishop Museum found in between Mauka (the mountains) and Maka (the ocean).

Experience the true Aloha spirit and immerse yourself in the Hawaiian culture from ukeles in the Courtyard, live cultural experiences in the Atherton Hālau & Bowman Hālau Wa’a to the stunning exhibits of Hawaiian Hall. Explorers and wayfinders, discover the stars tonight in the J. Watumull Planetarium, and learn how the first Hawai’ians navigated to the islands. Check out the science center where you can learn how volcanoes first formed the eight islands that make up the Hawaiian chain.

Out on the Great Lawn, mosey your way around a fun culinary journey inspired by flavors and festivals of the islands, from trendy poke to traditional poi and a smoking huli huli experience. Don’t worry – we have not forgotten the SPAM. As the sun fades, the Aloha Fest Main Stage by Sunstar becomes electric with one of the hottest dance bands ever! That’s right … this party just got started.
Sponsored by Sunstar Americas, Inc.
*Cost of Welcome Reception is NOT included with registration.

Career Fair
Saturday, May 26
3 – 5 pm
The Career Fair is a great opportunity for a new pediatric dentist seeking their first practice position or the more experienced dentist who is looking for a change to network with hiring organizations.

Download the Career Fair Application here. The cost for AAPD Members is $150; recruitment companies may exhibit at the price of $500.

PAC Donor Reception
Saturday, May 26
4 – 5 PM
(Invitation only)

International Reception
Saturday, May 26
5 – 6:30 pm
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 Hawaii.

President’s Farewell Dinner*
Sunday, May 27
6 – 10 pm
Waialae Country Club

Tonight, we celebrate the AAPD Ohana. Ohana means friends, family, community and this year’s President’s Farewell Dinner blends the AAPD family with the Hawaiian community in an exchange of local and mainland traditions.

Cocktails on the lawn overlook the sparkling turquoise waters of the bay, along with its alluring surf sounds alongside low key beach music. Onto dinner, which will embrace the heart and soul of our president and his wife through light, sound and music. This spectacular dinner will feature the world-class culinary experience by critically-acclaimed Chef Alan Wong and beachfront elegance capped by a fun dance party.




Reception is sponsored by Treloar & Heisel
Dinner is sponsored by MAM