Networking and Social Events

Early Career Dentist Happy Hour: The Deck and Moonshine Flats
Thursday, May 26
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come on down for AAPD’s Early Career Dentist Happy Hour at The Deck at Moonshine Flats!  Try your luck at some backyard games as you network and sip on local craft beer and delicious, moonshine-based cocktails. The Deck at Moonshine Flats is located in San Diego’s East Village neighborhood, a cultural hub for eating, drinking, listening, and shopping! 

Sponsored by Treloar & Heisel and Medical Protective

AAPD and AAPD Foundation Welcome Reception
Friday, May 27
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Gaslamp Quarter

The Historic Gaslamp Quarter will be the perfect setting for an enchanting evening filled with live music, themed characters, exciting games, interactive activities, and delicious local food and beverage. Your guests will be able to spread their wings to network as they move through the various venues, restaurants, and shops in the Quarter.  Historic charm and traditional accents will mix with whimsical lighting and larger-than-life themed décor to create a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. You won’t want to miss this magical event where the Tooth Fairy earns their wings!

The Kids Zone will boast interactive games with prizes, character photo ops, specialty snacks, and hands-on crafts.

To allow for a truly unique experience, AAPD will have exclusive access to a special portion of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Security will be on hand at each entry point to ensure a private AAPD event. Please stop by registration to pick up your badge and/or ticket! A custom map will be distributed at the entrance showcasing the various restaurants and shops, entertainment, food, and beverage.

 Sponsored by AAPD Foundation

*Cost of Welcome Reception is NOT included with registration.

Career Fair
Saturday, May 28
3:00 pm – 5:00 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 chance to network with hiring organizations.

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

International Reception
Saturday, May 28
5:00 pm – 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 San Diego.

Reception to Celebrate Dr. Kevin Donly and Dr. Jessica Lee
Sunday, May 29
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Float at Coasterra

Come raise a glass to the AAPD presidents whose finales were celebrated virtually. We couldn’t let the opportunity pass to congratulate and thank our 2020 and 2021 presidents, Dr. Kevin Donly and Dr. Jessica Lee. This reception will take place on The Harbor Float at Coasterra with unobstructed views as we float in the middle of the harbor just preceding the President’s Farewell at adjacent venues.

President’s Farewell Dinner
Sunday, May 29
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Take in the beautiful San Diego skyline as you enjoy eclectic, coastal Mexican fair at Coasterra, San Diego’s premiere waterfront dining destination!

Floor-to-ceiling windows will set the scene and make guests feel like they’re floating in the San Diego Bay. As the sun sets, your special guests will dine on extraordinary seafood, sip award-winning wine, and celebrate 75 years of AAPD success.

The party doesn’t stop after dinner—dance your way into the night under the glow of the moon bouncing off the bay!