Welcome Message

Welcome, Exhibitors

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2020 Manitoba and Canadian Dental Conference and Exhibit Hall A at the RBC Convention Centre.

We look forward to your participation in what has become the primary venue for dental professionals to experience the latest products and services which you have to offer.

* Please note that while the conference runs April 2 - 4, the Exhibit Hall A is open for two days, April 3 and 4.

The 2020 Convention will be host to:
1,000 Dentists
800 Dental Hygienists
1200 Dental Assistants
500 Additional Delegates

We are anticipating 120 – 140 Exhibitor Booths.




“It’s strange how simple things become once you see them clearly”
Ayn Rand

It is with great anticipation and pleasure that I welcome you to the MDA/CDA 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention. As Manitobans we are proud to partner with the CDA to bring you a national conference themed “Seeing Dentistry Clearly “April 1-4, 2020 at the RBC Convention Centre. Our last collaboration with the CDA was in 2014 and the committee and I look forward to meeting you all in the centre of Canada once again. Along with the MDA, CDA activities, the ICD delegates are gathering in Winnipeg to celebrate their centenary! The MDA welcomes you all.

This year we saw the light and realized January was too cold a month to hold a national event. So to break with tradition, we are hosting the convention in April, right after the extreme cold, just before hockey playoffs and cottage season. Now, there is no reason for you not to attend!

Here on the prairies we can’t help but see things clearly; vast wide open spaces, nothing blocking our view. This is not always the case in dentistry. As dental professionals we sometime lose sight, our vision gets blurred, concepts and basic principles become unclear as we face the ever changing challenges we are presented with. The Convention Committee has gathered a broad range of talented speakers from across the nation to ensure we all “See Dentistry Clearly”. Our invited speakers are presenting a host of topics from treatment planning, to mental health first aid, from periodontics to oral pathology. There is something for everyone. Be sure to go to the website, choose your favourites and register.

I encourage you to visit the exhibit floor featuring over 100 companies offering a wide range of dental products. Test drive the latest gadget, visit a live demonstration. Don't forget to scan in for your CE trade show points.

Our convention offers a variety of social choices. To kick off our weekend we will be hosting an opening reception at the Delta Hotel. Our spousal program begins on Friday morning. Friday evening is sure to please all at the President’s Gala. It will be a night of gourmet food, cocktail hour entertainment by Winnipeg’s own Nadia Douglas and live dancing music by The Danny Kramer Band. Be sure to get your tickets. If you have never been, 2020 is the year to be seen at the Gala! You won’t be disappointed.

The convention’s ultimate event, our Saturday night closer with none-other than Canada’s comedian, journalist, & author, Rick Mercer! You don’t want to miss this. Rick’s “Coast to Coast to Coast “ show wraps up the weekend and will surely be the highlight of the convention.

We are collaborating with all of Canada in April 2020, so take advantage of all that is being offered.

I’m looking forward to "Seeing You All Clearly" in 2020.

Dr. Pat Kmet
Chair MDA Convention