Building Community at RMDC Anywhere
By: Angelica Seto, DDS
2020 has been an extraordinary and challenging year. In the dental community, we have had to overcome an abnormal amount of adversity, but the shining light has been seeing everyone come together to pull through this most uncertain time. Platforms such as Zoom and social media have enabled communication allowing everyone to stay abreast on the ever-evolving mandates and policies, as well as providing avenues to obtain personal protective equipment when supplies were limited and demand was high. It is this type of support that makes me so proud of our profession. It was heartwarming to see everyone do what they could to lift others up and ensure each other’s survival. I hope that we can continue this synergy in the new year, so we may have a healthy and fruitful 2021.
In the spirit of surmounting extenuating circumstances, it is my pleasure to announce Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC) Anywhere. This convention will utilize newly developed methods to bring everyone together in a virtual format. As such, we will be offering live-only and on-demand continuing education from the comfort and safety of your couch. We have a top-notch lineup of speakers giving lectures on topics ranging from practice management and teledentistry to pharmacology and periodontology. There is no better time to take advantage of this opportunity to grow and learn. These top-tier lectures will allow you to better navigate these uncertain waters in which we have found ourselves.
During the breaks in the convention, we will be providing a fun and interactive virtual Expo Hall. Attendees will have access to the Expo Hall at all times with the ability to chat in realtime during interactive Expo Hall hours, or the option to make appointments to chat with the exhibitors. Participants can also earn points for visiting booths, downloading documents and videos, participating in live chats, and watching videos, with exciting prizes for those with the most points!
One of the best aspects of past RMDC meetings has been the ability to come together for networking and social events. Fear not, RMDC Anywhere will be no different! Keep an eye out for information on our in-person and virtual networking and social events. The Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS) has taken all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone. We understand people have different comfort levels when it comes to social interactions, which is why we have taken every measure to be up-to-date with the most current Public Health Order. We are looking forward to connecting and having fun, whether it be virtual or in-person.
I encourage everyone to join us for our opening session on Thursday, January 21, 2021, to kickoff RMDC Anywhere. We are honored to have Mr. Bruce Christopher as our opening speaker. He will be presenting, “How to Stay Energized in a Draining World: The Power of Attitude in Times Like These.” We are looking forward to celebrating the unity and strength of our dental community, as well as expanding our knowledge so that we may continue to provide premium dental care for our patients. MDDS and its members have been working tirelessly to provide everyone with an amazing convention experience. I am looking forward to seeing you all there!
Dr. Angelica Seto is a general dentist with private practices in Denver and Commerce City. Dr. Seto received her training at Texas A & M College of Dentistry after completing her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of North Texas. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas but is overjoyed to call Denver her new home. She is an avid volunteer, currently serving as the 2021 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention Chair in addition to chairing the CDA New Dentist Committee.